Match the Menu with Your Event’s ThemeConsider matching your menu with the theme you’ve chosen for your event. For example, a Great Gatsby-themed birthday party would benefit from a menu that offered a foie gras appetizer, beef medallion entree, and French macaroons for dessert. On the other hand, an outdoor event would probably call for more casual fare like potato salad bites, braised beef rib fingers, and milk chocolate pudding.
Don’t Load Up on Too Many of the Same ProteinsAnother thing to consider is how much of a particular protein you have on the menu. If you aren’t careful, you may end up with eight different pork dishes and only one of each other kind of protein available. Apart from flavor fatigue, some guests may have dietary restrictions that might not be compatible with a pork-heavy menu. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want at least one dish that features seafood, chicken, pork, and beef.
Diversify the Flavor Profile of Each CourseTry to make sure that the flavor profile of each course is diverse. If you’ve already chosen two spicy food items as hors d’oeuvres, it might be a good idea to skip adding even more spicy options for mains. If you’ve chosen some relatively salty appetizers, on the other hand, you probably want to choose mains that offer a bit of sweetness or creaminess to balance out your menu.
Bridal fairs and expos are a cost-effective way for wedding suppliers to reach their target customer base. Brides are usually together with their family and friends. Mostly, these brides have already started planning their weddings, which means they are ready to avail your services. Hence, it is necessary to make the most of the bridal fair experience.
Since wedding expos are usually held in large trade show venues, like the Tent at Enderun Colleges, you usually have to compete with a lot of other suppliers to gain attention. One of the best ways to attract interest from potential clients is to have an eye-catching booth. Here are a few ideas that will help your booth standout:
Use visual presentations
Familiarize the attendees with your previous works and projects by showcasing these through audio video presentations or slide shows. Doing this will make it easier for them to encapsulate the quality of your services and give them an idea of the roster of clients you have worked with.
Up your freebie takeaway game
To gain further attention from prospect clients, take your booth activity into a whole new level. Create a roulette game and let the attendees spin their luck for a freebie takeaway. You can prepare eco-bags, shirts, calendars or pens. Make sure these items have your logo imprints for further brand recognition.
Choose corner booths
Always opt for corner spaces when deciding your booth area. Placing your booth on corners makes it easier for brides to see you because they are able to view you from two directions. It also helps you to utilize your space since it is not as stuffy and enclosed as those vendors situated in between.
Display one focal item
If you are a gown designer, you can ideally put about three of your creations and position them in the center of the booth. By displaying a focal item, attendees can conveniently grasp the idea of your services. Also, they can easily decide to book you if they are able to spot and touch your works and pieces. It even gives you a leverage because showcasing your works means you are confident in giving quality outputs to your prospect clients.
Do not clutter the booth
Avoid bringing in unnecessary materials that can only take up space in your booth. Take note that people tend to roam around inside it. Make sure there’s enough space for inquiries and sit-down bookings. Give them the comfort they need to freely move around.
Utilize your logo and logo colors as possible
As much as possible, make your booth thematic in the sense that its design aligns with the colors of your brand. Since it’s a wedding expo, you can try to incorporate whites and creams, even silvers, in your booth colors. Do not overdo it, though. Try to mix and match and see if it blends well. Utilizing your colors increases your chance for a higher brand recall.
Optimize your booth for social media
Once everything is set up accordingly, determine whether your booth is social media ready. With today’s digital technology, it is guaranteed that brides would love to take pictures of all things they have seen during the fair. Take this advantage by putting together the most Instagram-worthy elements and pieces in your booth design. You can also create an event hashtag so brides have a more personal feel toward your services.
If you are in search of an event space in Manila for your next social gathering, Enderun Events offers exceptional facilities that guarantee an unforgettable and memorable experience. Not only will you have the best time of your life, your guests will surely have to.
If you are still on the lookout for a venue and catering service, why not consider someone who offers both? Here are some of the reasons why it may be smarter for you to book your next birthday party venue that includes a catering package and other add-ons!
Increase Your TimeAs that old proverb goes, choosing the catering service of your event venue will allow you to “hit two birds with one stone”. Having just one contact for both the food and venue lightens your list of people to coordinate with and communication becomes easier and more transparent. In terms of disseminating payments on the day of your event, you have less accounts to worry about as well.
Lighten Your PocketIt is common for event spaces to charge catering and corkage fees. You might encounter stories of hidden charges and extra fees too. But if you choose the in-house caterer of your venue, those fees are usually waived. If your event space can provide basic styling and a simple lights and sound set-up that is suitable for your event, that add-on will cut down your other supplier search by nearly half and will also lessen your expenses!
Reduce Your StressAside from lessening the amount of people you communicate with, you also have less things to worry about. Having an in-houses caterer for your venue means that your catering staff have full knowledge of the venue’s specifics and service flow, which means less room for error on the day of your event. Another advantage is having quality fresh food from your caterer, since everything will be prepared on site.
If you are someone who is looking to reduce costs and ease your planning, it would be advantageous for you to choose a venue with an in-house catering service to ensure a more smoothly run event.
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By: INQUIRER.net BrandRoom
Read more: https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/348532/5-reasons-why-azuela-cove-is-an-ideal-waterside-estate-to-live-in/#ixzz62fiRaJ2r
Wedding Essentials, one of the country premier bridal magazines, featured Enderun Events’ first ever Eternity Weddings and Celebrations Fair 2019 on their latest release. Check out the images below to see how the successful event transpired and book your next venue with Enderun Events!
One of the reasons why Enderun Events has been so successful over the years is because we are able to work with some of the most creative and talented partner suppliers in Metro Manila. Today, we’ll be featuring Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events, one of the top event stylists in Manila.
About Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events
Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events was established in 2014, fulfilling a childhood dream for Mr. Gary Dacanay. “From a young age, I’ve always had a big interest in flowers and stage design. It was all about that love and passion for the arts, which is why the interest developed into a full scale event styling company.” he says–and he hasn’t looked back since.>
Over the course of the last five years, Gary Dacanay has worked on the styling for numerous events in and around Metro Manila, including festivals, beauty pageants, concerts, weddings, and more. His stunning designs are truly a sight to see. In fact, his unique designs has helped him build an impressive list of celebrity clients like:
- Sitti Navarro
- Richard Gutierez and Sarah Labhati
- Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez
- Vic Sotto and Pauline Luna
- Gladys Reyes
- Senator Koko Pimentel
- President Rodrigo Duterte
On Working with Enderun Events
Enderun Events and Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events have built an amazing partnership over the years. Many of Gary’s clients have chosen The Atrium or The Enderun Tent for their events, ranging from weddings to debuts and everything in between, thanks to the near limitless possibilities the event venues offer.
“I love working with Enderun Events. They are easy to work with since they are so organized and supplier-friendly with their policies. Their two main venues, The Atrium and The Enderun Tent, are blank canvases and a dream for any full-scale event styling company.” Gary says.
“Every event in Enderun, big or small, is a ‘positive challenge’. Their event venues are beautiful, inspiring me and my team to be as creative as possible when coming up with designs for our clients.”
Gary’s creativity definitely shines bright every time he and his team handles an event at Enderun Colleges. Eye-catching flower arrangements, elegant ceiling treatments, and other thoughtful personalized touches are the hallmarks of his designs. Every design is bursting with color and life, yet completely tailored to the personalities and preferences of his clients. The result is a truly customized events that his clients and their guests will never forget.
Gary and his team also never back down from a challenge. “In the world of event styling, there is no such thing as an ‘obstacle you need to overcome’. Every aspect of styling is a new opportunity to let your creativity shine. No matter how big or grandiose a client’s vision is, Gary and his team find ways to bring that dream to life.
“In event styling, the manta Hakuna Matata really applies. There’s no point in worrying. It’s all about ‘No worries. We’ll get the job done and do our best to match or even exceed your expectations’. This mindset helps us come up with designs that are pretty and create positive vibes all around.”
Add Gary Dacanay’s Unique Vision and Designs to Your Event!
Still looking for a stylist for your upcoming event at The Atrium or The Enderun Tent? We’d be more than happy to recommend you to Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events! Simply give us a call at (632) 856 5000 local 534 or 560. Together, we can make your event unforgettable.
Company events can be intimidating endeavours. Often, these are the stages on which companies are judged for their capability, reliability, and success. Whether an event hosted solely by your company, or an expo that your company has joined, It is important to make a good impression.
One way to do so is to have giveaways! Though it may seem old-fashioned, giveaways are still one of the best ways to be remembered by those who visit your event or booth. Here are some ideas for your next event.
- A really good ballpen
It seems trite, but the truth is that a really good ballpen is still valued! If you can give out good ballpens, people are sure to keep them and use them regularly. With that comes their keeping your company in mind. Be sure the pen is branded, looks good, and writes excellently!
- USB sticks
A useful item still, and one that you can utilize in two ways! The first is by branding the device with your company logo, and the second is to have a folder with your company profile and other information in it! Just be sure that there is enough space for people to still use it for themselves. This will not only be appreciated, but it will also encourage them to keep the USB stick!
- Instagram food lights
These days, it’s all about the ‘gram. One well-appreciated present is an Instagram light. These pen-like devices have LED lights that let people light up their photo subject, whether it be food, products (for flatlay), or themselves!
Nothing beats a really good discount coupon, especially if you have a sought-after product or service. It also encourages event visitors to become customers. Make sure the discount is enticing enough for potential customers to become real customers, and count the discount given as a marketing expense!
- Metal drink containers and umbrellas
Metal drink containers and umbrellas are two items that people always need and always appreciate receiving for free! Just make sure that you will be able to bring in the latter. Some corporate event venues are strict about what you can and cannot bring in to the event space, and the last thing you want is to be told you can’t bring in your giveaways!
Just as important as the items you give away are the corporate event venues you choose for your company events! There are many event spaces in Manila, but not all of them have what is necessary to make your company look capable, serious, and a brand that customers and/or suppliers can trust. Apart from ambience and what it can convey, do not forget to consider location. The location of corporate event venues can determine the success of the event. Accessibility is ideal, but so is parking–something many event spaces in Manila do not have, but guests appreciate. Do your research on different event spaces in Manila and do not forget to consider these options before your next company event!
Depending on how many attendees there are, selecting the right menu can be either a simple or complex task. It all starts with choosing the right venue and catering company. Once those two decisions have been made, here’s how you can make it easier on yourself when planning your next business lunch.
1. Get to Know Your Guests in Advance
Even before the lunch, try to get information on any dietary restrictions that your guests might have. It also helps to know their food preferences. If you are unsure of this information, speak to the restaurant or your catering service beforehand to provide options for your guests and to avoid any cases of embarrassment or humiliation.
2. Showcase Your Culture
If you are dealing with foreign guests or overseas partners, it might be a good idea to allow them to experience the local cuisine. Not only will it be a new experience for them, but talking about the food is also a good conversation topic to break any ice or tension, while showcasing your culture and what your country has to offer.
3. Avoid Causes for Embarrassment
When designing the menu with your chosen catering company, it is best to choose dishes that are clean, fresh and easy to eat. Avoid food that is difficult to eat, such as whole meats and unpeeled and unopened shellfish as well as dishes that have the potential to cause stains or may leave unpleasant tastes and odours in the mouth such as food with strong flavours of garlic and onion.
Selecting the right menu for your business lunch is more important than most people think, as this is the impression-making stage. Be sure to select the appropriate catering services to fit your occasion and guest profile to ensure the smoothest business transaction possible.
Corporate training is essential for any company looking to help their employees reach their potential. Given the importance of corporate training, it’s only natural for companies to want to make sure their training sessions to want to make sure that every training session is as effective and engaging as possible.
As discussed in one of our previous articles, it is often more efficient and effective to conduct corporate training at a third-party events space in Manila. This begs the question: how do I know which event space is the right one for my company’s needs? Here are a few tips to help you do just that:
Make Sure You Visit the Site
You’ve probably heard of some great corporate training venues around Metro Manila from your business connections. Suggestions should always be welcomed and considered, but make sure you visit the site before you book it. This isn’t just about seeing the place for yourself, but it’s also about gauging the venue’s location and the travel time. Ideally, you want to choose a space that is accessible for all the attendees, so choose a place with easy access to public transportation and ample parking for those bringing their own cars.
Check the List of Inclusions
Events spaces that cater to corporate training seminars will have an extensive list of inclusions that come with renting the venue. Make sure you take a look at this list carefully to help you get a clearer picture of what you’ll have on-hand on the day itself and what you may need to bring with you. Standard inclusions such as projectors, sound systems, and WiFi are must-haves.
Review Venue Set-up and Capacity
All event spaces will provide you with the capacity of their venue, but make sure to ask what kind of set-up this number reflects. Chairs and tables can be set up in a number of ways, which directly affects the number of guests a certain venue can accommodate. Similarly, how your tables and chairs are set up can have an impact on how easy it is for your participants to listen to trainers and speakers. Make sure you discuss this with your event venue representative to make sure your preferred venue can accommodate your preferred set-up and number of guests.
Does the Venue Come with Catering?
If your training session will take up the whole day, you’ll definitely want to try and choose a venue that offers in-house catering services. Food plays a big role in whole-day corporate training sessions and is often what most attendees remember the most. For whole day events, it’s often a good idea to provide a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Not only does this keep participants happy, but it also helps everyone stay focused on the sessions instead of wondering where they’ll be having lunch.