It’s one of the best times of the year! The holidays are right around the corner and so are a ton of family gatherings, social events and office parties. But if you’re planning to host an event this year, you may be feeling a little stressed thinking about all the work that needs to be done.
One of the biggest challenges is finding enough chairs, tables, linens and silverware for all your guests. The good news is you have options aside from resorting to paper cups and plates. In fact, renting a few key items for your party can save you in more ways than you might expect. What might these be? Let’s take a look!
It will look like you did way more work than you actually did
You guests will instantly be impressed when they see you planned ahead and rented some additional tables, chairs and dishes for this special occasion. The reality is, you only have to make a simple phone call to discuss and place your order then either pick it up or have it delivered to your home or venue. Our event professionals can help you answer every question from how many forks you likely need to the right size linens. No guesswork…and a lot less stress!
You can create an ideal layout
With the right rental items, you can create a cohesive and ideal layout within your home (or any venue you choose). Using mismatched chairs, a combination of formal and folding tables and linens you have lying around the house, will look cluttered and won’t easily fit into the space you have available. Rather, renting tables and chairs that are all the same as one another will allow you to better plan your space so guests can mix, mingle and move around.
Everyone will be equally comfortable
Speaking of keeping guests comfortable, renting some extra chairs and tables will prevent guests from being forced to sit on broken, uncomfortable and awkward furniture. Everyone will have their own seat that fits nicely under a table. What’s worse than bumping your knees every time you sit down or having to ask five people to “scoot in” just so you can maneuver around them to use the rest room? Adding some extra rental items will help alleviate this common issue!
Last minute guests are no big deal
Inevitably, your holiday party will bring some last minute guests that give you only a day’s notice…if that. If you’re counting every piece of furniture for your confirmed RSVPs, this minor adjustment could really add stress to your planning. By renting some extra items, you can calmly and confidently welcome all guests (event last minute ones) with open arms.
Repairing and storing the items is not an issue!
Finally, at the end of your party, you will have enough clean up between the food and leftovers. With rental items, you don’t have to worry about scrubbing down every chair and table, getting stains out of linens and then finding a place to store all of these items for 12 months until you likely need them again. The convenience of rental items is well worth the small investment!
How could renting some key items help you with your holiday celebrations? Share your ideas with us by commenting below!