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Renting Instead of Buying? Great Idea!

Nobody knows better than a bride how expensive having a wedding can be. That's why I often suggest to my couples that renting items is far more price effective than buying them. The picture to the left is perfect example of pieces that are really worth renting. The matching pedestals and urns really make the look. Each piece rents for only $25 each. Can you imagine having the same flowers presented in a basic container? I'm sure you agree they just would not have the same effect.

Another item that I highly recommend you rent instead of purchase yourself are large glass vases. These pictured here are over 28" inches tall and are very sturdy. My advise if you do buy your own glass to use as centerpieces is to make sure that they are extremely thick glass. I learned that lesson the hard way many years ago. I had a bride who had purchases these very nice cylinder vases. She wanted me to fill them with polished river stones, water and lots of sunflowers. Thank goodness we did a test run that week as the vases actually shattered from the weight!! Glad is a tricky thing and you get what you pay for. Thin glass and wedding guests spell disaster!!

Another item really worth renting are live plants. Nothing softens a room better than a few well placed plants or even large silk fichus trees with tiny white lights. They can turn a boring room into a romantic one. These items are far to costly to buy outright and really work well as rental items. The other good thing is that we set them up for you! Until you've had to run extension cords all around a ballroom you may not really appreciate what a wonderful thing that is!!

Remember, to ask your florist for their list of rental items. At our shop we rent pedestals, arbors, envelope boxes and bird cages, glass pedestals, metal trumpet vases, other glass vases in all shapes and sizes, chuppahs, plants, trees and garden urns in many shapes, sizes and styles! Happy wedding planning!
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