Budget and More, Part III: Four Ways to Stretch Your Design Dollars

November 30, 2012 Budget, Ideas & Inspiration

Get Creative With Your Budget

Everyone wants their event’s décor to wow their guests. But when you start looking at the costs of everything put together – including flowers, lighting, chair coverings, centerpieces and more – you may realize that your budget can’t cover everything you want.

However, there are always ways that you can get more bang for your décor buck. Here are just a few of the many ideas we’ve developed over our years in the event planning business. Try these at home for your next dinner party, and listen to your guests rave!

Glamorous Glassware.

A tall, sleek glass vase may not cost you a lot, but it’s a simple statement with a big impact. Fill glasses of varying sizes with colorful glass pebbles or water and flower petals, then place them together for a simple yet remarkable centerpiece.

Flowers Vs. Greens.

Sure, you could splurge on roses for the table arrangements; or you could substitute more affordable greenery. A simple, leafless branch in a glass vase creates a look that’s very of-the-moment. Add some baby’s breath or long, lush leaves for a modern look!

Cute Chalkboards.

They’re not just for the classroom anymore! Use small chalkboards as place cards, and medium-sized ones describing the food that will be served that evening. A large one can serve as a welcome sign near your front door. Write in a flowing script for elegant evenings, and a blocky one for more casual get-togethers. Looking for a chalkboard in a custom size or shape? You can easily make one to your own specifications with a piece of wood and some chalkboard paint!

Ice That’s Nice.

Colorful ice cubes can have an impact that’s far bigger than their small size. Try cubes that match or coordinate well with your color scheme. Light-up cubes are a little more expensive, but they will be the talk of your party.

More Ideas

Want more tips on how Red Velvet Events can make your event dazzling without breaking the bank? Contact us today.

Next up…

Our next post – the last in our four-part budget series – we will be talking about how little changes can save you big dollars!