They're planning product launches, store openings, expos, festivals, markets, corporate dinners and charity galas for late January, February and March.
There are five reasons to organise your event ahead well ahead of time in November.
1. The first four months of the year are prime summertime corporate entertainment and they also coincide with the peak wedding season. Many clients will be competing to book many of the same venues, not to mention event hire items.
2. Suppliers close down for Christmas - with many closing shop between mid-December to mid-January (or some variation on this).
While they are closed, your voicemails, text messages, emails and Contact Us queries remain unanswered, to be dealt with once they open - along with the hundreds of queries from other potential customers.
So if you don't order now, you'll go in a queue which means your items won't be made until next year...
3. Because many event planners know the suppliers are closing down over Christmas, they frantically book suppliers now in November to have their orders processed before Christmas.
This therefore creates a backlog of orders that do not get completed before the supplier shuts for the holiday season.
4. Smart event planners also know that by planning ahead, they can save money by getting their items custom-made overseas.
If you’re planning an event these days, you need to allow at least three months before your event date to ensure you leave enough time to secure the venue, props and all other elements required to make it a success. Assuming your suppliers are responsive to your initial enquiry, and available for your event...
If Covid-19 is making you hesitate to organise large corporate celebrations this festive season, why not consider planning an exclusive white Christmas dinner for a handful of your VIP clients, your top-performing sales team, or hey, even the whole company if you're a micro-business! Here's five inspiration-worthy white Christmas themes to consider for your festive feast.