Post # 1
I just wanted to get your opinion on something. This past weekend I got married, and for the past year I’ve been working with my decorator on how I wanted my backdrop since she would be setting it up for me since I won’t be there in the morning.
Anyways we met up probably 3 times to discuss the details and each time I sat down and drew out exactly what I wanted the backdrop to look like. She said each time that it was no problem and she could do it exactly how I wanted it. Well I arrived to the hall the day of the wedding and it was like a very sad version of what I asked for and what I specifically drew out. It wasn’t even symetrical and just looked awkward. It looked like she didn’t even try. I’m a very meticulous person and focus on the details so I was expecting it since it was just a simple design.
Here is the photo of my drawing I made for her in Adobe Illustrator:
and here is a picture of what she delivered:
This is the only picture I have of the backdrop from a friend, I don’t have a full picture of the backdrop (until photographer gives it to me) but the top was all akward and the panels didn’t come touch or come together at all. At first I was a bit ticked but decided to let it go because I didn’t want something like that to bug me. I haven’t written her since before the wedding, should I tell her nicely how I felt about it or just forget it.
P.S All the decor (candles/ candelabra, petals etc) on the headtable and cake table was ALL done by me lol, the only thing she did was the backdrop, lay out the linens on head table and cover the cake table
Post # 3
@littlemiss604: The drapes are a bit more spaced out than the ones in your illustration, but other than that I think it’s beautiful. My vote is that yes, you’re being too picky.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I see what you were going for but it looks like there wasn’t enough backdrop cloth to make it look the way you wanted. I would be more likely to believe it was an honest decorating mistake where she didn’t have enough backdrop cloth but didn’t know it until she went to tie it and since she probably has never done a design like that, it’s understandable she wouldn’t have known exactly how much she needed.
In a few months to a year you won’t even care about this minor mistake. I say let it go and focus on how beautiful it still looks. I have never been to a wedding where everyhting was as decorated as your head table was so I would have been impressed with it as it is.
Post # 5
I’m super picky too, so I understand what you mean. Who cares what other people do or don’t notice if it still bothers you, right? In this case I would be annoyed, but unless you expect some type of partial refund then I don’t know what good would come from harping on it. I’d probably just let it go.
Post # 6
@littlemiss604: …well, I see that your picture and the drapes are different to be sure…but then again, drawing something and actually making work with fabric is another animal entirely….did you try and execute this look yourself before you decided it was the backdrop you wanted? Maybe it was the best she could do with what she had….
Either way, I guess before you say anything, decide if there’s anything she can actually do to fix it….if not, I’m not sure how bringing it up can resolve anything.
Post # 7
@littlemiss604: I get why you are bothered (I think), but did you tell her you want the tops touching? Are you or did you pay for her services? Honestly I want to say it is no big deal, but if you really told and showed her exactly what you wanted I wonder why she did not tell you she couldn’t get or didn’t have enough material.
Think about it. If it would do any good you can tell her. She probably did her best, but maybe she should know for future reference. Honestly, only mention if you think it will help.
Post # 8
I don’t think you are too picky. I think though that it can be challenging to do exactly what a drawing depicts. I would be honest and share my feelings nicely. My cousin had a vendor who she was disappointed with and she did speak to her about it. In the end she ended up sending her a small gift of flowers to say thank you for her business and apologizing for her mess-up. Another person I know, got an apology after messing up her centrepieces. Nothing more.
I guess I would just advise you not to have very high expectations about what she comes back with. It may be a simple apology. It may be a discount. It may be nothing. If you’re going to talk to her, just do it to put your feelings out on the tale and hopefully she learns from this experience for someone elses wedding.
Post # 9
True I’m not getting upset about it but I was just disappointed because I’ve seen her work before and it’s usually really nice! And because it’s such a simple design I didn’t think it would be an issue especially when she said “oh yes that’s so simple it shouldn’t be a problem” lol obviously I wouldn’t be rude to her about it. Though it would have been nice of her to let me know in advance that she didn’t have enough that light pink material that I wanted to give me the design I asked her for. I would have settled with just ivory or white instead, oh well in the end I loved how everything else came together.
Post # 10
I dont really see why it matters now. I mean yes it’s not exact but it’s over, so unless it ruined your photo’s, there’s no reason to really care. Or unless this is the only thing you paid her for and she messed it up and you deserve a refund.
Post # 11
@littlemiss604: I think you are being too picky. Don’t cry over spilled milk.
I hope you had a wonderful wedding day!
Post # 12
Wait your wedding, already happened. Seriously girl stop it.
Post # 13
Ok here’s a better picture lol
Obviously I cannot do anything about it now but it just peeves me that she didn’t even attempt to make it look like the picture lol