sticker shock – decor

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: how much did you spend on reception decor? and what percentage was it of your total wedding budget?
    under $1000 : (15 votes)
    29 %
    $1000-$2000 : (7 votes)
    13 %
    $2000-$3000 : (3 votes)
    6 %
    $4000-$5000 : (4 votes)
    8 %
    $5000-$6000 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    over $6000 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    less than 5% : (5 votes)
    10 %
    5-10% : (10 votes)
    19 %
    10-20% : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    795 posts
    Busy bee

    Holy crap…….I’m scared now. I don’t think I’ll have any decorations!!! 🙁 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Is it possible you can buy your own decor and do it yourself?

    I only ask because I’m sure you can find something to hang that will cost you much, much less.

    We are getting 3 of these bad boys to hang from our venues ceiling, and then we’re getting organza to drape from each one to the sides of the rooms.

    I know this isn’t a centerpiece, but surely you could find something cheaper, or make something cheaper.

    http://www.shopwildthings.com/beloswla.html

    Post # 5
    Member
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Hoooooooly crap- I’d be suffering sticker shock, too!

    So they basically want… $500 a PIECE for these hanging decorations? That’s like twice as much as my actual bridal bouquet was haha.

    I think your idea is pretty cool and original, though. Maybe that’s why they wanna charge so much? I mean dang. Surprised

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @kayy:  I’m actually not plugging it in, I am instead going to get some pink [my wedding colors] led lights which run on batteries.

    That website also offers TONS of hanging decorations that you might be interested in.

    Post # 9
    Member
    795 posts
    Busy bee

    Lol, you didn’t deter me, but seriously….those prices are unfair. People tend to charge you more just because it’s a wedding!!! I am a MUA and no way would I price gouge ladies on their wedding day. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Have you checked around with other vendors? That is astronomical!! I don’t feel like anything in your pics looks like its so revoluntionary or difficult that would cause it to cost that much… I love your ideas though!

    I do think the pin spotting cost is probably about right for 21 of them though.

    Post # 11
    Member
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @kayy:  that’s crazy for 7 hanging centrepieces.  i love the pic you posted with the arrangement over the cake table.  that would be so easy to make and so much cheaper.  do you have some crafty and creative friends that can help you?

    Post # 12
    Member
    3210 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Yeah, I had major sticker shock too–we’re having an intimate wedding of about 20 people, and there was no way I was paying $1000 in florals!

    So… I decided to DIY most of it. By the time the wedding rolls around, I’ll have spent right around $1000 in supplies and materials. And much more in time.

    Ugh, whoops.

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Also, to answer your recent post [wasnt there when I answered the first time!]

    For all decorations, including vases, candles, linens, runners, uplighting and everything else I probably forgot to mention, we are spending around $2000, but that includes EVERYTHING, and we are doing it ourselves.

    It seems like alot of work, and alot of money spent, but.. I’ll have all the stuff left over to either sell or use in the future.

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