We know there are multiple factors to consider in regards to planning a wedding. Besides booking the wedding ceremony and reception locations, you need to also find a caterer and there still is the matter of furniture and miscellaneous items which are all of vital importance to the functionality of the event. Some venues will have their own in-house services, but others do not. Regardless of the scenario, one needs a truly skilled and experienced professional rental service to get the job done in a sufficient standard. This may seem a bit of a challenge, but Grand Rapids has several reliable event rental services. The advice we have included here should help you with this process.
First, start off with calculating your budget and the size of your wedding. Once you have that preliminary information at hand, you can start your search for the best candidates. You may be surprised to find out that particular venues will supply their customers with a list of preferred or even exclusive vendors in which they will either strongly suggest or outright require you to glean your selections from. Online wedding directories and guide websites are incredibly resourceful for those finding various vendors. It is wise to visit each candidate's individual websites, and study it to get a feel for the company's ability to present and organize themselves. When you have put together a list, give each company a call, and see what their availability is. You will want to ask if they are available on your chosen date, but be sure that you book appointments with the companies that are not too solidly booked.
Second, you should interview each candidate and be ready to share your vision for the wedding during this next phase of interviews. Find out if you can view their equipment. No one wants dysfunctional items or furniture from a rental company, especially when you are renting those items for such a special occasion like your wedding. If a particular company denies this request, then do not consider them, it is of little hassle for them to show you their inventory, so do not let apathy get in your way. Ask how much experience they have in the business, and in particular, in the field of servicing weddings. It is worth it to ask how many weddings they service on average a year, and if you really want to get specific, how many weddings of your size they average a year. The most important thing of course to to find out how much their services will cost and make sure that you ask about any packages they offer. You should ask for an itemized quote for the purpose of comparison. It should become obvious which candidate rises to the top.
Lastly, take some time to consider your choices with your partner, parents, or a planner if you so happen to have one. Once you have chosen, it will be time to ask for a written contract. If you did your due diligence, the rental service which you have hired will supply you with dependable items.