would you hire professional to do decor?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@gpiglet:  Some venues will decorate for you. So check and see if they are setting up the tables or if you are expected to do that.

Also, I would recommend a day-of coordinator to cover ALL things that may come up that day including set up the reception space. They will fix anything that goes wrong. Photographers car broke down? Flowers didn’t show up? Ceremony space was dirty? Whatever it is, they fix it.

Post # 4
1468 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@gpiglet:  we did the decorations the night before, it was no trouble for our family that did help. We got quoted about 1500 for a professional to decorate but it probably only ended up costing us $500 with everything for the reception and church. There is a lot more effort required that the bride and groom put in for the decorations in regards to set up, packing up and any DIY. So it’s a pretty big decision!

Post # 5
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Please don’t ask your guests to decorate or play music for you. Those are jobs and few people want to attend an event that they have to work. It’s one thing if they volunteer to do it, but you shouldn’t be asking them. Hire a day of coordinator to help you out with these things.

Post # 6
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My 12 aunts and some cousins are decorating for me. Basically just putting the centerpieces on the tables and putting up the guest book, and place cards. I’m definitely not going to pay someone money to do that. It should take them less than an hour. The ceremony isn’t until 4 so I’m not too worried about it. 

Post # 7
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@gpiglet:  My family and friends were soliders and decorated everything for the wedding 🙂 

The morning of we had everyone set up flowers and run around the cabin collecting centerpieces and table assignments. Everyone offered and we did not need to ask. If people offer than that is great but I wouldn’t ask anybody to do anything. The music needs someone outside of the wedding to run it because that is a job nobody should be assigned. 

Post # 9
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@thenewmrsmax:  +1 on getting a DOC/seeing if the venue will decorate! Both our ceremony and reception locations included set-up and clean-up.

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