Top 5 Things Couples Forget to Hire for Their Wedding!


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Planning a wedding is a huge task – and with so many moving parts, it can be easy for certain details to go overlooked. We’ve seen plenty of couples needing to add last-minute items to their hire order for this exact reason!

So, what are some of the most frequently overlooked items? From signing tables to cake forks, keep reading as we share 5 common things couples forget to hire for their wedding day below (to help you avoid any last-minute stress!).

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Ceremony Signing Table and Chairs

Don’t forget to organise a ceremony signing table! After exchanging your I-do’s, you’ll be whisked away to sign your marriage certificate and will need a signing table and 2 chairs for the occasion.

Many couples assume a signing table and chairs are provided by their celebrant, but this is not always the case. And while some celebrants do provide these items, they may not be aligned with your wedding theme and vision.

Tip: choose a signing table and chair combination that will compliment the aesthetic of your day, as it will become a beautiful photo moment. Our peacock chairs and cane tables work perfectly for a bohemian look, while our velvet armchairs and Milan side tables are a great option for a modern luxe vibe.

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Cake Serving Items

So you’ve booked your cake, but have you thought about the accessories you’ll need to serve it to your guests? Don’t forget to organise servingware such as a cake stand, cake table, cake knife, cake plates and cake forks. These items are not always provided by venues – and if you’re planning a DIY wedding at a blank canvas location, you’ll definitely need to supply them yourself.

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Outdoor Umbrellas

Planning an outdoor wedding? Don’t forget to shade your guests! Our market umbrellas are a great option for cocktail weddings and garden ceremonies, especially during the warmer months or venues where there may be minimal shade.


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Cocktail Hour Seating

Speaking of cocktail hour, have you remembered to arrange some seating options for your guests? Even if your cocktail hour is only going for an hour or two, it’s definitely a good idea to have some comfortable areas for guests to rest their feet.

Depending on the size of your guest list, this could be a lounge package or two, some bar tables and stools, or some cafe tables and chairs. Again, be inspired by your wedding theme and vision and choose complimentary items to help you create a cohesive look.

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Post-Ceremony Glassware

Finally, don’t forget to arrange glassware and possibly a service bar for some post-ceremony drinks. Typically, you’ll find guests will hang around the ceremony area for 20-30 minutes after your nuptials to share their congratulations and take family and group photos. If this is the case, you may want to set-up a service bar, glassware and ice buckets so they can enjoy a drink while they wait.

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The Ultimate Furniture Hire Checklist

Currently wedding planning? Check out our ultimate wedding furniture hire checklist here to run through the different elements of your day and ensure nothing is overlooked. You can also get in touch with our friendly team here to check availability on your event date. Based on the Gold Coast, we supply wedding furniture hire across Brisbane, Byron Bay, the Tweed Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond!

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