Rentals! What ELSE do I NEED? Help me please!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@alotlikelove:  You can try to use tables from home but it’s easier to just rent them.  Ask the DJ if they need you to provide them with a table first.  Your guest book table can double as a gift table (guest book at one end, gifts on the other.)  Are you renting linens?  Plates, cups, utensils?  Rentals can add up fast.  Do your best to estimate, you can usually add or subtract items at a later date before the wedding.

Post # 5
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

What I did to try to figure out what we need to rent is literally mentally walk through the entire thing. As in, first I will go to the bride room. X and Y will be in there with me. They will need to sit down. Are there chairs there? No? Okay, add that. Next I will walk down the aisle. There will be chairs on my left and right. I will be standing under an altar… etc, etc.

You can also ask the reception site what people usually bring in–they might even have some sample layouts for you to help figure these things out.

Post # 6
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@alotlikelove:  What about lights, fans/heaters, flooring, extra electrical cords?

Post # 7
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Do you need a table at your ceremony site, for programs or bubbles or what have you?  How about for drinks and cocktail hour food?


Post # 8
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Linens, if you are planning on renting. 

Post # 9
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

where will the caterer set up?  do they need tables for their area?

will the caterer be supplying the plating, cutlery, stemware, linens and napkins or do you?

also, check with the caterer to make sure that you have a large enough table for the buffet.  this will be based on number of guests and menu selection.

will you have escort cards or favours that require a table?  cake table.  gift table.  guest book table.

are you having a dance floor?  do you need to rent that too?

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