Tips for Choosing a Tent Rental Company
When you’re planning an event, you want to know that the people involved in helping you are trustworthy and will do what you need to them to do. Before you hire a tent rental company, here are some things to keep in mind.
Look for Responsive Service
The first thing to do is to pay attention to how a potential rental company treats you. Do they respond to calls and emails promptly? Are they quick to answer questions and address your concerns? If not, find a company that does these things. How they treat you now is a prelude to how they’ll behave on the day of the event.
Check Licenses and Insurance
Any rental company you hire must have the appropriate licenses in place and carry liability insurance. They should be willing to provide you with proof of both. A company that can’t is not a company you want to hire for your event.
Get a Written Quote
It’s never a good idea to make a deal based on a verbal agreement. Any reputable tent rental company will provide you with a free, written quote that itemizes your expenses, including tent rental, extras, taxes, and fees. Beware of any company that charges a non-refundable fee or an exorbitant fee to scout the location you’ve chosen for your party.
Learn about the Cancellation and Change Policy
There are all sorts of things that can affect your party plans. Perhaps your guest list doubles or an emergency comes up. Whatever it is, you need to know up front what the tent rental company’s cancellation and change policies are. Make sure to get them in writing so you can refer back to them if the need arises.
Confirm the Quality of Your Tent
Typically, wedding tents are higher-quality products than run-of-the-mill party tents. If the appearance of your tent is important to you, verify that the company you hire does weddings and ask to see photographs of their tents ahead of time. That way, you’ll be sure that you get what you want.
Ask about Extras
Many tent rental companies offer additional services besides tent rentals. They may include table and chair rentals, china, glassware, linens, tableware, dance floors, heaters and fans. In most cases, hiring one company to handle these things minimizes the chance that something will go wrong.
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