So, you’ve picked your venue, caterer, planner, dress, hairstylist, photographer, entertainment and all the other major plans for your upcoming wedding. WHEW! What a relief… GO YOU!
There’s a lot to planning a wedding. And that’s an understatement. This is (most likely) the biggest event you will ever plan and there are so many details that go along with it. Once the large decisions are out of the way, there’s still an ongoing to do list to tackle. Somewhere in the midst of all that is the decorations. One of the main aspects of wedding decorations is signage.
You browse Etsy… There are thousands of options for signs available to purchase on Etsy. Most of them can be customized and they are all BEAUTIFUL! Or, you know someone who’s crafty and maybe can make you some signs. WOO-HOO, discount! (if they have time and are willing to help you out). Oh, but you’re on a budget and jeez, it shouldn’t be hard to make these sign yourself… definitely could be a DIY project.
These are all wonderful ways to have great signs at your wedding. But, here’s why RENTING signs is better…
Based on a guest list of about 100-120 guests, a wedding creates approximately 400-600lbs of waste! (Huffpost)
Waste, like uneaten food, napkins, invitations, wrapping paper and envelopes, flowers and… you guessed it – SIGNS. Instead of throwing them away and adding to the heaps of wedding garbage, rent them so they can be used over and over at beautiful celebrations.
The average cost of a wedding in Pennsylvania is $35,900 (TheKnot)
Hmmm… I don’t even know how to compare that. It costs the same as a car (and a NEW car, at that), or a nice down payment for a home. That’s a lot of money!
Have you looked at the price to purchase wedding signs? Here are some examples:
- Welcome Sign ~ $35 (12″x12″) – $130 (20″x36″)
- Gifts & Cards Sign ~ $20-30 (8″x10″)
- Unplugged Ceremony Sign ~ $75 (18″x24″)
- In Loving Memory Sign ~ $45 (11″x14″)
Renting signs from Borrowed Somethings cost 40-60% less than buying them! It’s a great way to keep your decorations within your budget without cutting back. Some of them can even be customized!
The storage space in your home should equal about 10% of the house’s square footage (BYHYU)
So, your home is 2,000sqft, then you should have about 200sqft of storage space for things like extra linens, seasonal decorations, children’s toys, winter clothes/jackets and all the other things we like to accumulate. Now, let’s add a number of signs to the pile. Where are they going?
If you rent them instead of purchase them, you don’t have to store them! (I do, but that’s my problem, haha)
What are you going to do with a sign that says “Gift & Cards,” or “Guestbook,” or “Unplugged Ceremony” after your wedding???? Well, you can give them to a loved one who is planning a wedding in the future. You also have the option of trying to sell them and make back some of the money you spent on them. However, where are they going in the meantime? (see paragraph above ↑)
You can try to make them yourself! Here’s a list of things you will need:
- Paint Brushes
- Laser cutter
I believe the last thing on that list is probably the hardest to come by while you’re planning a wedding, don’t you agree?
How convenient would it be to rent signs, have them delivered to your venue (or wedding planner) the day before your wedding, then have them picked up the day after? Seriously… SO EASY!
So, if you think it sounds like a wonderful idea to RENT signage for your wedding… CONTACT ME! I would LOVE to help you pick out the perfect signs for your big day.