My June 12th bride, Christie wanted to add to her wedding reception decor and drape the ceiling of the tent where her reception will be held. After receiving a quote, Christie quickly realized the added decor was out of her budget. After some quick thinking on the part of her veteran-pro wedding planner Lora with A Day to Remember*, Christie was excited to hear there was the option of sharing the cost of the ceiling draping with Michelle, the bride who’s reception will be held at the same venue on June 5th, the week before Christie’s event. Michelle’s planner (are you with me?) the fabulous Catrina of Catrina Maria Designs (formerly Arcularius Events) and Lora got together with the venue and the decor company and helped both of their brides save a boat load of money.
At my own wedding in 1994, I saved money by sharing the cost of renting chairs with the bride who’s wedding took place the day after mine. In the past I have had clients save quite a bit of money by sharing ceremony flowers and splitting the cost. Sharing decor can be a great and creative way to save some serious cash on your wedding decor. But this can be a tricky maneuver to carry off correctly. ”You are more likely to be able to share decor if there is two events taking place back-to-back. Either a morning/evening wedding or a Saturday/Sunday wedding.” says Catrina of Catrina Maria Designs. She further adds, “Because there might be several scheduling problems ask your wedding planner and other professionals to help coordinate decor sharing or even if it a viable option for your event.”
Items that lend themselves well to decor sharing:
Tables and chairs, ceiling draping, venue lighting
Floral Decor- Please note, sharing the floral works best if only large arrangements are shared (ceremony arrangements), both brides agree on a color palette and floral style and the arrangements will be displayed indoors only.