I get so many questions from people seeking advice about design, how to’s and business questions. I decided to start this “Ask the Designer” series in hopes that some of your questions can be answered here.
Q. I want to make my event pop. How can I do this on a limited budget?
A. Focus on areas of your event that are highly visible to your guests such as your entryway, cake table, buffet table or escort card table. If you are having a formal wedding or celebration, use dramatic decor for the escort card table. Since this table will be a prelude to what your guests will experience at your event, this is the perfect location to showcase decor such as tall vases, alot of candles in various sizes, an old typewriter for the vintage celebration or you can even forego the actual table and use a tree to attach the guest names.
Another breathtaking view can be your cake table. This area of design is endless. A cake suspended front the ceiling. Yes, please! I’ve seen the pictures. Since a suspended cake may not be feasible for everyone, go for pin lighting, draping, sequin linen or all three. The possibilities are endless.
With one or two major elements of wow for your celebration, you are able to keep the other decor to a minimal with simple but elegant features. The simplicity of this decor can be achieved on a smaller budget.
I would love to hear how you have added a wow factor to your celebration.
Red Feather photo: D. Butler Portrait