What are the Most Important Things to Look out for When Hiring Wedding Decor?

Written by The Small Things Co

So, you’ve come to the conclusion that hiring wedding décor is the right choice for you and your partner. But of course, everyone knows that the decision-making doesn’t stop there. With so many styles, colours, and elements to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to begin! Luckily for you, we have put together a fool-proof list of essentials that will keep you from wondering what are the most important things to look out for when hiring wedding décor?

Hire Wedding Décor to Suit Your Individual Style

A great place to start is by agreeing on a theme for your day. It doesn’t have to be as clear-cut as gothic or nautical, but a general idea of what atmosphere you are trying to create will support your future design choices. For example, if you prefer a more laid-back, rustic event, then it is recommended you choose earthy tones that celebrate natural beauty. On the other hand, fairy tale weddings are also popular with couples, which incorporate a touch of royalty! Think a ballgown dress, pops of colour and lots of flowers!

Now that you have chosen the overall design of your big day, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to hire. We would always suggest starting with the most functional pieces first, such as chairs and tableware. Once all your non-negotiables are in order, you can then think about the smaller elements such as centrepieces, menu cards and signs. And yes, finally we come to flower walls, photo booths and dessert tables which are the showstoppers that impress your guests! Working this way helps you to stick to a budget, as you can splurge on these attractions should you have any wiggle room.

Top Tips When Hiring Wedding Décor

We imagine that you’ve chosen your venue because you already love what it has to offer. When thinking about hiring wedding props, it’s important to choose items that will make the room pop. For example, if you have chosen a venue for its gorgeous beams, accentuate them by adding flowers or a string of fairy lights! If you’re after something bigger, however, we also have some tips:

1. Light up letters

Many couples choose light-up letters with their names, ‘love’ or ‘Mr & Mrs’ as they literally light up a room. However, what use are they if they are too small to be seen? We advise that you should hire letters no smaller than 4 feet high, so they are visible from every angle!

2. Backdrops and flower walls

Balloons, arches, drapes and flower walls are the perfect accessory to transform a section of your wedding venue, as well as making for a great photo opportunity! With that being said, make sure you choose a backdrop that’s sturdy and at least 7 to 8 feet tall. Nothing will quite ruin a snapshot quicker than if your creations have lost their shape or are too small for your taller guests.

Wedding Decorations Will Enhance Your Special Day

Hiring wedding décor is an important aspect of creating the perfect setting for your big day. To get the most out of your decorations, it’s essential to consider your style and ‘must haves’ before opting for your showstoppers. This is to ensure you stick to your budget, as well as guaranteeing a seamless planning experience.

We would love to hear from you!

We would love to be a part of the planning, design, and styling of your day. Whether you just need guidance with putting together a hire from our decor range or are looking for an all-inclusive styling service, our team is ready to walk by your side. Get in touch with us through the form here.

Feel free to contact us at hello@thesmallthings.co if you have any other queries. If you’re looking to hire decor for your event, please browse our decor hire page.