Event decorating is truly the art of creating something out of nothing and being able to do this in the most crafty, unique and cost effective way, is the ultimate goal of any decorator. Decorations are the first impression that guests will have of the event and can set the tone for the entire evening. If the event is warm and inviting, chances are guests will feel relaxed throughout the entire evening, equally so, if the event screams of dark and dreary images, this is also how guests will feel, and unless the event is a vampire horror evening, this is not really the best way to go.
That is not to say that black and red are not good colour choices for some events; they can be, however, that truly depends on how they are being applied. Both of those colours are very dark and used together, they create a very loud presence, adding a few touches of white or pink, will tone it down a great deal.
Tip #1 – Tone Matters.
Tone is the number one consideration when it comes to decorating, it literally can define how your event is perceived. What do you want your event to say ? This is the question that needs to be answered when setting the tone for the event.
A successful event planner or decorator can create an entirely different ambiance by adding softer colour tones. If the decor is too loud, or busy, adding pastel colours is a great way to “tone it down” a notch, and if the decor is too soft, adding vibrant colours can “Jazz” it up.
You decide, Loud or Proud?
Many of Boutique Printables personal designs are created in softer pastel colours and are a quick and easy solution for this problem. Adding a simple welcome banner can create just the right “Jazzy” touch.
Tip #2 Start small and grow from there.
If you purchase huge amounts of decorations that are very expensive and your are not happy with them, you might be stuck having to keep them if you have used up all of your budget. Start by making home made or low cost decorations for the places that you think you can and then add more accent pieces. At the very least, if you do not like the all the pieces, you can either make new crafts or change the accents pieces to match the crafts. You will not have to replace everything.
These are home made, can you really tell the difference?
If you are on a tight budget, you can find plenty of things that are similar to what is being used in higher budget decorations like fake crystals, pieces of glass, and decorative stones to make beautiful crafts and center pieces. Boutique Printables designs are a low cost solution to adding some personalization to your decorations and this almost always adds that missing touch. Personalization is the best way to add some added features to your event without having to pay a great deal.
What do you think the higher end decorations consist of?
Tip #3 Add height, depth and light.
Height, depth and light helps to define the room itself. If your guest list is small and your room is too big, it will appear empty. Moving the tables around and adding some height creates the illusion of a filled area. You can easily do this with paper flower centerpieces or balloons, neither of which costs a great deal. Similarly, if your room is too crowded, you may want to remove the huge centerpieces and opt for smaller accents, such as, candles and planters. Candle centerpieces make the room appear more open and roomy and plants provide a more Eco-friendly option and can be taken home by the guest to replant.
How could you fix this room? Does it seem crowded and uneventful to you?
Lighting can also create a completely different ambiance. If you use glow sticks, you get a pretty funky party feel, but when you use candles, it gives a more romantic warm feeling.
When considering lighting, you must remember, if you want your guests to fill out donation forms or participate in events that require them to write or read, a well lit area will be needed. The end of an evening is often signaled when the lights go on, so if your event is lit the entire evening, there will be no distinction between the start, middle and end of it. The best solution for this problem is to light up the room halfway for donations and other activities, and dim the lights afterwards. This will create a distinct difference and will allow you to turn the lights on indicating the end of the event.
When you start with a great theme and colour scheme it is easy to set the tone for the evening and when this happens, the rest will easily follow. Have fun, experiment and show off your creations every chance you get. Take pictures and share them on your social media platforms and do not forget to send them to us, we love to post stuff from our followers.