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Creating a beautiful experience is at the heart of event planning. When budgets are tight, it’s important to make choices which will give you the most bang for your buck. A little creativity can go a long way, and here are a few of our suggestions for helping create an outstanding budget-friendly look.
1. Choose table linen wisely.
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If your budget doesn’t allow for a complete linen package, you can still utilize high-quality linen to elevate your event. Instead of covering each table, use your specialty linen of choice as a statement to highlight a special table such as the head table or cake table. A one of a kind patterned or textured table linen can help your table speak for itself.
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Another way to dress up your table without spending too much is to leave your tables bare and choose a runner, napkin combination instead. This instantly creates a minimal and rustic look for your event. Whatever your choice may be, BBJ La Tavola has a variety of options for you!
2. Consider Your Table Sizes.
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Choosing different draping methods can help keep your cost low. Instead of spending extra on ties for your highboy tables, choose linen that can drape over your highboy tables to create a simple yet elegant look. Another option is to choose tables that don’t require a tie and use a smaller amount of table accessories.
3. Review your options for chair accessories.
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If you’re keeping your tabletop décor simple, consider using chair accessories to elevate your look. Depending on your chair type, you might have options for chair covers, belts, sashes, jackets, or other ideas. With BBJ La Tavola, you can choose the one that will make the most stylish yet budget-friendly look.
4. Subtle Accents
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Adding subtle yet inexpensive additions to your event décor such as candles, string lights, or flowers can perfectly tie your look together. There’s nothing more romantic than a dim room lit only by the glow of candles. And fortunately, candles can be inexpensive!
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String lights are also a trending way to upgrade your decoration while keeping cost in mind. They make a beautiful addition to any wedding reception venue! Easy to assemble, they can be placed around tables, strung from the ceiling or even placed along the bar area. If string lights aren’t your thing, consider using paper lanterns instead.
5. Use color to make a visual impact.
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Using rich hues can give any event a stylish look without adding to the cost. Using vibrant colors against neutral tones can make your bold choice in color pop even more, or you can mix multiple bold colors together to really accentuate your table setting. This is a simple way to elevate your event décor without breaking the bank!