It has finally happened, the meltdown, that moment where my little sister realized what an undertaking wedding planning can be. She has booked her venue and vendors, but she has no idea what she needs to rent to make her big day exceptional. I remember this part being a big ominous when I planned my wedding, but because that was several years ago I decided to consult our wedding and event coordinator, Doris again for advice.
“Renting equipment doesn’t just include tables and chairs for your reception. You can also rent silk plants, candelabras, and ceremony extras like arches, for example,” Doris pointed out during my late night phone call. There are a few steps she suggests brides take…
Choose a Reputable Company:
Just like the other vendors you are contracting with, it is important to find a company that is known for the quality of their equipment and the reliability of their staff. Ask those closest to you for recommendations in addition to referrals from your florist or local wedding network.
Before You Go:
• Create a “wish list” of what you would like to reserve: Refer to your other vendor contracts for what they do and don’t provide as a starting place.
• Be ready to pay a deposit: This is traditionally one third of the total package price.
• Be prepared to spend a chunk time: This is the time to really focus on your bridal vision and get creative. Be ready to ask a lot of questions.
Other Tasks for This Week
• If your invites have arrived, send them out as soon as possible to allow out of town guests time to plan.
• Set up your wedding registry
• Pick out wedding bands
• Rent or buy Groom and attendants attire
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