You better prepare yourself for a ridiculous amount of details and tasks in which you must take care of in order to have a pretty radical wedding.. Between booking the venues, selecting floral arrangements, and hiring catering services, one may forget that you need furniture to put your arrangements and food on, along with so many other items that contribute to the objective and subjective quality of a wedding. Some venues will have their own in-house services, but what if they do not? Regardless of the scenario, one needs a truly skilled and experienced professional rental service to get the job done in a sufficient standard. This may seem a bit of a challenge, but do not worry too much, because Dallas has several dependable event rental services. Below is a brief guide that should help you immensely to find the right rental candidates.
First, you should have already calculated your budget and the size of your wedding. Be realistic about how much you'll need and how much you need and how much of your budget will be allotted to this task. To begin, it is also wise to ask the venue coordinator of your reception hall what, if any items they supply or if they use certain vendors. Perhaps your venue will provide tables and chairs while requiring you to rent linens and chair covers from a specific company. Or perhaps they only provide tables. You should also check with your caterin company to see what services they offer - Do they provide dinnerware or can you rent your own custom dishes? Does your DJ provide custom lighting or dance floors? Or will you need to find an external company for that? Once you know exactly what items you'll need to rent, you can begin your search.
Search on line for local companies that offer the items you need - you can often even view their inventory options on line. You should also reference wedding directories to get an idea on the level of service they provide, which will be indicated by consistently positive or negative reviews. Once you have a solid list of candidates, give each company a call, and see what their availability is around the time of your wedding, it is likely that they will be available, but be sure that you book appointments with the companies that are not too busy.
Now that you are ready to do some interviewing, you should prepare plenty of questions for each candidate and be ready to share your vision for the wedding. One of the first things you will want to ask is if you are able to view their equipment. No one wants dysfunctional items or furniture from a rental company, especially when you are renting those items for such a special occasion like your wedding. If a particular company denies this request, then do not consider them, it is of little hassle for them to show you their inventory, so do not let apathy get in your way. Ask how much experience they have in the business, and in particular, in the field of servicing weddings. It is worth it to ask how many weddings they service on average a year, and if you really want to get specific, how many weddings of your size they average a year. The most important thing is to cover the cost of the services, and ask for any package deals. Ask what their services include - will they be showing up to set up the lighting and chairs, etc. or do they leave that up to you? What about taking down the lights, etc? What is their policy on damages? Ask for a detailed quote and breakdown of their services.
Once you've found a company with the items you want, the services you're looking for, and the price you can afford, go ahead and hire them. Make your deposit, sign your contract, and you're ready to move on to hiring the next vendor!