As a country we have moved on from boring, stuffy events attended by people in incredibly formal dresses and suits, with the UK now being at the forefront of modern event planning.  

Today, we take a look at ways in which Event Planners can stay relevant, exploring current and emerging trends in the world of event planning. 

Choosing a venue  

The all-important venue is the obvious place to start, with a venue having a huge impact on what type of event you can put on and its success rate. In our experience, venues with both formal and informal areas work well, allowing those that want to sit down on a comfy chair and relax with a tipple the opportunity to do so.  

Things to consider when comparing your venue hire options include transport links, parking, accessibility for the disabled, catering options, capacity, entertainment options, bar licences and of course; the fee.  

Serving sociable foods 

Gone are the days where we expected a slap-up three-course meal when heading to a wedding, corporate do or any other type of big event. Now, as Brits, we much prefer more sociable food gatherings, with grazing tables, buffets and tapas being a lot more fun, tasty and affordable.  

Here at Anything for Hire, we have seen many of our customers invest in fun foods like chocolate fountains of late, with sit-down meals being well and truly a thing of the past!  

Drinks, drinks and more drinks  

Drinks are hugely important for any type of event, with the bar being the first port of call for the majority of event attendees. This is why as the organiser you must ensure your bar set-up is attractive, in-keeping with your theme and has a positive impact on your event’s atmosphere.  

Bespoke cocktails are all the range at the moment, so be sure to include them in your bar menu. 

But, if you want to go one step further and really wow your guests, hiring a custom-built bar will do the trick. On-trend options for 2020 include ice bars, rustic-style bars, mirrored bars and festival-style bar counters.  

Top entertainment  

Modern event attendees want more from their night than some background music, with entertainment playing a key role in a successful event. So, if you want your event to stand out, DJ hire and magician hire are worth looking into; two services that can take your standard event to an unforgettable one.  

If you are an Event Planner looking to save time and money when planning your next event, make use of Anything for Hire. Being a one-stop-shop for the whole hire industry, we allow our users to search, compare and book services from vetted providers across the UK and Ireland. So, what are you waiting for? Get searching now!

What’s more is that this site is completely free to use.