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Break into the Event Planning Business with Less Than $1000

If you are reading this, chances are, you have been thinking about branching out and starting your own event decorating business. Or maybe, you want to test the waters in the event planning business and turn your next family event into a DIY passion project? That’s totally possible, especially if you know where to source party supplies in bulk!

Your dream isn’t as far away as you may imagine! CV Linens clients have gone on to start booming careers as event planners without going over $1000! They do have an event planning template to follow with a complete event planning checklist to guide them through launching a business.

Follow along to learn the top 9 essential decor items you can order, top 3 crucial factors you need to consider to turn your what-if into a dream come true, and some budget planning tips!

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9 Wholesale Table Linens and Accessories to Invest On for Event Planning Business

1. Pipe and Drape Set – starts at $178.99

Adjustable Heavy Duty Backdrop Pipe Set Stand Kit 10 ft x 10 ft
Base stand 18" x 18" x 3/16" slip fit (Fits set A) - Black
Telescopic Slip-fit Upright 8ft to 14ft with slip lock collar (Fits set B)
10ft Round Crossbar Drape Support
Crossbar support (drape support) rod 6ft to 10ft
Valance Hanger 3"

Have you stumbled upon photos of gorgeously draped events and thought “how did they do that?” The answer is Pipe and Drape sets! This beginner Pipe and Drape Set features a 18″ x 18″ base, 5 to 8 feet tall telescopic uprights, and 5 to 8 feet long crossbar – perfect for adding a pop behind your dessert or sweetheart table. CV Linens carries affordable and professional Pipe and Drape sets. As a pro you will need a Pipe and Drape set made from high-quality material. With a sturdy professional Pipe and Drape set, you won’t risk a disaster or sacrifice durability. Best of all, this particular Pipe and Drape Set can be upgraded to grow as your business grows!

2. Glitz Sequin Backdrop 8′ x 112″ – $82.99


One look at event planning decor trends and you will see that Glitz Sequin Backdrops are everything! Our 8′ x 112″ Glitz Sequin Backdrops are amazing because all it takes is one panel to fill out your new Pipe and Drape set. Take your pick of whatever color you would like, although black, white, gold, or silver drapes will give you the most diversity for a wide array of events.

3.  10′ x 118″ Sheer Voile Drapes (Quantity of 2) – $19.99 each


Sheer Voile Drapes are more versatile than you would imagine! You can use sheer voile drapes to build backdrops, partitions, or even to swag over a Glitz Backdrop for a layered effect. The sheer material will give your weddings or special events a dreamy ethereal look. To get the most out of your new sheer drapes we recommend sticking to neutral with white or black, but colors such as fuchsia, turquoise, and royal blue are also in high demand.

4. Universal Satin Self Tie Chair Covers (Quantity of 100) – $2.29 each

Universal Chair Covers are worth their weight in gold! So much of event decor goes into disguising unsavory chairs. With a quality set of Universal Satin Chair Covers you have a chair cover solution for any occasion! From banquet chairs to folding chairs, our Universal Chair Covers will fit virtually any chair making them your best chair investment. You can easily home launder or professionally launder your chair covers and inexpensively replace stained or damaged chair covers as needed. As we’ve mentioned before, we recommend sticking with a neutral color to get the most out of your first chair cover purchase. The most common color requested for weddings is white.


5. Satin Napkins (Quantity of 100) – $0.56 each


With Satin Napkins you have two options: either purchase 100 in a single color, or order 25 in different colors to alternate throughout your events. (Tip: If you order 100 of a single color you qualify for a higher bulk discount.) Napkins are a fantastic way to add color and elegance to your tablescape! 100 napkins will get you started for decorating any event. The most commonly used colors are white, black, and silver, though blush/rose gold has been especially trendy the past few years.

6. 120″ Lamour Satin Tablecloths (Quantity of 12) – $15.49 each

The perk to purchasing wholesale table linens is definitely the discount for ordering large quantities. Twelve round 120″ tablecloths will dress tables for up to 120 guests! Lamour Satin Tablecloths will give your events a more polished, professional result in any color. Basic white, black, champagne, or ivory Lamour Tablecloths serve as an amazing base linen for any occasion, and if you need to shake up an event’s decor you can always add a Table Overlay atop your chosen color. On a 60″ round table (the most common venue size) these tablecloths will touch the ground, and on a 72″ table they will be slightly raised off of the ground.

7. 120″ Round Rosette Satin Tablecloth – $34.99 each

A 120″ Rosette Satin Tablecloth is another fantastic utility piece for your event planning business. A Rosette Tablecloth in white, black, or champagne can be used to dress up a guest of honor or sweetheart table, create a jazzy cake table, or even hung from a pipe and drape set for another touch of color and texture. Satin Rosette is a safe luxury linen choice as it’s a proven timeless fabric that will always be in-demand for events.

8. Rhinestone Velcro Napkin Rings (Quantity of 100) – $0.48 each


As the name implies, these rhinestone bands with a velcro closure make easy work of adding shine to your napkin folds. You can also use Rhinestone Velcro Napkin Rings to add flare to the back of chair ties, or combine them to clip together drapery! The benefit of using rhinestone mesh over true rhinestones is not having to worry about a gem falling out, meaning they’ll last longer and be a better investment in the long run.

9. Mermaid Scale Table Runners (Quantity of 12) – $4.79 each


Mermaid Scale Table Runners are just a suggestion for any higher-end table runners. Table runners can be used to simply add a stripe of color, but why not make your decor stand out with luxury table runners? Mermaid Scale Table Runners will add a stunning, sequined appeal to your tablescape, but don’t limit yourself. For a few dollars more you can upgrade your table runner inventory to Glitz Sequins or substitute Petal Taffeta Table Runners!

As you may have noticed, you can easily find discounted tablecloths for sale or buy table runners online when you know you can trust the supplier. If you’ve found a reliable events supplier like CV Linens, you can shop for gold charger plates, arch draping, or wholesale chair sashes without worrying about their quality while enjoying them at low wholesale prices.

The Grand Total: $913.31

1 order, 9 items, 329 pieces of wholesale table linens and accessories to kickstart your career in event planning! We want to hear what items you used to break into the wedding and event planning industry.

Three Factors To Consider For Your Start-Up Event Decorating Business

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Now that you have a trustworthy wholesale linens and party decor supplier, it’s time to spread the word and put your creations out there! It’s also time to start looking at your event planning business checklist. 

Here are the top three factors that are essential if you want to sustain your events planning business.

1. An effective and easy-to-navigate platform

Share your creations and let people know that your event decorating services are available. If you are just starting, you don’t need to build a whole website right off the bat. You can simply create a page on popular social media websites for free! Read up on tips on how to maximize social media platforms for your start-up business.

2. A powerful tool for creative content

If you want to put your business out there, you need a powerful-yet user-friendly tool to make your creations come to life! While photos and graphics attract attention, nowadays, videos drive much more social media interaction.

Get ahead with an easy-to-use online video editor to produce your content! The best thing about it is that you can start for free with a lot of templates to choose from! You may also opt to upgrade to a premium account for as low as $12.99 per month for a whole range of designs, and other business tools such as brand kits and social media content planners.

3. A whole lot of determination

Whether you are just starting, or you have been in the events industry for a while, remember that consistency is key. You always have to be innovative and determined to keep up with the latest decor trends, or better yet, unleash your creativity and set decor trends and stylish themes for your clients to enjoy!

Learning The Basics In Setting A Budget Plan For An Event

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You have the table linens and accessories, from the black polyester tablecloths to the acrylic charger plates wholesale, figured out. Now, let’s focus on establishing what you may use as an event planning budget template so you will earn a decent net income.

Get a total of your estimated revenue. These should include your projected ticket sales, donations, sponsorships, and other income sources. 

Calculate your total expenses. These include what’s likely a hefty venue rental, marketing and promotion, event staff, and catering. You should also set aside a budget for the decorations and themes, audiovisual equipment, entertainment and speakers, insurance and permits, transportation, and contingency fund. Deduct the total expenses from the total revenue, and you will get your net earnings. 

To keep your budget on track:

  •  Learn to prioritize by allocating more funds to the most crucial parts of the event and reducing the budget for the less critical aspects.
  • Monitor the expenses and compare the actual expenses with your projected budget to find deviations and make necessary adjustments.
  • Learn to be flexible and adaptable as the event progresses and adjust your spending as needed.
  • After concluding an event, evaluate how the actual spending unfolded compared to the budget so you can make improvements for future events. 

Remember these tips on how to breakthrough with your event planning business, and make sure to enjoy the process along the way! You’re off to a good start by shopping for spandex tablecloths, chair covers for folding chairs, and other event supplies from CV Linens. Enjoy big discounts and generous deals like our zero shipping offer for orders $99 and above. 

Let us know how you got started, or look out for some other decor inspirations on Facebook!

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