The perfect wedding. What defines a perfect wedding?
The occasion. The people. The symbolism. The extravagance. Or all of the above?
Depending on who you ask you will get different answers. But all in all it is still a big occasion worth celebrating.
But lately due to culture and increasing expectations of others around us, a wedding is usually something of a gathering event with friends, family and close ones. Thus a ceremony and reception are usually held. At the expense of the bride and groom.
True Love can be expensive
Everybody wants that perfect wedding. But nobody expects the cost and debt to be that burdening after one.
Especially if your wedding is purely self-financed and you and your new spouse are both young. It may not be the smart choice to enter a new chapter in your life in debt.
According to The Asean Post article of Rising Wedding Costs In Southeast Asia, the average cost of weddings in Malaysia is between RM50,000 to RM200,000, which does not even include honeymoon expenses. It takes wedding couples planning and saving money for years in order to achieve the perfect wedding.
Rent Now. No Regrets Later
It may not be perfect but it can very well be close to perfect. Weddings are supposed to be about you and your future spouse. As well as with your families joining together.
If you want it to be a grand spectacle for all to bear witness. Then expect some hits to your finances.
But the blows can be softened. By renting out instead.
It’s a once in a lifetime beautiful moment. And once in a lifetime moments are exactly that. They only happen once!
You can buy your wedding essentials now. But when are you ever going to use them again?
When Adding Items:
Renting out wedding adornments and accessories has its merits. One of it being that you decide what you can rent out and can always rent it out at a premium,
Although you have to make sure that you’re renting out only the highest quality of items and ornaments. Because people notice when you skimp out on details or go cheap instead of going all-in.
Keep it clean, pristine, and ready for use at any given moment. Adding personal touches is fine but as long as it does not compromise quality. And most importantly, shines during the occasion.
When Renting Out:
Wedding Dresses and Suits
This might be different for some people. Some people would like to buy their gowns and dresses. And keep them for life as memorabilia. As well as the outfit being tailored to their body.
Others are fine with renting out the best and grandest of outfits. For just a single day. And wedding pictures paint a thousand words in a thousand lifetimes.
So from an economical standpoint. It is always better to rent out your wedding outfits.
The dresses may wear out, but the memories remain forever.
For those less-sentimental items you're unlikely to use again, renting is the way to go. And more often than not, you'll save money. These options are mostly exclusively available for rent anywhere.
Wedding Jewelry and Accessories
Wedding necklaces, clutch and shoes, handbags and jewelry. Again like dresses, some would prefer to buy them as a treasure kept forever in sentimental value.
But others would prefer to rent them instead especially if it’s quite gaudy. Which is more than okay.
In Malaysia, gifts are usually gifted to the respective spouses. Which can count as family heirlooms in its own way.
Table Linens, Napkins, and Runners
They look nice, great for decoration and pictures. But most likely will never use them in your own house.
Not only are linens expensive to buy, but they are also time-consuming to clean, fold, press, and store. So renting is the way to go.
Vases and Candle Holders
Candlesticks, vases, and votive holders. It’s pretty but not worth the effort of taking care of them afterwards. So rent it out instead.
Plates, Glassware and Cutlery
Matching your china to your setting can be tricky unless you’re renting from the same person or organizer. It could be a wedding gift or even something you won through a raffle. Renting them out is the easy choice.
Almost always rent out your furniture for your wedding reception instead of buying. When else will you need 100 chairs and tables? So if you have some extra laying around. Consider renting them out.
Wedding Selfie? Umm.. no. If you’re saving on a professional photographer, consider renting out a proper photography kit.
Go to your nearest scenic location, wait for the right weather and start snapping your memories away.
A custom wedding hall, a church, mosque or temple, your old school’s hall, or even your uncle’s backyard. Depending on your choice, Rental costs can be as high as the wedding cake, or may even cost nothing at all.
Renting out your available space for wedding receptions are always a welcome and accepted proposal. Just make sure there’s enough parking spaces!
Full Wedding Packages
The Full Works is usually what makes a wedding great. Or if you prefer a personal and small but beautiful reception, then that is beautiful and more gorgeous in its way.
If all else fails and you’re not sure what to rent or rent out on. Contact an event planner. They almost certainly will work around your budget and know what to suggest when it comes to renting and renting out your ideal wedding.
These may include all the above or even extras live live emcees, professional photographers, caterers, entertainment and many more.
Weddings are some of the biggest if not the biggest occasion of one’s life. And one might say that it is not good to skimp out as it is a momentous and one-time occasion.
But because it is momentous and one-time only that some have to think carefully of what and what not to buy, as opposed to renting them instead.
Do not look at other weddings for their grandeur and pomp spendings. But instead communicate and discuss what is best for you and your spouse to make this occasion a memorable and happy one.
When renting out, remember what makes weddings special. Everyone will appreciate thoughtfulness and creativity over grandiosity. It’s also more memorable.
What do you think makes the best type of wedding? Please do contact us if you would like to share your own thoughts and experiences on the matter.
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