Decoration can be a significant cost for your events. Here are 10 ways how you can keep the costs low and not sacrificing too much on decoration.
1. Theme creatively. Look for recycled props or venues that give the needed atmosphere so that you can lower the budget on decoration.
2. Use coloured lights. To add colour to a room, use tinted lenses in Gobo or Leko rotating lights that can be rented at a lower cost.
3. Try low-tech table lighting. Use battery-operated touch lights. The circular, click-on lights come in a variety of colours, can be adhered to almost anything and, best of all, they are cheap.
4. Go for off-centre centrepieces. Try using decorative items such as shells, colourful stones or candles, which can be imprinted with a company name.
5. Get attention. Consider trendy-looking lit centrepieces, for example, simple flowers with tea lights and ice sculptures; just one can make a big impression.
6. Put children to work. Use artwork created by these little artists as centrepieces for a charity or artistic theme.
7. Launch balloon art. Some decor artists put balloons to offbeat use. They can be used creatively to create an entrance arch, or simply giving colours to the celebration event.
8. Go to school. Drama groups in school have props where you can probably rent at a lower cost compared to fabricating them from scratch. They have all kinds of things for decorating theme events and the students are willing to help out most of time at no cost or a low cost.
9. Table it. Focus on the decoration for table setting where guests spend most of their time, such as at the banquet table. Table linens, centrepieces, cutlery are all details that guests can appreciate while seated.
10. Ask your vendors. Often, the caterer owns some decoration items and will decorate a buffet for no charge.