Event Planning Opening Acts & Great Closings

At an Arts and Entertainment event it’s essential to anchor your event, be it a charity gala, an awards ceremony and reception or even a film festival, by customizing a grand opening and closing act that will leave your celebrities, VIP guests and fans awed.  Opening acts are a great way to submerge your guests into the type of event you will be hosting.  Opening acts should be attention grabbing, awe-strucking and simply captivating so that your guests are intrigued to see what the event holds for them.  Opening Acts can range from customizes stage dance productions to audio visual complimented by a live comedian, performer or even the use of arcobats.  An opening act for the event should most definitely be created themeaticly to the needs and desires that would be specific to the event.  Just know that you want to wow your guests and leave them with anticipation of wanting more.

Acts for Entertaining

As your evening is coming to a close its as essential to produce a closing act that will knock them all out of their seats.  Opening acts are to grab your guest’s attention and closing acts are to blow them out of their seats.  A great closing always makes the evening a great one.  Leave your guests with a closing performance that makes them stand on their feet to give you a standing ovation.  A closing performance that is high in energy is always a great way to close your event so that your guests are left with great vibrations and energy as they leave your event.  It also is a great way for them to remember your event – full of vibrant lively entertainment, which everyone loves.  For any arts and entertainment event Blue Lotus Insights can create custom designed opening and closing acts to beautifully anchor your beginning and ending of your event.


Opening and closing acts come in various forms – performances – musical or dance – stand-up comic, films and many more options that Blue Lotus Insights can help you create.

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Wedding Planning: Custom Designed Escort Cards

Custom Designed Escort Cards

An organized event always allows for a great guest’s experience.  Assigned table seating creates an easy flow when guests enter the reception ballroom.  Seating arrangements might be difficult to create by the host families, and seem like a tedious task that can be put off — but be assured your time and efforts will most definitely pay off when guests appreciate the ease of finding their table.  It’s not an easy task but it’s one of the most important for satisfying guest experience. There is nothing worse in terms of a guest feeling frustrated than discovering they don’t have a seat because Seating was not taken seriously.

Escort Card Insights

Seating cards are a great way to let your guest know where they are sitting as well as a great way for you to add details that bring forth your creativity, personality and event themes.  Many times seating cards are themselves small mementos that guests will take home with them.  (It’s always advised to have an overflow table just in case)

On the off chance that your guest count is very high then it is also a great option to beautifully frame your seating arrangements in a frame for you guests to look up their names.  This is a simple yet effective way to stay organized without having to create many many seating cards. 

Event Seating Cards

On the flip side if your guest count is low – then there are some great creative ideas to enchant your guests upon their arrival with personalized gifts. 

Some examples include a decorative box with sweets, a personalized note to each of the guests and book-marks with your logo. All of these which could be customized for your design and meet your needs with the help of a good Event Designer.

Ticket Booth Seating Cards

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Event Lighting Insights

Insights into Lighting Design:

Event Lighting Insights

Lighting is an essential decor element because it makes all the details you’ve planned for months look and feel alive and vibrant. You can have a beautiful cake, or stunning centerpieces – but if they are poorly lit, they will NOT be noticed in darker venues.

Lighting always sets the mood and it is the first element of design your guests will viscerally experience as they walk into any space. Various types of lighting exists for the type of event you might be wanting to have. You definitely want to choose a lighting company that will work within your budgeted amount, as well as your design needs and wishes.

Lighting enables you to set various moods throughout the evening so that your guests can enjoy different ‘settings’ from the same environment. It is also a great idea to create lighting around the specific theme of your event so that it compliments your other decorative elements, and makes the style of your occasion seamless.

To add a little more glamour to your event think about adding moving heads that shoot patterns on a surface, as well as pin spots, pattern projections and color washes. Every bit of lighting you decide to place will only go to create a more stunning atmosphere for your guests to remember, and it is far less risky to have too much lighting than not enough. Your event planner, along with your lighting vendor – will look at the venue during a walk through and guide you to find the right balance.

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