One of the most important, and memorable, times in a couple's life is also, all too often, the most stressful.
We've seen it time and time again. No matter how large or small the wedding is, it's nearly impossible to come out of it unscathed.
But what about wedding planning is so stressful? After talking with many couples throughout Southeast Louisiana, what we've discovered is that the most stressful part of planning a wedding is having to manage so many moving parts:
- The catering (food and drinks)
- The venue
- The music
- The tables and linens
- The decorations
- Tents and accessories
On average, a couple has to work with four or more vendors in order to make their wedding a success. Each vendor has his or her own contracts, pickup/delivery expectations, preferred method of payment and communication, and more.
And, with so many different people contributing toward the success of a wedding, the chances of a mishap, bad quality products, a cancellation or delay is far more likely than you'd expect.
Planning a wedding in the New Orleans area? Here's how to make it stress-free
So, what can you do to minimize the level of stress you'll endure during your wedding planning, without compromising on your dreams for your big day?
Here at Southern Hospitality Event Rentals, we've spent years listening to our clients and discovering the ways we could make their wedding planning much smoother and easier to manage.
We've learned a couple of things over the years:
Buy vs. rent
Many couples are told they should buy certain supplies to alleviate stress and to minimize any surprises come the big day. Lights. Linens. Party accessories and games. Couples believe they can minimize the level of stress their wedding planning brings if they reduce the number of vendors they have to rent from.
The logic is sound; however, it's still incredibly stressful to have to find the right accessories and items to purchase. Not only that, but when you buy instead of rent, you're bound to spend an incredible amount more than you have probably budgeted for.
And that, alone, is sure to keep you up at night.
Besides, do you really need to own all that stuff that you have in mind for your wedding? What will you do with those accessories? All that linen? Sure, they're nice, but after conducting a survey of couples in the New Orleans area, we've learned that less than 1% of people actually use any of the items they opted to buy for their wedding.
For everyone else, all that stuff just gathers dust and takes up space.
So, rental makes sense. How, then, can we reduce stress?
In the end, renting your wedding supplies and decorations is the most logical, and cost-effective way to go.
But that doesn't mean couples still aren't nervous about:
- The quality of the items they're renting
- The reliability of the vendors they work with
- Having to manage multiple vendors
That's why here at Southern Hospitality Event Rentals, we are 100% transparent about the products we offer, the people behind our name, and the way we conduct business.
For starters, all of our products are high-quality, top-of-the-line products. You can view them right here. Is seeing them online not enough? No problem. We'll be glad to show you the products we rent out to couples for their wedding.
We have nothing to hide.
We also make it incredibly easy to rent from us. We deliver and pickup all of our rented items, and work hard to accommodate your schedule.
We know there's a lot going on during your wedding celebration. You shouldn't have to be distracted by needing to drop off your items the day after you say your "I-Do's".
With us, you don't have to. Our goal is to make your wedding planning process stress free and, dare we say it, fun.
We've helped countless couples throughout Greater New Orleans plan their dream wedding while avoiding all the mayhem.
How can we help you with yours?