Creative Ways to Decorate Small and Virtual Events
Updated: May 10, 2021
Just because the COVID-19 pandemic has effected our social interactions and restricted gatherings to smaller groups doesn’t mean that we can’t make them look fabulous. Here are our tips for fabulous creative decor whilst maintaining a safe environment for your guests.
1 - Select a Theme
Whether it be a business focused event or a small social event, choosing the right theme is where it all starts. A strong cohesive theme will convey the objectives of the event and ensure all the participants know the direction and feel from the kickoff.
2 - Be Consistent
Once you have decided on your theme, the decor and branding should flow from this and be consistent at all touch points throughout the event. From virtual backdrops, signage, holding screens through to florals, menu cards and gifts, they should all complement each other in colour and branding.
3 - Customised backdrops and Props
If you’re hosting a virtual event on zoom or small gathering in person you may feel limited in terms of decorations. However customised backdrops and customised props are a fun way add and extra element.
4 - Get Creative
Don’t limit yourself to social distancing red tape. Floral decor, foliage, picket fencing or low level shrubbery can act as a beautiful alternative to regular room dividers. Remember anything can be branded, decorated and customised so get creative.
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5. Use lighting
Lighting is an excellent way to decorate your events. It’s also a great way to encourage people to pay attention to important things, for example and create social distancing circles with strands of fairy lights or led lights, it’s an excellent idea to reinforce social distancing of 1m as well as decorating the venue.. We are also loving what Feverup are doing to create intimate concerts with a cleaver use of candle light to fill the areas that would usually be full of guests creating a beautiful atmosphere in iconic venues.
6. Small is Beautiful
Small socially distant weddings can be personal, intimate and beautiful. Carefully space out your tables, plan the seating, decorate the tables, decorate the ceiling and most of all decorate the aisle. Small wedding give your guests the chance to get front row seats of the action whilst maintaining safe distance. Filling your venue with beautiful floral statement pieces will enhance to room and fill the gaps that social distancing leaves making for a spectacular colourful display.
In conclusion, just because our events are smaller doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful.