Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sweet got responses from both furniture rental companies regarding couches for our wedding reception

Back in September, I got a comment on my wedding blog suggesting a “lounge atmosphere” for my wedding reception as we weren’t doing dancing. I wasn’t completely sold at first, but as I thought about it more, I liked it quite a bit. Since it’s just an hors d’oeuvres reception, I figure ten round tables is a little bland and unnecessary. Adding some couches and love seats will make the setting more social and comfy. I’ll still have some tables, but interspersed with the couches and perhaps some coffee tables.

I’m still not sure how the actual set-up will look, and I’m kind of nervous that I can’t give it a trial run. The closest I can do is get the measurements of everything and map it out on paper. First though, I had to check with the venue. They don’t have couches on-site, but they do allow rentals do be brought in, and the coordinator gave me a couple of companies to check with.  

That was months ago, and right during the holidays I got it in my head to email them, and of course they were closed till January 4. So I just heard back from them, and both companies are working on quotes right now. They’re Art of the Event and PBD Events.

I’m glad I’m actually comparing vendors for once. Everything else so far, I’ve chosen the first one we met with, usually with good reason; our venue, photographer, videographer, and lighting designer. I’m pretty sure the cake place we have an appointment with this Sunday will be who we go with. For the furniture rental, I have NO idea what a “good price” is, so I’m looking forward to comparing their proposals. I’m hoping this isn’t astronomical, because my original “budget” is already shot to heck. We have a good amount to work with, so I’m finding it hard to say “no” to anything. Luckily, I am saving in lots of other areas, like the dress, flowers (silk, doing them myself), and no DJ or band.

What do you all think about this? Here is the room:

The tables will be 60” rounds. How many couches and how many tables should I do for approximately 75 guests? There will be passed hors d’oeuvres for the first hour, then two hours of hors d’oeuvres stations, and a one-hour dessert table. I think Simon and I want a small sweetheart table. Decisions!

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