If you’re throwing a wedding, graduation party, baby shower or other event, you probably have a specific décor idea in mind. But who has 37 glass vases (or 23 matching tablecloths, or eight identical serving bowls, etc.,) just laying around? Probably no one. So this may seem like the time to get on Facebook or a message board, or call in favors from family and friends. But is borrowing party supplies really a good idea?
Yes, borrowing will probably save you money. But before you decide to borrow instead of rent, think of the non-financial costs and potential risks that can come along with borrowing. You may decide the ease and benefits of renting are well worth the expense.
And if you haven’t visited our party and tent rental catalog, check it out before you decide –our rental prices are probably lower than you think!
There are many potential downfalls to borrowing. First, you’ll be at the whim of the borrower – you’ll have to pick up the item(s) at a time that works for them. If you’re already busy planning a major event, you might not have extra time to run all over the Twin Cities to pick up party supplies.
The Benefits of Renting
When you rent, your items are ready when you need them. Not only that, we’re a one-stop-shop: we don’t have just one vase or bowl or tablecloth, we have everything you need! Our flexible pick-up and drop-off times allow you to get and return items on your schedule. Click here to see our hours!
What if the borrowed items aren’t in great condition? Telling your friend that you don’t like their things can be insulting. And, of course, you want everything you use and display at your event to look uniform and top quality. When you rent from Broadway Party & Tent Rental, everything will be clean and ready for use.
What if something breaks? Could this simple act of borrowing cause harm to your relationship with a friend or family member? These things happen more often than you might think, so consider whether it’s something you’re willing to risk.
Of course, borrowing supplies for your party or event could go perfectly right. But why add the stress and risk to the party planning process? Renting from Broadway is affordable, fast and convenient. Check out our wide selection of party rentals, and give us a call at 763-208-1357 to get started.