Transformation is the perfect word for what adding lush green plants does for a bare stage. Plants add warmth, vibrancy, texture and color. Plants can be used to frame a view, add height and perspective, or take up space. Live plants may also direct traffic flow for award recipients, or provide visual structure on occasions where multiple people will perform multiple functions on stage, such as speaking, singing, or leading an exercise.
Adding flowering potted plants, banners or fresh floral arrangements can add color for interest or to support branding or identity. What plants do on stage they also do for seated events, framing and softening large swaths of tables in a convention hall or pavilion. Plants can also define walkways, block unwanted views and absorb sound. Working with professionals allows access to a broad range of living plants, and often a palate of plants which can be repurposed during a conference to perform a series of functions. Plants are the perfect décor for commencements and other commemorative events. Each school, business, association or department can develop a tradition of how the stage will look for their graduates, awardees or featured speaker.
Only living plants catch the light, and have the vibrancy and realism that sets an event apart. Like most supply chains, this one too is disrupted. Foliage used in Michigan comes from nurseries in south Florida. Most flowering plants used here are grown in west Michigan or Canada. Advance planning is key to success. Your plant rental professional will advise you of available crops, discuss lead times and logistics. The more specific your requirements, the longer the lead times required to secure the species and sizes desired.
Plants can also be used outdoors in tents in warm weather, and certain species can actually be used outdoors for golf outings, fundraisers or large sporting or concert events. Events longer than three days, indoors or out, will typically require a care visit to refresh soil moisture and groom the plants to be sure they are looking their best.
Plants are also a great addition to the green rooms for concert acts, speakers or other performers. Plants can grace your reception suite, and a welcoming fresh floral is a great touch to welcome your featured speaker, incoming CEO, invited dignitaries and thank outgoing board members.
Along with using living plants and flowers to transform, many organizations host an event at the winter holidays. Most larger plant rental companies also offer artificial evergreen trees with white lights for such events, and accents of color can be added to create a theme. Fresh cut evergreens can be used in planters and in centerpieces for the color and fragrance of the season. Because this season is short and providers few, planning at least six months ahead is recommended to secure the décor for the desired dates.
Transformation is indeed the perfect word for the impact of plants and flowers on a special event. Explore ideas for your next event and add the unique touches that will charm your members and guests.