No matter where you plan to hold your ceremony or reception, these days it’s easy and affordable to rent just about anything you might desire, so you can make any venue – even the non-traditional or unexpected location – more magical and memorable. Both indoor and outdoor spaces can be improved upon by renting just the right equipment, decor or furnishings to suit just about any budget.
Here are a few ways rentals can make planning your special day that much easier.
For outdoor weddings, plan for both comfort and beauty
You may not be aware that you can rent not only tents and table umbrellas to protect your guests from too much sun or potential showers, but also portable flooring to defend against dirt or mud getting on shoes and dresses. Flooring options include decking, movable tiles, carpet, turf or even a dance floor. Other great rental choices include misting fans to help keep guests cool, and great uplighting choices for an evening reception. Take your local climate into account when planning your outdoor celebration, and anticipate your guests’ needs by renting the right equipment and furnishings for a successful, memorable event.
To enhance the look of your outdoor wedding, whether it’s on a beach, in a park or in someone’s backyard, you can rent amazing decorative elements such as balloon walls and potted trees, but also architectural elements that can create not only a beautiful ceremony, but will produce great photographs as well. The outdoor wedding section of RentalHQ can help you locate sources in your area for renting gazebos, arbors, arches and columns that will make just the right statement for your big day.
Make the best of challenging indoor spaces
If you’re using a non-traditional indoor space, planning a smaller wedding in a large space or if you’re on a budget, there are easy ways to divide an overly large space or to create visual boundaries to contain the ceremony or reception. You can rent dividers, partitions or pipe and drape to section off a portion of a large space and make it easier to decorate and set up your event. Take into account your head count when you figure out how many tables and chairs you need, and be sure to allow enough space around tables for people to get up, move around and mingle. If you’re not using a wedding planner, event planning software is available online for helping you figure out your ideal floor plan.
Choose a unifying theme for your decorations
Whether you’re going classic or modern, finding a unifying theme, color scheme or decor style can help bring your planning together. Once you and your spouse-to-be have decided on an approach or look you want to achieve, it’s easy to find resources right in your area to provide any type of decorations you might want to rent, from traditional flowers to balloons, banners, bunting and centerpieces. Just make sure you follow the color scheme or style throughout your decor, including your flower arrangements, and any rented items such as tableware, table linens, chair covers and more. Did you know you can even rent a champagne or chocolate fountain?
When planning your wedding, use all of the resources at your disposal to make your occasion as amazing as it can be. RentalHQ can help you locate a rental store near you with all the furnishings, decorations, equipment and food preparation necessities to create a wedding to remember. Just check out the wedding section to browse some of the options and see what ideas are sparked for your big day.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your wedding needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.
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