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LEFT: Over the years, Blue Spark Event Design has created countless bespoke projects
for clients, making Instagram-worthy customization like this a part of nearly every event.
Photo courtesy of Jerry Hayes Photography and Blue Spark Event Design.
BELOW: J J L Events had to overcome multiple challenges for this installation, such as
a small, two-level deck, an infinity pool with glass surround, a steep hill and a fragile
apple tree that couldn't be damaged. Photo courtesy of J J L Events Inc.
* Costs required to replace the
customized/modified parts
the client's request and for providing
* Professional costs incurred-for
example, involving an engineer or
manufacturer
" When it's a simple customization-
for example, longer legs on one side-
and your crew is experienced, adding
a 'premium' line item to the quote/
contract that accounts for adding the
appropriate number of hours to the
install time or for an extra person on the
crew, will probably account for the costs
of the custom work, " Norman-Lee says.
" If things are more involved,
determine if the crew will need
more time or people to accomplish
the install and cost accordingly, " she
continues. " This will affect other
demands on the crew's time, of course,
and on how many projects have to be
turned down or delayed to [deliver]
this one customized project. "
She advises charging a " nominal fee "
covering the time spent responding to
the itemized quote (when outside of
" standard " ) about what has been agreed
upon. Include/credit this on the invoice
once the contract has been signed.
" This helps weed out those
who are just looking for you to do
the work for them, " Norman-Lee
explains. " And you get reimbursed
for at least part of your time. "
Pamela Mills-Senn is a freelance writer
based in Seal Beach, Calif.
" I THINK SOCIAL MEDIA
HAS ORCHESTRATED
'FINISHED LOOKS' THAT
SET EXPECTATIONS
FOR WHAT CLIENTS SEE
AS NORMAL, WHICH
MEANS THEY HAVE HIGH
EXPECTATIONS FOR
'STANDARD.' "
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MELYNDA NORMAN-LEE,
J J L EVENTS INC.
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