Planning an event, large or small, can get expensive. Due to lack of planning and laziness, planners turn to “professionals” for tasks they could have easily completed themselves. Table settings and decor is one of the easiest areas to cut costs by doing it yourself.
Guests often show up starving to an event, after saving their appetites all day in leu of the special night. Besides location, the food and drink for the bash will probably consume the biggest portion of the budget, and you want it to be special, right? Some venues insist you work with their catering staff, and to ensure service will go smoothly, elect to shorten their menu options, leaving just the traditional main courses and appetizer options that are easy to execute.