Archive for June, 2011
The typical costs you will find associated with renting folding tables and chairs from a given table and chair renting company are as follows:
- Chair rentals can cost as little as $1.00 – $1.25 each for simple, metal folding chairs, and $2.25 – $2.50 for a resin wedding chair. For a nice chiavari chair, companies can charge anywhere from $6.00 to 8.00 per chair.
- For tables, the cost is about $6-$7 for a 48-inch round table and $8-$9 for a 60″ round table. The 60″ table is the most preferred event table. $10 – $12 for the 72″ tables according to the National Association of Catering Executives.
What should be included:
- The rental company will usually charge for delivery and pick-up of the tables and chairs. The equipment should arrive in pristine condition — many companies machine wash them between uses. Some rental companies add a fuel surcharge for delivery, depending on the distance they must travel.
- Some rental companies charge an extra set-up charge of about 30 cents per chair.
- Rental of satin or polyester chair covers cost between $2 and $3 each, and sashes can cost $1 each — though some companies throw in sashes for free.
- Linen rentals cost from 25 cents for a napkin to $5 for a small rectangular tablecloth to $20 for a banquet-sized tablecloth.
- If equipment is broken, damaged or lost, you may be charged for replacement or repair cost.
Shopping for table and chair rentals:
- Tip: Read the contract carefully, and pay special attention to the replacement costs for which you will be responsible if an item is damaged or lost.
If you would like to rent tables and chairs in Phoenix Arizona, contact us today for a free quote.
These think-ahead steps from Royalty Rentals professional party planners will help you enjoy your party as much as your guests.
Three Weeks Before
Make an invitation list. For a large dinner/cocktail party, invite 20 percent more people than you can fit, since typically only 70 percent to 80 percent of invitees attend.
Decide on a theme, if you want one. Make, buy, or borrow any decorations or music you may need to fit the theme.
Send invitations. Mail, e-mail, even phone invites are all acceptable.
Plan the menu. Assemble the recipes (choose only those that can be prepared in advance, perhaps even frozen, with just warming and assembling required on party day). Make a list of how far in advance each can be made, and compile a shopping list. Place an order with your local delicatessen or bakery, as needed.
Line up any help you may need. Consider hiring a high school student or a professional to help with pre or post rental table and chair set-up, cleaning or to pass drinks or appetizers, replenish buffet food, tidy up, and generally take some weight off your shoulders.
Schedule any rental tables and chairs in advance to ensure your party with the equipment you want.
Two Weeks Before
Clean any crystal, china, and silverware you’ll be using. And launder and iron linens.
Come up with a playlist. The music should be upbeat and sufficient to last throughout the party. Consider the season before creating your play list
Do a first round of grocery shopping and cooking. Prepare any dishes that can be frozen.
One Week Before
Clean the house thoroughly. This way, you’ll need only a quick once-over before the party.
Set the stage. Arrange the furniture as you’ll want it for the party, making sure that guests can move easily from one part of your house or backyard to another. Ensure ample room between tables and chairs. Figure out the lighting: Using low-wattage bulbs or candlelight will create the right mood.
Take inventory of cookware and serving dishes. If you don’t have enough for every dish you’re serving, consider purchasing inexpensive pieces from a discount or thrift store.
Stock the bar. Plan three bottles of wine for every four people, three to four cocktails per guest for a two- to three-hour cocktail party.
Three Days Before
Notify the neighbors. Let them know you’re having a party if you expect it to be large, loud, or parking-intensive.
Decorate. Arrange candles, put up theme decorations, etc.
Check the medicine cabinet. Remove any personal items you wouldn’t want guests to see.
Set up clean-up stations. Place a box of salt, Wine Away (red wine stain remover), club soda, and a couple of rags in a wicker basket, and store a few in strategic places in case a nasty spill occurs.
Specify a place for coats. Make space in a closet and fill it with hangers. You could also choose a bed for coats (make sure the room is especially tidy and free of valuables, so you won’t need to worry about them), or purchase an inexpensive portable garment rack.
Finish grocery shopping. Make a detailed cooking schedule for your remaining dishes.
One Day Before
Set up the rental chairs and tables and set up tables for the buffet.
Buy and arrange flowers.
Finish as much of the cooking as you can. Also, for any foods that require cooking on party day, do as much prep (dicing, marinating, rinsing lettuce, etc.) as possible.
Give your house a once-over. Do whatever touch-ups are needed.
Day of the Party
Finish any last-minute cooking. This should be absolutely minimal!
Display food. One to two hours before guests arrive, set out appetizers and snacks that won’t spoil. Wrap them tightly to ensure freshness; tear off the wrap when the first guest rings the doorbell.
Greet guests as they arrive. Things should be organized so you’re free to mingle, not tied to the kitchen.
We decided since we now have a blog to share our thoughts on weddings and parties with our viewers, we may as well keep a log of what’s happening on a week to week basis in the company and let you get a peak inside what Royalty Rentals is all about. So… here it goes!
Who is Royalty Rentals?
Royalty Rentals is a family run business headed up by two very intelligent and invigorating owners who both happen to be females and love to plan and attend parties. It’s only the lifting and moving of chairs and tables that necessitate the need for a male influence at Royalty Rentals. The official name of our company is Mrs in Business, dba Royalty Rentals. To date we have moved ample chairs and tables, broken some nails and scuffed a few pair of Royalty Rental purple pumps. Going through the company dress code one would find the required tan khaki shorts or slacks, white monogrammed polo shirt and comfortable shoes.
We Drop Off and Pick Up Anytime!
Rental times for delivering tables and chairs come at all times during the day and night. Ideally, one would prefer to drop off at noon and pick up at 4pm. But if tables and chairs could talk they would say it mattereth not when they seat and serve our royal guests. And we make them live up to this statement. In fact, a couple of delivery personnel had conveniently fallen asleep prior to our midnight run last Saturday to retrieve our company property. We did receive a text on our way home from our pick up asking if everything had gone smoothly, when we replied yes we were told that we shouldn’t be texting while driving, this is true and we will comply by using company email on our hand held devices while driving from now on.
It’s been a great ride so far and as a team we look forward to serving the valley with quality rental chairs and tables and want to hold true to our tag line – Let us serve you!
PS After delivering an order of rental chairs and tables to a nice couple in Mesa, AZ we were asked for our business card and realized that nobody thought to bring a card. So in case you don’t have our card our number is 480-818-8436
Royalty Rentals has the answer for you because this is the most common question we receive when our clients are booking events. First of all you need to determine how many guests will be in attendance. Next, how comfortable do you want your guest to be, and do you want an intimate wedding party or if space is limited and do you need to optimize your event venue.
Round rental tables are the most popular wedding and event table in todays event planning. Round rental tables come in basically three sizes: 6′ or 72″, 5′ 0r 60″, 4; or 48″. The most common rental round table for weddings is the 5′. It seats between 6-8 people comfortably and allows for plenty of room for dining and socializing during the event. The 6′ round rental table accomadates 8-10 guests, while the 4′ round table is best at seating 4 guests. This table also makes for a great wedding cake table.
It is a good practice to leave 4 1/2 feet in between tables when you are thinking about designing your room and table spacing. Also, insure you rental folding round tables come with just two folding legs positioned under the table versus the round folding table with 4 legs that extend to the outer reaches of the diameter of the table. You don’t want your guests battling with table legs during the event.
Popular at many wedding events today is the 4ft bistro table. Guests can stand and enjoy their hors d’oeuvres and beverages while admiring the bride’s dress and how handsome the groom is. These bistro tables also create elevation to enhance the dimension and dynamics of you event.
Rectangular rental folding tables basically come in 8′, 6 ‘ and 4′ and seat anywhere from 10 t0 4 guests. These rectangular folding tables make for great buffet tables as well as registering guests and and storing gifts. Make your reception fancy by adding some flair with a serpentine folding table to your serving buffet line. Be the first of your friends to customize your event with standard rectangular tables and serpentine folding tables used together to distinguish your reception.
Kindly share your ideas with Royalty Rentals on planning and designing the perfect setting when using folding round, rectangular, bistro and serpentine tables!