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This will depend on your venue type, size, desired look and budget. Your venue should be able to offer advice and layout plans, but it’s always a good idea to have a plan yourself! We find the best way to start is to draw a basic diagram showing the following;

- Length and width in feet and/or metres (also make a note the height)
- Position of any fixed poles, posts, chandeliers etc
- Crosshatch any areas to be excluded eg. catering areas, band pits, star cloths
- You might also benefit from adding tables and seating at the appropriate positions

Now you have a visual guide with all the necessary information and measurements, you will probably start to get an idea of where you would like the bunting, and can start working out the basics of how much you are likely to need.

We suggest using the perimeter as a basic starting block, as the quantity that goes all around the edges is usually enough to do something in the middle area, and will give you a rough guide of possible costs involved. To find this, simply add up all your walls, and divide them by the length of the bunting string. This is the string number required.

Other handy guides can be obtained by finding your basic ‘flat’ corner to opposite corner diagonal, and the side to side measurements. The flat diagonal can be found by calculating width x width then length x length. Add these together and apply the ‘pi’ tick. Divide this figure by the length of your bunting strings. Flat side to sides is just the width of your venue.

Remember these will not take into account height, so are not final measurements.

If you require any help on final measurements or complicated layouts, just send us your venue details as listed above, with a brief description of you ideas.