If you are a bride with sufficient time to dedicate on your wedding decors or if you have the artistic and creative inclination for designing, go ahead and decorate your own wedding. But if any or both of these two criteria are lacking in your life, hiring a professional wedding decorator is a smart and practical thing to do.
Once you have booked and arranged for the venue of your wedding. Visualize and envision what effect and theme you want for the wedding then you are ready to make an appointment with a wedding or event decorator. If you are at a loss as to what wedding set you want, the professional decorator can also help you choose and decide.
When you are face to face with your wedding decorators, you should be honest about the budget you intend to allot for the decorations. This will help the decorator to choose certain supplies that are matched to your desired theme at a cost that is also coordinated with your financial dreams. And do not soar high on expectations about wedding themes that are way beyond your budget, but if you get really lucky, you may get a wedding decorator who is truly gifted and resourceful enough to create your imagined wedding at a low cost.
After all, decorations need not be so pricey and expensive. If the wedding decorator is really good, he will come up with necessary materials that are reflections of good taste yet are cheap and affordable. A plain cloth may seem dull and lifeless if laid folded and flat on a table, but a good decorator can utilize his or her artistic talents to drape this piece of cloth on a chair or a wall post or hang it in the ceiling and create an exquisite design. Do not choose a wedding decorator if all he or she could come up are ideas incorporating only expensive materials. A good and commendable decorator is one who knows which areas need more money to be spent on and which areas do not.
The cost of a wedding decorator may be based on an hourly rate or it could be a standard set fee or a percentage of the total cost for the wedding decorations. It is advisable that when asking for quotations, require that this quote include all major and even small expenses or charges. It should take account of goods and services tax, delivery cost and breakdown of other fees charged by the wedding decorator.
The total cost may be reduced by utilizing some already owned items like candles, vases, centerpieces and others. Ask the wedding decorator if you can contribute these items should you have them to lower your expenses. Some decorators already have these decoration essentials and would charge rental costs for the items to be used during your wedding.