Elevate the Chic at Your Next Event With Rustic Details

  • Elevate the Chic at Your Next Event With Rustic Details

     
    FROM THE Summer 2014 ISSUE
     

From wagon wheels to Mason jars, rustic-vintage is one of the latest trends for renting event furniture.

"Things have moved to such a natural look from pulling in burlap and vintage pieces to bench seating in different areas," says Rhonda DuCharme, sales manager at Midway Party Rental in Minneapolis. "The rustic-inspired theme has been popular throughout corporate events."

Here’s what to look for when planning your next rustic inspired event:

1. Rustic Décor: Quickly reach a rustic feel through small décor touches. From hay bales to old milk jugs, the accessories can enhance and complete the look. Tip: Tabletop lanterns pair nicely with burlap linen and runners, says DuCharme.

2. Wooden Folding Chairs: The natural tone of wood can be incorporated into all elements of an event. Decorate the table with a baby breath floral arrangement and antiques to easily obtain an outdoor rustic scene.

3. Lounge Space: Effortlessly incorporate the keynote speaker and CEO with event attendees by transforming their head table into a lounge area through bench seating and furniture placement. "By creating lounge spaces, it makes for a more intimate and conversational area," says DuCharme. "It’s a great way to bring dimension into an event."

4. Chiavari Chairs: While wooden folding chairs add to a laid-back atmosphere, Chiavari chairs make for a more formal vibe. Snag them in a mahogany wood to add to the rusticstyle of your event.

5. Whiskey Barrels: Complete the rustic-vintage look with genuine whiskey barrels. Set them off to the side for accent pieces or incorporate them into your lounge area as high-top tables. The multifunctional nature of these pieces makes them a must-have for any rustic-vintage inspired event. midwaypartyrental.com

LET’ S TALK ABOUT BUDGETS

When I first started in the industry as a corporate event planner, budgets were hefty and guest experiences were top-notch until they weren’t once the market crashed. Thankfully it seems as though now organizations are investing budget dollars back into events to boost customer and employee morale.

JEN HANSEN
EVENT SPECIALIST, EVENT LAB

 

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