When it comes to you choosing modern furniture for events, there are a number of factors worth consideration by you, as the event organiser. After all, you’ll want to put your best foot forward and present a wonderful event to your client and, whilst furniture is only a small part of your planning, you need to make sure that you get this right. After all, you only get one chance to make that all-important first impression.
Furniture hire for events can take on a number of different forms, and much depends upon the event you are styling. From traditional, cheap furniture hire through to high-end luxury furniture – and everything in between – there’s certainly something to suit all tastes and budgets in today’s marketplace.
And, with Spaceworks providing one of the largest and most comprehensive ranges of event furniture in the UK, let’s have a look at our tips for when you come to hiring modern furniture for events which will hopefully save you time, money and effort.
Style different areas
Whilst you might have a theme for your event, the chances are that you’ll want different furniture rental for different areas at your event. By this, let’s take the example of the Grand National horse racing meeting at Aintree earlier this year. Most of the hospitality rows in the various grandstands required the same furniture for all the hospitality chalets in those zones. However, that’s not to say that the same type of furniture has to be used across the whole event, being as not all areas are for formal, sit-down dining events.
Pictured is one of the bar areas, and so instead of using tables and chairs, the requirement was more along the lines of bar stools and poseur tables – fitting in with the theme of that particular area. The tip is, therefore, to consider carefully the functionality of the area you are furnishing, which will then influence the decision on which furniture to hire for your event.
Work with a reputable supplier
Major event planning can be a headache, and so you’ll want to ensure that you are working with a reputable supplier. Ideally, one that you have worked with successfully before on other events but, if not, one that has a good reputation within the industry. Reputations are built up over time, and so just ask around to find out who the main players are in the market. We mentioned previously that furniture is probably not at the top of your priority list of important elements to organise, so once ordered, you want to be sure that your furniture is going to arrive in the right quantities, in the right condition, at the right place and at the right time. Our tip, therefore, is to work with a reputable supplier – this will save you headaches!
Choose matching furniture
Whilst this might sound obvious, there is nothing worse than a specific area at your event – especially hospitality areas such as VIP or sponsor lounges, for instance – having a mish-mash of furniture. Sometimes, things go awry, but this doesn’t mean that the look of your hospitality areas should suffer. Avoid this scenario by ordering well in advance of your event, especially if your event is in the peak summer period. This way, you will be first on the list when it comes to stock allocation. And, ultimately, it also goes back to working a reputable supplier, doesn’t it?
Don’t prioritise price ahead of everything else
And finally, remember that price isn’t everything. If you are looking for modern event furniture, then it probably means that you are looking for quality event furniture hire. And quality costs. You don’t want cheap chairs and tables which will look like what they are. You want quality furniture rental that will reflect the client’s brand. Yes, we all like to feel as though we’re getting a good deal, and you’re absolutely right to think that. But whatever you are buying (or hiring) in life, is it always a good idea to choose the cheapest? It’s cheap for a reason!
So, there are our top tips for hiring modern event furniture, which we hope you have found useful. When the time comes, don’t hesitate to check out our range here at Spaceworks in which we’re sure you will find the modern furniture for events that you need from tables and chairs, poseur tables and stools, bars, outdoor furniture and more, it’s all here online. Then, either drop us a quote request via our website or give one of our team a call – either way, we’ll be delighted to assist you!