(Closed) outdoor wedding: sofas and ottomans?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have seen it done quite a few times. I work part time for a caterier so I have seen A LOT of weddings.

They are really great. People really seem to love them, and they look wonderful. I know they do cost quite a bit. You only ever see them at the high end weddings. None the less if you have it in your budget, it would be really nice.

I would call a rental company in your and ask them if they have them. If they do great. If you don’t be sure to ask who does. All of those people know eachother. They should know. You could also ask your caterier, your venue or even your DJ. People who do weddings tend to know other people who do weddings in thier area.Worst comes to worse call a wedding planner in your area and just ask them. They have to know.

Also depending on the vibe that you are going for, you could get mismatching coaches or such. I am borrowing things from our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. (I work for Habitat for Humanity as my day job). They have home goods, and some of them will let you “rent” the merch. All of the money goes to Habitat so you could support a good cause if you find what you want.You can find one in your area by going to http://www.habitat.org and searching for one.

Good luck. They look great.

Post # 4
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Check out hotel photos–a lot of resorts in mexico, jamaica, etc, have very outdoorsy loungy type stuff going on.

Post # 5
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I found out that they rental company we used had a lot but not much of it was posted on their website. The best thing you can do will be make lots of calls and search websites. Good luck!

Post # 6
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I rented furniture for my wedding. Be prepared for sticker shock. It is, of course, a hefty delivery and setup fee, since people are lugging around bulky, heavy furniture. It was $300 just for delivery. It was about $700 for 4 six foot benches, 6 cocktail tables, and 4 stackable glowing cubes (ultra modern wedding). That was the cheapest I could make it and still have it look like the space was filled. The couches were twice as much as the benches. That was in San Diego, CA, to give you an idea of location.

If you do go the goodwill route, you better make sure you have people willing and happy to arrange and deliver that stuff for you – the UHaul and labor is not going to be cheap or easy – not to mention figuring out how to store the furniture leading up to the big day. There’s definitely a reason why it is so expensive!

Post # 7
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well, I’ll be doing this for my wedding, since we’re doing a Cocktails/Dessert reception only, so I wanted to create a real ‘loungy’ atmosphere. Here’s what I’m doing:

8 of these (they seat 8 guests each) with sweet pillows scattered on them (i’ll make the pillows)

And 10 of these with really cute chairs that match. I’ll have centerpieces on them.

Post # 8
138 posts
Blushing bee

@Rayean516 there are companies here in MD, however yes this can become expensive. If you are willing to DIY tables from Ikea and make your pillow however the pillows will need to be secure on the table/bench. Start looking in Goodwill for a bench and Salvation Army. There are also furniture auctions around that you can find a good deal. Feel free to PM if you would like more info..I check tmy email more than follow up  on the threads I post on. Good Luck! ~Kay

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