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Event industry icon Preston Bailey is best known for his big budget events and his for larger than life clients (Oprah and I both agree that he is a FAVORITE). However, there was a time when Mr. Bailey was designing events with $2000 decor budgets instead of $200,000 decor budgets and he still believes that regardless of the size of your event budget, you can have great decor.
According to Mr. Bailey, "Designing well is about spending money strategically and doing everything you can to create an unforgettable mood." One if his secrets for spending strategically...Candles - lots and lots of candles. "You can never have too many candles. It’s amazing what candlelight can accomplish. The next time you throw a party and don’t want to spend a lot of money on centerpieces, place at least thirty votive candles on each table. You’ll be amazed at how great it looks. Each votive should only cost you fifty cents or so. Beautiful on a budget!" says Bailey.
Do you have a great design tip for a small budget? I would love to hear about it.