Most individuals do not have thirty tables and fifty folding chairs in storage just waiting for a big event. If you are one of those that do, then kudos to you for being prepared for any type of reception or party. For those of us who do not and find ourselves in need of tables, chairs and linens for a wedding, rest assured that there are places to turn to. Wedding reception rentals are found in many towns and cities.
Every bride deserves a team of wedding professionals putting her fantasy wedding and reception together. Unfortunately most brides cannot afford a wedding planner much less a full staff of wedding professionals. If you are doing it on your own then the internet and yellow pages of the phone book will be your friend. By searching through the riffraff, wedding reception rentals can be rented at a very affordable price.
Wedding reception rentals can usually be found in the phone book. If they are not listed separately then any party supply store may be able to help you out. Once the business is located, a decision on how many tables and corresponding chairs must be decided. You must give these business advance notice and book the day of your wedding and reception. If it is during the "busy season", namely May, June and July, expect to have to call around to a variety of businesses. These months book up quickly, so the sooner you know the firm date the better it will be for reserving the needed equipment.
Most wedding reception rentals businesses also offer linens for the tables as well as chair covers. If they do not have a color that matches your wedding scheme, consider going with an all white linen and then decorating it with fabric remnants in your chosen color. This adds a bit of dramatic splash and can also work very well with the chair covers. Take a satin ribbon, in the color of your choice, and use it as a tie on the back. It is inexpensive and a great decorative touch.
If you are going on your honeymoon immediately following the reception, make sure and ask a trusted friend or family member to be in charge of returning the tables and chairs. If the business offers delivery and pick up, someone still needs to be there to take inventory and supervise the movers. Coming home to a huge equipment rental fee is not a great way to start a marriage.