How To Choose The Right Event Hire Company

The perfect event hire company should have great credentials, an extensive range of quality items, reasonable prices and be able to provide everything you need for your celebration!

You want to celebrate your nuptials in a marquee set up in an idyllic location or in a lovely blank space which needs to be filled with furniture and wedding decorations? Then you need to find the perfect event hire company to provide tables, chairs, linen, lighting and all the little things you need to style your wedding reception.  These tips will help you pick the right company!

Visualise your theme and make a list of items you need

Designing your reception venue from scratch is a challenge but also a fun job. From creating the perfect table arrangement to selecting fun lighting, you will have the freedom to create the wedding of your dreams. The first thing you need to do is define your theme and agree on the general style of your wedding. Do you want something simple with minimum decoration and simple furniture or a completely bespoke style with lots of extravagant details? Make a list of all the equipment you think you might need, from tables and chairs to the smaller details such as vases, fairy lights, table runners etc. Your ideal event hire company will have everything you need or, at least, cover the basics which will leave you with sorting out some additional details.

Keep your budget in mind

When styling your reception venue from scratch it is easy to overspend, so calculate wisely and stay within the limits of your wedding budget. Sometimes the price of event styling and party hire exceed the price of a fully decorated wedding venue with complimentary first night accommodation, so think carefully whether that is what you want. If you are on a tight budget, opt for cheaper but effective tricks such as romantic lighting and DIY centrepieces, and if you really want to splash out on the styling, then opt for unique lounge furniture pieces, light boxes, fabulous beverage dispensers and elegant cake stands. 

Find a respectable company and check their portfolio

You need to find a company with good credentials and the best way to find out whether they can help you style your wedding the way you want is to look into their portfolio. Find out which weddings and special events they have styled and see the photos. If it is a style you are looking for, then you are one step closer to making a decision.

Look at the range before you make a booking

You should be looking for a reasonable price but without sacrificing on quality, and some companies tend to stock items which might not meet your standards. This is why you should visit them in person and view their range. You don’t want scratched tables or chipped crockery, so take some time to inspect the items you are interested in.  A respectful company will take very good care of their hire items and always wrap them very carefully in quality packaging while transporting them.

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