During the cold days of winter, it feels like summer is an eternity away. Even though it’s cold outside, time is ticking by as fast as ever, and before you know it, graduation day will be upon us.
Are you ready?
Our Event Rentals Unlimited staff has tips for how you can start preparing for graduation season now so you have the best graduation party for your senior.
Graduation and Wedding Season Are at the Same Time
It may not feel terribly urgent to figure out your graduation party details when midterms haven’t even happened, but you must remember that late May and early June are also the height of wedding season. This means that venues and vendors book up early. Because you are starting to plan now, you are starting your search months after most brides have made their bookings. You will also be competing with other families with graduates for spaces and vendors, so it’s time to get to work!
Start Planning ASAP
Our Atlanta party rental experts recommend that you start your graduation party planning by determining a budget and a guest list. These two factors will determine everything else that you will arrange for the party. Once you have loose numbers, start looking online for venues that can accommodate the number of people you hope to invite. Send out emails to determine their availability close to graduation, then make arrangements to visit the venues that still have availability.
Remember that weekends are the most popular time for all venues. If you can arrange to have your party on a weeknight, you may be able to get a great deal on a space. Some vendors also offer discounts on their services when you choose to host your event on a weeknight.
Arrange Your Vendors
When you decide upon a space and book it, you should start your search for your vendors. Catering and music are going to be the center of your party, but you may choose to have other activities as well. Ask your venue if they have particular vendors they prefer to work with or if they require you to use their in-house catering team before you start sending out emails.
Don’t Forget Your Event Rental Supplies
While you are emailing your various vendors, don’t forget to send us an email to arrange all of your Atlanta party equipment rentals. It is rare for a venue to offer the dishes, chairs, tables and tents you need to host a successful party, so you will need to rent them from Event Rentals Unlimited. Our helpful customer service team will coordinate with you to determine what rentals you will need so that you are fully covered come party time.