Friday, February 28, 2014

Using Lighting To Your Advantage

Often, our budget dictates that we choose a venue that may not be have been our first choice.  There are some things you can do to "spruce up" your space and still feel good about your cost.  

The first, and probably the most important thing to consider is reducing harsh lighting and replacing it with soft candle-light and potentially some scattered up-lighting.  This will move the focus to your beautiful table settings & displays and away from unsightly walls or flooring.  

Shining some color-coordinated up-lighting onto white draped fabric is certain to attract the attention where you want it to be.  This is an excellent way to accent your head tables and re-state your color scheme at the same time. 

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Loving Your Valentine Doesn't Have to Eat Up Your Budget!

For many of us, the economy & Christmas have already put a damper on our "disposable income".  Now, for many of our clients, an added expense of planning a wedding or other large event means even tighter reins on where our dollars go. comes Valentine's Day, right in the middle of our bustle.  What to do??

If this is you (like it is me and most people I know) think of the smaller, more personal touches you can make happen for your special Valentine this year.  

*There's the ever obvious "Dinner In" option. - I can make steak and lobster (complete with salad & baked potato) at home for about $20, instead of the typical $100 check at a fancy restaurant.  Chicken meals for 2 can be as little as $10.  Don't forget to include something sweet for desert and dress the table accordingly!

*Sweetheart Notes can be sweet and fun. - Children's style valentine cards are an easy, inexpensive way to do this daily or in several places.  Just make sure to add a personal note that is just for your sweetheart.  And my hubby is a chocolate lover so you can bet there'll be a sweet treat included with at least some of them.  Quietly stash them on a bathroom sink, in the car, on his pillow, wherever they might be found unexpectedly.  

*Follow the rose petals. - Dollar stores offer bags with more than enough artificial rose petals to create a walkway to the dinner table (or bedroom).  And for a dollar, you don't have to feel bad about throwing them away afterward.  

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