Category Archives: dakota event

an event metric of success or ROE

Recently I had an experience where I fired my client. We still provided rentals & custom decorating services but declined the day of planning services at the last minute, read more about it here.  And when we asked them how … Continue reading

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what is an event designer?

What is an event designer? I mean, what do you actually do – specifically? The simple answer is that we take care of all the big stuff and the planner takes care of the detail stuff. But that isn’t really … Continue reading

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Introducing designer Alayna Richardson

People like to think that South Dakotans do not have a good eye for design. In South Dakota it is hard for creative individuals to break free from the stereotypical views that have been pushed upon us. In fact, being in the wedding … Continue reading

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paper lanterns: the greatest design element of all time?

Can you tell that we have a genuine love of paper lanterns? As a design element they can go so many ways – whimsical, classy, bright. They can be used as centerpieces, lighting, chandeliers and columns. The color flexibility allows … Continue reading

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wedding seating : options in the black hills

Chairs are one of the most necessary yet least glamorous details of event planning. Most places you rent have chairs, be they good or bad, that you have a hard time not using. White wedding chairs or white wood folding … Continue reading

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get the most bang for your wedding decor buck: rent

Last time we talked about how important it is to work your tabletop design for maximum impact on any budget. As the tables dominate most event spaces, great table top design will have high drama even if you don’t drape … Continue reading

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design case study: a centered dance floor

Actual Case Study: Centered Dance Floor: Blessed Sacrament Church This is a large space – 60×120′. The ceilings are over 25′ in the center and angles on each side (sort of like a barn ceiling). We are not allowed to … Continue reading

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a winter wonderland wedding reception

A winter wonderland wedding design by Table 4 Decor. Winter wedding reception decoration

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honk if you love charger plates

is there such an unnecessary extravagance to tabletop design as the charger plate? Probably not – but they sure make a tabletop look amazing! Chargers today come in any shape, size, color and material. The most common type of charger … Continue reading

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the empty nightclub effect

Few things are worse than attending a party that doesn’t have enough space for everyone. The general din is similar to listening to a high school band warm up – many intermingling sounds with no harmony. The temperature is like … Continue reading

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