By Patti Shire
Choosing the right event and party hire company for your wedding or corporate event can seem like a bit of a daunting task. There are so many out there it can often be hard to choose the right one for you. Here, we’ve listed the best tips on how to choose the right party rental and event company to suit your needs.
Do your research
This may seem like an obvious one, but often people rush in and don’t take the time to do proper research. You will be spending a substantial amount of money with this company so it is important you choose the right one. Ask around to see if anyone has used any good companies they would recommend, search online and read any reviews you can find.
Look at their website
If you have a few companies in mind, take a look at their website. Often event and party hire companies have images from other events they have helped put together. Take a look at these and see if the style and different work they have done in the past suit what you are looking for. A good website should have photos of rental inventory and prices clearly posted.
Choose the right company to suit your needs
Some companies specialise in certain types of events, such as corporate functions or weddings. Other companies specialise in outdoor events and everything needed to create a wonderful event outside. Choosing the right event company to suit your needs means hiring a business that knows what you are looking for and can provide you with a number of options for the items you want to hire.
A good idea is to write a list of all of the things you will need to source from a party hire company, including things like catering equipment, marquee hire and anything else. Make sure the one you decide on can meet all of your requirements. It is better to get everything from one source than getting things from a few different companies.
Keep your budget in mind
Always keep going back to your budget to make sure you are on track. It is so easy to go off budget. It is a good idea to gather quotes from a number of businesses before making a decision. Keep in mind that sometimes it is even worth spending extra if you think they will provide better service or will be more reliable and pleasant to work with.
Never underestimate good service. The way any company treats their customers reflects the way they do business. From the very first meeting or phone call, they should be friendly, easy to deal with and helpful with what you need. This will make organising the set up and pack up of the event stress free.
Organizing an event can be a bit of a stressful thing to do, but it doesn’t have to be. Through planning and taking time to hire an event and party hire company that are professional and suit your needs, you’ll find that you will have more time to enjoy the event and relax.