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5 top tips for wedding furniture hire

April 29, 2020

5 top tips for wedding furniture hire

Coming into May, the wedding season would normally be ramping up, with brides and grooms around the country seeing their months (and sometimes, years) of planning coming to fruition.  2020, however, is much different, with us still in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown and although there's a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, we still seem to be some way from getting back to normal.

However, this doesn't stop us thinking about the joyous occasions of weddings and looking at some top tips that might help brides and grooms who have perhaps rescheduled their wedding for later in 2020 or even into 2021 when it comes to furniture hire.  Take a read of our 5 top tips which are especially useful if you are hiring a wedding venue but it's quite literally the venue, and you need to hire everything else.

1. Not all wedding furniture is the same

Will your wedding reception have the classic look, or are you going for a more modern and contemporary finish?  The classic wedding uses Chiavari chairs (most notably limewash Chiavari chairs) along with round banqueting tables with crisp linen hire.  Modern occasions call for more modern furniture for weddings such as ghost chairs and (pictured) transparent Banquo chairs, for example.  Not all weddings are the same.  Have a think about your event styling and hire accordingly.

2. Work with a local wedding furniture hire company

A simple Google search for "wedding furniture hire company near me" will provide you with a list of results.  When we say local, we mean regionally.  In other words, if you are in Leeds, then choose a company somewhere in Yorkshire.  The last thing you want is for your hire company to be based in London if you are in Leeds.  Why?  Because the company won't be able to provide you with any last minute requirements if needed (yes, dramas do happen), but also the chances are you'll probably get stung for large delivery and collection costs.  The nearer you are to the hire company, the more affordable the transport charges are likely to be.

3. Hire all the wedding furniture you need from the same place

One delivery and one collection means much less hassle for you as well as being a more affordable option.  The best wedding furniture rental companies will be able to offer you everything you need whether it is chairs, table hire, dance floors or portable wedding bars, for example.  Therefore, choose an equipment hire company with a wide range of products that can cater for ALL your needs.

4. Make sure you can hire wedding furniture in the quantities you need

In a normal year, the summer wedding season brings with it significant demand for wedding furniture such as chair hire, linen, dancefloors and bars to name just a few.  This means that in order to service the market and clients, the best hire wedding furniture rental companies have to hold significant levels of stock to be able to service multiple weddings at the same time.  National event hire companies are likely to hold larger stock levels rather than smaller companies and so this is certainly another consideration.

5. Order your wedding furniture early!

Due to demand for wedding furniture hire at peak periods in the year, stocks at the best hire companies in the UK get booked early.  So, with this in mind, as soon as you have decided upon your guest numbers and semi-finalised your plans, get an order in for your wedding chairs and tables.  Get a deposit paid to secure the order.  Yes, your wedding might still be months away but this shouldn't deter you.  It's much easier to have an order placed for 400 chairs, for example and tinker with this number nearer the time, rather than leave it until the last minute to place your order for a large number of chairs and hope that they are still available - they won't be!  Wedding planning should be enjoyable, never a chore, so plan and order early.

Leading wedding furniture rental company Event Hire UK has a nationwide presence, with four distribution centres serving the main regions of the country.  We have thousands of wedding chairs and other items of furniture hire for weddings in stock and provide a seamless service to our clients.

For even more suggestions, especially if you are looking at weddings on a budget, why not check out Martin Lewis' Money Saving Expert website here as well as honeymoon registry portals and other wedding-related websites. 

We hope that these top tips have helped, and let's look forward to a return of weddings to our society, and all the joy they bring.

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