Tips & Advice
Do party rental companies offer discounts for self pickup?
No, party rental companies don’t usually offer discounts for self pickup. However, most of them charge a delivery fee, so if the renter is able to pick up their order in person, it can save them paying the fee.
Do party rental companies deliver?
Many party rental companies deliver, but they all have rules around delivery, and many also have a delivery fee and/or a minimum rental order in order to get delivery. Some party rental companies only deliver to the first floor, and most will not remove their shoes if delivering inside. For some types of items (i.e. tents) set-up is a standard part of the delivery service, but for others, it’s an extra service.
Do party rental companies require a deposit?
Yes, party rental companies almost always require a deposit.
What is the length of the usual rental period?
The length of rental period varies depending on type of event, but one industry standard is 48-72 hours, which allows rental item pickup/drop-off the day before the event and return the day after. Some companies, however, have a 24-hour rental period, unless another length is stipulated at the time of booking. Others will allow as much as one week for items to be returned, especially if the event is scheduled to take place over multiple days. If you require special arrangements, it is important you discuss terms with the company at the time of reservation.
How far in advance should party rentals be reserved?
How far in advance party rentals should be reserved varies according to the size and scope of the event. Experts advise that expensive or high-demand items for major events (i.e. tents and AV equipment for weddings and corporate functions) be reserved as far out as six to eight months in advance, with three months being the minimum window. Commonplace items (dishware, chairs) for small events can typically be secured within weeks or months of the event, if it’s happening off-peak season, but still, rental companies advise “it’s never too early.”