Welcome back to the Your Event Party Rental blog! Today, we are excited to share the many ways that you can have a green wedding. Weddings have been notorious for creating huge amounts of waste in addition to setting the wedding couple back thousands of dollars. However, this isn’t the way it has to be.
Keep reading to learn several ways to throw an environmentally conscious wedding and visit our website to learn more about what going green means to us and contact us to book the rentals you need for a Plymouth area wedding.
Seven Ways to Go Green On Your Wedding Day
Creating the least amount of impact on the environment is becoming more feasible each year as there are more wedding vendors going green. Keep reading to learn how to make your wedding green.
Watch Your Guest List
It’s easy to let your guest list get out of control, especially if you have a large family or your mom has a lot of friends she has to invite. However, the guest list is one of the easiest ways to control your impact. A smaller wedding will always be more eco-conscious than a big wedding.
Sourcing locally can be a great way to go green and personalize your wedding, as well as support the local economy. Support your local micro-brewery or obtain your food from a caterer that only sources from local farms. Instead of ordering exotic flowers or opting for fake flowers, support your local farmers and florists by buying their in-season flowers. Check out Local Harvest to learn about local food producers in your area.
Choose An-Eco Friendly Venue
When choosing your venue, do your research — learn about their practices and how they cut down their impact on the environment. Or, consider supporting a local gardener, farmer, or a LEED-certified building and have your wedding there. By supporting a local, eco-minded business or venue you are doing your part for the environment and helping to educate your guests.
Provide Transportation Options
You can’t always help it if your aunt has to fly in from a few states away, but you can provide green transportation options. Instead of having guests arrive to your venue separately, set up a shuttle service. You could also provide information about how to get to your event using public transit or offer a carpooling option.
Choose to eliminate waste by going paperless or choosing an eco-friendly invitation option. Evites is becoming a common and effective way to invite guests to your wedding. However, if you still want to send paper invitations or include paper elements as part of your wedding, choose eco-friendly options such as recycled paper, handmade paper, or tree-free options. Some handmade paper can even be planted to yield flowers. Have fun with the options available!
Eco-friendly gift registries can not only provide you with those eco-conscious gift items you’ve always wanted but can be a great way to show your guests all the options available for going green. Viva Terra, Branch, Gaiam, and others provide online registries that are easy to use. Additionally, if have all that you need for your home, have guests direct their funds towards a cause that means a lot to you.
Rent Instead of Buy
It’s easy to think you have to buy everything that you need for your wedding. However, renting can provide an excellent option to create the wedding that you’ve dreamed of, but also eliminate the amount of waste that you are producing. When you rent, you get the advantage of using real silverware and serving ware which can add an element of elegance and luxury to your wedding. Rent linens, servingware, decor items and more from your local Plymouth wedding rental company.
Going green for your wedding is easier than ever as more wedding venues and services are considering the impact that weddings have on the environment. Choose to go green and start your new life with your partner bettering the world together.
If you are looking for a wedding rental company in the Plymouth area that values the impact they have on the environment, contact Your Event Party Rental. We take pride in providing our clients a means to go green and create an eco-friendly, wedding of their dreams.
If you are planning for your big day, to say that you “have a lot on your mind” is probably an understatement. You are not only thinking about things like ordering bridesmaids dresses, and whether to use paper or cloth napkins, but you may be thinking about how to make your mother-in-law feel included in the planning process without giving her too much control. Weddings aren’t simple affairs. Even though we can’t solve the family drama, we can take the stress out of your day.
Today, on the Your Event Party Rental blog, we are going to share with you the Ultimate Wedding Rental Checklist — you don’t have to think of everything because we already did. If you are ready to rent what you need for your special day or learn more about us, visit our website!
The Top Rental Items That Should Be On Your Checklist
The best way to get all the items needed to make your wedding run smoothly and be exactly what you envision is to work directly with a wedding rental company. However, today’s blog should give you a better idea of the general items that you need to check off your list.
A wedding tent isn’t like your average backyard tent. It serves to protect guests from rain and other inclement weather as well as provide shade. However, there is more that you need to consider if you choose to include a tent. You will need to think about how it will affect your stage, your seating chart, and serving area. Additionally, if you choose to include clear tent sides, you need to think about your climate control options — how are you going to keep it cool. You should also consider pole covers and other decorative elements that tents require.
Tables and Chairs
Most likely you haven’t missed reserving tables and chairs, but have you reserved all the tables and chairs that your wedding needs. For example, in addition to providing a place for your guests to sit, you will also need chairs for your ceremony, places to sit during cocktail hour, and even a few extra chairs for musicians or your wedding coordinator to sit. Also, as you reserve chairs, you will also need additional tables for cocktail hour and for gifts, food items, and other needs. As you reserve your tables and chairs, be sure to know the different types of tables and chairs you need.
Depending on the wedding venue you choose, a dance floor may be provided for you. However, if they don’t, you must rent one. Determine the right size of dance floor by your guest list: the standard is usually to provide four-and-a-half square feet per guest. Wood is the most common dance floor material, but many wedding rental companies offer other options.
It’s easy to forget this vital element, until you’re wanting to get the party started and you’re left holding the plug with no outlet in sight. If you will be hosting an outdoor wedding of any kind, whether you’re inviting your guests to your own backyard or you are setting up your reception in a rural venue, you will need a generator to power your music, microphones, lights, and more.
Linens and Napkins
Once you decide on the types of tables and chairs you will need, you can decide on your table linens. You can opt for a minimalist look and choose a simple table cloth or use multiple textures to accomplish the perfect look for your wedding. Many rental companies offer sequined, striped, honeycomb, and damask designs allowing you to get as creative and stylish as you want!
Dinnerware, Flatware, and Barware
Don’t forget to rent dinnerware, flatware, and barware — or your guests might be enjoying their champagne toast out of a Dixie cup! You need to not only have enough dishes and silverware for your guests to eat, but also have extra just in case a plate is chipped or someone drops their silverware on the ground. Also, consider providing special cocktail glasses for signature cocktails in addition to traditional wine, beer, and cocktail glasses.
No matter if you are opting for fresh flowers or fake, you will need something to put them in. Don’t forget about vases and other vessels to match your decor. Additionally, instead of buying your decorative elements and floral accouterments, rent them! Not only can you save money, but you’re also helping the environment by creating less waste.
Lounge furniture can provide your guests a place to comfortably sit and visit, and even put their feet up. One of the latest wedding trends is to set up a family room-like layout of vintage couches, armchairs, and coffee tables with a kitschy rug and other decorations for guests to relax. This can also be the perfect spot to leave out photo albums of you and your partner!
If your venue has bathrooms or you will have your guests using your home’s bathrooms (for a backyard wedding) then you don’t need to worry about rentals. However, if your wedding is in a rural area or you don’t want guests using your home’s restrooms, renting a bathroom trailer can be a spacious, comfortable, and classy option versus opting for port-a-potties.
In addition to all of these main items, you will need a variety of smaller items to allow your vendors to best serve your guests and your guests to have the most comfortable experience at your wedding. Additional serving items, coolers, buffet items, and others are items that can easily be forgotten. Talk to your wedding rental company so they can help you make sure you have all of your bases covered.
Are you ready to learn more about what you need for your wedding and to start checking items off your list? Contact Your Event Party Rental! We provide services to the Plymouth area and beyond to help you have the wedding that you have dreamed of. We provide a 10% off discount on bookings made six months in advance!
No matter the date of your wedding, securing your rentals for your special day as soon as possible is a must. Not only will finalizing what you need ease your mind and lower your stress level, but it will also make sure that you get the tent you want. To learn all that you need to know about getting the tent that you need, keep reading the Your Event Party Rental blog!
If you are planning your wedding in the Plymouth, Ann Arbor, Novi, or the Detroit area, Your Event Party Rental is the wedding rental company that can do it all. From chair rentals, table rentals, and flatware rentals, to catering and your cake, you can plan your entire wedding using our services. Learn more on our website.
4 Tips for Wedding Tent Rentals
If you have you are like most brides and grooms, you’ve been dreaming about your wedding day since you were very young. You may know exactly what you want your wedding to look like, but dreaming about it and actually preparing to rent special items such as a tent can be completely different. When you are renting you have to consider: your budget, style of tent, guest list, vendor contract, accessories, the weather, and more!
Know Your Venue & Stipulations
Before you begin looking at tent rentals, you need to know your venue and if that venue allows tents; you need to consider the stipulations of your venue as you make large rental agreements.
Questions you should ask include:
- Does my venue allow tents?
- Where are tents allowed?
- What kind of tents can I use?
- Do they have a preferred vendor?
Once you know the answers to these questions you can consider the type and size of tent you want and how that fits in your budget.
Decide On a Budget
Early on in the planning process, you need to decide on how much you are going to spend on your tent rental. Not only will you be renting a tent, but you will also have to decide on a few other factors such as style, tent accessories, set up and tear down charges, and other factors. Knowing how much you can spend can greatly alleviate the stress of the renting process and help make your decisions easier!
Pick A Style
Next, you will need to pick a tent style. Tents come in all shapes and sizes, allowing you a variety of options to fit your wedding aesthetic and your budget. Some tents will have no interior poles which provide the most space and flexibility for set up, especially when you have a larger guest list and limited space. You will also have to choose the tent material. Some tents can be completely opaque while others offer peek-a-boo translucent sections to allow for the most natural light. When choosing a style keep in mind how it will affect your logistics needs as well as contribute to the look of your wedding.
Consider Tent Accessories
When you are including a tent as part of your wedding, you are presented even more options that can create the best ambiance and aesthetic for your wedding. Other aspects to consider include window styles, tent floor options, stages, and decorations like chandeliers, chuppahs, latticework, columns, lighting, and more!
Are you planning your big day in the Plymouth area? Your Event Party Rental has everything you need to make your special day just how you envisioned. Visit our website to learn more about our tent rentals as well as all the other Top Rated Local® rentals and services we provide!
Welcome back to the Your Event Party Rental blog! If you are celebrating a big event or wedding planning, it’s time to think about the items you wish to rent. Renting can not only save you considerable money — enhancing your wedding budget — but it is the most environmentally responsible option available for planning your ultimate party.
Your Event Party Rental is dedicated to pursuing greener options by offering our clients luxury rental options. Learn more about our rentals and keep reading to learn how to properly choose the table linens for your wedding.
3 Tips for Choosing Your Table Linen Rentals
If you’ve never helped plan a wedding or other large event, you may have no idea where to start. If you are feeling a little clueless or overwhelmed, today’s blog is for you!
Choose Your Linens
One of the best places to start when you are considering linen rentals is to determine the linens you wish to have. Basic table linens include:
- Chair sashes
The type and amount of table linens you want will depend on your budget and the look of your wedding. However, usually we suggest, at the very least, renting tablecloths and napkins. Table runners can provide accent pieces for serving tables and cushions can make your guests’ experience even more comfortable.
The best way to determine the linens you need is to know your list and seating arrangements and the number of all tables — dining, serving, cocktail, and others — that will need to be decorated.
Decide the Details
Once you’ve chosen your linens, you still have decisions ahead of you: next, you must determine the color of linens you will want as well as the designs, materials, and styles. Fabrics that you can choose from include:
You will also have decorative materials to choose from as well including lace, sequins, and tulle. These details can seem overwhelming — one more thing to add to your long list of things to do for your wedding. However, high-quality table linens together with other decorative elements can create a backdrop for your wedding and reception.
To understand all of your options and how you can achieve your vision within your budget, it is best to speak with a rental service representative. They can not only help you determine what table linens you need, but also which decorative elements can best accent your vision.
Find a Rental Service
The next step is to find a rental service. Some wedding venues may offer linen rentals and a table rental company may also provide the linens that fits each table. Most wedding rental companies offer full-service rentals, meaning they can provide everything you will need, such as the table and chairs, flatware, glassware, and tents. Working with a wedding rental company that can provide everything you need can save you significant time and stress, as you only have one point of contact for all of your rentals. This can also save you money on delivery and set up charges.
If you are looking for wedding rentals in the Plymouth, Ann Arbor, Novi, and Detroit areas, you can finally end your search here. Your Event Party Rentals is a full-service wedding rental company offering high-quality rentals that can help you create the event of your dreams. We offer table rentals, chair rentals, linen rentals, and more!
Check out our website to learn more about our environmentally friendly party rental options and start planning your wedding with us today!