The styling of your wedding venue Imprints your personal vision and Style on your big day – however There a few considerations to pause and reflect on before leaping into The ‘styling” phase of any big day.
Any small detail can throw off the whole look of the vision of your wedding and result in expensive and time-consuming mistakes. So, at the very least it is a sound decision to take a “consult” with an experienced and professional wedding planner at the start of this important journey to your day.
The very first thing that an experienced styling or planning service will discuss and advise you and your partner to consider is your budget for the big day. When meeting with the venues of choice across both the ceremony and reception spaces, remember that accessibility and distance can add not only hours to the setup of the day but also many financial and logistic aspects that you many not of considered.
Remember all of this “styling” is also external to the other elements of the day e.g.: transport, photography, videography and the practical ‘on the day’ coordination processes across all suppliers and vendors. When viewing a venue ensure you ask what’s included in the hire and ask for this in flyer form so you have a copy of it when you leave the venue. The two most common options are:
Venues that supply you with the basic facilities such as tables, chairs, table and stem ware, cutlery, linen, napery etc. plus any coordination aspects that the venue specifically will deliver for you.
A “shell” or blank canvas is where you will have to bring everything in (and we mean everything) from tables, chairs, linen, napery, floral decor, props and catering plus all the on the day aspects across all spaces too. It’s not at all unmanageable, but most certainly not the easiest of wedding day aspects to handle also without guidance across planning, logistics, access, delivery and pack down – this requires some discussion and consideration to progress successfully on the day.
Established venues have elements of choice in situ that can reduce the level of external supplier and vendor engagement. However, if you choose the “blank canvas” option the planning timeline is often extended significantly (up to 12 months in some instances) and increases the number of suppliers and vendors required also to ensure every element is appropriately met.
You also can expect this option to also increase your wedding budget - considerably.
While the blank canvas option allows you the most flexibility in picking and choosing your vendors, it needs to be considered within the context of your budget scope and how much time both you and your partner have to devote to the logistic aspects of styling.
An experienced stylist and planning service can help you avoid the time-consuming tasks related to cost quotes, contract negotiations, cost schedule payments and timeline delivery scheduled for set up and pack down on the big day across both the ceremony and reception spaces (and this is on top of the aesthetic of the styling of the day!).
There are many different styles and looks to choose from when styling your wedding venue, and at LUXE – Unforgettable Events we would consider each one in context with you and your partner’s preferred vision and assist you to arrive at a unique and personalised agreement as to the look and style for your unforgettable day – in budget for your day.
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