Many brides find amazing ideas in bridal magazines, and at other friends weddings. Whether it's a ceiling draping with lights, a head table and cake table lit up with beautiful sheer fabrics and fancy clusters of bows and flowers, or a pretty backdrop behind the head table with lots of lights and greens and flowers, something wonderful happens when guests enter a reception hall,finished with glamorous detail.



Although many brides think it might be fun for them to decorate the banquet room, the reality is, it takes a lot more work than one realizes to achieve a professionally decorated atmosphere.

It is not easy to find all the accessories at affordable prices. Most brides also underestimate the final cost that the "list of incidentals" amount to for a first time decorator. When you think about the time and effort it takes to decorate an entire hall, added to all the other stress of planning a wedding, it becomes obvious that hiring a professional decorator is a sensible choice.

What You Should Look For?

A good decorator will respond to your call quickly and set up a meeting, either at your home, their place of business, or at your wedding venue. A professional decorator will consult with you to determine your vision fora perfect day. Offer options to customize the decorating to match your style and taste--not just a wedding in a box with few or no choices.The decorator should also offer you helpful tips on how to get the most for your money.

You should expect to see a portfolio of the decorating done for other clients and a list of references that you can contact.A good decorator will do a site inspection to determine what will work, and take necessary measurements.

A great decorator will not promise anything that can't be done. A reputable decorator will send or e-mail the bride and groom a proper contract itemizing each item and price, outlining the payment schedule and cancellation policy. Remember, a contract protects you.

A responsible decorator returns phone calls promptly during the planning process answering your questions or concerns and is respectful of your time.A good decorator arrives on time prepared with all items, equipment,experience, knowledge and staff required to complete the job.

A great decorator will have the d├ęcor completed long before the guests arrive. No preparation, tear-down work should be seen by anyone at the wedding reception.

The only thing a bride and groom are responsible for is to walk into a beautifully decorated reception hall and gasp with delight when they see their vision become a reality. 

And finally, when your beautiful celebration comes to and end, you and your groom, the wedding party, family and guests should leave with just the memory of a wonderful day.