- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
So, the Fiancee and I went to meet with a Decorator and get a quote last night. For Chair covers, head table decor and backdrop, table cloths, bar decor, and entryway decor it was 2500$. Which, I have a guest list of 230 (28 tables approx). I can shave in some areas but I would still be over my $1200 decor budget.
Let me start of by saying that I have compromised so much of my “vision” for our wedding- we wanted an outdoor ceremony, but with chair rentals, the parking nightmare, speaker rentals, etc we came out over budget- so we are doing a church instead. Ok, at least thats settled. The photobooth I wanted was too expensive- so we are using my photographers booth (who gave us a good deal) but there are no picture print outs. She posts them online after the wedding. Which is fine- the guests still get to see them, and I am printing one out for each guest with their thank you cards. Doable. Now the decor…. argh!
So, have any of you bees had to decorate your own reception venue? Was it difficult? What did you do and how did it turn out? We would have to pay $200 to rent the hall the night before to decorate, but I have a wonderful family and bridal party who can help.
Did you do your own head table and backdrop? Your own centrepieces? how did you coordinate getting it all put together? I don’t have a wedding planner, and I can’t afford one… lol. Any DIY bride experiences please post here.
Thank you so much in advance!