Summer is around the corner and with the lovely weather we enjoy in South Africa, it’s a wonderful time to head outdoors for events of all shapes and sizes. Weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, concerts, year-end functions – no matter what the occasion, an al fresco celebration is a lovely way to enjoy the beauty of our South African landscapes (and cities!).
Here are a few of our top tips to ensure the success of your 2017 outdoor event:
Lots of people? Consider crowd barriers!
Whether your hosting a wedding in a meadow, a medium-sized outdoor event for your business or a full-blown concert with thousands of people attending, way-finding fencing is a terrific way to streamline the flow of your outdoor occasion. It not only controls the way your guests use the premises (which is important if you’re hosting at a rental space); it also makes it easier for your guests to find their way, and your servers and admin personnel to keep things running smoothly.
Try to rent all your décor elements at one place
Outdoor events, although wonderful, can be a bit of a headache to orchestrate. As the coordinator, you have to keep a lot of balls in the air. As such, it makes sense to choose a single décor rental provider to assist you with all of your requirements. This way, you can rest assured that everything you require will arrive in one go, rather than having to follow up with a bunch of different providers who may not adhere to your timeline.
Always get that back-up tent (just in case!)
When you organise a wedding or event well in advance, it pays to be prepared. Sure, summer weather is normally fine and sunny, but in many parts of South Africa, it’s also the rainy season. In place like Cape Town, for instance, you could also encounter heavy winds, so it’s always a clever idea to have a back-up weather barrier in your arsenal.
These are just a few of the ways in which you can ensure that your 2017 outdoor event goes off without a hitch. For more information on event décor and crowd control barrier rental, get in touch with the Magic Function Hire team directly on (013) 010 1245, or come visit us in person at Unit 1 Macrovest Building, 1 Rapid Street, Riverside Industrial Park, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. We look forward to making your dream event a gorgeous reality!