When you are responsible for decor of a big event, with so much to consider, it can be tricky knowing what to focus on. So here are our top five tips for making sure the occasion looks as stylish as you had wished for.
- In choosing the venue, know from the start that you’ll be working with what the room has to offer. A day time event with lots of natural light may well lend itself to fresh flowers and well placed décor details. An evening event, or one in a naturally darker room will lend itself to décor with more light effects, such as table centerpieces with integrated LED lighting. Work with your venue’s strengths and play to those with your décor choices.
- Sweat the big stuff. And centrepieces are right up there as having a huge impact. Your guests will be hard-pressed to avoid them and they need to be right for you and right for the occasion. They come in all shapes, sizes and budgets so be open to the idea of spending a bit more in areas where you can have biggest impact.
- Work with someone you connect with. Life’s too short to work with people you don’t trust in shaping the look of your event. Chemistry and openness count for a lot but so does being able to deal with people who are prompt and professional.
- Have a rough idea of what you want to spend on décor. It doesn’t have to be exact, but number of guests, tables and a ballpark budget from you will act as a sensible starting point.
Yes, it’s a big occasion and there’s a lot of riding on it but, if you can, remember to take time to enjoy it!