There are many big events that you might end up planning in the future, from weddings to bat and bar mitzvahs to sweet 16 parties – the list truly goes on and on. And such events can most certainly be expensive, with data that more than backs up this claim. After all, recent data shows that a sweet 16 birthday party can sometimes – though certainly not always – cost as much as $25,000 and typically no less than $300 which, while significantly less, is certainly still a good chunk of change indeed. Bar and bat mitzvah celebrations are typically even more expensive, costing no less than $15,000 and sometimes as much as $30,000, all for just one night. And weddings now cost, on average, more than $35,000 when all is said and done – and this cost doesn’t include the honeymoon (and a wedding reception alone is likely to cost more than $13,000).
Fortunately, there are a number of steps to take to mitigate these costs – while still keeping the overall quality of the party high. For instance, a complete event rental can help to take much of the burden of the cost of an event from the planner’s shoulders, as a complete event rental will include many of the key aspects of any large event. And going through with a complete event rental will keep you from getting stuck with party supplies that you have bought but now no longer have any use for. In addition to this, a complete event rental will likely allow you to get higher quality party supplies and decor elements as well, something that would not be possible without the typical complete event rental, if you had to buy all of the party elements instead, likely at full price.
But what will the typical complete event rental include? This will likely vary among party rentals, but party rental equipment will typical be provided, from rental chairs to rental linens to even round tables (or rectangular tables, if this is what you prefer). As many people will choose to serve a meal or at least some refreshments at any of the big events listed above, it’s very important to ensure that adequate seating is provide. And many a complete event rental will provide the option to rent linens as well. While these rental linens are certainly not strictly necessary, they can also add a considerable amount of ambiance to any given party space here and all throughout the United States.
Hosting a party that uses disposable plates and cutlery can also help to reduce costs – as well as simplifying cleanup quite considerably at the end of the party and once the guests have all left. And high quality disposable cutlery is now truly more available than it has ever been before, something that most people might be surprised to realize. However, it will be considerably important to ensure that you have enough of this cutlery, as the same cutlery and plates will not always be able to be reused for the all of the courses and food that is offered at the party in question.
For instance, up to three glasses should be offered for each and every guest attending the party. At the very least, at least two glasses should be provided for each party guest. And as many a 200 napkins should be provided and readily available for each set of 15 guests that are attending, though erring on the side of caution and having more napkins than is strictly necessary is certainly more ideal than not having enough napkins. Having enough sets of silverware and enough plates will also be key, and buying too many is still likely to be considerably less expensive than having not enough in the first place.
At the end of the day, planning a major event can be quite expensive and stressful indeed. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce these costs – and reduce the overall stress that you feel surrounding this party or other such major event (such as the entirety of a wedding) as well.