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1st Class Event Specialists, based in Sandy, Bedfordshire, is a family-run decor hire business offering services to couples for their weddings and other special occasions. This dedicated team boasts over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry and loves working with nearlyweds to mark their special day. They pride themselves on their experience and expertise and have a wealth of knowledge that can help transform any wedding into an unforgettable event.

Services Offered

1st Class Event Specialists provides a range of services that couples can tailor to their needs. They specialise in interior design and decoration and offer a selection of hire items ranging from bunting, chair covers, and sashes to light-up letters, dancefloors, and beautiful blossom arches. They can also supply charger plates, sweet carts, lanterns, and more. The team has something to suit all budgets and can even provide an advice service for those needing a little inspiration, making them the perfect one-stop shop for all wedding decor and styling needs.

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Frequently asked questions

Services you offer:

Interior design and decoration
Advice service
Chair covers
Chair sashes
Aisle runners
Other (We offer a wide range of decor items such as light up letters, centerpieces, moongates, blossom arches, lanterns, charger plates, LED dancefloors, signage, sweet carts, prosecco walls and more)

Products offered:

All things chairs LED Light-ups Backdrops Coloured Linen/Charger Plates Centerpieces Sweet Treat Displays All things Balloons Aisle Runners and more...

What is included when hiring your services?

Delivery of the items
Pick up

How far in advance should I contact you?

We take booking in advance and last minute! Will just depend on our availability

Do you offer an online list of weddings?


What areas do you cover?

Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire mostly but we can cover other counties for additional fuel costs

How do you work?

We are very flexible to work with our clients. We are happy to communicate via email, WhatsApp or can arrange a call or face to face meeting

Operating hours:

Feel free to contact us 24/7 and we will aim to get back to you within 24 hours (please note busier season may have delayed response times)

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer
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100% Recommended by couples

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23 reviews
Laura Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding!

We chose 1st Class Event Specialists for our wedding. Claire and her team did an amazing job - the wedding decorations looked absolutely perfect! Claire was super helpful the whole way through providing loads of options and ideas throughout the process. Having Claire dress the venue allowed me to relax on the day; knowing everything was in safe hands! We had so many compliments on the decorations and how stunning everything looked! There is a lot of hard work goes into dressing events and Claire and her team were incredible, if we ever have an event in the future I would not hesitate to contact Claire again for the decoration of the venue.
Jenny B. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

!st Class Events Specialists

Claire and her team were fantastic. The tables and chairs were simple and elegant, just as we requested. The sweet cart was a great success, for adults and children alike. Although I changed my mind a few times, nothing was too much trouble.
Jade K. Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect decor perfect service

Claire and her team were absolutely outstanding - the ceremony room was beautiful as well as the wedding breakfast décor and reception!

Extremely happy with all of the hired equipment and the service was impeccable.

I would recommend Claire to anyone!
Dawn Sent on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended.

I would highly recommend Claire and her team. They did an amazing job at our venue. It's looked stunning. Claire is easy to work with and listens to any ideas you may have and with her professional expertise the whole lot came together. Claire used our DIY decorations and we also hired some from her. Thank you so much Claire and your team.
Lucy P. Sent on 29/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous experience

Clare and her team have been fantastic, helping us make our wedding day so special - finding just the right colours and decorations to suit our plans. Communication was great. Would highly recommend. Thank you ♥️
Shirleena H. Sent on 16/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic

Claire made our venue look incredible. The chair covers made the room look so beautiful, the colours blended in really well. Claire was also an absolute pleasure to work with. She answered any questions we had, with a fast response. I would no doubt call Claire up if I need a venue styled in the future!! Thank you so much
Sinéad F. Sent on 04/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from Start to Finish

I cannot rate Claire and her team enough, they are all so professional and kind-hearted. I gave Claire the vision. I wanted to keep with the winter vibe and keep it minimalistic but also give the wow factor and Claire made it happed. All our guests commented on the decor for the ceremony, reception and table pieces, said how lovely everything accommodated the venue. The wooden sweet cart and the moonarch were such gorgeous pieces! Thank you Claire, you and your team made our day so special xx
James Sent on 25/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, great communication and a fantastic sweet cart

We had a wedding party and ordered a sweet cart just a couple months before, they were very friendly and helpful and nothing was a silly questions. The sweet cart looked amazing, they came and set up and then took away and were very easy to organise, would 100% recommend and come back here. Amazing service. Thank you again.
Shurmaine M. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Would recommend 100%

I used 1st Class event specialists for my wedding Oct '23 and recommend them to everyone!
Our venue cancelled our wedding due to them closing and Claire was absolutely amazing, she was so understanding and flexible, she was so supportive during such a stressful time.
We were so happy with the dressing of the venue and also the sweet cart and games.
Her prices were very reasonable.

I will be using 1st class events again for future occasions.

Thanks again!

Jenna H. Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding dresser!

Claire was absolutely amazing!
From venue change Claire supported us all the way through to the beautiful wedding that we had.

Claire was so helpful and just made our special day the most beautiful I have ever seen!

The venue looked amazing and it was just as we could have imagined and more!

Thank you so much Claire for all your support through our journey to our magical day.
Jenna & Vicky xx
Elizabeth Sent on 17/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

WOW! Highly recommend wedding decor!

WOW! Claire is incredible! Highly recommend for wedding decor - from artificial flowers, flower walls, outdoor games, chair sashes, church decor, carpet runners - Claire did it all for us! She has such a deep understanding of her wedding couples' needs and tailors offers accordingly. Very reliable and so kind - she went above and beyond to get the chair drapes in the colour we wanted! Highly recommend to any and all wedding couples!
Christie M. Sent on 06/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A pleasure to deal with!

Claire was so lovely to deal with. From start to finish Claire was professional, responsive and super helpful.
She also leaves lovely voice notes 😊💗
Amanda C. Sent on 28/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Claire and her team are amazing! They done such an incredible job of setting up our wedding! I put 100% trust in Claire and her lady’s!
Super job thank you so so much for making our day extra special xx
Daniela Sent on 02/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such an amazing decoration company!

We are so happy that we chose 1st Class Event Specialists for our wedding! Claire was so great to work with from start to finish. Claire and her team did an incredible job - everything was stunning! The decor was gorgeous and they created the wedding of our dreams. I would highly recommend 1st Class Event Specialists to everyone!
Lyanta M. Sent on 23/01/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Friendly and supportive service

Claire and her team were really 1st class.
Thank you for your support Claire
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