Ideal Venues by Rachel Sanders Tates Tents and Events
(originally featured in An Idaho Wedding for the Idaho Wedding Experience)
Renting wedding supplies can be challenging, but the the company you choose should make you feel relieved after speaking to them. Our job in the rental industry is to make your event come to life. Here are the main things you should look for when dealing with a rental vendor:
When choosing a vendor for any aspect of your wedding, you should feel confident in that person and feel you can trust them. All vendors will play a major role in your big day. A good rental vendor will make sure you know they are qualified by either showing you testimonials, photos of past weddings or simply sharing their knowledge with you. Find out if they have done business with your venue. Find out if they know the site or know the people who run the site. If you are having a backyard wedding, especially a tented wedding or reception, a rental vendor should be willing to do a site visit. They will be checking to ensure all of your items fit and flow in your space as well as measure and make sure their delivery crews will have all the information needed when they arrive for your wedding.
It sounds simple but can sometimes be a little difficult. You most likely have a vision of the way your day will look. Finding the items that match that vision exactly could be challenging. Keep in mind that most event rental companies carry very similar items. It will be the small persoanl touches you add to their inventory that make it special to you. All small items inside an event rental store can be personalized. Centerpieces, specialty linens, candle holders and decorated arches- each of these items begin very basic but can be unique.
Trust your intuition and choose someone you trust. We know that every wedding most likely has a budget. You will need to make a decision on whether or not price is a make-it-or-break-it deciding factor. Some companies will price match and some won't. How valuable is having a trustworthy vendor? If there are only a few minor differences in price and you feel very comfortable with someone, is it worth the extra few dollars? Someone who has what you are looking for and someone who is willing to walk you through each step of the process from the initial reservation to the day of delivery is invaluable.
We look forward to earning your business on the most important day of your life.