Overview of Special Occassions SuppliersSpecial occasions can range from weddings, holidays and vacations in all seasons such as Christmas and Easter, birthdays and anniversaries, christenings, bar mitzvahs, holy communions and graduations. Anyone looking to organise such an event will take many factors into consideration before selecting suppliers and a location at which to hold the function.
Organising a wedding can be a complex affair. Most couples like to control the arrangements themselves, with support from friends or family. Alternatively if the Wedding is to be a large affair, then wedding planners are becoming an increasingly popular option.
Before the wedding day even takes place, there are many things that need to happen prior and on the big day itself. For example, making the announcement of an imminent marriage is one such business services that are offered by a greeting and announcement service company. Other announcement services include printing and posting announcements, managing celebration announcements via the web and also handling the replies from guests.
As the average age of couples getting married has gradually increased so the services of wedding planners have become more popular. Couples will often already have a home, be in full-time employment and perhaps even have kids. Busy couples can afford the luxury of paying a wedding planner to take the hassle out of organising the event.
When the venue for the party or wedding has been booked you may want to decorate the venue in a particular theme. Some venues (such as hotels) may have a local supplier to decorate the hall or room in clients preferred colour scheme. Suppliers of decorative products may expect the venue organisers to decorate a venue themselves.
Alternatively, some providers can ‘dress’ the venue on behalf of the client. Frequently, decorations and lighting supplies are boxed up returned to the supplier after the event. This cost effective method achieves a magnificent result with professionalism and style without the expense of purchasing all the decorative items. Suppliers may expect the client to pay a deposit for non- consumables to cover accidental breakages during the event.
There are many import-based businesses that provide supplies to wholesalers and retailers selling all manner of decorations from Christmas supplies and decorations, to birthday cards and banners. The peak for most decorative suppliers is December yet many carnivals and parades also occur all year round. Providers of decorative items for floats and carnivals will find their busiest months are after Christmas running into Spring and Summer.
Decorative banners, balloons, paint, costumes and outdoor decorating kits are colourful ways to attract people to your float. Carnival floats in towns and cities are a way of a town or city celebrating a special event or even just celebrating the fact that summer has arrived. A way of marking an occasion, companies “sponsor” floats with the company name or logo clearly displayed.
Many suppliers that provide services to enhance holidays, weddings and special occasions, can be located in many web based business directories. Many suppliers’ use business directories to showcase services using colourful imagery and links to their product pages.