Check out today’s blog from the easyEventhire team, which looks at wedding furniture and what you’ll need to hire if you’re furnishing a blank-canvas wedding venue.
With all the excitement of wedding planning, you can be forgiven for not paying as much attention to your wedding furniture such as tables and chairs, for instance, as you might do to the flowers, wedding dress, cars and other elements of your special day.
That’s not to say, however, that wedding furniture isn’t important – after all, where would you be at your wedding reception without banqueting tables and chairs, linen, bars, dance floors and everything else!
The starting point when you DO come to look into wedding furniture, is to find out from your wedding venue what furniture hire for weddings is going to be included. Many hotels, for instance, will offer your wedding furniture as part of your ‘package’ which might also include drinks, catering, entertainment and everything else – in other words, designed to keep your life simple…and there’s certainly benefits in this.
On the other hand, many brides and grooms look to create their own special day and go down the route of hiring a blank-canvas venue, and they then need to furnish and decorate it. Whether this is a village hall, marquee, tipi, or function room in a larger venue or arena, this does certainly provide a challenge though, that said, the rewards can be immense as you can end up with a highly personalised, bespoke wedding venue that will live long in the memories of you and your guests.
So, if you need to hire wedding furniture for your wedding venue, then you are definitely in the right place here at easyEventhire. But what do you need?
Table and chair hire
Tables and chairs are the obvious place to start when it comes to wedding furniture. The chances are that you’ll be having a sit-down ‘formal’ meal as part of your wedding breakfast, followed by the formalities of speeches and the cutting of the cake. The venue will be able to advise you in the early stages about how many guests you are allowed, and then it’s a case of hiring tables and chairs to accommodate everyone.
Typically, brides and grooms hire top tables for weddings which are rectangular trestle tables put together, at which the happy couple and their immediate family will be seated. The other invited guests will typically be seated around banqueting tables, which are normally round in shape. The fact that they are round helps with people engaging with each other, perhaps when they are meeting for the first time.
And when it comes to wedding chairs, you’ll no doubt be familiar with Chiavari chairs, which are by far the most popular. You can even accessorise Chiavari chairs with ribbons, sashes or flowers, for instance, as well as choosing your seat pad colour – the world is your oyster!
Don’t think, however, that Chiavari wedding chairs are all that is out there – there’s a whole range of choice in today’s chair hire market which you could consider, including cross back wedding chairs and even ghost chairs if you’re going for the modern and contemporary look!
Temporary bar hire
If it’s a blank-canvas event space you have hired, then the chances are that you’ll need to hire a temporary bar. This is easier than you might think – you can dry hire mobile bar units or get a bar company to come in and take care of everything for you. Suffice to say that the bar is a key element for your wedding venue!
Dance floor hire completes the wedding furniture list
Everyone loves a boogie at a wedding and so hire a dance floor which is going to be big enough to accommodate your guests. As a rule of thumb, you can assume that at any one time, around one third of your guests will be dancing, and so you do the maths! There’s plenty of help online in terms of determining what the best dance floor size is for different numbers of guests.
Temporary dance floors can be hired from event hire companies such as easyEventhire, for instance, easily and affordably. They come in panels which simply slot together without the need for screws or tools. A word of advice, though – dance floors need to be laid on a hard and flat surface, otherwise it could lead to breakage.
So, that’s just a few of the items of wedding furniture hire that we’d suggest represent the starting point for your planning. Suffice to say that when the time comes, you can count on the team at easyEventhire to provide you with a seamless service from start to finish.
Browse our hundreds of items of wedding furniture online today and place your secure order 24/7 from the comfort of your own home or office. And remember, whilst it is always good to ahead of the game, when you place your order more than 30 days in advance here at easyEventhire, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount on your hire equipment price!
We very much look forward to working with you and helping you create the special wedding day of your dreams!