Event locations are not always the most inviting of spaces. With the high ceilings and concrete floors of big halls, generic looking banquet spaces, or your average backyard, there are plenty of bland locations looking for an overhaul. Luckily, transforming an event space is easy to do- even with a low budget.
1. Create a Cozy Environment with Warm Lighting
In November, we were able to transform a church basement with white walls, high ceilings, and fluorescent lights into a cozy, fall wedding space with a few great ideas from the bride. Instead of typical flower centerpieces, we lined the reception tables with hundreds of different sized mason jars filled with candles. Once the fluorescent lights were dimmed and the candles were lit, the white space was turned into a romantic and magical reception hall.
2. Use Color for a Youthful Feel
Many Bar/Bat Mitzvahs are held in banquet halls, which can feel too mature and sophisticated for a young teenager. However, these rooms can easily be converted into fun space for a coming of age party by using pops of color. Colored table cloths, balloons, and up-lighting can easily transform a boring ballroom into a celebration space to remember!
3. Embrace Nature for an Outdoor Event
Although birthday parties, bridal showers or fundraisers in outdoor settings are fun on a warm spring or summer day, the decorations can appear synthetic and manufactured in a natural setting. This can be avoided by embracing the environment your event is in! Hang decorations, such as string lights, from low branches, or use a tablecloth color that’s similar to a color in the area (ie., sage if the area is filled with greens, or lavender if the area is filled with purple flowers), to create a setting that fits into the scenery.
At Without A Hitch we like to prepare for any and every detail, crisis, and unplanned event at our events. That’s why we bring around our emergency kit with us to every wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or fundraiser we coordinate. Here, we provide you with tips to create your own, and as always, contact us if you want help with the unexpected at your next event!
2014 Wedding Trends
Are you throwing your wedding in 2014? It's a new year, which means brand new wedding trends- and believe us when we say this year's wedding trends are different than 2013 trends. What's hot this year? A return to a classic wedding- romantic and whimsical. Keep up with the latest trends with this post, and contact us to help you coordinate your big day this year!
Kate Middleton brought the classic long-sleeved wedding look up to date with her 2011 dress. This year, long-sleeved lace dresses are seen all over the bridal runway. The romantic look is sure to flatter brides of all shapes and sizes.
Girly brides everywhere rejoice with this trend...pink is finally back in style for weddings! Bridesmaid dresses and even bridal dresses (check out Kaley Cuoco's pink dress!) are extremely popular in a soft pink this year. But beware- if not a soft shade of pink (think blush, and champagne pink, not Pepto Bismal pink), dresses will look tacky and outdated.
Less Harsh Patterns
Gone are the days of chevron-pattern filled weddings. This year, more delicate patterns like toile, floral, gingham and stripes are in style for decor, and even invitations. A fun twist on this trend is to use sequins instead of patterns. This Pin showcases sequin tablecloths.
This year brides are choosing to throw cell phone-free weddings. This trend will be popular amongst couples who don't like the idea of their guests on their phones throughout the wedding. From cell phone drop boxes, to a note in the invitations, guests will be sure to know if the wedding they're attending is cell phone free.
Note from Sarah!
Life got too crazy to blog, but please enjoy these archives of some of our favorite past weddings.