Opt for Wood
If you are picking between plastic chairs and tables versus timber, go with the natural option. Timber has a means of looking so much more polished, although it is still possible to opt for folding seats to get a price point.
Order Calligraphed Menus
Instead of printing out your escort cards and menus, then choose the design one step farther with calligraphy. There are unique scripts for every single kind of affair, such as traditional copperplate for something or black tie formal more free-hand for chic. Invest in young talent -- post the job in your local college's art department and also test out a few students for the job if your budget does not allow for 200 professionally place cards.
Hang (a Ton of) Paper Lanterns
We all know--paper lanterns are nothing new. But multiply the number of lanterns it is an entirely different story and you generally see hanging at a reception space.
Create an Escort Card Display
Instead of having an escort card table, create a bulletin board of seating assignments and display it around the entrance of the reception area. Bonus: You won't have guests squinting at cards that are tented, attempting to decode their table amount.
Hang Your Flowers
Think flowers are just to your tables? Think again. Suspending lush arrangements a few feet over your guests' dinner dishes is a fun way to make a more intimate space. (This tip is particularly handy if you're not so fond of your place's carpeting--just keep folks looking up!)
Reshape Your Table Numbers
Want something original for your table tags? Consider number presentation. Display names or your desk numbers on vessels like festive pennant flags, lanterns topiaries or wine bottles.
Create a stunning focal point that doubles as a photo backdrop. Guests are given different elements to marvel at by layers of various colours and shapes. Think about materials that are readily customizable balloons, like tissue paper tassels, garlands of newspaper or greenery flowers.
Pick Up Patterned Pillows
For those who own a lounge area in your reception space (or created one with a few rental furniture), get yourself to a housewares department for some pillows. Find them on sale (IKEA-style) and protect them with your favorite patterned fabric for a few low maintenance pops of festive color and pattern.
Drape the Ceilings
It is amazing what a little cloth can do. Keep it elegant and formal with white fabric, or if you're following a fun vibe, opt for a bright color like yellow. Bonus: Take this approach and you may go light onto the table décor and get the identical reception seem that is decked-out.
If it is too difficult to bring in large installments to decorate your space but you desire to bring a little flavor to the walls (or cover up a little less than perfect wallpaper), seem to tapestries. They are simple to transport and require setup.
Use a Table Runner That Pops
Search for modern table décor inspiration, such as this patterned table runner. Rather than having several big floral figurines, place them out in smaller bud vases to span the length of the runner (and then flaunt the routine). This colorful detail can make your china pop.
Use Table Lamps
Produce height in your reception tables with table lamps. Suggestion: You can skip blossoms if you want, but enclosing the lamps with greenery or flowers is an easy method.