Hi Friends! If you have been following us on Facebook and Instagram you may have noticed that this week we mentioned one of our favorite trends circling the events world right now, which is the mix & match trend! Once upon a time if you were planning an event you picked a neutral linen, an accent color napkin, and if you wanted to get really crazy you added a sash to your chair that matched the napkin. The industry is changing and that’s a good thing, the new rule is there are no rules and it is so much more fun that way!
Raise your hand if you are a little worried right now and aren’t sure you can pull this look off. Don’t worry, we know that mix & match may be a little scary for some of you and to be honest not so long ago it was scary for us all! So we are gonna break it down for you in 4 easy ways you can master the mix & match look for your next event!
1. Tables and Chairs
One of the easiest ways to try this trend is to mix up your tables & chairs. You no longer have to stick to one style and adding variety keeps your guests engaged and excited to see what you have done with the space. By mixing different table heights, shapes, and styles you give the room more dimension and a more playful look.
If you are a little bolder you can mix & match with your linens. This is such a fun way to incorporate this trend and there are so many ways to approach it! Once you know your color story you can explore linens in different patterns and textures that compliment each other and speak to your look in a way that is cool and unexpected!
We are noticing that more and more clients are opting in for a more free flowing and laid back reception. The easiest way to accomplish this is by mixing & matching the layout. Instead of a sea of formal sit down dinner tables mix some tables with lounge groupings. Guests can choose to sit where they would like and this makes it easier for everyone to mingle with each other! This is not the best option for coursed out meals but if you are going for a more casual dinning experience then this is perfect for you!
Different style centerpieces are another easy way to mix & match at your next event. You can use a variety of styles and switch between high and low arrangements to add dimension to the room and keep it interesting. This could also be a penny saver because instead of doing all big arrangements mixing in smaller ones can offset cost a little, double win!
We hope this has helped you feel more at ease with trying one of our favorite trends, try one or try them all!
If you would like more guidance for your up coming event please feel free to contact us and one of our event specialists will get in touch with you!
Have a great weekend!