For each girl, a wedding is not just a celebration, but a holiday that remains in your memory for life. The newlyweds bathe in attention, colors, smiles and gifts, and after all behind all behind this hides a titanic work. Someone is invisibly present in the background, watching the correct course of the ceremony, photographers are fussing about choosing the right perspective, the cooks prepare the dishes …
It turns out that a beautiful and harmonious wedding is the result of the work of many professionals. These can be considered wedding decorators. After all, they are responsible for the design of the event. But many believe that people of such a profession are either not needed at all, or their labor costs little. This opinion has developed on the basis of a number of myths, which are worth debunking.
Decorators can do everything beautifully, quickly and inexpensively.
There is a classic rule in marketing. According to him, only two points out of three can be realized simultaneously. If you do a job quickly and cheaply, it will turn out to be ugly if done beautifully and cheaply, it will take a long time, and quickly and beautifully requires large financial injections. This fully applies to the work of decorators. Everything, right here and right here is not going to get. It is worthwhile to understand that it is necessary to address decorators in advance. Consultation with them just two weeks before the celebration will lead to an increase in the cost of services in half. Are you ready to pay for urgency? The decorators team must move away from other planned projects and switch completely to a new one. If there is a desire to make a holiday beautiful and inexpensive to pay for it, then it is necessary to book decorators in advance. It will be best done in six months. Those who easily undertake to arrange everything in a week, to realize all ideas and drawings, and even for minimal means, should not be trusted – the result will be deplorable.
You can not make a contract with wedding decorators.
Withdrawal from the contract agreement means that there is no responsible attitude for the wedding. In fact, no decent contractor who provides such services without a contract will not work. And do not be afraid of unnecessary paper red tape, she, on the contrary, should rejoice, because it is a guarantee of quality work. The contract prescribes not only the data of both parties and the date of the event. The budget, number of employees and conditions of their work are stipulated. The performer should know what time is allocated for mounting and dismantling, whether it is possible to use photos from the wedding in the decorator’s portfolio in the future. If the conditions are not met, then a fine is prescribed, and this applies to both parties. So do not forget about it when signing the contract, and its points should be carefully studied so that they do not become a surprise. Signing a contract with prepayment is a guarantee that decorators will actually perform their work on the appointed date.
The decorators only deal with decorating.
The work of the decorator is not very different from the work of the interior designer. A specialist should meet and get to know a couple, learn a story. The bride and groom must talk about their habits and hobbies, their way of life, their dating history. Then the concept of a wedding is born. You need to choose the theme, style, color solutions, the amount of decor. It is possible to create sketches. Then comes a long and thorough preparation process. It presupposes the selection and purchase of parts, the manufacture of the decor partly by hand, and partly – to order, the acquisition of textile decor elements, colors and the preparation of their design. The installation and placement of individual decorative elements is only one-twentieth of the total work. But even this is not so simple – here you can not do without style and sense of taste. That’s why you should not assume that the decorators are simple requisites, which will only bring decorations to the weddings and place them. It is from these people that the unique atmosphere of the holiday depends.
All decorators have a catalog of finished designs.
Such misconceptions are firmly entrenched in the minds of people preparing for a wedding. The opinion turns into a trivial question: “How much does it cost to arrange a wedding?”. The couple is waiting for a specific answer, a number. In response, they hear the average check amount for the guest, the minimum budget, and sometimes the minimum amounts for individual items. So it turns out, when decorators prefer to work individually. Ready-made concepts, a catalog of napkins and vases are not here, and there is nothing to choose when decorating a wedding. But the decorators will try to make from the wedding a non-personal holiday, individual. It will tell the story of this particular pair, no matter where or how they met and what they like. The decorator will prefer to make an individual proposal, which simply can not be in the catalog. And already in this direction the team will start working. The presence of the catalog may indicate that performers are simply not ready to work creatively, preferring templates.
Decorators work directly at the wedding.
Many are surprised when communicating with decorators they are asked to provide all the information in advance, stipulating for several months the questions of the style of the event. For some reason it seems strange that the changes are not approved and are not made at the last moment. The fact is that work on the day of celebration is the visible part of the iceberg. The main part is done in advance. And the sooner the decorators begin to prepare for the wedding, the calmer they will be able to do their work, without making the customers nervous again. From those required to make a list of guests in advance and their number. We must draw up invitations, print them and send them out with a large margin. Best of all, if this happens much earlier than the classic two months before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, it will only be necessary to gather strength and implement everything conceived according to the script detailed in the details.
Decorators do not need an advance payment.
Because of this myth, many decorators suddenly find themselves in an uncomfortable position, when the sum of the prepayment suddenly sounds when signing the contract. At the same time, customers sincerely expressed bewilderment. The amount of prepayment for decorators is completely different than for managers, photographers or videographers. And this is quite logical, because you need to purchase all the materials in advance. And subcontractors have to pay for the work done before the celebration. And the team itself wants to receive money for the preparation for the event. The prepayment can be a fixed amount, and can be determined by a percentage of the preliminary estimate. This document is usually attached to the contract.
The decorator does not need to get acquainted in advance with the place of the wedding.
In the process of preparing a professional decorator for a wedding, an important stage is an inspection of the venue of the celebration. Usually decorators try to do this together with photographers and videographers. Such meetings are needed to discuss all the details of the wedding ceremony. It is necessary to evaluate the many possibilities of the chosen site: lighting, aesthetic and technical nuances, capacity, convenience of specialists. There are measurements of furniture and the entire room, preparing a scheme for arranging tables and seating arrangements for guests, zoning areas. By the time of the celebration, plans should be prepared for all emergency situations, including in case of bad weather.
Decorators are ordinary attendants.
Periodically, every decorator encounters in his work the manifestation of such a myth. These specialists can be neglected by the couple itself, restaurant staff, and other specialists. As it is unpleasant, but it happens. Some clients believe that if they pay money to arrange a wedding, then the attitude towards them should be akin to worship.Why not respect those professionals who sincerely want to make the celebration vivid and unusual? If you treat people who work at a wedding in a human way, then in return you can get not only high-quality service, but also a pleasant process of preparing in the society of interested and friendly people.
Decorators do not need to eat or drink.
Usually installation begins six hours before the arrival of guests, and even earlier. Some are taken to work all night. The installation process is very complicated, time-consuming and accompanied by fuss. Many decorators remain on the site at least until the end of the ceremony, and most often until the end of the celebration. They will help transfer items, light candles and resolve imminent hitching. The team will have to be at the celebration for a minimum of eight hours. It is quite logical that these people want to have a snack. On the part of the owners of the holiday, the offer of snacks and water will be an elementary courtesy to those people who create an unusual celebration.
The bride’s bouquet can be ordered immediately before the wedding.
For couples, the main principle of decorators-florists becomes a surprise. It turns out that it is better to order flowers in advance, usually in a couple of weeks. It is necessary to discuss the required color range, composition and volume. After all, in a hurry, it may not be possible to take into account all the nuances of the whimsical wish of the bride. Florists will in any case try to make an order on time and observe the color scheme. Just in case of strict requirements to a bouquet it is better to plan in advance its preparation.
The decorator can change the decor right before the wedding.
It’s no secret that many brides start to panic right on the eve of the wedding. Then it seems to them that their chosen one is not “the same”, then there are doubts as a decor. This manifests itself in calls to change the number of tables or the style of the whole wedding, or even try to accommodate more guests by adding new elements to the view. Decorators in this case meet halfway even at the very last moment. However, this is true, if it concerns little things. Order additional bonbonniere or find more napkins is not too difficult. But to change the very concept of the holiday and its main elements at the last moment is already unreal. It is worth remembering this, if new ideas suddenly come to mind.
Wedding decorations are limited to balls, tablecloths, yes covers on chairs.
It should be understood that a bright individual couple should have a corresponding wedding. Therefore, the event “turnkey”, with ready solutions – a simple, but non-controversial option. Such proposals remained far in the past, in the Soviet Union. Today the concept of wedding decor has greatly expanded. It includes a large number of elements, from design and printing invitations to correct compliments to guests. Careful thinking of all elements will lead to the fact that the holiday will be bright and memorable. Each wedding is individual, it is not necessary to use the numerous “classical” elements from the list of decor. Why not listen to the decorator’s advice? This professional is the best way to choose the most necessary for the celebration, taking into account the wishes.
It is best to use the maximum number of decorative elements.
The volume of wedding decor is a difficult matter. Some want more “beauty”, but this does not mean that it will turn out better and more beautiful. To make the wedding look really rich, it does not necessarily have to contain all possible elements of the decor, and there is no need to decorate everything with flowers. The celebration will be stylish if each element is inscribed in a pre-created concept or will be generally individual, selected especially for the groom and the bride. The number of elements is better to be exchanged for the quality of the materials used. Ornaments should not dazzle and cut eyes. A wedding should attract attention not by the amount of decor, but by the love story of the bride and groom.