How To Plan an Elegant Celebration on a Budget, with GRAND!

How to plan an elegant celebration (or wedding) on a budget, with Grand Event Rentals

Planning a wedding can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful, especially when it comes to budgeting and decorations are one area where costs can quickly add up. However, with careful planning and a little creativity, you can create an elegant and memorable celebration without breaking the bank.

Breaking down some of our top PRO TIPS for rental budgets:

  • Start with a realistic budget: The first step is to determine how much you can afford to spend. Experts recommend allocating 20-30% of your total wedding budget for decorations, but that number can be vary different based on: guest count, rentals included at the event venue (if any) and design goals. One thing is certain, once you have a total budget number in mind, stick to it and get creative to do so between all vendors.

  • Consider your venue: The venue you choose will play a big role in the overall look and feel of your wedding. If you choose a venue that already has a lot of character, you may not need to spend as much on decorations. For example, a rustic barn or a historic mansion may not require as much additional decor as a blank canvas space. Note: ask for rentals included with your venue price, like chairs, tables and lighting. If you plan to celebrate at a private location, Grand Event Rentals can help you create a backyard wedding venue feel with cost effective rentals all at one place so you can stress less about all the details!

  • Focus on essentials & get creative: When it comes to decorations, it’s important to focus on the essentials that will make the biggest impact. This may include centerpieces, flowers, linens, and chairs, and be sure to browse rentals in person to select the best value for your event goals. At Grand Event Rentals, we offer affordable rentals & in-house design team to help you save money and plan design details on a budget with our expert tips for stretching rentals.

  • Minimalist Event Designs: Another note to “getting creative” using impactful rentals to stretch your budget further. Some of the ways we suggest: using a specialty linen runner instead of the full tablecloth size or selecting a printed luxe linen that packs the “wow factor” which will require less rental needs for your centerpieces. Another option if your guest count is larger, consider a cost effective chair rental with a sheer runner tied on a few to create a statement, or you can select one specialty glass to pair with others instead of upgrading all on the tablescape. Minimal tablescapes are intentional, not minimal in design impact, and we can help identify the ways to accomplish that beautiful look for less!
  • Rent instead of buy: Renting decorations is a great way to save money, especially for items that you will only use once. The Grand Event Rentals team can also help you plan your event and create an elegant look that fits within your budget with our high-quality and affordable rental selections.

  • Preferred Vendor Lists: Ask your vendors for preferred vendors, like Grand Event Rentals, we work with venues, event planners, florists, caterers (and more) closely and sometimes with ways to help you stay within your budget creatively when you partner us together!


We recently came across a blog article, click here to view, and we can with absolute certainty confirm that our rental options for items like tablecloths/runners, napkins, chairs, chargers, plating, lighting & decor, are much lower than the costs breakdowns mention in the article.

Most couples are not working on an unlimited budget, and our team is here to help you plan & execute your wedding day perfectly and within a realistic price point! Contact us to discuss your rental needs in greater detail — Come create mock tables & browse our collections in person with our team (by appointment only)




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