It’s a challenge that many meeting and event planners have: they want to have a spectacular looking event, yet they have a tight budget. I can’t tell you how many times that issue comes up during the proposal stage with potential clients. And let’s face it, event decorating ideas can be costly. But with a little bit of preplanning, and creativity, there are ways that you can still pull off an extraordinary event and not blow all of the budget on event decorations.
How to Decorate for an Event on a Budget
There are two ways to approach event decor: the venue itself and the type of event decorations.
Venues. What I always recommend to any potential client when considering event decor, is to, first and foremost, think of the venue itself. It’s recommended to first have a theme in mind for your event. Once you do, then it becomes much easier to focus on a venue to match the theme. And when decor is factored into the equation, some of these venues can be so unique that the venue itself becomes part of the decor.
I recently wrote a post where I reviewed 5 unique types of venues. In each of the examples that I listed, the venue itself contributes to the overall theme. Thus saving on decor without affecting the overall look and feel of the event itself.
You can check that article out here: 5 Out of the Ordinary Event Venues
Consider the type of event decor. There’s no doubt that if a client has the budget, you can do phenomenal things with decor. And truth be told who doesn’t like working with those clients. Nowadays, however, they can be few and far between however. A less expensive, and still effective, decor option is to use balloons. Now I know you might be thinking: won’t that cheapen the look and feel of my event. Absolutely not. There are many upscale events that incorporate balloons into their overall decor. By working with the right company you can create some visually stunning balloon decor.
Here are some related articles that deal with event decor ideas and budgets:
- Frugal Event Budget? Don’t Worry There are Options
- Fall Party Themes
- Going Green with Event Decoration
If you’re wondering how to decorate for an event on a budget, don’t despair, there are options. Consider the type of venue itself, as some venues provide such an ambiance that you really need to do very little as far as decor decorations are concerned. Alternatively, consider the type of event decor, such as balloons, etc. These decorations can still provide a great look and feel to your event without blowing the budget.