2 weeks before, mentally walk through the event, from set-up to break down.
Pictures illustrate an event’s success. Hire a photographer if you can, if not invest in a good camera.
Create 3 master lists (guests, menu, shopping) that will help you keep track of everything for the party.
Menu selection should take under consideration time of day or when the event is to be held.
No matter how lavish or casual the party, lighting is the way to make a regular space look different and sets the mood.