Congratulations! You have made it through the 20-hour work days, sleepless nights, unexpected pipe bursts, and countless piles of paperwork. Now you’re opening your new or expanding business, and need to plan a grand opening party that will showcase all of your hard work. The good news is the first hurdle is over, and we’re going to help you put together a Grand Opening soirée that will give your new customers a reason to come back.
Although your business is in pristine condition before it has opened, it is always impressive to add extra details for your grand opening. Consider hiring an Event Planner for a more extensive party, but if you’re looking for a more subtle approach, consider an Event Florist and Party Decorator. Having fresh flowers and a professional setup for for your ribbon cutting ceremony will give your party the introduction it deserves.
Treat Your Guests
Whether you hire a Caterer to serve up a delicious spread of sandwiches, or host a lavish cocktail party with Bartenders and a Waitstaff, make sure you provide refreshments to enjoy as your guests mingle and explore. Talk to your bartender about making special themed cocktails based on your new business. This will also help to distinguish your Grand Opening party as opposed to a crisp “Open” sign slapped in the window. Yet another way to wow your new customers.
Consider hiring Security for an event that will have a large crowd. This will not only keep you safe and worry-free, it will also keep your guests feeling secure. In the event that your business is able to host entertainment, the options are limitless, so choose an entertainer that is right for you. From Acoustic Musicicans and DJ’s to Face Painters and Jugglers, and everything in between, use this as an opportunity to really make your party stand out and cater to your audience. Give them a great experience and they’ll come back!
Document Your Event
Don’t forget to hire a professional Event Photographer and/or Videographer to document your grand opening. You can use these photos in marketing, newsletters, as decorations, or simply as a proud memory of such an incredible accomplishment. Don’t restrict yourself to low-quality photos on your phone or a camera that you may forget to use in the mix of everything; use a professional. This party will only happen once.
Don’t forget to have some fun and meet as many new clients as you can. This is a wonderful time and something to be proud of, so take your time and plan a party that will not only start your business on the path to success, but will also highlight your place in the community.