There are bound to be hidden costs when organising an event.

Avoid these costs by finding out about the following:

  • Overtime
    If people are having a good time, they will most likely stay longer which means that you will need to pay overtime. If you suspect that the function may go on longer, work overtime into the budget or negotiate with the venue for longer venue hire.
  • Staff tipping
    Even if you are fairly conservative with your tipping, this cost will definitely add to your final bill, so make sure to factor this into your budget.
  • Riders
    If you are going to hire a live band or personality, find out what is included in their appearance fee. Most often travelling, hospitality, and technical riders are not included.