Long time! I’m back at it, and I have here my third review in my series on…dun dun dun, The Decorators. I’ve often said that OF ALL the Pakistani/Indian/SouthAsian/Desi wedding vendors out there – the decorator was the hardest to find! (Read: there’s a gap in the market people, and if you even have an ounce of creativity/style and a whole lot of customer service, you can fill it).
So Shruti of Far East Wedding Decor was one of the first decorators we met. If I had to choose one word to describe the meeting it would be: underwhelming. Maybe we caught her on an off day, because I distinctly remember feeling that she showed no enthusiasm for her craft. And I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: if you are choosing to make a career in the wedding industry, you have to have good customer service. I mean, you’re dealing with people during one of the happiest times of their lives – and those people – want enthusiasm, and positive energy, and for you to smile, dammit lol! I feel like this is a really basic ask from anyone in the wedding business! And let’s not forget: it is a BUSINESS!
In terms of style, hmm, how to put this eloquently: it was aiighht. Lol. I can’t say that there was anything in her book that blew me away. Her portfolio consisted of basic draping for stage backgrounds – I didn’t see anything extraordinary or creative. See for yourself – here are a couple of photos from her Facebook portfolio:
With Far East Decor, the price I can say, was definitely right. She was probably the least expensive of all the decorators I met with, and that’s always a good thing!
In conclusion…I just wasn’t impressed. And so I decided that it was worth it to spend a little more to get the creativity, passion and enthusiasm that I wanted! #OnToTheNextOne