Planning for your wedding reception can see daunting but with quality advice and a little know how – your dream wedding can be easily achieved.
Here are the top essentials you will need to remember when planning for your wedding reception.
TABLES AND CHAIRS
Tables and chairs are a clear must have for your wedding reception. We advise clients to hire chairs with backs so guests of all ages can be safely seated.
Use rectangular tables for a long, banquet style look or rounds for maximum table space.
CATERING AND TABLEWARE
If you are planning to host your own wedding reception or using a marquee or private venue, you may need to hire in additional tableware.
Check for adequate numbers of:
- And cutlery
Ensuring you have crisp, clean linens is also a must! Hiring linens is a cost effective solution to ensure you can have quality linens on the table and enhance your overall styling on the day.
Usually these elements would be coordinated by your caterer but if you are more involved in the catering side of your wedding, things you should consider hiring in include:
- A cold room
- A bar area
- Warming stations and cooking areas
- Washing up areas and tubs
- Bins for rubbish removal
If you are planning a garden or outdoor wedding a marquee is a must have hire item. Wedding marquees look stunning and can be enhanced with silk linings or clear roofing and walls.
A wedding marquee is the failsafe approach for ensuring your wedding reception will be a success, rain, hail or shine.
Depending upon your budget, you might also considering hiring in a floor and carpet tiles for your marquee, ambient lighting or even a chandelier!
While event hire for your wedding is extremely practical, let’s face it – the fun stuff is in the detail.
To achieve a beautifully styled event consider also hiring in the following:
- A stylist or specialist wedding theming company
- Centrepieces or vases for your flowers
- Seating and directional signage
- Styled bridal table
- Specialist uplighting or soft lighting effects (such as festoon lights).
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