Commonly asked: IS IT BETTER TO RENT DECOR ELEMENTS OR DESIGN AND BUILD THEM FROM SCRATCH?
That’s a great question. Here are some pros and cons for each scenario.
Pros for creating your own design (including tablecloths, vases, chandeliers, chair covers, structures, furniture, etc…): It’s only yours, so the event always looks fresh and new. If you use the designs of different elements more than once, you can make back your original investment. You become a trend setter.
Creating an original design is always more expensive. I hope you have great storage facilities. If not handled properly, the objects you create could be damaged and lead to a financial loss. Other folks might copy you. (However, I think it’s a huge compliment when folks copy my designs.)
Pros for renting design/decor materials:
You do not need to worry about storage.
It’s more cost effective. There is a way of renting elements and making it your own design by combining elements in different ways.
Your work starts looking like others’. You can become a bit lazier as a designer. Lack of surprise.
Ultimately, what matters in both cases is that your work remains fresh and new
–. I personally prefer designing and building all new work from scratch. My goal is to always, for better or worse, design something new. Christina www.celebrationsbycc.com