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Tips for the Wedding Rental Process

In today’s day and age, there’s virtually nothing that’s truly unavailable to a couple as far as wedding rentals. As a wedding venue that also supplies many vital rentals for your big day, we can provide you with a wide variety of classy, useful wedding rental items at The Ranch at San Patricio.

Wedding rentals are just one of dozens of important details you’ll be sorting out, so it’s good to have a bit of a shorthand available for this specific area. Here are a few tips to make organizing wedding rentals a breeze so you can focus on other tasks.

Proper Amounts

There’s nothing worse than being short on supplies for your wedding guests, but you also don’t want to overspend and be left with a ton of extra materials. Because they’re rentals, however, you can be pretty well stocked.

It’s generally recommended to order at least three cocktail glasses per adult guest if you’re doing a cocktail hour – this will ensure there’s no shortage even as glasses are cycled through and washed. For weddings where it’s possible, you’ll want to order three to four dishes and stemware pieces per guest, especially if the meal will contain at least two courses. In addition, order at least 10 extra chairs for the ceremony, in case any are broken or other issues come up.

View Samples

Whenever possible, get an in-person look at your more important items to make sure they’re exactly what you and your partner desire. Pictures and videos are great, but the real thing is the only way to know for sure.


For any mechanical or in-use items you’re renting, make sure you’re up to speed on use instructions. Don’t be embarrassed to ask about even simple tasks here – seeming a bit foolish with a question is definitely preferable to breaking a rented item and being forced to cover the cost. This is especially important for any lighting or electronic rental items.

Make It Fun

Most of all, have some fun with these items. Consider a few items that will be “crowd-pleasers” – maybe a chocolate fountain or an outdoor area with a few games for younger children. Everyone appreciates these unique elements of a wedding, and they’ll make yours stand out.

Want to learn more about wedding rentals, or any of our other event center services? The friendly booking staff at The Ranch at San Patricio are standing by to assist you.

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