Wedding Rentals

Unique, cost effective additions to your big day!

I was driving around my hometown recently when I passed by a new gym that had just opened. Right away, it struck me as weird. I didn’t take issue with the gym itself. After all, everyone is trying to get fit for the summer, so opening a gym right now isn’t a bad idea. However, it was the physical space that bugged me. With that unmistakable blue and yellow exterior, this space was and always will be a Blockbuster Video store. I spent many a Friday night there with my parents trying to decide between “Father of the Bride” and “Kindergarten Cop.” So, to see it now as a gym was just odd. It made me a little sad to think about how swiftly the video rental market has gone under. We’re the last generation that will remember having to go out of the house to find a new movie to watch. It was a fun experience that I find myself missing from time to time. How fun it was to experience something without the commitment/permanency of buying! Luckily the rental world has expanded in other ways so I can still get my rental fix! For example, the wedding world is ripe with rental opportunities aside from the typical chairs and linens! Here are a few of our faves:

Plants – Talk to your florist about their rental options. You can save some big bucks if they have living plants available for rent! As opposed to cut flowers that are single time use, florists can offer lower prices on plants that can be reused for future events. We love this for the bride/groom looking for a unique, cost effective approach to their florals!

Check out the pretty potted plants at this chic wedding! Photo credit Marni Rothschild Photography

Check out the pretty potted plants at this chic wedding! Photo credit Marni Rothschild Photography

Restaurants – When most people think of weddings, they picture a ballroom. For a different option, consider renting out your favorite restaurant! It’s a personal touch and you know the food will be top notch. Plus, your guests will appreciate a break from the hotel ballroom style wedding that we all certainly love, but have been to before.
Furs – A fur can be a chic, fun accessory for your wedding day, but most of us do not have the budget to invest in a permanent piece. Have no fear, Flair is here! We’re entering the fur rental market and have some lovely pieces that will help you get some even lovelier photos! Contact us for more info and get ready for all of the oohs and aahs!

Fab Flair bride Ali ROCKED her fur! Photo credit Sweet Jane Photography

Fab Flair bride Ali ROCKED her fur! Photo credit Sweet Jane Photography

Tell us – are you (or did you) renting anything fun for your big day??

Winter Wedding Ideas

Make your winter wonderland wedding a WOW!

So, I went to a wedding last weekend, and it was the first winter wedding I had ever attended. Living in New England, most brides choose the fairer weather months for their big day, myself included. I was a little nervous in the weeks leading up; What should I wear? What if it snows? Is everyone there going to have the flu?? I have to tell you, though, that I was pleasantly surprised by this winter wedding. It was beautiful, elegant, and honestly all of those things that I was worrying about didn’t even matter. Sure, it was super cold, it was dark by 4:45 and I had to wear my sleeping bag sized down coat over my dress, but when you really love the couple, that stuff just isn’t that important. Plus, the summer gets so busy and it was really nice to go to a wedding at a more relaxed time of the year. Do I have you thinking about throwing a winter wedding of your own? I have two more things that might sway you. 1) Generally speaking, you can save BIG on a winter wedding, as vendors are far less busy. 2) If you have a winter wedding, you can do things like this:

Use the weather/nature to your advantage! We love these pinecone placecards, and these sapling favors are just TOO cute, and so unique!

Use the weather/nature to your advantage! We love these pinecone placecards, and these sapling favors are just TOO cute, and so unique!

We've all seen a bubbly bar, but in the winter you can treat your guests to a hot chcoclate or hot toddy bar! Mmmmm

We’ve all seen a bubbly bar, but in the winter you can treat your guests to a hot chcoclate or hot toddy bar! Mmmmm

You can wear comfy yet fabulous things like these Hunter boots and this fur jacket! Interested in fur, check out Flair's fur rental today!!

You can wear comfy yet fabulous things like these Hunter boots and this fur jacket! Interested in fur? Check out Flair’s fur rental today!!