Most couples desire a beautiful wedding and reception that will create memories that last a lifetime. However, most couples are also on a budget, so they have to carefully choose how they spend their wedding dollars. There are many ways to save money on a wedding without sacrificing beauty or style. One area where couples can choose to trim their spending is wedding rentals, such as chairs, tables, linens, lighting, glassware, and servingware. If you are in the process of planning a wedding and need to stick to a budget, use the following tips to help you save money on your wedding rentals.
Use the Same Chairs for the Ceremony and Reception
If you're trying to keep costs down, it does not make sense to pay to rent one set of chairs for the wedding ceremony and another set for the reception. You are much better off renting one set of chairs for both events. Your chair rentals can be set up for the ceremony before your guests arrive and then they can be moved to the area where you're holding your reception during the cocktail hour while you're having photos taken and your guests are enjoying drinks and appetizers.
Opt for Round Tables
When you're deciding which tables to rent for your reception, you may become overwhelmed. While rectangular tables may look appealing, round tables are your best choice if you want to save money. Round tables can comfortably seat more guests than similarly sized rectangular tables, so choosing round tables means that you will need to rent fewer tables, which results in a lower price.
Limit the Types of Glassware Used
When you're looking at wedding rentals, you will most likely see many types of beautiful and ornate glasses that are available for rent. However, fancy glassware comes with a big price tag—you can save a lot of money by renting simple glassware and limiting the types of glassware that you rent. When money is tight, you don't need to have a variety of glassware at the bar for different drinks when just one or two styles would suffice.
Rent Simple Tablecloths
When your reception tables are set with plates, glassware, and centerpieces, the table cloths will not stand out as much. Instead of renting ornate table cloths made of fancy fabrics, choose simple table cloths instead to save money. If you want to add a pop of elegance, you may opt for more ornate napkins, which are often an affordable choice.
For more information, contact a wedding rental company near you.