11 Advantages of hiring props for your wedding•
Posted on November 10 2023
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A stylist or prop hire company will always be growing their own collection of decorations, meaning you will have loads to choose from. It's a one stop shop! This means you don't have to trail and search all over different places to find what you want, because they have done the leg work for you. They choose the best of the best, they find decor that you can mix and match so that you can create your own look with the pieces they have found for you. They have an eye for the details and know what looks good together.
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Some of my props from my handmade collection are fabric signage, moss lampshades, display frames, table plans, welcome signs, cake stands and wooden ladders. You can take a closer look at them here >>
Set Up IncludedDepending on who you are hiring props from, will depend on what services they include too. Some prop companies may charge for the items to be delivered, and setting them up themselves will be included in the price. Where as others may work like a drop off and pick up service, meaning you will have to move the items yourself when they are dropped off, then make sure they are ready to collect when pick up is arranged for. Wedding stylists who offer prop hire, like myself, will also offer a set up service as well. So, its definitely worth taking some time to factor in this kind of thing when you're on the hunt!
Another benefit of hiring props and not buying them is, you won't have to store them around your home, before the big day. Depending on how big your wedding is, buying wedding props will definately take over your home whether you like it or not. If you don't have much spare room in your house, hiring them is the answer to your prayers! Especially if your wedding is a year or two away, you would have it all that time, taking up space.
It's easy to forget that searching for props for your wedding takes a lot of time. There are many tasks to be done during planning, and getting everything to bring the whole look together can be very time consuming. Searching for the decorations, pricing everything up, going to get it, or spending time ordering it. You could save yourself so much valuable time by hiring it all on the day instead. This is all part of my full design and styling service that you can read about here. When I work with couples I do all this leg work for them, as I know the best places to look and get the best prices.
One of things I think couples forget about is how they are going to get all the decor to the venue on set up day. If you have accumulated a lot of props, then you may have to hire a vehicle, which can be very costly. You also need to check that everything is packed well to avoid breakages. The beauty of hiring props is that is taken care of for you by the hire company.
As well as not having all the hassle before the wedding day, you also won't have the hassle of dealing with the props after the wedding day. You won't have the responsibility of putting everything away, cleaning everything and storing it all until you decide what to do with it. After the wedding is over the last thing you will feel like doing is taking photos of it all and selling it all, so it will just be taking up unnecessary space in your home.
Buying decor when you could hire it from a company, is not as eco-friendly to the planet. A lot of my own collection has been carefully considered. I make sure I choose things that can be styled in multiply ways. I search for vintage antiques and up-cycle and turn those un-loved pieces into something new and exciting, giving them a new lease of life.
I hope this has been useful and if you would like to hire props then you can take a look at my prop catalogue below which I am updating all the time.
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