Why Rentals Are Your Best Friend
There are a lot of things that come to mind when you think of the word “rental” – your high school prom date’s tuxedo, Blockbuster (RIP), that cardboard box you called an apartment in college – and yes, most of them are lame.
However, when it comes to your wedding, take it from a pro – rentals are essentials. See what I did there? If your wedding planner has resources available at a fraction of the cost of what you’d pay for the same cute knick-knacks in retail stores, it would be silly to throw money away.
Money-saving aside, the other benefit of renting is that we (speaking for all planners that have rentals available) are responsible for putting these items them back into storage at the end of your day, so that the next bride can enjoy them as much as you did for about four hours.
Just to play devil’s advocate - should you choose to buy these things, you are blessed with the privilege of:
A) Finding some way to use them in your décor at home – you could stick plants in them, or even caddy-corner them in your hallway for your husband to stub his pinky toe on in the wee hours of the morning (repeatedly)!
B) Re-gifting these gems. If your Aunt Joyce can’t appreciate her next Christmas present of 11 tiny birdhouses and some unopened Chinese lanterns, she is just unappreciative.
C) Leaving them on the lawn of someone you hate.
Obtaining adorable, whimsical, ridiculous items is the point of your wedding. You should – it’s your only chance to! Your husband is about to turn that spare room into his man cave, so don’t even bother picking paint swatches for what was once going to be your Downton Abbey-inspired nook.
Your wedding day should be a fantasy – but fantasy can soon turn to nightmare once you realize that gnome statue you bought for the ceremony entrance seems to follow you everywhere with its eyes.
Ask your planner about rental options – save your money and your closet space!Our rental list is available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152284354258268.1073741853.247525013267&type=3 and also by request.