Planning an event can be a difficult and time-consuming process. In addition, you’ll almost certainly have a budget that you have to adhere to. That means looking for ways to save money and yet still have the best possible event.
The first thing that most people consider is removing the official event decorator and replacing them with your own décor. After all, how hard can it be?
In fact, this is one of the worst things you can do. Whether you’re looking for that perfect wedding decor, the right style for an anniversary, or you’re simply celebrating graduation, the décor is everything.
Consider it this way, you can make any space look fantastic with the right décor, but, even the best room in the world will simply be a room if not decorated.
That means that the best way to do event decorating on a budget is actually to choose a cheaper venue and pay the money for a professional event decorator. This is one area that you won’t regret spending the money! It’s what actually creates the wow factor.
However, if you’re still set on event decorating on a budget, here are a few tips to get you going:
Talk To The Decorators
You’ll find that if you talk to the decorators they’ll have a lot of suggestions and some surprisingly cheap package offerings. These can help you to create the feel you want without blowing your budget.
After all, who appreciates the importance of your event better than people who plan events day after day?
Change the Centerpieces
If you need to keep costs down you can also consider making the individual centerpieces yourself. However, if you opt for this route it is advisable to keep it simple as this will look more professional.
For example, a large vase with glitter sprinkled into water and several floating candles can look lovely and requires minimal effort.
Coat The Chairs
Ordinary chairs can be transformed into something special with a piece of material. Either trail a small piece across the back of each chair in the style of a wedding dress train, or cover the entire chair with fabric and hold it in place with a ribbon, bowed at the back.
Get Your Own Flowers
Flowers can be one of the most expensive parts of any display but it is actually possible to do them yourself. The best bet is to pick up flowers that are currently booming from your local flower market. This will ensure you can get as many as you need at a reasonable cost. To create your displays simply cut the stalks and arrange the flowers how you like them.
Light It Up
Another great way to cover the event décor yourself is to use lights. Low hanging chandeliers or fairy lights can be great at creating the right ambiance without costing a fortune. You can also put small lights inside balloons to create a magical effect for everyone.
The real secret to decorating on a budget is a mixture of two things:
1. Knowing which parts are better done by a professional
2. Letting your imagination run wild.