Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting times in your life, but it can also be extremely stressful for the bride and groom. You’ll have so much to do, including invitations, the cake, the dress, who will be the groomsmen and bridesmaids and much more.
Of course, one of the most important things that you will need to plan is your reception. And if your reception is going to be outside, you’ll certainly need to accommodate your guests with rentals. What do you need to rent? The following list of possibilities will greatly help you with this important decision.
1. A tent for the reception
You’ll definitely need a tent for your reception. Even if you are 98 percent sure that rain won’t be a factor on the day of your wedding and reception, you should still protect your guests just in case. Likewise, the sun can be harsh if you plan on getting married in the summer or in a hot location, and you’ll want to have a cover for you and your guests.
2. A dance floor
Dancing will be difficult on grass, dirt or gravel, so make sure that you rent a dance floor as well!
3. Tables and chairs
Of course, your guests will need somewhere to sit at your reception, so make sure to have an adequate number of tables and chairs for the event. Renting these things should be done after you have a good idea of the number of guests that you’ll have.
To cover the tables, you’ll need to have the proper linens, which should be rented instead of bought. Likewise, you’ll need napkins and linens for your buffet or for the servers that you’ll be employing on the day.
5. Dinnerware, barware and flatware
In order to dine on things other than foam plates and plastic cups, you’ll want to rent your dinnerware, barware and flatware. This is naturally much less expensive than buying all new items, and you certainly won’t want to buy these new. Most of the time, you will be able to rent quite nice dinnerware, barware and flatware.
Naturally, if you’re going to have music and lights at your outdoor wedding reception, you’re going to need electricity! For this reason, you’ll need to rent a generator from your rental company.
As a final reminder, don’t forget that you should always make your special event rentals far in advance of the date of your wedding. Especially if you’re getting married in the summer time, rentals can go quickly, so you’ll want to be well prepared by booking all of these things as soon as possible. For more information, additional resources can be found at Hart Entertainment.