Table Decoration Tips
A few important notes for when you are planning table dressings for your event:
- Many venues already supply the table clothes and table numbering, but you will need to check
- Be mindful that if your centrepiece is around half a metre tall/wide, it will be difficult for guests to make eyecontact and conversation across the table. If you want large splayed out flower arrangements, generally a taller narrow vase is suitable.
- Some venues who hire out rooms that are not dedicated function rooms, may reserve the right to later book around your event, which can and usually will, affect the setup time for the Decorator and any other event planning service booked
- Ensure that you provide final RSVP numbers to your Decorator as soon as you can, lead time is required to purchase some items from overseas
- If you have a preferred centrepiece, there may be an option for the Decorator to buy the centrepieces and hire them to you, but keep in mind the Decorator should not bear any final costs for your event, so the price may be close to the same as buying them yourself. If you have no need to keep all the centrepieces, or prefer not to try to sell them later, hiring from the Decorator would be an easier arrangement.
- When ordering a backdrop, keep in mind there are logistics involved in transporting and setting up the equipment. This part of the service is often the most expensive, but may be worth having if you need to cover up an ugly wall or storage doors on a wedding day.
- Be very clear with your Decorator regarding the final look you want to achieve. Start with a base colour, plus usually black or white chair covers, and talk about the look or theme you want to achieve. Your Decorator can help to make suggestions but too much information can become confusing, so your Decorator should stick with the basics and work from there.
- Decorators often prefer to set up the night before, try to provide this option when booking your event.