15Jan2015

Why Renting Is Better than Buying for a Wedding

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Even if you haven’t started planning your wedding yet, you probably have an inkling of just how expensive a wedding can be, even if you only invite a few people and have it at a low-cost venue like a local church or your own home. It’s things like decorations and food that really bump up the cost of a wedding, but you can’t just not feed people or decorate your space, can you?

You don’t have to spend as much on a wedding as you would on a brand new car (or spend the first five years of your married life paying off your wedding). While cutting back on the number of guests and making all of the food yourself can reduce the cost of wedding, there’s an even better way to cut costs: renting instead of buying. While you can’t rent food, you can rent party tents, chairs, plates, cutlery, and even some larger decorations. Renting has many benefits, only one of which is that everything is much cheaper to obtain.

Less Expensive

Let’s start with the most obvious benefit. Renting is, by its very nature, cheaper than buying. Why? Because the rental company gets much more mileage out of the items you rent than if you were just to purchase something. For example, renting china for a hundred people is going to be much less expensive than buying china for a hundred people because when your event is over, the china goes back to the rental company, where they can rent it again, to another person planning a wedding or event. Here are just some of things that you can rent from Bucks-Mont Party Rental for your wedding:

• A canopy for your ceremony area
• A party tent for your outdoor reception or greeting area
• Lighting for your canopy or party tent
• Heating for your party tent
• An exit sign for your party tent
• A cooler for your tent or venue
• Chairs for your ceremony
• Chairs for your reception
• Tables for your reception
• Linens for those tables
• A bar
• Buffet tables for your food
• Tables for preparation for your caterers
• Plates, glasses, silverware, catering supplies
• Barbecue supplies
• Beverage service items like tea makers, coffee markers, and coolers

These are all things that you would have to purchase if you wanted them at your wedding. While catering supplies like a few serving dishes might not sound that expensive, if you are looking at purchasing plates, glasses, and flatware (especially nice items that you would be proud for your guests to use), you are looking at a serious investment. And while you might be willing to make that investment for the most important day of your life, you will then have to find somewhere to store all of those items. Where are you going to store three hundred plates?

Less Stress

Unless you don’t mind living in clutter and chaos, planning your wedding can be an extremely stressful time. Almost immediately, you start collecting things, from RSVPs that you have to keep in order on your table, to center pieces that you have to store in your kitchen. Everything that you purchase for use on your wedding day has to be stored somewhere until the big day, especially because you don’t want to be running around on the day before your wedding, trying to purchase enough plates for everyone who is going to attend.

When you rent, the items that you need, including the serving dishes, tent, and chairs, show up right when you need them, not before. You don’t have to store them, you just wait for the rental company to drop them off, and they arrive, you use them, and then they are returned to the rental company once you are done with them. It really doesn’t get any simpler than that. If you work with a reputable company, you don’t have to worry whether or not they are going to show up—you just have to be ready when they do.

Less Time

Not all rental companies give you the ability to browse their stock online and put together the items you need, but many will. On Bucks-Mont Party Rental’s website, you can look at just about everything we have for rent, add what you want to the cart, and get an immediate quote that includes everything from your tents, to your spoons. When you’re planning a wedding, you know the value of a one-stop shop. If you can get your tent and your spoons from the same rental company, why not do it? It takes you far less time than if you needed to go to two places to achieve the same goal.

It also means less time setting up the day before your wedding or the morning of your wedding day, because you only have to wait on one company, instead of on three or four. We try to make things as easy as possible, so that you can get what you need and get on your way with as little stress as possible.

Decorations

Most people don’t even know where to begin to look for the bigger decorations like a balloon arch or coat rack or a velvet rope—the things that can really make a wedding special. Unless you have a wedding planner, you might be at a loss for where to get these things. Again, turn to a party rental company. They usually have a range of larger decorations that can really help you transform a space and make it unique for your wedding.

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