High-end accents on a budget: is it even possible?
Sometimes that perfect accent piece is at your local thrift or antique store! A themed event needs a certain element of style, but rented or cheap throwaway pieces hardly ever achieve the right look. But who is going to buy special glassware pieces and decorative furniture? Places like Crate and Barrel may have that perfect item you’ve been looking for, but it isn’t exactly practical to buy brand new pieces you’ll only need for a day.
If your event needs that added oomph, but the budget doesn’t allow for NEW stuff, resale shops are the way to go. Remember things can be painted and have a ribbon tied around them! Maybe your tables need a quirky centerpiece or the venue lobby needs some flair… our past clients have used vintage golf baskets, cigar boxes, antique chairs, and distressed dress forms for their look. Not only does it give the setup a little authenticity, but also the chances of your pieces being one-of-a-kind are pretty high!
Have you noticed the same rented decorative pieces at several of the weddings you’ve been to? Don’t be average. But keep in mind the pieces shouldn’t CLASH. If you aren’t confident in your eye for vintage styling, a wedding coordinator can certainly help with piecing it all together.
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