The "I Do's" and Don'ts of Hiring the Right Wedding Equipment

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Any wedding is a cause for celebration, but your wedding is one of the most important days in your life, and ensuring that you have considered all of the wedding hire options available to you is paramount.

Whether you have enlisted the help of a professional or are organising things yourself, the options available to you through wedding hire are limited only by your imagination. So from furniture and catering equipment to lighting and sound hire, this article will guide you through some of the most important areas to ensure you have everything considered and covered.


One of the most wide-ranging categories of wedding hire equipment, furniture incorporates everything from arbours and bars to tables and chairs. Depending on the theme of your wedding, the style, aesthetic and colour of your furniture will be one of the elements that people notice and interact with the most.

Catering Equipment

Depending on your catering plans, your requirements could range from a simple bain-marie or BBQ through to complete cutlery and crockery sets for hundreds. But there are many less-obvious catering items to be considered, from bar equipment such as champagne buckets and cocktail shakers to eskys and portable fridges.


Lighting covers a multitude of uses, from colour-changing mood and up-lighting to compliment the wedding theme to outside floodlights and fairy lights. And be sure not to forget adequate stage lighting to ensure that your musical entertainment has what they need to keep people dancing until long into the night.

Sound Equipment

From microphones for the speeches to an iPod stereo system for background music and from a PA system for live music through to a disco for the evening entertainment, the range of potential sound equipment requires careful consideration. If you are unsure of the requirements of PA system you need, be sure to check with your hire company.

As with everything in life, the internet offers all the advice you could ever need, although sometimes finding it can be more difficult and stressful than its worth. That's why enlisting the help of a professional wedding hire company to advise and assist you through the process and point you in the right direction can save countless hours of valuable time and money.

So when looking for the right wedding hire company, be sure to ask around and get feedback from several before deciding on one. There are many wedding hire companies, but you only get one shot at your big day, so make sure that the decisions you make are well informed and researched.