Thursday, November 2
When you’re throwing a party, the venue is probably one of the first things you pick, and if your venue comes with its own tables and chairs, then that’s one less thing for you to do. But many places don’t come with furniture; and many places may have furniture that doesn’t fit your vision for the day. That means you’ll have to get tables and chairs yourself. Here are a few tips that can prove helpful when you’re renting tables and chairs for an event.
Consider all your options
Unless you’re running on a very tight deadline, it’s best if you take a look at more than one rental place. Go online and look up the various rental options in your neighborhood, and make a list of those that look like they might be right for you. You can take several factors into consideration, like the rental price, the flexibility of the return policy, and the reviews that previous customers have left on the site – and if you have a particular design in mind, it helps if you go through the company’s images, on their website or Instagram account, to check that they have what you’re looking for.
Visit the rental company yourself
Running a great event requires management of hundreds of little details, and it’s very tempting to finish up a deal for tables and chairs over the phone and breathe a sigh of relief. With instant messaging apps, this is even easier, because all you need to do is swipe through the pictures of tables and chairs that your rental agency sends you and pick out what seems best. But here’s a word to the wise; next time, visit the place and take a look at the furniture options before you sign the deal, because things like color, style and size are best assessed in person.
Know your responsibilities
Go over the details of your contract, and make sure you’ve covered all the costs you’ll incur. It’s important to be clear on what your responsibilities are, so you’ll want to make sure you get all your queries clarified by your rental agency before you sign the deal. Make sure you know the cost in case of damage, and find out what your responsibilities are for pick-up, arrangement or transfer, including the time you need to return the furniture by
Ask your rental agency about all their inclusions
When you rent tables and chairs from your rental agency, that’s not the only service they’ll be able to provide. Ask about delivery and pickup services, linens for the tables and chairs, or set-up and take-down services. You might be surprised to find how many different services your rental agency can provide, to take even more headaches away on the day of the event.
Above all, remember that your agency is there to help you plan a great event, and to reduce your headaches. And once you’re sure you’ve picked the right place to add some color to your big day, remember that it’s time to go ahead and have fun!
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