Rentals

Let’s Talk Linens: The Ultimate Guide to Table Linen Sizes

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When choosing linens for an event, the creative process is exciting — imaginations run wild mixing fabrics, colors, textures and patterns, creating inspiration boards and mixing and matching in the Design Studio. Then, you sit down to order the linens, the calculator comes out, and…what size did you need for those cocktail tables, again?  For the dining room table?  For the Serpentine buffet? We know choosing linen sizes can be confusing, especially if you don’t do it every day, so we set out to create the ultimate Table Linen Size Guide.  With everything you ever wanted to know about linen

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Rentals

Rental Essentials: TLC for Inventory

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Sure, you can recoup some of your investment by selling inventory that has seen better days. But how about keeping inventory quality up so its best days are still ahead Special Events has looked at smart ways to dispose of obsolete rental inventory. But as one of our wise readers points out, it’s smarter still to preserve the value of inventory by taking good care of it in the first place. As every Hollywood starlet knows, time is your enemy, and that goes for rental inventory, too. As Brian Jenkins, president of San Marcos, Texas-based Peerless Events and Tents, puts

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Rentals

5 Smart Reasons to Rent Your Event Furniture

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Erinn Jones of CORT Event Furnishings with five good reasons to rent rather than buy furniture for special events Your company is working on a huge program for an important event client and you need furnishings for conference lounges, education areas and the meeting itself. Furnishings complement the overall design, reinforce the theme, and communicate your brand message, so they must be included in the overall event. You’ve got a decent budget, but it needs to cover a lot of areas, from food and beverage to decor. How do you maximize your event dollars, and should you purchase furniture for

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Men's Fashion, Rentals

10 Ways to Save Money on Men’s Wedding Tuxedos & Rentals for the Groom

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So often the focus of a wedding is on the bride. Her wedding dress, her hair, her shoes, and her jewelry are often what guests are waiting to catch a glimpse of when she walks down the aisle. And usually, a lot of money is spent on the bride’s beautification in preparation for the big day. Then you’ve got the groom. No one gets excited before the wedding thinking about what he could possibly be wearing. Most men’s formal wear looks just about the same. So does it make sense to spend big bucks on what guests won’t even notice or appreciate?

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Life/Living, Rentals

5 Things You Should Rent Instead of Buy (And 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Rent)

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​​I ​know​…ownership is 9/10ths of the law. It’s really nice to know something belongs to you. But does it always make sense? Financially? Not really. In fact, there are many things that you should rent instead of buy. Including some things you didn’t even know you could rent. Obviously there are also things you should buy, so let’s talk about all of it. Let’s start with what you should be renting… 1. Your Home Buying a home is part of the “American Dream”. And there is nothing wrong with doing it…sometimes, but many times it doesn’t make sense. You’ve heard

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Event Management, Rentals

7 Ways to Save Money on Reception Rentals

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  Chairs, tables, lighting and tabletop rentals (plus the assorted delivery and assembly fees that go along with them) can add up quickly, so your wallet will thank you if you can trim your reception rental costs with these tips. Reception rentals don’t have to cost a fortune, but they can definitely take up a nice chunk of your wedding budget. So how can you keep the costs down from the lighting to the water glasses? Event consultant Trish Stevens from Classic Party Rentals shared a few helpful tips that could save money—without sacrificing your reception style. Keep your glassware simple. Save

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Event Management, Rentals

(Almost) Everything You Need To Know About Party Rentals

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  So, you’re having a party! And you’ve figured out that many parties need things (tables, chairs, plates, napkins). There are two ways to get said things: 1) buy them 2) rent them. 3, “Borrow them from someone you know who already bought them. And what kind of things are we talking about exactly? Most people have only ever rented apartments and cars before their weddings. But the truth is, lots and lots and lots of weddings involve at least one rental order. (I’m actually having a hard time thinking of a single wedding I’ve done that didn’t have rented

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Photography, Rentals

6 Reasons It Pays To Rent A Camera

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We have all heard the expression “The gear does not make the photo. The photographer makes the photo.” That being said, the gear does certainly help in perfecting the art of photography. If you are a professional photographer or even a serious amateur, you know that photography is quite an expensive profession/hobby. Good equipment can be expensive and by the time you build your day-to-day gear bag, it can set you back several thousands of dollars. Just when you think you have the perfect setup,  you hear about the latest camera or a faster lens than what you have just being

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Rentals

How To Rent A Wedding Marquee For Less

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I‘m going to let you in on a little secret that I learned early on in my career as an event planner—you can control a great number of things, but the weather will never be one of them. I know, I know. This isn’t want you want to hear. No one wants to rent a wedding tent. They can be expensive, and daunting to think about, and the sky is just so lovely this time of year. But if you have to rent a wedding tent (and don’t kid yourself: outdoor venue, no back up plan, high chance of rain? You

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