Decorating the Venue Yourself

Some venues might allow you to decorate the venue the day of your wedding or event. Proceed with caution. Decorating a large space is not as easy as you might think and you will lose several hours on the big day trying to personalize the empty hall. If you are an artistic person, with artistic friends, you can use those skills to add some unique touches. However, work with your caterer to pay for some basic decorations.

If you’ve never planned an event, you might not realize how bare an empty event space can be. Some spaces are nothing more than a cement floor and four walls. Everything from the carpeting the the drapes has to be brought in to make the place acceptable for a wedding, corporate event, or anniversary party. Make sure to see the event space in its bare form before you decide to be your own decorator.

You’ll probably want to use a linen service to provide some basic tablecloths. The large, round tables you see at every wedding are not pretty under the colorful cover and floral arrangement. Even the chairs might need a cover to be acceptable for a special day. Plus you can’t forget to cover the DJ table, the gift table, the head table, and the cake table.

Small spaces are easier to decorate because they will showcase your hard work better than a large hall. You can put together tasteful decorations for the doorframes, banisters, columns, and tables, and because of the small room size, the decorations won’t get lost in the vast space of a big hall. Strings of white lights make any space feel special. And combined with natural accents like branches and leaves, you can soften the feel of any venue. Shabby chic objects like wood crates, antique buckets, and an eclectic collection of vases will add to the personal feel for the space.

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Some venues might allow you to decorate the venue the day of your wedding or event. Proceed with caution.