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Wedding Hire vs Buying… Whats Better?

Wedding decorations are a distinct reflection of wedding couples’ personalities and add to the festivity of the wedding ceremony and reception. Wedding decorations include flowers, draperies and tapestries, table and chair linen, centrepieces, lighting and even the marquee if needed.

Choosing your wedding reception decorations is one of the most exciting parts of your wedding planning activity. Depending on your wedding style and theme, your décor needs will vary. But as a large part of your overall wedding budget, couples should weigh the pros and cons of wedding hires versus buying the wedding decorations outright.

Consider The Cost Savings

Weddings can be expensive, and those costs can increase with the type and quality of wedding decorations you choose. Wedding reception decoration hire can help offset the costs of your wedding reception. With wedding hire, you pay a fraction of the price of owning an item to use it temporarily on the day of your wedding. Dried flowers, for instance, are becoming one of the most popular wedding hires. Modern silk flower arrangements can look as realistic as natural flowers but come at a significantly reduced cost. Instead of spending a large amount of your reception budget on decorative centrepieces, a wedding hire can allow you to let those decorations and save you the expense (and time) of purchasing them.

Environmental Impact On Hiring Wedding Decorations vs Buying

When the music dies down at the end of the night, wedding reception venues are full of items that need to be disposed of—or repurposed for another use. When you consider the environmental impact of thousands of Australian wedding ceremonies and receptions each year, it seems reasonable to choose wedding hire for items that other wedding couples can reuse. Table linens, for instance, can be ordered from a wedding event hire to match your wedding colours and décor. At the end of the night, the wedding hire company would pick them up, launder them, and make them available for the next wedding couple to hire.

Before and After DIY of Hiring Wedding Decorations

When couples purchase their wedding reception decorations, they sometimes forget the set-up and pack-down comes with using their own purchased items. Finding family members or hiring staff to set up your own decorations can add stress to an already hectic wedding day. Wedding hires can free up your time and provide peace of mind because the set-up and pack-down are taken care of by the wedding hire company if part of their service. After the wedding, it is also essential to consider where you will offload the décor items you purchased. Some couples opt to sell items on a wedding classifieds to other couples, but that can add strain and burden to the first few months of your marriage.

Or Get A Wedding Stylist to arrange Your Wedding Decorations

A wedding stylist is a consultant who helps wedding couples with the overall design and look of their wedding decorations. Wedding stylists often work with or on behalf of wedding hire businesses to ensure that the decorations for the wedding are in line with the couple’s wedding vision and budget. A wedding stylist can work with you and your wedding planner to itemise the décor items you need and whether they can be hired or need to be purchased. Wedding stylists are professionally trained in a variety of wedding themes and styles. They arrange, set up and remove the decorations, and return them to the wedding hire afterwards.

Whether you choose to buy your decorations or employ wedding hire services, a wedding stylist can work with you to arrange those items to enhance your theme and the visual appearance of your wedding.

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