Centerpieces for Corporate Events – Four considerations

Your corporate centerpiece

When deciding on a business centerpiece or a centerpiece for any other event, here are some factors to consider.

Budget

How much can you spend? Knowing your budget is important. More specifically, what’s your budget for each centerpiece. If your budget for centerpieces is $1000 and you need to decorate 20 tables then you know you can spend $50 on each table centerpiece. This information is helpful as you start to shop. Don’t forget shipping costs if buying items on line.

Theme

Is there a theme? What are your colors? Do you need to match company colors or include a company logo?  These specifics are important to get you going in the right direction but try to create a more general idea of what you’re looking for so you don’t limit options or narrow your focus when you start shopping. You don’t want to miss an idea or a display that may work great for you because your search is too specific. Also consider if you want candles, flowers, a combination of both and any other elements you want to incorporate into your display. As you shop you may decide to get a ready made centerpiece or design one that’s more appropriate or more budget-friendly.

Helpers

Who will set up the centerpieces? Will you be the one building the centerpieces or will you have helpers? Maybe an event planner will be doing the work? Are they made off-site so they can just placed on the tables at your venue or is there some assembly required? If there is assembly required, what tools will you need like scissors, tape, lighters or extra elements.  Also consider how much time to allow to complete the setup.

After Event

What to do with the centerpieces after event is over? They can be given away or turn them into a prize and raffle them off. This can be a way to create more fun at your event. If it’s a yearly event, you may want to keep some elements that you will reuse like mirror platters, candle holders, vases, etc.

Get an extra centerpiece. Once your venue is all set up, you’ll always find another place where a centerpiece should go, such as the reception table, entrance or dessert table. With a little forethought and preparation your event will look great and run smoothly!

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