Wedding season is just around the corner and it’s time to start making your rental plans. High temperatures, outdoor events and inclement weather are all special considerations during the warmer months that factor into planning and ordering rentals. Below are the must-haves to help you get through your peak summer season.
Patterns & colors
The hottest palettes this summer will feature shades of white, neutrals, beach-y blues and greens. Beige is heavily trending in fashion right now and we’ll see it play out in décor as well. Cheery pink, orange, yellow, turquoise and ocean-inspired blue will all be popular and provide pops of color. Lighter, airy fabrics are perfect in terms of texture, especially on hot days.
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Must haves for outdoor events
As the weather warms, hosts take more and more parties outdoors, requiring a whole different set of equipment and supplies. Seasonal summer inventory for outdoor events include weatherproofed items, outdoor dance floors, and products like tiki bars, furniture, and ice tubs.
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Things to keep in mind
Weather is a major consideration for outdoor events. In Florida, the summer months are our rainy season, so we make sure that our items are waterproof. Discuss your requests with your rental provider, and make sure that your order can get wet. Note that outdoor dance floors are different from indoor dance floors, so be specific when ordering.
If you’d like to avoid the risk of wet linens, consider linen-less tables such as those with mirrored, acrylic or Plexiglas tops. Ghost chairs are a great option for outdoor events as they won’t need a cushion, eliminating the stress of worrying about the weather and how it may impact your seating should it get wet.
Remember the little details
We tend to get a lot of last-minute calls for tents, misters, and sand. People often forget these items when initially planning a summer event, but late request in peak months can be impossible to fill. As you think through your timeline, try to anticipate the possible pain points and work with your rental provider as early as possible to creatively address them.
Summer will be here before you know it. Don’t wait. Contact your rental provider and start strategizing to secure these must-have items for your clients’ events today.