When an important person in your company is retiring, then you should plan a corporate retirement event for him. A corporate retirement event is very much different from other types of events since, in this event, one person is being honored for his contribution to the success of the company. So, when you are planning this corporate event, you give special consideration to the person being honored in the event. Here are some tips for planning your corporate retirement event. These tips are helpful whether or not you are hiring the services of an event planner.
Setting a budget is very important. Although having a tight budget might not be appropriate for this very special event, having an unlimited budget is also very unrealistic. Base your budget on the importance of your guest of honor, the number of guests you will invite, the venue, food, and come up with a budget that will likely be approved by your bosses.
You don’t have to plan everything yourself. Anyone close to the retiree in your company should be included in your planning. With these people, you will know the preferences of your guest of honor.
This may be a corporate event but this is also important to his family and close friends so include them in your guest list. With the help of his family and his close friends, you will be able to include other important names to your guest list.
You should create an Instagram feed to your corporate retirement event. There are moments in your event that you want to commit to your memory and photography is the best way to do it. In this age, taking photos can easily be done with any mobile device. In your Instagram feed, let every guest upload their photos so that the retiree can enjoy this personalized album with uploaded photos from the event. These photos can also be posted on your company website.
There should also be a portion in your event where you will recognize the retiree formally. His contributions to the success of the company should be highlighted. You can make a video presentation in honor of the retiree. You can also work on something more personal like asking coworkers to speak about the many good contributions he has made for the company.
Give the retiree a great retirement gift. You gift should impress to him your appreciation of the things he has done for the company. You can ask his family or coworkers what the best gift to give is considering his hobbies and preferences. Possible choices could be a golf package, airline tickets, a watch, a pen set, etc. Whatever it is, his contribution to your company should be honored.