A gala dinner can be the golden brooch for a congress or series of events. It can also be the perfect celebration for an anniversary. Or the colophon of a corporate event or even for special dates, like Christmas. Whatever is the event, either it is a business event or a private celebration, there are a number of steps to be followed to ensure our dinner will be a total success.
Steps to follow to plan a gala dinner
Once we have decided the venue we will be using, we have to get a global idea of how we want our dinner to be like. Do we want it to be informal? Or we prefer an elegant celebration? Bare this in mind so all elements turn around the same concept:
The furniture Once we know how many guests we are inviting and what style we want to give it, we have to think of the furniture we will be using. If our event will have a reception previous to the dinner it is convenient that we distribute high tables where guests can put their drinks down. If we want to separate the cocktail area from the dinner are, but we only have one bigh space, we can use screens and separators. Lastly, for the dinner, we also have to choose what tables and chairs we need. Round tables or rectangular tables? Chairs in a Napoleón style, or more elegant, or perhaps wicker chairs?
The decor Once we have the furniture, we can start thinking about the decorations, which should be very carefully selected. For example, some water fountains would give a minimalistic yet elegant touch to the party, but if we go for plants or trees, we will obtain a more rustic style. Here´s an idea: an olive tree represents longevity, wiseness and success.
Textiles and complements
For textiles we mean the table cloth we will be using and also the napkins. Both should match and combine with the rest of decorative elements. Choose fabrics accordingly: you can use linen in a plain color and or choose different prints. For a corporate dinner we can use table cloths in the color of the company. As for other complements, think about the table numbers or the center pieces.
Glassware and crockery Lastly, we have to choose the crockery. We recommend using charger plates that match the general style. There are wicker ones, ceramic, coloured, cream or even mettalic. Try to make them match with the rest of the corckery which of course, should all eblong to the same collection and ensure you have got the necessary plates for the menu. In terms of glassware, it is important that the quality is good. Ensure that you have all the glasses you need: water, wine, champagne, etc.
Finally, you can add other elements that will make your gala dinner unique: a photocall, a bar counter or even a Por último, puedes añadir elementos que harán de tu cena de gala algo único: Un photocall, una una carpa, if the party is outside, they will make your guests never forget that night.