With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is already hustling and bustling to collect Christmas gifts, plan holiday dishes, and soak up the joy of the season! This time of year is always filled with love and laughter… and sometimes stress for the holiday hostess. We get it—you want your guests to feel the magic of the season when they visit your home. We’re here to help!
If you’re hosting this year’s annual holiday party or Christmas gathering, we hope you’ll check out our recent post: How to Style Unforgettable Holidays. It’s got all the tips you need to put together a polished, sophisticated, and memorable event this Christmas season.
But here’s what we didn’t tell you in the last post… why rent décor pieces? Why not just buy them yourself? Today, we’ve got your answer! In fact, there are some items you should buy… and some items you’re better off renting. Here’s the key to knowing which is which:
Big statement pieces: As we mentioned before, a farm table or garden chairs go a long way in elevating your event. These pieces set the tone for the rest of the occasion, laying a memorable foundation for your event design. However… you probably don’t want to purchase an expensive big-ticket item when you can easily snap one up from our event rentals collection! For that reason, items like tables, chairs, rugs, or sofas definitely fall into the “Rent” category.
Table centerpieces: If you’re hosting a big crowd, we definitely recommend renting your centerpieces; it just makes sense from a quantity standpoint. You probably won’t have need for eight small lanterns or gold terrariums again anytime soon… so why not rent them? Renting centerpiece décor will help you make the most out of your budget, allowing you to craft a polished tablescape.
Signage: Make a statement with a welcome sign or dessert menu chalkboard. While it is possible to buy these, renting signage is often more cost-effective in the long run (vs. buying a chalkboard and frame and spending the time putting it all together). But it’s these customized details that personalize an occasion… so don’t skip out on them!
Blank-canvas plates: Every hostess should own a set of elegant white plates. Versatile, classic, and always in-style, white plates will go with any theme, in any season. Purchase this staple tabletop item, and then dress it up with the details (maybe a wood charger, fun choice of napkin, or gorgeously calligraphed place cards).
Candles: Another must-have item! A holiday hostess should stock up on tapers, votives, and pillars. Candles are a quick way to create cozy ambiance, and will never go out of style. Keep the closet well-stocked with a variety of candles—then add mercury glass votive jars, brass candlesticks, or lanterns to complete the look.
Florals: We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… don’t skimp on florals! Luscious floral design is key to styling any event. And it doesn’t have to break the bank. Greenery is all the rage this season, making it easy to purchase lush floral garlands without going over budget.
With these tips in mind, you’re all set! Rent the fabulous statement pieces; purchase only classic and versatile pieces that make ideal long-term décor investments. We hope you’ll visit our event rentals collection to help make your holidays memorable. Don’t forget to show us your styling prowess… we love to see how you put our event rentals to work!