WEDDING DECOR HIRE
Before lockdown, One of our Directors Ruth was interviewed by Tie the Knot Scotland magazine on everything related to wedding hire…
TIE THE KNOT: If couples are looking to hire furniture and decorative elements for their wedding, where should they start?
RUTH: Clients contacting Supernova usually email us via the website or call, however Instagram & Facebook messages are quick and easy and work really well coinciding with any promotions and stories we add.
TIE THE KNOT: How far in advance do you need to request the décor items?
RUTH: Availability changes daily however most clients book 2 years in advance.
TIE THE KNOT: What about cost? What kind of budget do couples need to allocate to hiring props?
RUTH: We provide décor for weddings of all sizes however on average own clients will spend from £4000 on the décor elements with the addition of flowers, centrepieces & bouquets
TIE THE KNOT: What sorts of things do you have in stock? Would you say you have a signature style?
RUTH: 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. We recycle all of our packaging and we use local suppliers or have bespoke items handmade to order.
TIE THE KNOT: Do you make anything yourself?
RUTH: We have an amazing supplier list of creative designers and trusted wholesalers. Any bespoke items or ideas we don’t already have are professionally designed and created for us. We design a lot of bespoke table centrepieces in house, which we create for the client to see when they visit our studio.
TIE THE KNOT: 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?
RUTH: 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 them.
TIE THE KNOT: What trends are you seeing in 2020?
RUTH: We have some really luxurious new products for this year and our clients are dreaming big! Statement centrepieces are key with the use of unique metallic vessels such as floral hoops and geometric metal stands to place large floral displays on. Acrylic is also HUGE with co-ordinating items such as our acrylic Grandélabras and matching acrylic wedding stationery.
TIE THE KNOT: 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?
RUTH: 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 set up and we have the largest stock in Scotland with white, black, silver, gold, mahogany, lime wash and exclusively in acrylic, with every colour of seat pad.
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 top table and what is in view behind it. Or your ceremony backdrop, consider how everything will look in your photographs and make a real feature of it to frame your vows.
Bespoke Wedding Backdrops
A statement piece such as our giant 10ft cherry blossom tree, one of our various statement flower walls or a cake swing should feature in the day as a focal point and a great backdrop to your photos.
TIE THE KNOT: What about insurance? What would happen if something got damaged or lost?
RUTH: 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.
TIE THE KNOT: How does the set up and break down 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?
RUTH: 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 return first thing to collect and pack up everything and leave you to your celebrations.
TIE THE KNOT: If the couple are also supplying their own décor items, how do you ensure they blend seamlessly with those they are hiring from you?
RUTH: We request details and instructions for any additional decor items the couple wish to add in advance to ensure everything works perfectly together.
Carlowie Castle Wedding, Photo by Gary Bonar Photography
TIE THE KNOT: Do any of your props work better in certain types of venues/for certain themes?
RUTH: Each venue is unique and having dressed the majority of them over the last 12 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.
TIE THE KNOT: If you were to hire items from your own collection, which would you pick?
RUTH: All of it!
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Much Love, Team Supernova x