For some, hiring makes perfect sense, others it seems like wasted money or you won't get the quality product you require. The Groom and his Ushers hire suits, so why not branch out further a field?! It all comes down to personal preference, what you need and that all important budget. There may be certain one off things you need, but when you've weighed up the cost, it probably works out cheaper to hire rather than purchasing something you may never use again.
So why hire? Well my lovely friends at 'Something Hired' have come up with 3 main reasons:
Hiring products for your event will ensure your budget goes further. Hiring from a single supplier keeps the transport costs to a minimum.
Rather than having the hassle of searching through different companies for different products and then checking that they will deliver to your area, if you’re in the UK, we will deliver to you.
It’s already difficult enough planning a complicated event without the added stress of liaising with multiple suppliers.
If you're venue doesn't provide all the linens, tables chairs, cutlery etc, then hiring is definitely the way forward. Shop around for quotes, find out the availability and quantity you need and most importantly if they deliver and collect after the event.
Another good reason why you should hire is space. It would be nice to have space to store all the purchases you've made over the last 8 months, but we all don't have that luxury of extra storage.
Some brides I've worked with have bought items they've seen and loved for the wedding, but not kept a list of what they already have. Before you know it, you've got 50 candle holders (various shapes and sizes), an array of table centre pieces (which none of them match), mirrored plates, (too many to count) and reams of fabric that you thought would come in handy for something!
Solution to all the above is make a list of the things you require, what can to be bought, hired and borrowed. Before you hit the shop, see what you can get online first, as it may be cheaper, then when shopping take your list with you and some one who will stop you from splurging on the 8ft bird cage! Also ask friends, they may have items from their wedding that are currently living in the garage that they may be to see the back of!
If you're still not 100% convinced then, check out these suppliers who I've worked with and who offer a fantastic hire service.
We hire beautiful things for special occasions. Whatever your requirement, from a small intimate wedding to a large corporate event, we supply products from teaspoons to fairy-lit grottoes and a whole lot in between. We deliver throughout the UK and have no minimum order value.
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We are a family-run business. Small but perfectly formed, we offer vintage industrial-style furniture, original hand-crafted place settings and beautiful floral prettiness.Take a look at our fab collection to hire for your event. If you have something else in mind, which you haven’t seen on our website, don’t worry. Just get in touch and we will create what you are looking for.