Planning your own event can be a huge task to take on, especially when it’s not something you do very often. While some of the larger things on your checklist may be easier to decide, such as the date, the venue and the theme, additional requirements such as hiring furniture can cause more headaches than you originally expected.
In fact, getting the furniture right for your event can make a huge impact to its success, not just when it comes to how it looks, but also the functionality of it; making sure that everyone at your party has somewhere comfortable to eat, drink, relax and enjoy themselves.
When speaking to a furniture hire company, they will no doubt ask quite early on how many people are expected to be in attendance, as this is a huge element to making sure that you get exactly what you need. But why is this?
Pay only for what you need
One of the main reasons to adjust your furniture hire according to the numbers in your guestlist is to make sure that you only order what you need, therefore only paying for what you need. This can be especially helpful for event organisers on a budget, ensuring there is no spend wasted on furniture that won’t be used.
Make sure you have space in your venue
If you’re hosting an event where people will want to move around (or even dance!), you’ll need to make sure there is plenty of space in between your furniture to allow for this. Your furniture providers will likely want to know the dimensions of the event space so that they can provide furniture that will be sufficient for your guests, while also giving plenty of extra room for movement in between. Be aware that there’s a possibility they may suggest you consider a larger event space if they don’t feel there is enough room for everything to fit in comfortably.
Most events professionals will suggest that you should allow for 20-30% of your guests to have seating available at any event, even if there is no food being served. There’s nothing worse than turning up to an occasion and having nowhere to rest your feet! Of course, if you are serving food, you will need to make sure there is space for everyone to be seated together comfortably.
At TM Event Hire, we are the experts when it comes to providing a range of stylish furniture to suit any event theme. From tables and chairs to armchairs and coffee tables, we can advise on the best options for your party and find options to suit your budget.
We serve the Essex, London and Hertfordshire areas and are more than happy to provide a quote for your party requirements. Get in touch to find out more or visit our website.