The Expert: Dora Manuel of Viva Bella Events in Cincinnati
The Style Hack: Don’t worry – just “flip” space. You can use the flowers on the ceremony aisle for reception centerpieces, and your rental chairs can serve double-duty too. But factor in extras. “We always keep backup draping on hand,” Manuel says. Draping can hide things that aren’t easy to move, like a 12-piece band. You can also use it to frame the ceremony or hide preset tables.