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The location and style of your wedding and reception will dictate whether or not you’re going to need an equipment rental service. If you’ve decided on one location to accommodate all your events, more than likely they also have everything you will need for those events. Determine this early in your wedding plans and you’ll know early on if you need to hire a full-ser- vice equipment rental company.
If you have rented a large facility that does not have enough equipment to accommodate your needs, a rental service can provide everything necessary. They will deliver, set up, and remove everything they provide for you. The most reputable companies will have good working rela- tionships with local caterers, florists and other wedding service providers. Use their experience, along with your consultant’s, to plan and present the most outstanding event you can imagine.
Most rental services are equipped to handle both indoor and outdoor events. Today, many couples are choosing out- door weddings and receptions. A large tent set up with specialty lighting and fabric draped from the ceiling make for a very romantic outdoor ballroom, with plenty of open space beneath that big top. There are many styles of lighting effects these days giving you the ability to set the mood you want where you want.
Your rental service will supply and set up the right size tent for your planned event. Just remember to keep them up-to-date on the number of guests and any special hand- icap services you will need. Make sure they
know the number of tables needed, the type of entertainment you’re going to have (orchestra, band, ensemble, DJ, etc), any special electrical requirements, and the type of decorations you are using.
If you decide to have your consultant and rental service coordinate every detail, then your worries will be minimal, as they will have everything under control. Most full-service rental companies will go to great lengths to satisfy you.
When you meet with a rental service, go in with an idea of the atmosphere you’re trying to create. Then, have them give you a list of all the items you’ll need with the costs of each.
Here is a checklist of some items you may need to rent:
• White chairs for the ceremony (provide an accurate guest count)
• An arch, trellis or huppah for the cere- mony (arrange for proper decoration)
• Individual tent/canopy for the wedding ceremony in case of bad weather
• Large tent for the reception
• Tables, chairs, and items for reception
(provide an accurate guest count)
• Chair covers, linens and tablecloths (can turn an ordinary space into some-
thing fantastic)
• Dance floor to accommodate both
musicians with equipment, and a large
number of dance participants
• Margarita machines and bar for serving
• Lighting (many different moods can be
set using the right lighting)
• Portable fans or heaters, depending on
weather
To ease your mind about an outdoor wedding, some professionals will tell you that most weather problems can’t be overlooked, but they can be overcome. You don’t need to worry about the weather because tents are very stable and with the construction of the inner walls, you won’t even know if it’s raining. Any walk-ways that are needed in any area of your events can be covered by tents to protect your guests.
Use your imagination. Whatever you can dream up, they can create; complete with props and lighting. You want a swing- ing posh nightclub with cocktail lighting or a country and western themed event – no problem. From fabric and lights to wagon wheels and bales of hay you can rent just about any detail you would need to accomplish whatever look you’re trying to create.
A good rental company will welcome such challenges and go out of their way to meet and exceed your every expectation.
Along with your caterer, the staff of your rental service will prepare one of the most beautiful and inviting receptions you’ve ever seen. Whether your location is in a small fellowship room at your local church or at a large facility in one of the area’s finest hotels, you will be pleased and proud of your reception.
This will be your first party together as newlyweds and it can be as simple or extravagant as you want it to be. With complete cooperation and coordination of the rental service, the consultant, the caterer, the baker, the florist, and the dec- orator, you can look forward to a beautiful and successful wedding celebration.
Also, when planning for your wedding events, consider other rental service needs – showers, bachelor parties, family cele- brations and rehearsal dinners. Include all of your needs when conferring with a rental service. Ask for a cost for a complete package. Whatever you plan, there’s a pro- fessional rental service in the area who can
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