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- Monday, May 14, 2012
Finding the correct service provider for your vendor of choice

After you find the right space to hold your event, the next step is finding the right people to help you design your vision.  By reading this article, you have done just that.  Total Events has worked in just about every venue in the Capital Region and its surrounding areas.  Because of our knowledge of these spaces, our knowledgeable staff can be even more helpful to you!

There are many options available to you in terms of dressing up a space.  The top 5 problems and solutions are as follows:

1. I’m having my ceremony in the same space as the reception, how can I make it look different?
A: Drapery!  We have a large selection of drapery for you to choose from that will properly punctuate your ceremony space without breaking the bank.  Some venues, such as the Hall of Springs in Saratoga require some extra tall drapery to accent the dramatic columns inside the ballroom.  We have custom cut drapery to accommodate specific rooms.  We also create custom fabric arches, chuppahs and mandup's that are sure to please.

2.  My reception is inside a tent and I need to dress it up.
A: Easy!  Total Events specializes in both tent swags (fabric drapery panels hung through the inside of a tent) and tent liners (complete tent ceiling coverage option).  For venues such as The Sagamore’s Shelving Rock Terrace, we have perfected the art of ceiling swags.  We have a variety of options available so that each bride can have a custom look for an incredibly reasonable cost.  The best value is that we have done this type of décor for so long that the process has become faster, easier and more affordable then ever before!

3.  The chairs at my venue don’t go with my wedding décor, what are my options?
A:  The first option is to use a chair cover.  Total Events has a variety of chair cover options to suite a variety of reception styles and colors.  Our chair covers can be easily installed and removed by our staff or yours and will transform the look of almost any banquet chair.  The next option would be to rent another chair that better accents your décor choices.  We offer Chiavari chairs in 5 of the most popular finishes along as well as a large variety of folding chairs.  

4. How can I make my wedding look different from the others that have been hosted at the same venue?
A:  Linens and Lighting make a huge impact inside a room.  Changing your linens from a blank White or Ivory to specialty linen will immediately change the look of the room.  Adding some texture, color or sheen to a table top works magic.  Lighting is the other big impact item.  This feature will enhance the architecture in the space, set the mood and create ambiance.  For instance, deep red lighting portrays a romantic and dramatic effect while an amber glow conveys subtle warmth and softness.  We can create a lighting package for any room!

5.  How far do you travel for events?
A:  The majority of our weddings are in Saratoga Springs, Lake George and the Albany area.  However, we routinely travel to the Hudson Valley, the Cooperstown area and all the way up to Lake Placid for events.  We don’t have a predetermined service area, and would be happy to provide a quote for any bride in need of services.  

Total Events has all of the specialty décor, custom event rental options and wedding accents you design the day of your dreams.  Visit our website at for photos and ideas!