A Word of Caution
Because we have had an increase in brides and mother-of-brides come to us as a result of online faux-pas we feel it is our obligation to offer a word of caution about ordering online.
You probably have heard of Brides getting scammed by buying wedding dresses online. If the price seems too good to be true, then it is. Online retailers might show you the same images you see on the designer’s website, but more often than not, these photographs are being used without permission, and you will not be receiving the same dress. If you receive the dress, it may be a cheap knockoff version of the gown you fell in love with as you can see in the photo below. We’ve heard of many horror stories from Boutique of Dreams and Carolina Bride and Groom of brides coming in last minute looking for a dress due receiving a knock off one online.
What you may not realize is that the same thing can happen with your wedding decorations. By buying tablecloths, centerpieces, and other décor you run the risk of receiving damaged goods.
We understand you want to save money. Most of us do; however mistakes may cost you more. We have acquired new customers because:
- What arrived was not the color expected. Never associate a color with a color name because color shades and tints vary widely. (As you can see in the photo below)
- The purchase did not arrive in time.
- The purchase was damaged or wrong. (As you can see in the photo below)
- Just not what expected in size, etc.
We have had customers tell us they bought linens online for the price we rent them in hopes of re-selling them only to discover no one wanted to buy their items OR they did not take into account the shipping costs or labor involved with ironing them before the event and the cost of cleaning them afterwards. We appreciate those of you who shared this with us so we could spare those reading this future disappointment.
As an avid DIYer I get it.
That’s why we rent to you DIYers.
But come to our showroom where we will set up a mock reception table so that you can see what it will actually look like the day of your event. The pictures on Google and Pinterest are beautiful, but they are often distorted through close-ups and angles. How will your centerpiece relate in color, scale & proportion to the table size, to the size of the room, and to the ceiling height?
We can help you answer these questions.
Another reason to rent from a local store, is that you will have a phone number of a real person to call should that rare occurrence of an error happen or you discover you forgot something. We have had brides and grooms call us the day before their wedding realizing they needed more tablecloths or didn’t have anyone to set up their decorations.
So before you order something online ask yourself, is it really worth the risk to your once in a lifetime wedding or event?
We have your best interest in mind and want to work with you to give you the most WOW for any budget.
Owner of Event Décor & More