When it comes to planning a small event and a big event, you will notice a huge change. You should be aware that it will make the entire planning process change. When you have a small event, you can plan with a breeze, but when it comes to planning for larger events, you should know that it comes at a very different price.
The most important thing about planning a smaller event then a bigger event is that you don't have as much as a hassle with details. Small events are often casually planned because they are usually your friends and they sympathize with you. However, when you have guests that hardly know you, it's a big deal about everything. You should know that there are quite a list of things that you need to do to have a fabulous party event, however, when you are only caring for ten people, you tend to overlook the smaller details. When it comes to managing a smaller event you are able to make quick decisions, but when you have to throw a party for 100, your options are limited.
That's the next point; with bigger parties your options are limited. You can't just decide one day that you would like to have duck and then the next have ham. If you are getting it catered, the supplier will tell you that your requests can not be dealt with in such a small time, however, they can easier find the foods that you wish to have for a small group of ten. Also, with the food comes the drinks and that can be quite an expense. You should know that an open bar can be expensive even for ten, but it can be even more costly when it comes to asking for a cash bar. So the solution to your problem for both cases is to limit your drinks. With a small party you can have two or three different kinds, but with a larger party, you may have to offer more. Depending on your guests, the event, and the budget, the drinks could be less than expected for any type of party.
Once you have gotten over the food and drinks, you then have to think about the seating. Not only do you have to plan to sit ten people, but ten times that. However, when it comes to seating, the larger events have the upper hand. You are able to be able to place your guests with either people they like or don't know, but can easily avoid those who despise each other. This can be a blessing if the event happens to be something like your wedding.
The budget is tightly effected by the size of the event. The smaller the event the smaller the budget can be, but you can spend and pay close attention to details with a smaller event. You will find that a small event can be one hell of a party, but with the larger parities, you tend to skip out on great ideas simply because they didn't fit into the budget. When it comes to budget, the smaller parties are in the lead, but there are so many discounts that you can get in bulk that the two options are almost tied.
There are so many more factors of planning an event that is affected by the size of the event. Usually smaller has a lot of benefits to the guests and the planner, but there are times that you just need to have a grand celebration and you need to be prepared to sink in the time to plan the event as well.