Create an event concept and theme that your attendees will talk about for years. You need to combine creativity, practicality, and strategy.
Things like venue layout, display boards, and décor play a significant role in coming up with the best event.
Planning the same events every month or year can get monotonous, but lucky for you design is all about creativity. These are five design ideas to help you up to your game.
1. Expert Lighting
Whether you are planning a private or corporate social event, your lighting has to be on point. Lighting design depends on a few things.
If your guests need to take notes, there should be enough light in the main area to facilitate that. However, it shouldn’t be too bright that it distracts people from what is happening on stage.
Where there is no note-taking, you can stage colourful LED lights around the venue to add an extra punch.
Lights will bring your event to life when you place them strategically. You can outsource an expert to help with placement.
Ensure lighting equipment is not too heavy in case of accidents and is not getting in the way of the overall design. Create a breath-taking feel and experience with the lights by exploring all the endless ideas.
2. Food Display
Serving delicious dishes is great and all, but presentation matters as well. Like it or not, a food display is part of the event design.
Whether you are putting out drinks and snacks on the tables or having a refreshment corner, you have to put some thought into it.
You can use a food display as an art that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. If you arrange them creatively, it brings an element of decoration.
There are very many options to choose from; you can have a Do-It-Yourself bar or doughnut wall.
Your event needs to be all about the attendee’s experience, and there is no better way to do that than using food.
You can also play with words, display food to make different words or shapes. To wow everyone and make a name for yourself, you have to go the extra mile.
3. Focal Point
Your event needs to have a focal point. It should be the main attraction, and the first thing guests see when they walk in.
Once you decide on the focal point and display it perfectly, half of your design work is done. When you want a show-stopping experience, pay attention to the ceiling.
The ceiling can be a great focal point in a small venue or when you have limited space. You can use lighting to create the ultimate effect.
Projecting the ceiling will save you some money on decorations and give you a lot of moving space.
The focal point will be the foundation of all your other design ideas. For everything to come together, you also need to pick the best venue.
The event sets the tone and limits what you can do with decorations, sitting arrangements, and most importantly, the focal point.
4. Design for Your Audience
Data is your best friend; find out all you can about your audience before settling on an event theme.
You have to get a better understanding of their likes, dislikes, and interests. Once you do, you will pick a venue that caters to the audience and your design goals.
You should design the event through your attendee’s eyes. Design an emotional experience for the guests if you want the event to be a big hit.
The most successful shows and events are always the ones that find ways to engage their attendees.
Put as many display boards as you have to make your audience part of the event. Let your creative side run wild when you’re designing the stage.
Make your stage stand out to attract the audience’s attention.
5. Incorporate Technology
One of the best ways to make your event memorable and engage attendees is by using technology. The power of technology is not exaggerated, especially with events.
You can make a real difference by using a small device. Think about having a social wall on a big screen that displays your guest’s social media posts or anything else.
Technology can also be used to amplify the design ideas you already have. You can also use it to add life to the event.
A little music can make a big difference. It will be a shame to have guests sitting quietly after the main event is over.
Interactive technology will keep them engaged until it’s time to leave. They can watch different things on big screens or enjoy music.
Event designing is the time to come out of your shell and explore your creative side. With a bit of thought, ideas will be flooding your mind, and you will have an easier time with the planning.
Ensure you explore all the five ideas above for your next big event.