Despite the promise of six more weeks of winter, spring is on the way! That means you are likely to see an increase in event bookings, both indoor and out. Time to bust out your wholesale folding chairs, shake out your ivory tablecloths, and get ready for patio parties!
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Cleaning wooden folding tables is actually a fairly easy endeavor -- which is good news for venues and party rental companies.
It’s important to always wipe down wooden folding tables after each event (at the very least) to help maintain their high quality and protect your investment, but there is a little more to it than that. From a simple water rinse to more intense cleaning solutions, here are some ways to best protect your wood folding tables to maximize ROI and ensure that you get plenty of years of use out of your inventory.
Laundering Chiavari chair cushions in between events is a step that some rental companies or venues sometimes wish they could avoid, but it’s actually a pretty simple endeavor. And if you’re skeptical about that remark, Event Stable has put together some quick tips on how to best clean your Spandex Chiavari cushion covers to make it as easy as possible, no matter if you’re a veteran of the industry or just getting started.
Balancing space and comfort with maximizing ROI can be a delicate dance for those with limited square footage at their disposal. Venues can only accommodate so many bodies, but you want to make sure that it doesn’t look sparse during your event either.
That’s why it’s important to figure out how many banquet table sizes you need to customize events as per your guests’ requests. No matter if you’re a venue or party rental consultant, you’ll need to calculate what banquet table sizes you need in your inventory to make sure every event is good to go.
Winter weddings, holiday parties, and other end-of-the-year celebrations can be a unique challenge for those furnishing the wedding rental items. Not only do you have to finagle holiday scheduling, but inclement weather can cause delivery delays, outdoor spaces are often too chilly to host guests, and a whole multitude of other issues can arise.
It’s nothing that a little pre-planning can’t help with! When it comes to winter wedding rental items, there are a few additional things you should plan on offering party planners to make their holiday shindig as spectacular as possible.
Calculating the storage space needed for your stock of rental chairs and tables is an often overlooked, but extremely important part of successfully managing an event venue or party rental company. You need to make sure that you figure out how much space you need to store your inventory in between events while also ensuring you don’t shortchange yourself when it comes to the number of rental chairs, tables, tablecloths, patio heaters, and anything else you want to provide your customers.
To figure out how much room you need to hold your rental stock, you need to know how much room these items take up. Here’s a handy table of dimensions that you can refer to when determining the storage space square footage for your rental chairs (Part 2 covering table square footage coming soon).
Whether you launder your rental polyester linens at your own facility or you send them out to be professionally cleaned, you want the same ultimate result — crisp, clean, white linens that don’t have any dirt, wine, or other stains on them. Plus, you want to make sure that the seams of your banquet tablecloths remain tightly stitched for a brand-new look no matter how old they are.
That’s why many venues and rental companies opt for bleach to clean their white polyester linens and napkins. However, it’s crucial to do a bit of research beforehand to know if bleach is safe for your inventory. The experts at Event Stable have put together a guide of when it is (and isn’t) okay to wash with bleach.
Do you provide rental folding chairs at your venue or party rental company? If yes, you probably already know that they’re one of the most commonly rented items in your rental arsenal (and can be some of the most lucrative when used year after year).
However, with so many different materials and price points out there, it can be tricky to figure out which ones are the highest quality, but are still affordable enough to make sure you see a return on your investment.
That’s why Event Stable put together a brand-new guide that covers everything you need to know about rental folding chairs!
When you order a big shipment of rental tables and chairs, you’re going to get a lot of one thing that you didn’t specifically order.
Packaging — and plenty of it!
Event Stable wants to make sure your investment is protected, which is why we maintain high packaging standards for all of our dolly carts, banquet tables, rental chairs, and everything that we sell. That means you’re going to get quite a bit of cardboard with your order, and you’re going to have to decide whether to get rid of it or to use it.
Finding the best way to promote a party rental business can be a tricky in such a highly competitive industry. Some companies rely on word-of-mouth, some opt for billboards, and some pay for commercial air time on their local TV stations. But how can you figure out the best way for YOUR business?
There are a few options that tend to reap higher rewards than others. We checked with industry experts and have come up with some suggestions that will help you decide the best way to promote a party rental business and give you the best chance at ROI.