As far as rental types, there's kind of two main options that you see. The first being vintage, which is your more specialty type rentals and the second being traditional, which are the more typical rental pieces that you can see on display in a showroom. Let’s break it down:
They're going to have very specific pieces. So, if you're looking for a vintage lounge area, or you want a cute chair for you and your significant other to sit in during dinner, they're going to have more of those accent pieces that you would want.
Vintage rentals are such a cool and personalized way to change things up. Lounge areas can be a great way to incorporate vintage rentals. Also, cake tables or guest book tables – any sort of accent table is another good way to show some vintage personality. Use a vintage table as your sweetheart table, or a settee to sit on as a way to set you all apart and feel a little cozier during dinner!
With traditional rental places, they are going to have pretty much everything. They're going to have your flatware, your chargers, chairs, tents, linens, so it's more of a one-stop-shop. They may even offer vintage rentals, but it most likely won’t be as specialty and unique.
Make sure you check with your venue and caterer on what rentals they include and what rentals you may need to outsource. While majority of venues offer basics like tables, chairs, linens and caterers may include flatware and barware, it’s not always a guarantee.
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