How to style your venue
"Book in advance! Most businesses raise their prices every year, and by securing your suppliers in advance, most will honour their current prices on future bookings.
"Find a venue stylist that is willing to get to know you as a couple. You may know exactly what you want and have had your Pinterest board finalised since you were 13, but by having a conversation and getting to know your supplier, they may be able to suggest some changes to help you personalise the space.
"Make sure you research their photos and prices before your consultation. This will give you an idea of the overall cost and help you to stick to your all-important budget.
"Don’t be afraid to go cheaper or ask for photos. Lots of companies offer very similar items and some charge more than others, in this case, more expensive isn’t always best. As long as you’ve done your research and have trust in your stylist, your day and vision won’t break the bank.
"Think about the size of the room and the number of guests you’re having. If you have a smaller room with lots of friends and family, think about a small centrepieces, for example, a fishbowl or candle vase. This will stop the room from looking busy and cramped. In the same thought, if you have a large area or very high ceilings, opt for tall centrepieces such as a martini glass or flower vase to ensure the room doesn’t appear empty with lots of blank space.
"If your venue is required to do a quick change during the day, you will want to make sure your centrepieces are easily moveable or not complicated to reassemble, as most properties will make these changes without your stylist there.
"Take your supplier along before the big day so that you are both confident in your wishes!"
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