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Styling your event on a budget with event hire.

 
Styling an event could be the most important element in how successful it is, especially if it’s a celebration of an important milestone like a wedding. 
 
If you’ve already considered professional styling but you’re worried about the expense, there’s a few ways to reap the benefits of event hire services—and keep within your budget. 
 

Decide on your theme and stick to it

 
If there is a clear theme for your event, it’s easier to repeat styling elements consistently throughout it. You’ll spend less because you’re not sourcing different decorations from different suppliers, or buying different decorations for different parts of the same event (like the ceremony and the reception of a wedding).  When your theme is consistent, it can be spread across elements in your event.
 
For example, if your centre your event theme on a bold colour, you can repeat it by styling your food with pops of the same colour—whether it’s cherry tomatoes in your salads, or blue icing on your cupcakes—so your catering is doing some of your styling work without dipping into its allocation.
 
Sticking to the one colour can also deliver a bright visual effect, especially when it’s paired against the stylish sophistication of all-white linen and furniture. A splash of contrasting colour in the centrepieces or servingware can really add some spice to your tables, without you investing in coloured napery.
 

Using what you’ve already got

 
Keeping a consistent theme also helps you to use what you’ve arranged for one part of your event in another.
 
You could save a lot of money by only hiring one type of seating that you could use for both the ceremony and reception of a wedding, and have someone move them into place while the guests are waiting for the bridal party to have their photographs taken. And if the flowers for your ceremony are in displays or pots that can be moved, you can reuse them in your reception without rearranging them. You can do the same with extra lighting elements.
 
If you hire a striking crystal chandelier or stylish rice paper lanterns for the ceremony, have them moved intothe reception so you can enjoy the ambience they give throughout the rest of the event.
 
Some smaller items can also be used for more than one purpose. If you’re buying party favours for your guests, and the favours themselves or their packaging is in the same style as your event theme, you can use them as table decorations instead of purchasing separate centrepieces.
 

Keep the decorations simple

 
Whether your event is a sophisticated wedding or a child’s birthday party, it’s possible to keep your decorations simple—and your styling budget under control.  One of the ways to achieve an effective visual statement is to make a bold statement piece, which will serve as a focal point and make it less necessary to dress up the rest of the event.
 
If you choose the right wall backdrop or arch for the altar at your wedding ceremony, its curtains or floral arrangements will deliver a beautiful aesthetic that can make decorating the chairs (or having them at all) unnecessary—and you can reuse it to frame the bridal table at the reception.
 
Other potential focal points are the wedding registration table, the cake table, or the desserts display at a party. Brightly coloured decorations, flowers, or a delicate curtain light can drive the theme of the event, so you can spend a lot less on decorating the chairs or overdoing the centrepieces and still achieve a strikingvisual effect.  
 
You can save on styling the chairs as well, if you use their colour instead of covering them. If you’re hiring black or coloured table linen, hire a white chair that will pop against the colour of the table: you’ll get the visual punch of two colours, without adding anything at all.
 

Hire everything from the same company

 
Perhaps the best way to style your event on a budget is to hire everything you need from the one company.  You’ll often come across sales and discounts for hiring extra items, which means you could end up paying substantially less for each item.
 
You can also save money just because the labour costs are lower—you won’t be paying workers from two different companies to set up your marquee and your lighting.
 
A reputable event hire company will also help make it easier to coordinate your event, managing both the logistics of hosting, and the finer details of styling, so that your day runs seamlessly from beginning to end—which is worth the investment in itself.
 
If you’re looking for party hire and event styling in Brisbane—and you’re on a budget—contact Queensland Hire.
 
We’d love to share our experience and expertise in making your dollar go that much further towards creating a beautiful and memorable event, so contact our friendly staff anytime for advice or a quote and we’ll be happy to help. 
Styling an event could be the most important element in how successful it is, especially if it’s a celebration of an important milestone like a wedding. 
 
If you’ve already considered professional styling but you’re worried about the expense, there’s a few ways to reap the benefits of event hire services—and keep within your budget. 

Talk to our friendly and experienced team about your next event today!