(Closed) Finding a decorator

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would say stick with a florist, but keep looking. Maybe go on your local knot messageboard and ask for recommendations! I spoke with a company that does decorating in my town and they were supposed to be cheap. You could rent items from them and set up yourself or have them do it. I thought the cost was pretty high because they charged a flat rate fee of $300 to set up! She also wanted $500 to string up lanterns due to it being labor intensive at our venue. I decided to NOT do that and went a different direction decor wise.

I spoke with a florist and ended up going with her. She was awesome. My florist strung up lights on the balcony above our reception hall and put branching over it for $100 for that part! Very labor intensive! We thought that was great. She was willing to work with any budget. I think you just need to keep looking and find the right florist. My florist started her own company and does events only. There are a few people around our town like that and they are very very affordable! They don’t have to pay for a big shop and have a ton of employees. So, they can charge cheaper prices. My florist worked with my budget and gave me different ideas for different price points and ways to make certain ideas I came up with cheaper! Hopefully your town will have florists like that, you just have to find them!

Post # 4
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14 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We have a florist and a decorator.  The florist has done flowers, and helped with alternate centerpiece ideas (we’re having 3).  The decorator is doing the entrance, head table with a backdrop, linens, chaircovers, a chandelier fabric colored gazebo on the dance floor and other random things.  I found her actually by going to the reception site to meet with the coordinator for them and seeing her work for a wedding that day.  I would as the reception site if they have any contact info for decorators that have previously worked at that venue.  We are also helping put linens in place, organizing etc to reduce her labor costs.  Honestly- networking is the answer!  Talk to friends, go to bridal shows, local blogs!  Good luck–you will find the perfect decorator for your needs! Wink

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