There are a whole host of companies on the French Riviera offering decoration and themeing services. I have picked out the best of the bunch below, all of whom own and rent out their own materials which they stock in enormous showrooms and warehouses. Beware that certain so-called decoration suppliers actually rent material from the company’s below with a mark-up of course. To get the best rates, it’s always best to go directly to the origin of the supply.
Although many decoration suppliers in the region have diversified and now offer wedding planning as an additional service, I am not convinced that they have the same kind of rigorous, attention to detail, working methods or cultural open-mindedness that a specialised professional wedding planner should have.
The decoration supplier will come up with a creative décor concept following you tastes, ideas and budget. Alternatively, if you would like to personally get involved with the creative side of your wedding the supplier will normally have a full catalogue of decorative elements in stock from which you can pick and choose the items yourself.
- Deco Flamme: Deco Flamme provides the ultimate in sexy, glamorous décor and has a really talented team of designers who can put together creative decorative themeing following any concept. The company is the main decorator of the famous Palais nightclub and have worked on some of the most exclusive weddings and events in the region. My usual contact at Deco Flamme is a lovely girl called Griet who speaks great English; email@example.com. www.deco-flamme.com
- Dierickx: Dierickx is a fantastic, family-run company offering a range of creative, theatrical, eye catching décor. Dierickx has a fantastic reputation in the local area and is the exclusive décor supplier at many venues along the French Riviera. The company also offers wedding planning services and artistic performances but their core business is really the conception and rental of decorative elements such as furniture and props, lighting, candles, ‘art de la table’ and soft furnishings. www.dierickx-organisation.com
- Gala: Gala is another great decoration supplier who, like Dierickx, has widened their service offering to the organisation of events, weddings and private parties. Gala is also referenced by many venues in the region and has a solid reputation amongst local event management companies and wedding planners. www.galaorganisation.com
- Synergy: Synergy is best known for their luminous furniture but also provides a diverse range décor. I have never worked with Synergy personally but my friends in the events industry have and recommend them for modern, stylish, young décor concepts. www.synergy-event.com
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