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How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Wedding Decorator?

If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the events of planning your wedding you may want to hire a decorator for your wedding. If so, you may wonder how much it will cost. Continue reading to find out how much hiring a decorator for your ceremony or reception will cost.

Most wedding decorators will charge you by an hourly rate. Most US couples will end up spending $25/hr to $100/hr all depending on the size of your ceremony or reception area. Most wedding planners will include this in their services but if you only want a decorator then this is a much cheaper option.

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What does a wedding decorator do?

A wedding decorator will decorate your ceremony or reception area with the decorations you have provided or asked them to buy. Sometimes a decorator will double as a wedding interior designer, as they will come up with a vision for your wedding based on the theme and ideas you have given them.

Is a wedding decorator worth it?

Wedding planning can be very hard on some, and the additional task of decorating before your wedding can be a hassle for some. If so you may consider hiring a wedding decorator worth it.

When should I book my wedding decorator?

Most of the time you would book a wedding decorator as soon as you have your venue booked or 4 to 6 weeks before your wedding date.

Continue reading to find out more information on hiring a decorator to decorate your ceremony or reception area.

What Does a Wedding Decorator Do?

A wedding decorator will decorate your ceremony or reception area with the decorations you have provided or asked them to buy. Sometimes a decorator will double as a wedding interior designer, as they will come up with a vision for your wedding based on the theme and ideas you have given them.

They may also source rentals for your wedding such as chocolate fountains, snow cone machine, or flowers. Whatever it will take to make your wedding look perfect. If you agree to rent out certain things they will ask for a budget to make sure you are spending no more than what you can afford.

A decorator will place tablecloths, flowers, name tags, and centerpieces on tables of your reception, as well as any other decor you want in your reception venue. They will also add streamers, flowers, and other decor to your ceremony space depending on your theme.

Is a Wedding Decorator Worth It?

Wedding planning can be very hard on some, and the additional task of decorating before your wedding can be a hassle for some. If so you may consider hiring a wedding decorator worth it. If you are having a small wedding you could either do it yourself or have some friends decorate for you. But if you are having a small wedding it will also be cheaper to hire a decorator.

It all really depends on your budget and how much time you have. If you have room in your budget then it is definitely something to consider. Hiring a decorator is a much better option than a wedding planner as it is much cheaper.

If you don't plan on having much decoration at your wedding then you shouldn’t worry about hiring a wedding decorator.

When to Book a Wedding Decorator?

Booking your wedding decorator all really depends on how soon you are having your wedding. Most of the time you would book a wedding decorator as soon as you have your venue booked or 4 to 6 weeks before your wedding date.

Booking your wedding decorator shouldn’t be high on your list when it comes to booking times and dates. Make sure you always have your venue booked before hiring a decorator, food vendors, DJs or bands, or other small matters.

Share your best wedding decorator tips and experiences in the comments!

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Hi, I’m Kristin. While I haven’t found my Prince Charming yet, I’ve been dreaming of getting married for a long long time. I started this site as a place to record all the things I’ve found and researched in preparation for my own wedding someday. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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