wedding decor

How To Decorate Your One-Of-A-Kind Wedding

One aspect of wedding planning that’s easy to overlook is the decor of the venue and reception area. Because you may be focused on choosing your dinner options and narrowing down your guest list, it’s not uncommon for the wedding decor to get put off to the last minute, and that can make it hard for everything to come together as you had planned. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. With a little foresight and planning, we know that you can knock your wedding decor out of the park. In today’s blog, we share some tips for decorating your wedding venue or reception hall, and how the team at Entourage Events Group can help with this process.

Develop A Budget

Start by identifying how much you want to spend or what you’re comfortable spending on wedding decor. This will help you determine the best way to ensure you don’t end up overspending on decorating and staging your wedding. Second-hand retailers, Facebook marketplace and Etsy shops are great places to look for wedding decorations because oftentimes the decorations are in great condition from limited use, and you get them at a fraction of the price.

Rent Or Buy

Even though you might be able to buy a number of wonderful decorations for your wedding, you may not want to deal with the aftermath of having some supplies that you either need to store or try to sell on your own. If you’d rather not deal with the buy and sell aspect of decorating your wedding, consider hiring an event design company like EDG Productions, a division of Entourage Events Group. We offer a la carte decor and furniture options so you can pick and choose which pieces will work best for your wedding. And best of all, you’ll pay a lot less because you’re not buying the pieces outright, and you don’t have to worry about storing or selling the pieces afterwards because you’re renting them for your event.

Consider A Theme Or Color Scheme

A lot of weddings have a common theme or color scheme throughout their decor. If you decide what you want in a theme or color scheme, it can make it a lot easier to decorate the venue based on these themes and schemes. For example, if you want a rustic theme, consider a venue that lends itself to this theme like The View, which features wooden pillars and rustic brick walls. Or if you want a more modern wedding with spectacular natural views, go with The Riverside. And if you want to see how we can match any color scheme at these venues, just click the links and scroll down until you reach the “Details and Lighting” section.

Whose Handling Setup?

You have enough to deal with on your wedding day without getting to the venue early to help set up. While you may have a wonderful support cast that would love to help set up and take down decorations before and after the event, oftentimes it’s nice to have the peace of mind of knowing that it’s being taken care of by the professionals. At Entourage Events Group, we’ll work with you to create the perfect wedding decor, lighting and staging, and we’ll set everything up for you on your big day. Decorating one-of-a-kind weddings is what we do best, so let us handle it on your wedding day.

Minneapolis Wedding Venues

One of the most common compliments we hear from happy couples after their big day was that the decorations and lighting of their venue were spectacular, and they can’t believe how easy it was to work with our team. We want to provide you with this peace of mind and help make your wedding an event nobody will soon forget. To learn more about our decor options through EDG Productions, click here and learn how you can request a custom quote for your wedding, or you can give us a call at (612) 564-3777.

5 Ways To De-Stress The Wedding Planning Experience

Planning a wedding can be a wonderfully fun and amazingly stressful time in a person’s life, and while some people thrive under stress, others would rather the wedding planning process be as stress free as possible. If you want to do what you can to help eliminate stress from the equation, you’ll want to be proactive in how you approach certain aspects of your wedding. In today’s blog, we share five tips for de-stressing the wedding planning experience.

1. Start Early

Regardless of whether you want a short or long engagement, it’s imperative that you start making plans soon after getting engaged. Most venues operate on a “first come, first serve” basis, meaning the longer you wait to book a venue or a caterer, the greater the likelihood they’ll already be booked on a specific date. There’s no harm in contacting places early, especially if you’ve already picked a specific date so that they can get you on the calendar and you don’t have to stress about finding someone else because your first choice was already booked.

2. Indoor/Outdoor Availability

Because Minnesota experiences all four seasons, the weather can be quite unpredictable, even when you try to pick a day when the weather is historically nice. It’s completely normal to feel stressed about how the weather could impact your big day, but you can eliminate some of that stress by choosing a venue that offers both indoor and outdoor wedding options. If you want an outdoor wedding but the weather doesn’t comply, we can just move things indoors, and the weather won’t ruin your day. Both The Grand 1858 and The View offer indoor and outdoor ceremony options so you know whether won’t be an issue.

3. Remember That It’s Your Day

We understand that you want your guests to have a great time at your wedding, but it’s important to remember that it’s you and your future spouse’s big day, and you don’t need to bend over backwards to accommodate everyone else. Choose what you want and don’t stress over that decision. If you don’t want kids at your wedding, don’t feel like you have to include them on the invite, or if you need to cut down the guest list, consult with your future spouse and come up with a decision and stick by it. Remember, it’s totally okay to say no to requests, because it’s your day.

4. Outsource To The Professionals

We’re going to toot our own horn here a bit. Arguably the most stressful part of the wedding is getting everything to come together on the big day. Finding a venue, decorating the hall, figuring out where you’ll get dressed, hiring a caterer and a DJ, and so on. Make this process a whole lot easier by connecting with a company who can do all of this. At Entourage Events Group, we can set you up with the perfect venue, dazzle with one-of-a-kind decor, and let our catering and entertainment divisions feed your group and then get them out on the dance floor! Working with one company to arrange all of this makes it easy to stay connected and ensure everything goes exactly as expected as your wedding day arrives.

5. Perspective Is Important

And finally, one of the best pieces of advice that we can give is to keep things in perspective along the way. We understand that you want everything to be perfect, but try to remember that everything will be just fine if something unexpected happens along the way. If the stationary of your invites are a different color of fuchsia than you expected, or one of your bridesmaids is taking her sweet time picking out a dress, take a deep breath and relax. At the end of the day, you’re going to be married to your best friend, surrounded by family and friends who love and support you, and that’s what really matters. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and while that’s easier said than done, it can be helpful to take a step back and consider the bigger picture if you are beginning to get stressed about any aspect of your wedding.

To learn how Entourage Events Group can help take the stress out of the wedding planning process, pick up the phone and give our team a call today at (612) 564-3777 or fill out this short form to get in contact with a member of our team!

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