By Definition Special Effects cover a large range of things : From make up, movies, background, to photography, stage, film etc.....
I specialize in Event Organization... How do we add a special effect to that?
Most likely you are having a special event. Is it your wedding, celebrating a mild stone , a baptism, a communion?
What ever the event, .....You are absolutely thinking what is that special effect i can add to it?
Usually people tend to think that special effects means essentially fireworks, confetti machines, lighting.... it can mean all of that but all these things mean nothing if you don't put SPECIAL EFFECTS in your event.
How can you do that ? you ask ..... Well it will be in the details of your Event organization and presentation.
Five (5) major points when one wants to add a personal special effect to an event.
Make sure your announcement is top of the notch .
Invites have to be Personalized, choose a way to announce your event that is original, maybe done before but rethought, this will make your guest wonder about the actual event.
If one puts heart and soul in announcing what's to come.... the actual event is sure to be mind blowing.
2- Clear Vision - Type of Event
Be sure of the type of event you want to have.
Having a clear vision of the set up is crucial, if you cannot figure out out what exactly you would like to present, get a event specialist like me to help.
When you are an event planner you :" wake up, eat, sleep events, ideas, creativity" at least i know i do.... My whole days are wrapped around figuring out different ways to present the same theme. Once that part is settled then chairs, tables, linens are ordered accordingly..... The perfect linen can wow your guest, or the perfect table display.... Remember there is what is trendy and there is what is you.... I never suggest to my clients to just go with the trend. Every single trend has to be touched with personality in order for it to have a special effect.
What about it you ask ? Well... People love to dance, make sure your music is age appropriate for your guests.... and of course we are not forgetting what you personally love.... it has to be a mixture of it all..... if it is mostly the younger crew then the most recent songs will be played, if some of the older generation is there please don't forget them, find songs that were originally from there time and have the band or Disk Jockey throw it in there. As for little children even they can enjoy the music... if it is well thought out. Your guests of all ages will definitely bask in this special effect offered.
4 - YOU , the HOST
Now YOU, yes you heard me YOU..... The host has to add a special effect through their personality... Your event has to be all YOU, what ever kind it is .....The way you present and conduct yourself during this event has a special effect on everyone there. I bet you didn't think of that. Well it's true.... Make sure that your attire is on point. What you wear says a lot about you .Being kind, considerate and caring to all your guests, this is essential . For large events, knowing that you as the host cannot be everywhere at the same time, you need to hire a professional to coordinate what goes on during the event. This person will be your double ... going from guest to guest making sure that they are enjoying themselves at all times.
Yep , everyone loves to leave a good event with something memorable.
This definitely in my opinion adds a major special effect to your event.
I have come across clients that wanted to give favors out just to give them out ..... thinking people won't appreciate or throw them away....
Well if there is not much thought put into it of course people will brush it off.
I feel when something is being done, it has to be done with care or not at all.
For those who know that their guests would love a great favor, Here we go.... Put personality into it, and creativity..... I love to think about favors, it gets my creative wheels turning and coming up with something amazing is priceless.
So there you have it five ( 5) major points of adding a personal special effect to your event.
Please note it is always nice to include lighting, confetti machines, changing crystals, fireworks to it as well....but without these items, believe me, the EVENT will go on and can be as dashing as if they existed.
Special Effects are not defined by these things, they are designed by the host's willingness to go beyond and above to make sure their guests have the time of their lives.
Till next time, so happy to have shared this article with you.
xoxo Gueldy (G!Partyblast)