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