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Event Planner’s Handbook A to Z Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Date Advanced Order: An order to purchase a product that is placed before the events start Advanced Registration: A registration before getting to any venue or event festival made several days before the event or function day. Air Walls: Walls that are meant to divide huge rooms and that cannot block out noise from another room American plan: A system used to pay for rooms and all meals at daily rates provided. Appetizer: A bite-sized food for people before dinner. Anniversary: A day which is meant to celebrate an earlier event that occurred on the same day. It could be a couple marking their wedding day. Auditorium: A purpose built performance room. Auditorium- world trade center auditorium from http://www.wtcpd.com/auditorium Auditorium Seating: An arrangement of seats facing the stage. Also known as theater style seating. Awards ceremony: An event, usually formal, to honor the outstanding performance. B Baby Shower: An event held before the birth of a child whereby the participants present gifts to the mother. Banquet: A formal meal offered with a complete main course and followed by speeches to honor someone. Baby Gender Reveal: Cutting the cake to the center by the expectant couple. Bar Tab: Ordering a drink and putting it on your tab. Backdrop: A drape, cloth or panel hung at the back of the stage set. Back of the House: Employees who work in the back in a way that hides their appearance from guests of a hotel. Banquet Captain: A lead person appointed by the venue who assumes the role of coordinating the food service at the event.