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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Booking & Payment Information

• Do you require a deposit upon booking?

Once you have confirmed a booking a deposit of 25% of the order value is required within 7 days. Alternatively, we offer a 10% discount if your order is paid in full within 7 days of confirming a booking.

• How do I confirm a booking?

All customers who make an enquiry with us will receive an online quotation through our invoicing software. On the quote you will find a few different features including a green button which says “accept” simply click this button and we will book you in, and email over all the necessary paperwork.

• When are the payment deadlines?

After confirming a booking with us a deposit is required within 7 days, and then the full amount has to be paid 14 days before the event.

• Are there any credit checks with the easy payment plan?

We offer our easy payment plan to all customers who spend over £300; signing up to the plan is easy and involves no credit checks. You can pay as little as £10 per week on our easy payment plan!

2. Venues & Event Setup

• Can we arrange a meeting at the venue?

First meetings always take place at our offices, where we can discuss your event ideas and you can receive a free quotation. Once a booking has been confirmed we can then meet at your venue to plan your event in more detail, we also recommend a final meeting at your venue 12 weeks prior to your event date.

• Do I need to contact the venue myself to find out set up times?

We will have a rough idea of set up times during the planning process of your event, however on the week of your event we will contact your venue to find out exactly when we can get in and set up, we will also contact you to make you aware of this.

• What time do you come back after the event to collect?

Our collections are generally are around midnight but if you require a different collection time this can be organised during the planning process.

• Does your chair covers fit all chairs?

Our chair covers fit the majority of standard chairs as long as they do not have arms and have legs that the chair covers can hook over. However if you are not sure please send over the measurements, along with a picture of the chair and we will advise you if our chair covers will fit.

• Do you have a fitting service?

Yes, our fitting service includes delivery to your venue, set up of everything on your order and collecting it all in a suitable time after the event. Along with this we have our dry hire service, which is a cheaper alternative where the customer collects the stocks from us a day or a couple of days before their event and returns it after the event.

• On a dry hire service do you have to wash the stock before returning?

Nope, we will do all the washing! Please bring back all the stock a day or two after your event and we will do the rest.

• When can we collect our dry hire?

If you have opted for our dry hire service you’re welcome to collect your stock a day or two before your event, however if you need it earlier than this please make us aware during the booking process.

• What colour options do you get with your table linen?

The main colours of our table linen are white, ivory and black. However we do stock some navy, royal blue and red table cloths along with others.

• Is your table linen ironed or pressed?

All our table linen is washed and ironed after every event to ensure we can reach the high standards we like to maintain.

3. Our Products & Services

• Is there anywhere we can see your products?

All our products are wrapped up securely in our warehouse, however if there was something specifically you wanted to see, then arrange an appointment with us and you’re more than welcome to pop down.

• Are your dance floors wired or wireless?

Our starlit dance floors are wired and LED illuminated designed for indoor use. We only stock wired dance floors purely because wired dance floors are much more reliable than wireless. By using a wired system we can lay the dance floors on uneven surfaces and be confident that the whole floor will work all night long.

• Do you supply balloons?

Unfortunately we no longer supply balloons; we sold this side of the business at the start of 2016.

• Can your love letters go outside?

It is not preferable to put our 5 foot love letters outdoors but they do have the capability as long as the weather stays dry. Our smaller 4 foot love letters can only go indoors.

• Do you supply sweets for the candy cart?

Due to health and safety reasons we are unable to supply sweets with our candy cart.

• Are your post-boxes / chests and wells lockable?

All of our post-boxes, chests and wishing wells have the ability to be locked. This will ensure all your wedding cards and messages are stored securely throughout the day.

• Does your chair covers fit all chairs?

Our chair covers fit the majority of standard chairs as long as they do not have arms and have legs that the chair covers can hook over. However if you’re not sure please send over the measurements, along with a picture of the chair and we will advise you if our chair covers will fit the chair.

• What colour sashes do you have?

Our sashes are available in 3 main materials organza, satin and taffeta. We have over 185 different colours of sash to choose from meaning we can meet the most obscure of colour schemes.

• Do you have PAT testing?

Yes we do, all OUR electrical equipment has been PAT tested to ensure its safety out on events.

4. Contacting Us

• Are you open for appointments at the weekend?

As the weekends are the busy part of the week for us unfortunately we are not open for appointments. During the week we are open for appointments between 9 and 5, please call up beforehand and we can arrange you a timeslot.

• What is the best way to contact you?

There are numerous ways to get in contact with us; we are in the office between 9 and 5 every weekday. Feel free to pop in a see us, our address is 53 Moat Street, Wigston, Leicester it is always advised you make an appointment beforehand, or you can call us on 0116 2885956. Out of hours and over the weekend our email address is the best way to contact us on info@solidstateuk.co.uk; we will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible.