The Easy Way to Glam Up Your Wedding
Don’t make any assumptions that your venue comes with anything. If you’ve booked a raw space, get ready to rent everything down to the bathrooms. (Please don’t forget those, or you’ll have some unhappy guests.) There are a ton of other rentals you may need as well. If you’re planning an outdoor event, it goes without saying, you’ll need to make sure you have a backup plan. Be sure to have a tent or other covering on standby to ensure the comfort and safety of your guests.
If you’re lucky, your venue comes with chairs and tables, and maybe even cloths for the tables. The chairs are probably standard folding chairs, and the tablecloths are probably white. Your caterer may provide standard white plates and unremarkable flatware. All of that is fine, but why not glam it up a bit?
From a photography point of view, consider the two most photographed spaces of the day: the altar where you say your vows and the head table at the reception where the married couple sits and where the toasts are usually given. Instead of spending your money on tiny details like custom candy or elaborate escort cards, we recommend investing in something that will not only enhance the feel of your wedding but will really enhance your images as well! Couples are often afraid to even dream about rentals because they assume they will be out of their budget. But, they’re more affordable than you may think.
You can rent crowd-pleasers, such as cotton candy makers and popcorn machines, for a late-night snack. For outdoor areas, offer popular games like bocce ball and a beanbag toss. If the weather is going to get cooler when the sun sets, propane space heaters are nice to have on hand for outdoor areas. Why not make it comfortable and rent lounge seating for your guests? Dancing all night long can be exhausting, so offering them a soft place to rest is a sure way to make sure they’ll get back out on the dance floor.