Should You Hire, Create or Buy Your Wedding Decor?

One of the perks here at Southern Bride is we can learn and see the many different decisions brides make when it comes to their wedding styling. From silk draped ceilings, colour themed venues, wedding arches and staged photo backdrops, we are always impressed at the effort couples go to for their big day.

Having been hands on with our own wedding styling tasks, I do know that costs can quickly spiral when purchasing accessories and that time runs out when crafting wedding accessories. It’s not to say that either of these cannot be done successfully, but that sometimes it’s easier to let someone else take care of everything.

The team at Encore Events have a wide range of wedding styling accessories for hire, for couples that would prefer the stress-free option. That’s not the only benefit though. We asked their team to share their thoughts to help couples decide between hiring, making or buying their wedding accessories and decorations.


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Hiring, Buying or Creating Your Wedding Styling Accessories

Your wedding is such a unique and momentous celebration. You want every little detail to be perfect and exactly what you have dreamt. For most couples, they achieve this and more, but some struggle and are unable to bring all their dreams to life. Whether you should buy, hire or make your own accessories to style your venues is a choice that should be carefully considered. Here are the pros and cons of each:

Hiring Styling Accessories

  • Takes the hassle and stress away
  • Is quicker and often cheaper than making your own
  • Specialist providers stock wedding themed accessories
  • Able to have high quality accessories without the high price tag
  • You do not need to sell, store or dispose of accessories afterwards
  • Choices are limited to what the hirer has available
  • Collection and return are your responsibility


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Buying Styling Accessories

  • Often very pricy and lead to over budget expenses or compromise
  • Can require DIY if item is not as desired
  • Takes a lot of time and effort to search out suppliers and products
  • Need to store, sell or dispose afterwards


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DIY Styling Accessories

  • Materials to create can cost more than a completed item
  • Plenty of time and planning is involved
  • Stress levels can soar due to time constraints or skill levels
  • Requires vision and space to create
  • Needs to store, sell or dispose afterwards

We recommend viewing Encore Events’ range of hireable wedding accessories, including furniture, backdrops, wedding arches, lighting, table décor and props for your special day – and send us some photos so we can enjoy your day too!

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