Almost every single wedding we do we are selecting rentals with couples, reviewing them, managing them and making sure they perfect.
We love the girls and inventory at Pleasanton Rentals. They have a great selection of linens and furniture that can really add some personal touches to your wedding. We asked them a few questions to give our clients some insight and tips to consider when looking at rentals...
If you have a venue that provides everything in a basic level, what is the best item to upgrade (linens, china, chairs)?
Chairs! Chairs make the biggest impact. When your guest walks into your reception you want to WOW them right away. But, linens are right up there on my list with importance of designing an event.
How many months out should most couples be looking at linens and flatware?
We typically want our clients to book 5-6 months out from their event. As a client you want to make sure you book your items well in advanced so there won't be any hiccups later in your wedding planning. You can always update the quantities of your rental items as long as we have the items available.
What is your favorite trend coming in the next year?
Lush colors with bold table top elements. We have noticed that the trends are leaning more towards a look than a theme. You don't really see a wedding in a barn with mason jars and burlap anymore. You see clients using more elegant touches in a rustic venue. For example, we see rich textured linens, shiny flatware, bold china with our cross back chairs to give this look a little more intimate flare.
A neutral palette is very popular, how do you recommend making it special?
We all love neutrals, but adding a little pop with your napkin and florals will make a huge difference. Never be afraid of color!
What items do you rent that clients may not think about at first?
Chargers. Clients don't ever think of chargers right away, but they make a HUGE statement at your event especially if the wedding is buffet style and the plates are at the buffet line, the chargers make the tables look set and complete.
What are your top 3 napkin folds?
Menu fold to show off your menu, but still have the pop of color with the napkin. Wrap the napkin around the charger for a simple look. Throw a napkin ring on for a little detail to the table top.
What is the craziest thing someone has asked to rent?
If we rent animals.
Thank you so much, if you have a few minutes and want to see some pretty stuff pop on over to Pleasanton Rentals site. We are big fans of personalizing your wedding and believe rentals are a great avenue to achieve a unique look. We love mixing table styles, linens, patterns, and you can never go wrong with a fun flatware statement. One of our personal favorite things is a good lounge. It adds warmth and creates a space for your guests to feel like they can relax and have fun all night long.
*All of the photos used in this blog post are items from Pleasanton Rentals from weddings we have planned!