Our recent blog on Wedding design, style, and where to find inspo sparked questions on working with an Event Designer.
We recommend that you hire a wedding planner who offers event design services. Your planner will spend more time with you and will better understand the design and feel you want. Your planner / designer will also guide you early on in the planning process – even prior to choosing a venue.
For example, if you find yourself leaning toward a rustic and chic wedding, then your planner can suggest venues that fit that look and feel. For example, you might want to check out venues surrounding Whistler, perhaps the Nita Lake Lodge. Or maybe you’re looking for a romantic and elegant wedding in downtown Vancouver? Then Fairmont Pacific Rim may be a good choice for you. Perhaps you’ve dreamt of a luxurious Renaissance wedding. If so, take a peek at Pelican Hill in Southern California.
If your wedding planner does not offer design services, then we suggest you hire an event designer after you select your venue. The venue will determine the involvement of the event designer and you should not sign a contract with an event designer to only find out the venue has restrictions about what you can or cannot do with the space.
A hot tip: When choosing your designer, you should ask to see their portfolio. Take a look at their previous events and make sure you like their designs. Most planners and designers have this on their website. Check out FDL’s Portfolio here.
XO ~ Nargess