When it comes to events, timing is everything. A well-executed event needs a well thought out plan!
Your party, wedding or Christmas party will have a time frame. This is usually pre-determined by the times you have hired your venue for.
Event timing for your vendors consists of three main sections: set up time (bump in), event time and pack down time (bump out). For event logistics to run smoothly, you need your suppliers to work in harmony with your venue’s requirements.
Remember to check with your venue how much time they allow prior to your guests’ arrival (i.e. the official start of your event) for set up. Just because Aunty May is doing the centrepieces doesn’t mean someone at your venue will be available to let her in at 7am! Your venue is sure to have guidelines your other suppliers will need to work within. Don’t forget that venue staff work into the wee hours and there may not be someone present at your venue for set up requirements until late morning or even early afternoon.