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May 22, 2017

If you came to our BoShow Festival in Henley, you’ll have spied Natasha Clarke‘s colourful props and displays.

Here though, the events designer explains how to work on the decor and style of your wedding.

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1. Do Your Research

Really spend some time on considering the design and feel that you want to achieve for your wedding. Look on Pinterest, in wedding mags, arts and crafts shops for bits and pieces that might stand out, from which a theme might grow from.

Also look around your home, as you may have items that can be temporally adapted for the day – things like mirrors, vases, flowers, curtains… there are lots of uses for these! And don’t feel all centrepieces have to be the same. You’ll probably have loads of tables on the day to express yourself with!

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2. Work with a Budget

You need to have some idea of your budget. If you or your event designer does not know how much they have to work with, they don’t know how far they can go or how much to hold back.

I can make an item in several different ways, depending on the amount I have to spend. You do not need to miss out, you just need to be clever with what you have.

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3. Take a Load Off

Arrange for someone to take care of dressing the venue for you, whether this be a designer or trusted friend or family member.

You will be too busy getting glammed up and sipping on breakfast champagne to worry about the venue décor on the morning of your wedding.

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4. Work the Venue

When visiting your venue, look to see if there are existing features that you can enhance on. If you have high ceilings to work with, you can create an amazing WOW factor, meaning very little will need doing around the ground, saving space and keeping things looking fresh.

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5. Don’t Waste Space

Keep the tables free from clutter. I am currently working on a design where the name places are hung from the back of chairs, with guest names engraved and then used as the guest Wedding favors, meaning neither are just thrown or forgotten about, and can be kept forever.

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6. Go the Extra Mile

As an extra surprise for your partner, you might want to arrange for your honeymoon suite to be decorated, just when they think they’ve seen it all.

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7. Be Bold

There are so many options out there, but whichever you go for, be brave and beautiful. Don’t worry about stepping out of the ‘wedding comfort box’. This is where a designer can be really useful to work with!

Enjoy these excellent tips from BoShow Festival vendor Natasha The Events Designer? Find her site here or visit our next event for more ideas and advice on your ‘I Do’!

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