For weddings, debuts, anniversaries, birthdays and other occasions, success starts in the choice of the right venue.
Do you want a garden setting? Or a celebratiion at the poolside? Or do you want an indoor or more formal atmosphere?
In choosing to celebrate at an outdoor setting, it is important to have options in case something comes up at the last minute, like a storm, which may make or unmake the party. You have to make sure that the date is typhoon-free if you want a garden or poolside celebration. The venue should have a hall or place to house the guests in case it rains.
Another thing. If you want torches to light your way at the reception choose the right time to hold the party because a torch will never be appreciated in broad daylight.
More party tips on my next entry.