If our years of providing wedding decoration hire services have taught us anything, it’s that many couples find they have to deal with unexpected issues that arise while they are planning their wedding. However large these problems seem though don’t panic, there are professionals on hand who have seen it all before and can troubleshoot the most common problems quickly – and so in the spirit of saving you as much stress as possible we have rounded up some great tips that may help:
Find Trustworthy Suppliers
Being let down at the last minute by your photographer or wedding decoration hire company can be a nightmare, but it can be quite difficult to ensure this doesn’t happen. It is easy enough to find lists of suppliers online, but once you have found one you like the look of, what should your next step be?
Well, the first thing you should do is take a look at their website to see how it makes you feel and whether it is professional looking or not. Do they feature images of real weddings they have worked on in the past, and is their work featured in any magazines or blogs?
If you like what you see then get in touch with the supplier and ask them any questions you have, and see if they will give you references from brides they have worked with in the past. Good suppliers will go out of their way to allay your fears and help you in any way they can. Don’t discount suppliers who are new though, as everyone has to start somewhere, and their price will probably reflect their lack of experience.
Stick To Your Budget
– the more detailed it is, the easier it should be to stick to. The key things to consider when you are writing your budget are:
Set a max figure (and then take away 5% to keep as a contingency)
Break down your budget into categories e.g. flowers, then sub-categories e.g. bouquets, table decorations. The more detailed you are, the more accurate your budget will be.
Set your top three priorities, e.g., photography, a band and free drinks for guests. Take your time over this as it will affect your entire wedding planning – once you have decided on these three items, then you can work the rest of the budget around them.
If you do end up going over budget, then dig our your list and remind yourself of your top three priorities in order to get yourself back on track and decided in which areas you can reduce your budget. We try and help in this regard by offering various packages that can be adjusted to any numbers.
Make Sure Your Guest List Size Matches Your Venue Size
The last thing you want is to find your dream venue and then realise it won’t hold all the people you want to invite. This is where you need to get really tough and have an A list and B list – the A list is the people who must be there, and the B list is the people who are not on the A-list! This sounds difficult to do, but just think about:
Do you need to invite people you have never met, i.e. plus ones?
Can you move people from all day guests to just evening guests?
Do you want to invite children or not?
Don’t forget as well there will no doubt be some people who RSVP to say they cannot make it, so you will be able to shift some people from the B list to the A list. On this note, make sure you keep a few blank invitations to hand.
Hopefully, though you won’t face any of these issues. We can at least ensure that you have no problems with your wedding decoration hire, so please give us a call on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to email@example.com for more information.