Sometimes, choosing the right theme to build your corporate or social event around is easy. Everything just seems to naturally align and the choice virtually makes itself, but other times, it takes a little more thought and effort.
For more on that, check out this post, Event Planning Advice: How to Choose the Right Theme, but today’s post is all about the value and importance of choosing a theme because we’ve been in event planning in NY and NJ for long enough to know that while the right theme can make your event more unique, that’s not all it can do. Let’s take a closer.
Themes bring the whole thing together.
Whether you’re striving to create a more serious atmosphere at your event or you’re looking to enhance the playfulness of the affair, the right theme choice has the power to set the tone and allow attendees to make all the right connections.
Take it from us as longtime NY / NJ event planning pros, it’s easy for the various event elements to seem disconnected, which will result in a forgettable event experience, and a theme helps set the right tone and tie everything together.
Themes create buzz.
Like mentioned at the top, choosing the right theme isn’t always that simple. You need to have a solid understanding of your attendees to know what kind of theme will appeal to their interests, preferences, and passions.
If you manage to choose one that does naturally resonate with attendees in some way, though, you’d be surprised by how much buzz that can help generate about your social or corporate event.
When experiences seem tailored to their particular personalities, people tend to be far more inclined to want to tell their own social circles about them. So, finding a theme that has an inherent appeal to your attendees can help in terms of the marketing and promotion of your event as well as the actual event experience.
Themes keeps everyone focused.
An event theme doesn’t just have the power to set the initial tone, it can also serve as a constant reminder to attendees of who you are and what the point of the event experience is.
Think about it, your theme should influence practically every element in your event space, from the logo, decor, and graphics to the food and drinks. So, attendees will be constantly reminded of the objectives of the event every time they scan the space.
Also, many events employ guest speakers and presenters, and a theme can help them better understand the audience and their needs. As long as you choose one that naturally resonates with the audience, it will serve as a lens through which the speaker or presenter can view the audience and present accordingly.
An event theme isn’t just for show.
As you can see, while an event theme can add some visual flair and creativity to any gathering, it’s not just a silly gimmick. The right theme has the power to set the tone of your event and serve as a constant reminder to everyone of why they’re there.
So, if you’re on the fence about choosing one for your next event, just remember that the right theme can help you and your event in more ways than you may think. For some more visual theme ideas, check out this post from HubPages, 15 Creative Theme Ideas for Gala Dinner Events.
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