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Decor Hire Q+A

If couples are looking to hire wedding decor or furniture such as wedding chairs for their wedding, where should they start?

Clients contacting Supernova usually email us via the website or call after stalking us on socials! We’ll chat over initial ideas and must haves then move to putting together your bespoke design quote with personalised mood board packed with ideas for your wedding day.

How far in advance do you need to request the décor items?

Availability changes daily however most clients book 2 years in advance.

What about cost? What kind of budget do couples need to allocate to hiring props?

Our clients send from £6000 in high season.

What sorts of things do you have in stock? Would you say you have a signature style? Are you sustainable?

We’ve spent years building up our extensive décor kit.  We re-use hire items many times as they are cleaned and looked after extremely well making them super sustainable.  We recycle all of our packaging and we use local suppliers for bespoke handmade items to order. Request a copy of our latest brochure or drop us an email if you can’t see what you are after and we’ll advise if we stock it or can have it made for you.

What if a couple is looking for something that you don’t have – would you be able to source this and/or make them something bespoke?

We rarely are asked for something we don’t have, we pretty much stock everything imaginable! If we don’t, then yes we will create it for you.

We update our hire list annually and have some really luxurious new products for 2024.. our clients are dreaming big and we are here for it!  Statement centrepieces are key with the use of unique vessels. Acrylic is still HUGE with co-ordinating items such as our acrylic Grandélabras and matching acrylic wedding stationery. We have just had hanging floral stands made for us here in Glasgow so we can now hang centrepieces over your guest tables and down your aisle.

Which five classic items would you encourage every couple to hire? Are there any props that are always really successful/look fantastic in photography that brides and grooms might not have thought of?

100% top of the list is floor-length table linen.  It’s the one thing that is often overlooked and you absolutely must have floor-length linen.  Venues do offer linen but as it’s not a main priority this is most likely not the right size or fit for your tables so always check this.

Chiavari Chairs look amazing in every setup and we have the largest stock in Scotland.

Tabletop details such as glass charger plates & candles.  Our design team will guide you with ideas and show you options and ideas, which work well with your chosen theme.

Bespoke backdrops.  Depending on your venue focus on your ceremony and top table and what is in view behind it.  Consider how everything will look in your photographs and make a real feature of it to frame your vows.

What about insurance? What would happen if something got damaged or lost?

We encourage every client from the initial meeting to take out wedding insurance.  This not only covers them for any loss or damage with us but with all their suppliers.

How does the set-up and breakdown of the decor work? When would you need access to the venue? What about the day after? Do couples need to pick up items from you and take them to the venue themselves or would you do that for them?

The logistics team will liaise with the venue directly around 2 weeks in advance to arrange access times for set up.  We bring the kit and our style team to set up working to a schedule, which ensures we are all done, and away prior to the arrival of guests.  Our breakdown & collection team returns first thing to collect and pack up everything and leave you to your celebrations. 

If the couple are also supplying their own décor items, how do you ensure they blend seamlessly with those they are hiring from you?

We request details and instructions for any additional decor items the couple wish to add in advance to ensure everything works perfectly together.

Do any of your props work better in certain types of venues/for certain themes?

Each venue is unique and having dressed the majority of them over the last 15 years we are great at guiding couples with what works well and where.  What lends itself well in one space might not work in another, which is why it’s worth speaking with our expert design team.  

Venues with high ceilings or marquees for example always require a lot of height in the decoration - tall table centrepieces and fairy lighting the ceiling will draw the eyes up.

If you were to hire items from your own collection, which would you pick?

All of it! As we take time to get to know our couple's wants and wishes which vary greatly it’s important to us we have a vast stock list for hire so our weddings don’t look the same as each other.  Taking care of our hire products means they can be used time and time again in different settings and styling scenes.


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