Choosing an event decorator for your event can be tricky because most of us don’t have enough insight into the event decorating process to gauge. The right decorator has the power to transform an event. They can make a theme come alive & can turn a venue into a different world.
Don’t fall prey to lazy planners who could ruin an event you have been looking forward to. To help you get started we’ve compiled some tips for choosing the perfect event decorator.
If your event decorator allows details to fall through the cracks it can have a catastrophic effect on your event. A lazy event decorator will more than likely take shortcuts and you can’t be sure that these shortcuts won’t be with your budget, using cheaper vendors or event tech.
A good event decorator will do their work, present you with options & give you a rough estimate of what certain parts of your event might cost. If your event decorator is unable to give you the correct information about the event tech at your event you could end up with a poor Wi-Fi connection or worse or no Wi-Fi connection at all.
Everything we do these days is online & it should be the same with event decorator. Does your event decorator have a website, social media pages or a digital presence? These are all the most important factors to consider as you don’t want to work with someone who is clueless about the digital world.
Before planning an event, it is likely that you will do a fair amount of research before approaching an event decorator. However, some event decorators may pull a disappearing act once you have signed on the dotted line so it is essential to make sure that your event decorator knows what you want from the start.
Unfortunately, it is childish to think that you will get on with everyone you meet or work with. You may have already met with your event decorator & everything went well, but sometimes things are just not meant to be.
An event decorator should contribute to your event and support your ideas and creativity, not hinder them. Planning an event is stressful enough & you don’t need a difficult planner who can make the process worse. Your event decorator should fall in with your ideas and give you suggestions as the event is a reflection of your personality. Any event decorator should show concern and respect for their client’s needs and deliver a high-quality experience.
A time when technology rules our lives poor communication & response time is something that many of us find hard to understand. An event decorator that doesn’t respond to your emails and text messages may be one of the biggest red flags.
When you are in the midst of planning an event, your event decorator should respond to you within 12 hours. Your needs must be met and being ignored by your event decorator is an added stress that you don’t need.
Part of the beauty of choosing an event decorator is that you have someone to assist you with the decision-making process. Your event decorator should support you when deciding what caterers, venues, and products are best for your event.
Over the years event decorators will build relationships with certain vendors, some who maybe their friends. If you feel like your event decorator is pushing their friend’s services on you, then you need to make a decision or stop dealing with your event decorator.
Make sure your event goes off with a bang every time by using these simple, yet effective tips to ensure you never deal with an unreliable, lazy event decorator again.