Table Art’s take on venue dressing – how to get it right
When it comes to hosting any type of event, the venue dressing is one of the most critical elements. It sets the tone and dictates the atmosphere. It creates that wow moment when guests walk into the room. That’s if it is done correctly, of course. At Table Art, we have been providing event styling and show-stopping table centrepieces for over a decade along with our friends at Alchemy Live. Some of the events we have styled include The MOBOs, MTV Europe Music Awards, Sports Personality of the Year, and The Ryder Cup. With all this experience and knowledge of what works – and what doesn’t – we are only too happy to offer our guidance to Alchemy Live’s readers on what you should consider when looking at dressing your next event venue.
It starts with a vision
One of the biggest mistakes that a lot of people make is diving right in without drafting up designs or considering the overall vibe they are trying to create. Once you have a theme and a vision, everything becomes easier because you know what direction you’re heading in. You know whether something fits or doesn’t. Without this approach, you can end up with a mismatch of decorations, which can ultimately underwhelming. Some of the event themes we’ve created include Velvet & Ice, A Night In Moscow, Wild West, Electric Flamingo, Alice In Wonderland, Back to the Eighties, Strictly Ballroom, Art Deco, Dream Circus, and Steampunk – but the only real limit to what can be done with venue dressing is your imagination – and of course, your budget.
Elegant and tasteful branding
We’ve provided venue dressing services for a lot of businesses and organisations over the years along with our friends here at Alchemy Live, who we love to work with. They’re on the same page as us with regards to subtle promotion of the businesses in question. Branding an event is critical. However, it needs to be done in a classy way. Brash and in-your-face won’t do it if you’re trying to give off a professional image. You need to be smart and look for unique ways to incorporate your logo and your brand message. This is something Alchemy Live can help with. And we can certainly provide the lighting effects to subtly draw the eye towards them.
Table centrepieces steal the show
All pieces of furniture and all props play a vital role when it comes to event decor, but table centrepieces are especially important. you need to consider size, scale, colour, and theme. Plus, while you want to wow your guests, you still need to make sure they can communicate.
Let there be light
One thing that we like to do is light up our table centrepieces. We have a lot of props that feature radio-controlled lights. This adds another dimension to the event. With just the touch of a button, you can switch up the look of a room. From bright enough for dining, to adding a subtle pop of colour that matches your company logo!
You’ve got to consider the practicalities too…
While looking at stunning table centrepieces and dazzling light displays is a lot of fun, you’ve also got to consider the practicalities too. After all, you’ve got to get everything to the venue, and then you’ll probably only have a short set-up time to turn the blank canvas into your vision. We make props that flatpack into professional-quality flight cases. This means they can be transported, maintained, and installed quickly and efficiently. It also makes it easy to go from a daytime conference to a more relaxed and exciting evening occasion.
So there you have it: Table Art’s take on event dressing! We hope you have picked up some useful tips for your next event. With Alchemy Live’s fantastic services and advice, and our table art, you’re sure to be able to pull together an event that guests will remember for all the right reasons.
If you would like help creating your next event, then get in touch with the styling experts at Table Art for a free consultation.