There’s a big event coming up for you and you’ve been reading magazines for ideas. Or maybe searching the internet for the perfect centerpiece. After you’ve found exactly what you’ve been looking for, most likely your next question will be..”What will I do with it after my wedding?” or “Will I be able to use these again after my party?” These are both very sane and valid questions. You may never need to use thirty 15″ cylinder floral vases in your life. You probably will not have the storage space for an 8′ pipe & drape backdrop in your home. So today, we are going to help you understand your options!
There are many outlets to finding the perfect decorations. The initial, easiest option is to purchase. The economical option is to buy used. The creative option is a DIY project. The less stressful option is to rent.
Let’s take a closer look at these four options.
Here are a few PURCHASING pros…You found the perfect store/website and there is 100% guarantee on their product. You’ll know exactly where to go to purchase more. You may find them on sale and save big bucks. Now for the PURCHASING cons…You won’t have anywhere to store the product(s) after your event. You may never use them again. If your event is out of town, you’ll have to transport the item(s) to and from.
You may have attended an event and saw something really caught your eye. After the event, call the hostess of the party! They may be interested in selling it to you since the event is over. BUYING USED items definitely has its pros… You’ve seen the physically item and you know exactly what you are getting. You cut down on costs (especially if you are a good negotiator). BUYING USED also has the same cons as purchasing and a little more….The product is not guaranteed (sold as is). Depending on the condition after so many uses, you may not be able to re-sell.
If you have enough time on your hands and your family refers to you as Martha Stewart, you can make your own decorations. Here are a few DIY (do-it-yourself) pros…Your personality will be seen through your final project. You can save a lot of money. DIY cons…It is very time consuming. The final look may not be what you expected. You still have to find somewhere to store your items or be able to re-sell them. If your event is out of town, you will still have to transport them to and from.
And your last option is to rent the decorations you want. RENT pros…You can have the items delivered to and picked up from your venue. You won’t have to worry about storage or re-selling. The product is guaranteed. And the RENT cons…It may not be the exact look you envisioned but close enough. If the rentals are damaged, you will have to pay.
Whichever you choose, there is no right or wrong and there is no best or better. It’s about what works best for you. If you need help with where to buy used, rent or purchase decoration supplies, feel free to give us a call (314-458-6425), we would be more than glad to assist you!