Tips to help plan a successful event

Event planners play an important part of any event, they require acute organisation skills and pay constant attention to detail. We often watch with great interest the event planners we have at Silverstream Retreat, you can usually pick them out of the crowd they’re the ones with the clipboards or iPads delegating jobs and directing traffic.

  • Organisation and preparation are key when planning an event. Use the tips below for successful event planning:
  • Set your budget – determine which items are necessities and which are luxuries
  • Create a schedule – create a timeline, when to send out invitations, deliveries etc.
  • Determine the target audience – Tailor the event to suit your target audience, knowing the age group of your guests help you choose catering options and entertainment.
  • Assign roles – e.g. marketing coordinator, treasurer, contact person …
  • Update your budget weekly, give your team regular updates to help keep everyone on track
  • Communicate clearly, be specific with your instructions to staff, clients and vendors
  • Evaluate the event – provide and evaluation form at the event

140430_Wedding-ringsTips on Choosing Wedding Rings

It is customary for married couples to wear wedding rings as a symbol of their love for each other. It’s important to buy the right rings, you’ll be wearing them for countless years to come. We’ve put together a shopping guide with some tips to ensure you choose wedding rings you love and wear forever.

When setting your overall wedding budget, be sure to include wedding rings. Seeing as you’ll be wearing your wedding rings forever, it would be nice to spend a little bit more than you would compared to your regular jewellery. Establish your budget before going out shopping it will help you stay on track.

Narrow done your options first. What colour metal e.g. yellow gold, white gold, platinum and titanium, whether you want precious stones or to keep the rings simple?

Start searching early, research styles and prices and visit several shops to ensure you are happy with your choice. Allow more time if you having the rings custom made or engraving.

Select rings that reflect not just your personality but your lifestyle also. If you’re a conservative person then a simple metal band may suit you best, perhaps you’re a little more contemporary and choose platinum with accents and interesting details. Keep in mind that you wear your wedding rings every day, if you work with your hands you may consider a smoother style.

Don’t forget you ensure your rings (including the bride’s engagement rings encase they get stolen or go missing.

Lastly, don’t forget your rings on the day!