When it comes to hosting an event or wedding you need to be able to standout from others. It’s time to turn up the volume and allow your event or wedding to be what it’s meant to be.

But how do you avoid doing the exact same thing that you see at wedding after wedding or event after event?

Think back over all of the events or weddings that you have attended. Write down everything that you have seen done more than once. Here are a few wedding ideas or event examples that you might have noticed:

  1. Dessert Stations

  2. Floral Walls

  3. Photo Booths

  4. Similar color palettes

  5. Traditional seating

  6. Normal stage set up

I’m sure you could add to this list.

To add to your event and make it standout, think of what you have not seen on a regular. I would also ask you to think about what your guest experience will look like.

Often we place our own thoughts into the planning process which may not reflect what a guests will see. When you plan an event or wedding with guest experiences in mind, you begin to see how easily your event or wedding ideas can standout from others.

Please keep reading as I’ll give you a few ideas to consider.

Now that you have a few ideas in mind for your corporate event or wedding, I want you to keep these key tips in mind:

  1. Make sure your event theme or wedding concept is seen throughout.

  2. Forget about what has always been and shake things up to create new traditions

  3. Don’t assume little touches won’t have a big impact, they do.

So let’s get started on how you can differentiate your dream wedding or social event from everyone else.

8 Ways To Make Any Event Standout From Others

Champagne Cannons

 Champagne Cannon via Night Club Shop Champagne Cannon via Night Club Shop

While I was staying at the RIU Palace in Cabo I was at a neon pool party where the event host had champagne cannons. It was a instant hit. It’s a great way to tie in a sponsor to your event as well. While this may not be fitting for a black tie event, for less formal events, you might want to consider it.

VIP Chauffeur Service

Do you think your VIPs would be impressed if you had a private car pick them up and bring them to your event? It’s possible especially if you have a car sponsorship. I planned an event for Fashion Innovation who provided free Tesla rides to their VIPs. I thought it was a smart way to introduce a car to those with influence.

If this doesn’t work for you, consider the valet service with car wash idea I previously presented.

Paper Invitations

 Invitation Suite Invitation Suite

Weddings are known for sending out a printed wedding invite. When was the last time you received a paper invite to attend a corporate event? If you did receive one, were you taken by surprise? Having those unexpected surprises are what helps your event stand out from others.

Pick the Perfect Event or Wedding Venue

I will be the first to tell you that a venue can ruin your event if you don’t pick the right one. A venue could also raise your overall budget if it doesn’t include the basics. Here are 6 ways to spot a bad DC event venue.

Invite Local Favorites

 Photo: Wenyang Photo: Wenyang

Do you know a few Influencers that would breathe life into your social or corporate event? Why not invite them out and sprinkle them throughout your seating? This is a great way to further extend conversations and have it seen by those who aren’t attending.


 Mural by Kaliq Crosby Mural by Kaliq Crosby

I have a Facebook Friend Kaliq Crosby who owns Kaliq Customs and is a master at doing murals. This could be created to dedicate a milestone for your company. It could also serve as a live demonstration on a smaller scale to further engage your audience.

Custom Event Gifting Suite

 Corporate Gifting Corporate Gifting

What I’ve seen at gift giving suites or wedding favors are gifts that either don’t remind a guest of the event or something people don’t want. For a company event, why not gift something employees can place on their desks and be reminded of the event? If for a wedding why not give wedding guests something they could use in their car? Always offer a tangible item that has dual purpose.

Future Technology

We are an advancing people so it makes sense to impress your guests with technology they may have not heard of or seen before. Maybe it’s the latest virtual reality or an event app or facial recognition.

As we continue to advance, it’s going to be critical for event hosts to rise to what attendees are now expecting to see.

In Conclusion

There are dozens of ways to enhance your wedding or event. Its up to you to identify what has been done before and go against that. Certainly you can have your more traditional aspects, but the bulk of your experience should be found in unique concepts not seen on a regular.

What re some ideas you feel would be new and unique to events and weddings? Leave a comment for us below.