You could spend a fortune buying decorations and props for your wedding reception, not to mention the time you’d spend styling the venue. If you’ve already got enough on your plate, or you’re trying to stick to a budget, why not hire your dream décor (and the experts to make it look perfect on the day) instead of investing in it?
- Wedding Cover-up
It’s essential to make the chairs at your wedding look super-stylish if you want an elegant and traditional affair — but it’s unlikely you’ll get many occasions to re-use the covers if you buy them: renting your chair covers is a prudent option. At We Got it Covered you can hire chair covers, satin or organza sashes and bows buckles and blooms for an extravagant finish.
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- Charming Crockery
A “vintage” themed wedding isn’t a necessity when it comes to vintage crockery. From mismatched cups and saucers to three-tier cake stands, a beautifully presented cream tea works well at any elegant and fashionable wedding. At A Vintage Wedding you can hire a range of bright and bold boho-style goodies including side plates, milk jugs, sugar bowls and cut glass decanters. Prices include a washing service.
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- Say Cheese
A photo booth isn’t just fun for your guests — it’s also a way to preserve lasting moments and memories of your very special day. With Pixbooth, photos are customised with the bride and groom’s names and the wedding date - and two copies are printed of each photo so your guests have a memento and you can compile a brilliant guestbook. Adding fancy dress props, such as hats and wigs, makes this photographic experience even more entertaining.
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- On Your Bike
A vintage bicycle not only looks gorgeous as a styling feature on your wedding day (and an excellent prop for photographs) it can also provide your guests with something sweet: Living the Cream can bring a vintage-style, ice cream tricycle or a traditional sweet bike called “Daisy” to your reception, giving your day a wonderfully retro twist at any time of year.
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- Super Styling
If you need a little help making your design dreams a reality, a stylist will ensure your wedding looks the absolute part. Along with centrepiece and chair cover hire, Sweetpea & Pearls offers venue dressing and styling assistance on the big day. As well as the overall design, a stylist takes care of all the little details like straightening chair sashes, lighting candles and making sure tables are set to perfection.
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- In The Post
If you’ve asked your guests for money or vouchers, as opposed to gifts, they may feel a little deflated when they arrive at your reception clutching an envelope rather than a beautifully-wrapped package. Hiring a wedding postbox injects a sense of fun as your guests can post their presents to you during the day — and a colour pop postbox creates a lovely focal point too.
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- Chic Candelabras
Beautiful, timeless candelabras look amazing as a table centre piece, and hiring them for your wedding can save you a serious amount of cash. For a sleek and elegant look, place silver candelabras on crisp white linen tablecloths and scatter silver confetti at the base. Ivory candles are ever-classy — but remember to ask the venue if you’re allowed to light them.
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- Giant Garden Games
Whether you’re inviting kids to the wedding or not, large-scale garden games will keep everyone entertained at a spring or summer wedding. A great diversion while you’re having your photographs taken, companies like Essex Wedding Hire can provide you with a host of oversized gaming fun for the venue’s garden, including Twister, croquet, snakes & ladders, skittles, Jenga and Connect 4. Ideal for the young at heart!
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- Wish and Tell
If you want to give your guests the chance to make a wish of their own as they deliver your wedding money or gift vouchers, a wedding wishing well adds a real dash of magic to your day. Wedding Well Hire suggests that couples send out a wishing well poem with their invitations, asking guests to use the well to deposit their gifts when they arrive at the reception
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- Glorious Food
If you want your food to be as stylish as your décor, why not hire a caterer to make sure everything is presented perfectly — as well as tasting delicious. From a sumptuous wedding breakfast to cocktails and canapés, caterers like Ipswich-based The Main Ingredient can turn your day into a culinary experience that is beautifully served and devoured by everyone at your wedding celebration. The fee includes crockery, cutlery and service.
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