Weddings

9 Items You Should Rent (Not Buy) For Your Wedding

July 6, 2016 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

Weddings cost a pretty penny, so why not save by renting some of the day's essentials? Here are nine items you should definitely consider not buying for the big day.

Tables & Chairs

If your venue is a blank space, then you'll need tables and chairs for your guests to sit at during dinner and when they want to take a break from dancing.

Table Linens

Of course, you'll need to cover those tables with some beautiful linens. While it might be tempting to buy tablecloths and napkins under the guise of using them again at future parties, what are the odds of this actually happening? Plus you have to deal with cleaning and storing them when not in use. It's easier to simply rent them.

Bridesmaid Dresses

One of the biggest expenses for bridesmaids is the dress, which they almost always wear just once. Instead of asking them to shell out hundreds of dollars, look into renting dresses from a site like Rent the Runway, which has designer dresses and gowns that are worth thousands of dollars, but can cost your maids as little as $75 to rent.

Tuxedos

Unless you are invited to a lot of black tie events, there's no need to buy your groom's tuxedo.

Accessories

If you need a necklace, earrings or headpiece to complete your wedding look, and can't borrow it from a family member or friend, head over to Happily Ever Borrowed to rent an array of accessories for yourself and your maids.

Shoes

Would you love to wear a pair of blue Manolos on your big day, just like Carrie Bradshaw, but it's not in your budget? You can rent designer shows at Just Soles for a fraction of the price it would cost you to buy them.

[Photo: Erich McVey]

Lounge Furniture

If you want to create a lounge-type atmosphere at the reception where guests can relax and mingle when not dancing, definitely rent the necessities to make that happen, such as couches, chairs and ottomans.

Tent

While renting a tent can be pricey and it might be tempting to just go to Home Depot to buy a few to create an outdoor wedding space, don’t do it. You'll want a professional to install the tent for you to make sure it stays upright during the entire event.

Lighting

If you want to create some extra ambiance, rent lanterns, chandeliers, pendant lamps and the like.

 

Tags:

weddings

Author:

Linda DiProperzio is a weddings expert and freelance writer based in New York.

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Weddings

How To Create A Wedding Registry Without Breaking Up

Choosing the items you want in your first home together ...

Weddings

Are You A Bad Bridesmaid? Take The Quiz

It can be stressful being in a wedding. You're ...

Weddings

8 Wedding Planners Reveal Their Favorite Wedding Detail Ever

From flowers and favors to cakes and decor, wedding planners ...

Weddings

The 7 Biggest Myths About Winter Weddings

When it comes to weddings, winter often gets a bad ...

Weddings

11 Things A Bride Should Never Say To Her Bridesmaids

Sure, it’s an honor to be a part of ...

Weddings

Something Blue's That Don't Suck: Sky High Pumps, Sexy Lingerie & Jewelry That Pops

When you hear "something blue", do you picture something tired, ...

Weddings

The 10 Best Places To Get Married in Winter

While it might be cold outside, there’s no reason ...

Weddings

11 Mistakes Brides Make Right After Getting Engaged

You get engaged and you get more than a little ...

Weddings

12 Creative Ways To Announce Your Engagement

He asked the question and you said "Yes!" Now you ...

Weddings

The Dos And Donts Of Planning A Bridal Shower

If you’re taking on the task of planning the ...

Weddings

11 Ways To Save On Your Winter Wedding

While saying I do in the winter comes with its ...

Weddings

11 Things Couples Should Know Before Planning A Backyard Wedding

A growing number of couples are choosing to wed at ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS