(Closed) Rental Price$ $hut the front door!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yup, when I was looking at rental equipment, they wanted $4 per chair cover, and $3 per sash.. you can purchase them online for $2 per chair cover, roughly $1 a sash.

We didn’t want china or anything because we didn’t want to have to worry about washing it or taking it back, so we’re going with china-look plastic, they look real and are sturdy, but can throw them away.

There isn’t much we are actually renting, although we are considering an icecream machine.

Post # 4
Member
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Miss2Mrs_Beerlover:  I couldn’t believe it either! We wanted to hire a hall and do it all ourselves (because the markup on alcohol alone at an actual venue is like $30/person) but couldn’t believe the prices on rentals.

Unfortunately, living in Australia I don’t have as much access to buy stuff (I could buy chair covers/sashes for half the rental price, but the shipping puts them way over), but I am scouting out sales. As we are having our wedding in the school holidays, I am going to see if we can hire a bunch of stuff from school/uni boarding houses (I work in a boarding house which gave me the idea). They aren’t using the stuff anyway, and will probably have bulk quantities of every type of crockery, cutlery, and glassware.

Post # 5
Member
2654 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Miss2Mrs_Beerlover:  Just a heads up. If you do rent them out to others, make sure you have a good contract for it. I’d hate for someone to just walk off with your linens and place settings!

Post # 8
Member
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

We are going to do the same thing. Paying more to rent than buy is ludicrous, and if I do this right, I might be able to make up my money on linens.

Post # 9
Member
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I know! I thought it would be like $5 per each of the linens. NOPE. I dont see how rental companies are even in business. We thought about renting an archway, but it was even more expensive to rent one that to buy one. 

Post # 10
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@allyfally:  If you are looking for archways, check out hobbylobby, they had some HUGE ones for $75 to rent!

Post # 11
Member
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@jenilynevette: I had no idea the Hobbylobby even rented things out. Huh. I’ll have to look into it! Thanks.

Post # 13
Member
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Miss2Mrs_Beerlover:  if you want my 2 cents honestly I think of outdoor weddings as more fun, less formal occasions (that’s a compliment btw. I hate when things are too formal). I’d be using SOLO instead of stoneware! 

Post # 14
Member
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our venue was going to let us rent a Arch or Arbor for the ceremony for $150 but we found a much nicer one at Lowes for sale for only $160 so we bought that and plan to either rent it out or just sell it for half that cost.

Post # 15
Member
770 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My entire garage is now filled with china and wine glasses and vases…and NOW I think to ask how we’re going to get it to the venue on the wedding day.

Post # 16
Member
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Oh man, I wish I could buy everything. Sucks not living in my home state/wedding location any more 🙁

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