Did you know that furniture is crucial in having a successful event? Pieces of furniture can help you achieve the theme you’re trying to achieve or create for your event. They can also make your event look enticing to attend especially if you have posted in your social media wall pre-event photos of your venue all ready complete with attractive pieces of furniture.
Coming up with the right furniture for your event need not be expensive. You can either borrow the items you need or rent them from a furniture hire company. In order to pick out the perfect piece of furniture for your event, you must consider the following factors:
Cost – Budget is key in determining the kind and the number of furniture that you can pick. Choose from a variety of furniture that suits your budget. If the first company you approached offers only high-end pieces of furniture, transfer to another company that offers cheaper pieces.
Color and Style – Generally, it is best to select furniture pieces that blend well with the theme of your event. However, some designers advice that furniture pieces can also the focal point of the entire venue. If you wish to do this, you may pick a furniture with bright color and with a different style. Make sure though that its style complements the venue’s architectural style.
Material – Are the attendees of your event mostly children? If yes, don’t select furniture pieces that are made of expensive materials like leather and suede. It would be best to pick items that are scratch and spill resistant.
Durability – Perhaps, you need a couple or more couches for your event. Make a mental calculation of the number of times they will be seated upon, how many hours they’d be used and how heavy or light your guests would be. All these are important in choosing durable furniture pieces that won’t break at least until your event ends.
Let’s start with a scenario.
You’re a new hire. You’ve been in the company for barely two. Then, you’re instructed to attend a company event. Because you don’t want your co-workers to think that you didn’t care about the event, you arrived in a black dress and heels and only to notice that every one else is his or her denims, tees, hoodies and runners.
Being overdressed cannot definitely bring an awkward and uncomfortable feeling. And it can keep you from enjoying the event or party especially when all eyes are on you. But, what are you going to do to ease the awkwardness?
First of all. take a deep breath and accept that you dressed and you look differently from others. Then, have a change of mind and attitude. Don’t let the feeling of awkwardness overrun you!
The label “overdressed” is often just a state of mind. You must be comfortable about the way you dress as long as it is not offensive to the people around you. Dressing well is a good trait because it gives the impression that you don’t take important invites lightly and that you value how you would look like in front of many people. If you cannot bring yourself to be comfortable about looking overdressed, here are some things you can do before attending an event.
#1 Ask whether there is a dress code. Dress codes will give you an idea about the right clothes to wear. Some events don’t announce dress codes though. If you have friends or co-workers who will be attending a similar event, ask what they’d wear so you can at least gauge what attire will make you look overdressed.
#2 Do some research. Is this an annual company that you’d be attending? Check event photos and videos from last year if you’re shy to ask your team leader what exactly to wear. These will show you the attire of your last year’s attendees.
#3 Dress safely. This means wear something flexible. Choose an attire that is acceptable for formal, semi-formal or casual gatherings. For example, a pair of dress shirt and dress pants would be better than wearing a suit.