Thanks to a recommendation from our photographer, we now have a decorator… Ramon, from Party by Ramon. We met with him a few weeks ago, and today he showed us an example centerpiece. Wow. This extra effort is more than we’ve seen from other bidders, and it has certainly sold us. He’s also willing to work within our budget.
[What’s a decorator, you ask. Instead of using a florest, folks often use a decorator. They design the centerpieces and other decorations, and more importantly, come in and set up so you don’t have to the morning of the event. They also help break down afterwards. This will be invaluable for us. They are also what turn a plain social hall into an appropriately themed shindig.]
So now we have all the vendors we are going to have: caterer, DJ, photographer, and decorator. All we need to do now is get out the invitations (all designed and to Postal Plus on Monday), select the photos for a photo montage, and determine what shows we are going to use for the table names.