Creating a dreamy event on a budget doesn’t have to be difficult. With a little bit of creativity and imagination, your event can come to life and really wow your guests. Whether you’re planning a wedding, baby shower, or even a birthday party, there are many ideas and sources of inspiration available to make sure your event turns out wonderfully. Below are some ideas we’ve curated to help with your event décor planning. Remember that with any event, there are numerous elements you can incorporate and use to your advantage. The most important thing is to have fun and don’t be boring!
Choose a Location that Works
Before you decide on what décor or theme to go with, you might want to consider the location or venue of the event. This is because certain venues can already have a vibe or tone that you may not want to detract from or clash with. Even if your décor looks great on its own, it may not work well in the venue you are thinking of. Also, some spaces may already have décor that can be utilized. So, before you go all out with décor, decide on the type of venue you want. Perhaps you are going with a restaurant or banquet hall. If you are looking for something less conventional, you might choose a gallery, museum, or even an outdoor space such as a garden or oasis. Choose wisely as the location or venue can easily make or break the décor.
Use Space Wisely
Another aspect of décor that you want to utilize is the space or layout. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you can diverge from typical layout designs. For example, if you are planning a wedding, simply move the tables and chairs around so that the couple takes their vows in the center of the venue, instead of the front. Another way to work with your space is to consider the type of seating and table arrangements you will have. Perhaps you might like to add an alternate form of seating, such as couches and fancy chaises for a more comfortable and intimate event. Also, do you prefer fewer long, rectangular tables for guests to sit side by side or smaller, round tables for families to each sit by themselves? These are some of the factors you will want to consider when thinking of the space you have and what overall look and atmosphere you are going for.
Stick to a Theme
When deciding on how to incorporate décor into your event, it’s helpful to have a theme. For example, if you choose a travel-themed farewell or retirement party, you may decorate using globes, vintage luggage, and models of the Eiffel Tower or Colosseum. Or, you can go for a fun Hawaiian theme outdoors with leis, floral prints, and tiki torches as lighting. Having a dedicated theme will make your event cohesive and choosing décor easier. It will also give you an idea of what type of decorations you need and serve as a source of inspiration when in doubt.
Make Fun Food Displays
One of the best parts of your event and what guests will really look forward to is the food. Why not make it fun? Sometimes, food displays can be wonderful décor all by themselves. For example, a chocolate fondue fountain is luxurious, beautiful, and mouth-watering. If you want to get more creative, you can turn vegetables and fruits into different shapes and designs. The dessert or cake table is a great place to start if you want to get really creative. Remember to keep your theme in mind when displaying your food, as this can be a great opportunity to emphasize the tone of your event.
Use Nature and Flowers
Have you ever been to a wedding without flowers? Flowers and nature really add a nice, romantic touch to any event. Wooden décor and branches work really well for a rustic theme. Or, if you are a huge fan of flowers, you may just opt for an outdoor event at a neighbourhood park or garden with lots of greenery. Not only does this look great in photos with the sunshine streaming through, but it can add colour to your event without being overdramatic.
Consider Your Fabrics
The fabrics that you use at your event can make a world of difference. Just like the use of flowers, fabrics add colour and ambiance to your event. A soft ceiling draping with a sheer or silky fabric can create a lovely and classical effect. The material you use for your table coverings and backdrop will also make a difference to the completed look, so make sure you feel the material and inspect it before deciding. You want to make sure it isn’t too stiff and that it gives the right effect for the mood you are going for.
Have Fun with Centrepieces
Another important aspect of event décor is centrepieces. Sometimes, these centrepieces can be given away to guests as prizes during the event, so they serve as keepsakes as well. Since they are at the centre of each table, they can be the most memorable piece of décor for both you and your guests. If you value a personal touch, you may choose a DIY type of centrepiece, such as a hand-painted mason jar with fresh flowers or include a sweet note to the guests at each table. Ultimately, centrepieces are a great way to tie together your theme and colour scheme.
Lighting, fabrics, seating, and food are all elements that can be played up during your event planning. Whether you are an event planner, décor expert, or just hoping to DIY, remember to keep true to the style of the event, keep the comfort of the guests in mind, and inject personality where possible. Here at Club Ink, we offer event decoration services for your convenience. For more information on our décor services and to request a quote, please call 416-694-1996 or contact us here. Our team of professionals are more than happy to help bring your dream vision to life!