Post # 1
Hi ya’ll…ok so here is my story…Getting married at the end of the year and I have help BUT I’m being talked out of certain ideas that I want for the wedding and reception. Where we are getting married is nice..but to me without the decor our wedding would not be original..it would be the same as any other bride that got married there without decor…so I decided on hiring a wedding coordinator/decorator.
Now people say that they will help..but I believe it when I see it..plus people think that I shouldnt decorate because the place is nice. I am in school full time and work a full time job..I really dont have the time to look and try to put things together.
My quote that I got for the wedding and reception is almost $2000 which I will be paying for myself…because this is what I want. I would have to go into my savings to make this happen.
For the ladies that hired someone to do the decor, how much did you pay?
Or am I crazy for wanting to pay this amount of money and just go with what the venue has?
Post # 3
Can you post pics of the venue?
Post # 5
I think it’s hard to say without more details.
It would be nice to hire someone to decorate, so you have one less thing to worry about.
But if cost is your concern, perhaps post some pictures of the location, and the kind of decor you want, then other bees can advise of that seems reasonable?
Post # 10
Price depends on where you live and what services you are getting. Therefore you can easily pay entirely different prices for the same services becasue you live across the country or across town. No two businesses in the same town charge the same either, and a major metropolitan area like NYC will be completely different from Smalltown, Montana for example so you have to shop around locally yourself and not compare to what others are paying. Everyone has their own budget and idea of what is reasonable so only you can decide what you can afford and if you are willing to pay that amount for what you are getting.
Post # 12
So I’ve posted a few pics…we are going for a winter white theme.
Post # 14
I am going to go out on a limb here and say with the “y’all” in the original post and the username saintsation that you’re in the NOLA area and that 2k is a lot ( I personally think) to spend to decorate that space. You basically have a blank canvass accessible, and if you’re going for winter white, an the pics are of the venue… then 1/2 of the battle is won.
I think you can take that 2k and forego the coordinator/decorator & use it on actual decor and a set up/ tear down crew if needed, and not dip into your savings that much.
The venue is very nice, and I really think if could be very personal and beautiful without draining your savings account!
Post # 15
@Mrs_Amanda: LOL..Thanks Amanda…yea I didn’t realize that the yall came out and showed the New Orleans side!…lol..I talked to my fiance about it yesterday and he said that it didn’t make sense to spend the money either. We’re just gonna change the centerpiece settings and save loads of cash!
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Walnut Beach Resort
Mine will be almost that much.
I could’ve done it myself, but the wedding is out of town, a 10 hour drive. We are arriving two days before, but the day before will be filled with visiting and rehearsal, etc. The ceremony’s not until 2:00pm the next day, but personally I’m one of those brides that envision myself in a robe, getting my hair done, sipping champaign, and getting a foot rub (ha) the morning of, not decorating, so it’s completely worth it for me to hire someone!!