The average wedding in the U.S. today costs more than $24,000.
From the princess gown to catering food for dozens or even hundreds of guests, costs add up fast, and it’s easy to blow past the average even for a small wedding.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to lower your costs.
Keep reading to learn how wedding decor rentals can help you slash costs and stick to your wedding day budget.
Just a couple of decades ago, churches reigned supreme when it came to choosing a place to exchange vows. Now, just over a quarter of all couples are getting married in a religious institution.
If you’re dreaming of an alternative wedding venue but still want your ceremony space to have that classic feel, a wedding arch is a great choice. Unfortunately, buying one can get very expensive.
Even if you’re good with tools, building one is time-consuming and challenging.
A wedding arch rental is one great way to elevate your big day without elevating your budget. You can choose from a variety of shapes and styles to get an arch that perfectly matches your ceremony style.
Chairs and Tables
Another thing you’ll have to consider if you’re holding your wedding somewhere other than a church is where your guests will sit.
If your reception venue doesn’t offer chairs and tables, you’ll need to arrange to get them there as well.
You could buy chairs. That is if you want to spend your entire wedding budget on just those.
Instead, renting chairs and tables is a simple solution.
Plus, renting chairs and tables allows you to choose more alternative ceremony and reception venues, like your backyard, a park, or a friend’s barn. This is another great way to lower your costs so that you can splurge in other areas, like delicious food or your dream dress.
If you’re going to be renting tables or if your reception venue provides tables but no linens, that’s yet another expense that you’ll need to deal with.
Tablecloths seem like a silly detail, especially when you’re trying to save money.
But tablecloths elevate your reception space and give it a polished touch. They are also great for hiding old, scuffed, or ugly tables.
You can rent wedding tablecloths. But buying your table linens may save you even more money, especially when you consider that you can sell them after your big day.
Rental centerpieces are another easy way to decorate your reception on a tight budget.
Even very simple centerpieces can be expensive. And the more guests you have, the more tables you’ll have, and the more centerpieces you’ll need.
By renting your centerpieces, you’ll expand your options without blowing through your decor budget.
Choosing the Right Wedding Decor Rentals
Wedding decor rentals are a great way to cut costs without sacrificing your vision for your big day.
For more tips on planning your wedding or looking your best on your big day, check out the rest of our blog.