Before Booking a Wedding Decorator, Know Something Important
A wedding decorator is a person in charge of making your wedding day look beautiful. They normally begin working with you a few months before the wedding to build your design vision, plan how to achieve that vision, and make mock-ups of potential designs.
Things to consider before hiring a wedding designer
A wedding designer should be able to create a personalised design, particularly for you, whether you have a very precise concept or require full support in developing your design. Follow this checklist to ensure you've chosen a wedding decorator who will help you plan the wedding of your dreams!
1. Not all wedding coordinators or florists will also serve as wedding decorations
If you're lucky, you'll be able to discover a coordinator and/or florist who can help you with decor and/or setup. These pros usually charge a little more upfront and may charge separately for decor rentals, but they can save you money in the long run because you won't have to hire a separate decorator. Floral services are occasionally offered by wedding decorators, but they never involve day-of coordination.
It's critical to grasp the differences between these services and each professional's job in putting your day together according to their contract. Understanding the services provided by each specialist will save you time and money in the long run!
2. Some wedding decorators will supply decorations, while others will not
Although most decorators have an inventory of decor, some do not. Some people will show up solely to set up the decorations you give. Professionals who do not supply décor rentals are often priced lower, but they make up the difference by buying or renting decor from other sources.
3. Most decorators will help with clean-up at the end of the night, it's worth double-checking
If your decorator provided the decorations, they will almost always return the next night to dismantle the decorations and collect their stuff. Verify that this is the case and that there are no additional fees if the wedding celebration lasts longer than expected. It's also a good idea to double-check that they'll take down any decor you've provided, box it up, and return it to its proper spot. The decorator may or may not include clean up if you provide all of the decorations. If they do not provide a decor breakdown, make sure someone is assigned to this task.
4. Most decorators will assist with the general design, while others will insist on doing everything themselves
The Wedding decorators offer varying levels of design assistance. The majority of them will collaborate with you to refine your design and determine the ideal method for bringing your concept to life. A few decorators will simply take the designs you've previously planned and put them into action on the big day. This is especially prevalent with decorators who aren't providing any decorations for your wedding.
Some wedding planners prefer to have complete control over the wedding design. They'll still want your input on colour, themes, and overall feel, but they'll prefer to have complete control over how your intended design elements are combined. This method is more typical among wedding designers who provide all of the decorations, are recruited early in the planning phase, and have been in the industry for a long period.
It takes a lot of faith to believe that they can plan your dream wedding with little participation from you! Confidence can pay dividends, but be cautious when a decorator says this is how they work! Some decorators that insist on picking and designing the majority of your wedding will have a go-to wedding design that they repeat at different events.
If you don't like this style or want something more personalised, you might want to try something else. Even those that wish to have the majority of design control will usually develop mock-ups of their proposed ideas and request your permission before the wedding day.