Today we'd like to share some insight on our favorite DIY supply website: Save-on-Crafts.com! MSH Events has recommended and used SOC for almost all of its events. It's one of the most comprehensive online suppliers of quality event decor, with a fantastic damages return policy to boot! Check them out and let your DIY-flag fly!
What is it?
SOC is a comprehensive online shopping site for wedding and event decor. It has some pre-compiled items, but mostly it carries the basic building blocks of all event decor. They have all the supplies you need to create your unique decor piece.
What does it cost?
All the products on SOC are pretty close to wholesale price. As their tagline states, "20%-70% off every day." The only extra cost is shipping, as most of their items are on the heavier side and cost much more to ship. You should also expect to pay for return shipping in case of unwanted items.
What makes it awesome?
Is the almost-wholesale pricing not enough?! Not only are all the materials great quality, but SOC is an amazing time saver. Especially for those who don't have access to cars or don't have time to make the trip out to a flower market or wholesaler. You can research in your spare time and then purchase everything when you're ready. My favorite feature is that they tell you how much of each item they have left in stock. Did your items arrive damaged? Send it back for a replacement within 24 hours of receipt at no cost! And they seriously have EVERYTHING. Linens, jars, lights, floral components, containers, paper goods... They even have an inspiration section where you can get decor ideas and some guidance on what items to purchase for those.
What's the Catch?
The website design is not much to look at, and we'll be the first to admit that it does not have the easiest interface. Navigating between sections can be confusing especially as they strategically place "other items you may be interested in" right under your search. Shipping costs are a bit higher than usual. And finally, for some, there is no substitute for seeing things in person.
Can I demo it?
Not as such, but there is at least one photo for each product, usually more. So you get a very good idea of what it is you're purchasing.
One of the best online resources for event decor and materials. Best for people who love DIY and already have their event vision down pat. Not for those needing guidance with event design or who have never crafted before.