Wedding Rental Services: Essential Items for Your Ceremony and Reception

You can design any kind of wedding celebration your creativity, imagination and budget will allow. But if there are needed items you don’t have readily available, wedding rental services stand by to help you.

These companies provide as much or as little of your wedding needs as you decide is necessary. Whether you choose a tented reception with sit-down dining or a casual backyard affair featuring food stations, these wedding professionals can supply the necessary equipment and wedding decorations.

Wedding rental services can be essential if you decide on an unusual setting for your celebration — a favorite beach, hilltop or park rarely comes with the necessary seating and other items you’ll need. The more complex your needs, the more involvement your wedding rental service will have.

Commonly rented items include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Carpeting
  • Tents
  • Place settings
  • Food and beverage hardware and punch bowls.
But many companies also provide portable dance floors, sound systems, lighting systems, heating and air conditioning, and much more. There are so many lighting options now that outside events at nighttime are easily produced.
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Outdoor weddings are increasingly popular, particularly tented ones. Because you supply most, if not all, of the items necessary for such events, rentals are convenient and economical. Your tenting options include pole tents and framed tents, as well as those with white, cathedral or windowed French walls. Tent interiors can be decorated just as creatively as an indoor site. Most wedding rental services install the tent, walls, liner, lighting system and dance floor as part of their service. They also take down, pack and remove the tent and other items.

Wedding rental services often work hand-in-hand with caterers and your other wedding professionals. Schedules are coordinated so that, for example, a tent setup is completed before the caterer and florist arrive to prepare and decorate your romantic setting.

Ask the rental equipment company for a list of availablewedding decorations items and their costs. This helps you establish and control your wedding budget. Rental agreements and payment requirements are as wide-ranging as the variety of available rental items. Many services require a deposit for each item rented, with the balance due when items are picked up. Always ask if there are any additional charges for delivery, setup, tear down or transport. Ask for references, and inspect the items on your list to assure that your expectations are met.

Your wedding rental options are limitless, with almost any need addressed. So don’t hesitate to apply imagination and creativity to your celebration. Rental equipment companies can help you fill in the details for all of yourwedding decorations needs.

To find wedding planning rental services in your area, see Floral and Decor