- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
oh my lord! We are in the process of shopping around for a decorator. Last night we had a meeting with one we really liked. As we started talking about our vision, it was clear that… man- these things are expensive!
I’d first like to note that our venue is a conference centre.. so we want to make it feel completely different. The ceilings are 23 ft tall and make the room feel empty and cold, so we want some sort of ceiling fix for that (swag/draping, or other) but because of how tall the ceiling is.. the price is not so nice. Lastly, our theme is alice in wonderland so we’re going for that whimsical original alice meets dark johnny depp alice… look.
The woman had GREAT suggestions and we were in love with all the ideas… but I have no idea what is a reasonable price. We’ve compared against other decorators and the prices are more or less the same… i’m just wondering: Is it worth it?
I should point out, we’re having a pretty big wedding (250 people) and most of the things we’ve incorporated so far have been for the sake of the grooms big family (italian wedding) the theme/decor is really the only thing I have control over (control is the wrong word… but for lack of a better one I’ll leave it as is for now). In a way, I feel that we’ve spent enough on doing stuff for other people that it is semi-justifiable to spend the money on decor so I’ll be happy (I graduated Event Management, and I seem to no-longer be able to do things in a “small way” I’m all about the WOW factor)…
Am I crazy? Was there anything you bees felt was justifiable to “blow” your budget on?