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Benefits of Renting vs Buying Items for a 2024 Wedding

Weddings are milestone moment events that require a lot of planning. During the wedding planning process, the topic of renting vs buying items for a wedding is often brought up when decisions need to be made. It often makes the most sense to rent items instead of purchasing them for a wedding. In this article, we explore the top benefits of renting vs buying items for a wedding in 2024.

Cut Down on Costs

According to a recent article in Brides, the national average cost of a wedding in the US is $29,000, with numbers even higher in major cities and certain areas. With the cost of almost everything going up, one can expect to see an increase in the cost of weddings as well. The total cost of a wedding is expensive so it makes sense to save money in the areas you can to stay within the event budget. Wedding rentals cut down costs in comparison to purchasing the items for the wedding. We always advise renting items instead of buying for a wedding or event. Once the event is over, what would you do with so many chairs, table linens, and other tabletop decor? These items would need to be cleaned and stored, and most people do not have the time, patience, or location for the items after a wedding. Wedding rentals including wedding decor rentals and chair rentals are much more cost-effective which frees up money to spend on other aspects of the wedding. Ceremony chair rentals by Atlas Event Rental Photo by Wild Eyed Photography

Sustainable Wedding

Sustainability has been a hot topic for a while now and entering 2024 is no exception. According to Sustainable Wedding Alliance, 98% of couples said sustainability was a factor when planning their wedding, with 78% saying it was important or very important to them. With hosting a sustainable wedding so important to many wedding couples, they look for ways to ensure their wedding is sustainable. In addition to finding a sustainable venue and considering a location close to all guests to limit travel, party rentals, instead of purchasing, are an excellent way to achieve a sustainable wedding. By renting dinnerware, glassware, table linens, and other wedding decor, waste is reduced as these items are reusable. Reusable is key for sustainability! Working with a local rental company for a sustainable wedding also reduces the environmental impact of several factors including long-distance transportation, storage, and shipping.

No Clean-up or Storage Considerations

Avoid clean-up and storage considerations by working with a local event rental company for your wedding rental needs. Rental companies will deliver the items during an agreed-upon time, handle set up (if required), and come back to remove the items after the event. The rental company will also handle the cleaning and sanitizing of the items. On the other hand, if you were to buy wedding table linens, you would be responsible for the storage of the items before the event, set up and breakdown on the day of, and then cleaning all items and storing them after the event.

Wedding Decor Variety

When searching for event rentals near me, it’s advisable to select a rental company that offers a one-stop-shop service so that the wedding decor of rental item variety is abundant. Wedding rentals in a one-stop shop like Atlas Event Rental would offer you specialty tablecloths, chairs, and tabletop decor with a variety of options in each category that may not be as available through purchase. It’s easy to get creative with wedding decor rentals as the variety is abundant and more cost effective than purchasing. Wedding glassware Rentals by Atlas

Save Time and Stress

The added stress associated with making purchase decisions for a wedding is unnecessary when rental companies can easily provide what is needed. A rental company makes it easy and efficient for you to select the best rentals for your wedding and can assist you throughout the process. The event rental process is a major time saver that allows you to focus on other areas of the wedding that need attention. The rental company will assist you every step of the way to make the best decisions for a wedding including placing the order and handling the rest of the process so that the wedding items are delivered to the location, set up, and broken down at the end of the event. The event rental company is responsible for delivering the rental items, can set up on-site if requested, and will break down at the end of the night. There’s no time spent by the wedding couple on storage considerations, cleaning, and determining what to do with the wedding items after the fact which eliminates the stress associated with such tasks.

Expert Advice and Consultation

An event rental specialist is experienced in understanding what you may need for your wedding which makes the process so much easier. The specialist that you work with on your wedding can help you select chair rentals, table rentals, wedding table linens, and tabletop decor items based on combining critical wedding details such as budget, guest count, venue, event layout, and decor vision. Schedule an appointment today to meet with an Atlas Event Rental sales specialist who can assist you with the rentals you need to style your wedding!

Frequently Asked Questions about Renting vs Buying:

Are there benefits to renting items for a wedding instead of buying?

Yes, there are many benefits to choosing to rent items for a wedding instead of buying including saving time and money, focusing on sustainability, and not having to worry about set up, breakdown, and storage.

One way to have a sustainable wedding is to rent linens and tabletop items instead of buying plastics. Rentals are sustainable and can be used multiple times in comparison to plastics that are one-time use only.

When renting items for a wedding instead of buying, a rental company will have a wide variety of linens, chairs, and tabletop items for you to choose from. This variety is typically larger than what is available for purchase.

One of the major benefits of renting items for a wedding is not having to worry about storage after the event. For example, if you were to buy enough chairs to seat 200 guests, where would you store the chairs after the reception? If you were to buy 200 charger plates, what would you do with them after the wedding? Renting allows you to choose what you want for the wedding and then return the items after the event.

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