An event can live and die by the opening hour. If people find it boring? They will not hesitate to leave. But, get it just right and you will begin one of the best nights in their recent memories. A good evening doesn’t just pick up towards the end. It is great from the beginning, right through the middle and up to the end.

So, what’s the best way to start your night the right way?

Create an Atmosphere

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People will act bored if they are stuck in a boring atmosphere. A lively start will get people in the right mood for the rest of the night. Music is especially good for this; it makes people enthusiastic and gives them a positive atmosphere to walk in to. Feeling as if you have arrived before the party has even started is never a good thing. In this case, even some ambient music that is there to simply greet your guests is the best choice to make. Anything is better than silence, after all!

Start as You Mean to Go On

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Starting on a high is setting a precedent for things to come. If an event starts really well, it is a sign to your guests that the rest of their night will also be of a high quality. You want to be able to create expectations in your guests and meet them early in the night. A good event offers a more than satisfactory experience, prioritises your guests and makes sure that they are happy above all else. Doing so from the beginning of the event is key to this.

Go Big or Go Home


You have been planning your event for a month. You have created invites, marketed, hired staff and discussed sausage rolls to the finest detail with your caterer. You want it to be a success after all of your hard work. After all, you don’t want people to walk away thinking it was bad in the beginning before the event even has a chance to get underway. To ensure that this isn’t the case, don’t save money by hiring a DJ! Get a live band that can add an element of quality to proceedings.

And where can you find that perfect live band to liven up your next opening event? Right here! Please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 0845 094 1162 and we will be more than happy to help you out. You can also contact us through our Facebook and Twitter pages too!

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