“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful; in a word, more alive!” – Alice Waters.
It is a fact that humans are social; therefore, social events are part and parcel of who we are and what we do. People will always gather to celebrate, whether it’s a birthday celebration, a baby shower, or a retirement party.
Have you ever attended a well-executed social event and wondered, “Wow! How did they manage to pull this off?” But, on the contrary, have you been to one where you were unimpressed and wondered what may have gone wrong?
“The difference between a great social event and a disastrous one all boils down to planning.” Of course, there are many logistics to consider while planning a luxury social event. But fret not; Curated Events has got you covered!
This article will cover the list of major luxury social events and a guide on what to consider when planning them.
List of Major Luxury Events
For as long as we are alive and well, something will always be worth celebrating! Below is a list of significant luxury events that Curated Events is more than equipped to help you handle:
“Although each new year of life is a cause for celebration, some milestone birthdays are considered more significant than the rest and are usually celebrated with pomp and style.” These birthdays include the following:
- 1st Birthday
- 5th Birthday
- 12/13th Birthday
- 15th Birthday
- 16th Birthday
- 18th Birthday
- 21st Birthday
- 30th Birthday
- 40th Birthday
- 50th Birthday
- 60th Birthday
- 70th Birthday
- 100th Birthday
Life is a beautiful thing worth celebrating. If ever there was a time to make a big deal out of the fact that you are still breathing, a milestone birthday is certainly it. So don’t hold back on the luxury because you deserve every bit of it!
Read more about key birthday celebration milestones.
While we are still on the subject of celebrating life, let’s discuss baby showers. Oh, the joys of bringing forth new life! Babies change the dynamics of a family, adding love, joy, and endless cuddles. So how can we not celebrate?!
A baby shower allows family and friends of the new parents to gift the family in preparation for the baby’s arrival. Diapers and wet wipes can be expensive, so they will lessen the burden on the growing family.
“Since you’re welcoming the new baby and only get to do this once, we recommend you do it in luxury and style, the Curated Events way!”
Read more about baby shower party ideas.
A bride-to-be has a lot on her plate when planning her wedding. Rather than being an exciting time, this can quickly become stressful! So, a bridal shower offers the bride-to-be a chance to exhale and celebrate this incredible milestone with her loved ones.
Any individual hopes they will only walk down the aisle once; therefore, having a bridal shower is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime event. Consequently, this calls for an exquisite luxury social gathering.
Read more about bridal shower party ideas.
Whether you’re graduating from high school or just received your doctorate, each achievement is special in its own right. So naturally, throwing yourself a celebratory graduation party is a logical thing to do.
Be it an intimate lunch gathering or an extravagant soiree, Curated Events is ready to make all your luxurious events the talk of the town.
Read more about graduation party ideas.
Buying a new home is a momentous occasion in any person’s life! It represents a new beginning and presents an opportunity to create fresh memories with those you love. “An elegant housewarming party is a great way to show off your new crib as you commemorate the start of your new chapter.”
Read more about housewarming party ideas.
Wedding Anniversary Parties
Every year that goes by is a beautiful time to celebrate the love that you and your spouse share. However, some key milestone wedding anniversaries are worth giving a special mention.
Initially, milestone wedding anniversaries are celebrated every five years, and later every ten years. Below is a list of these anniversaries and the symbols used to commemorate them:
- One year – Paper
- Five years – Wood
- Ten years – Tin
- 15 years – Crystal
- 20 years – China
- 25 years – Silver
- 30 years – Pearl
- 40 years – Ruby
- 50 years – Gold
- 60 years – Diamond
For these milestone anniversaries, hosting a luxury social event to celebrate with family and friends is brilliant!
Read more about key wedding anniversaries.
There comes a time when we all must take a bow and retire from formal employment. Typically, this happens when people are older. For example, the retirement age in the United States is 66. After spending most of your life working, you will likely feel conflicting emotions when it’s time to retire; joy and sadness, fear and excitement, or fulfillment and anxiety.
“A retirement party lets others celebrate your achievements and send you off in style.”
Read more about retirement party ideas.
Christmas comes at an ideal time of the year, towards the end when things have slowed down. So naturally, people look forward to spending this festive season with family they haven’t seen all year round.
“Parties characterize Christmas time, and there is no better partner to meet all your party-planning needs than Curated Events!”
Read more about Christmas party ideas.
New Year’s Eve Parties
What better way to end the year than with a grand social event? New Year’s Eve provides the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to one chapter of your life and usher in another.
Are you thinking of throwing a themed party but need help determining where to begin? Don’t worry. Curated Events has got your back.
Read more about New Years party ideas.
Key Considerations When Planning A Major Luxury Social Event
When it comes to social events, everything rises and falls on planning. Below is a guide on what you should consider when planning a significant luxury event –
Determine the specific funds available for the event. As you set your budget, ensure that you allocate some of the cash towards unforeseen expenses. For example, budget 90% of your actual figure and leave the 10% to cover emergencies.
The crowd you invite will determine what kind of social event you will host. For example, if you plan a luxury end-of-year event for your company, the theme and objectives will differ from if you are planning a family Christmas party.
Why are you hosting a luxury social event? What are you hoping to achieve? The answers determine your direction. If you need help with this, contact Curated Events to assist you from inception to execution.
The theme of your event should be consistent, from the invitations to the dress code. If this is overlooked, it can be an anticlimax for your guests. On the other hand, themed events are usually enjoyable and give the attendees something to look forward to.
Is your event being held indoors or outdoors? What is the sitting capacity? Is there ample parking for guests? These are the key considerations when picking a venue for your luxury social event.
Is the social event you are planning out of town? Will the guests have to incur travel and accommodation arrangements? What implication do these factors have on your planning?
For efficiency, you, as the planner, must address these logistics well in advance.
What equipment is required to host your event? Does the venue provide everything you will need? If not, what is the cost of renting the additional equipment vis-a-vis purchasing new items?
Curated Events provides a wide variety of high-quality event rental equipment, everything from the place setting on the table to the dance floor and tent.
What activities do you have in mind to keep your audience engaged? It would be unfortunate to spend thousands of dollars on your luxury social event only for the attendees to get bored or underwhelmed. The best way to avoid such scenarios is to plan for the activities in advance.
Planning the ultimate luxury social event can be a breeze, or a headache, depending on how you tackle it.
The good news is that you don’t have to go through the brainstorming and execution alone. If you are looking to work with a team of experienced and passionate professionals in the events industry, then Curated Events is here for you.
As our name suggests, we thoughtfully choose and personalize all the elements required to make your social event unique to you. Our strength lies in the fact that we carefully consider all things.
Whether you’re thinking of an intimate gathering or a grand event, we’ve got the means to make it happen. So reach out to us today, and we’ll turn all your luxury event ideas into mindblowing reality!