To buy or to rent?
This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions among couples planning their wedding, and for good reason. Both options have their pros and cons, and weighing it may be difficult for some.
However, as we’ll discuss later, the benefits of renting wedding decors greatly outweighs the benefits of buying it. From the cost effectiveness to convenience, renting event and wedding decors simply proves to be a brilliant choice.
So before you buy your crystal candelabras or votive candles, consider these reasons why renting will be a better option when it comes to wedding decors:
Save for the Honeymoon
Renting is generally cheaper than buying because rental companies get a return on their investment after a couple of rentals.
You might be thinking, this is a one in a lifetime event, might as well make it grand by buying your own candelabras and take it home later as a remembrance, and give some away. But do you have anything left for the honeymoon? Or actually, for all other important things?
While we recommend buying something and taking it home as your memorabilia, we do not recommend buying all of them. Maybe buy something for the bridal table and keep that one. Other than that, stick to renting wedding decors where you can pick pieces with better quality at a lower price.
Buy and Sell and Suffer
Another option many vendors recommend is to buy it and to sell it after the wedding at a slightly lower rate. Honestly, this can work. But consider the stress and labour that comes with it.
You might need to wash and wipe your crystal pieces and ensure no marks are left, remove melted wax from candle holders, repack it carefully and beautifully, and store it somewhere safe. Now you’ll look for buyers and if you ever get one, you would need to ship it to them while praying it doesn’t get broken in transit. Just consider that for a minute.
Fully Enjoy Your Evening
There’s more to renting than just using the decors and returning it back. When you rent, the company will take care of the cleaning, delivery, the setup, and the packing it up after the event.If you buy your own centrepieces, flower stands, and other decors, be prepared to do them by yourself while worrying about other aspects of your wedding. Your special moment can suddenly become a task.
Take Advantage of Existing Partnerships
Many venue owners have an existing partnership with rental companies such as White Label Hire and have worked using the same pieces of decors. That makes it easier for your venue owner and rental company to recommend what to rent, as they know which candelabra, floral stands, or any other decor works for the venue and where to strategically place them.
At the same time, this will make the logistics easier as both parties will be familiar with each other making set up and set down an easier process. You can remove yourself out of the equation.
Professional Service – Before and After
Buying a decorative piece is usually a one-time transaction. Once you pay for it, there’s no guarantee of after-sales service so in case something’s not right, you just have to deal with it.
That’s not the case with rental companies.
Aside from the fact that they will handle the logistics of delivery, set-up, and set-down, you can also ensure they’re ready to cater to your needs in case there’s something wrong with the decor, you need replacements, or just have basic questions about the item. Having the peace of mind will be all worth it in the end.
Wedding planning can be a daunting task. With all the decisions you have to make and options you can choose from, it’s going to test your patience and decision-making skills as a partner.
Don’t let this decision add up to the mix! With all these compelling reasons, you know you’re going the right way with renting your wedding decorative items.
Contact us today to start renting decors for your special day!