When it comes to your wedding day you can't expect to buy everything, renting vital items like tables and chairs, audio equipment and tableware is an important element to having a beautiful wedding while remaining practical. What would you honestly do with 150 white wooden chairs, 30 tables and 30 white table cloths? Be smart with what you rent and avoid adding extra costs for rentals that you think you may need

You Would Need

On your wedding day, there are certain items that play a necessary role in the overall event and how smoothly it runs and how enjoyable it's going to be for you and your guests. Things that you need to rent are:

  • Tables and chairs for the reception
  • Chairs for the ceremony
  • Tableware to eat and drink with

That’s literally it! Such a short list of items plays such a large role in your wedding day that cost an absolute bomb to buy. Save yourself the money and stress and talk to your venue about these rentals. Chances are they have a store of these exact items for weddings that you can rent for a reasonable price.

You Would Want

There are certain things that you'll want for a wedding, they're almost expected to be at a wedding, but they're not exactly a necessity to provide or be provided. These include things like:

  • Table linen
  • Candles
  • Assorted glassware
  • Climate control
  • Lighting
  • Tents

These are elements that play a large role in the general aesthetic of your wedding but won’t stop your guests from being able to attend. These won’t be difficult to come by but you may have to talk to a separate company specialising in wedding rentals/party rentals.

You Would Like

Decorative flourishes that make your wedding feel personal, special and lavish might not be at the top of the priority list, but that doesn't denote their importance! If you're throwing a wedding then you'll want it to feel special and memorable to not only you but also your guests. Luckily for you, there are companies that specialise in niche, fun or even kitschy services that really make the difference on the day.

  • A photobooth
  • Fancy centrepieces
  • Food carts/trucks
  • A vintage car
  • An outdoor bar
  • Neon lights

You're going to find it difficult to rent things like this from your venue or standard wedding rental company but with a little research, you'll find the perfect vendor to provide you with your dream rentals.


- Grainne