Are you planning to host an outdoor wedding reception in your yard? Are you trying to make a list of everything you'll need to pull the event off without a hitch? You probably have already thought of the major items, like the tent, the dance floor, and the bartenders. However, there are a few other major rental items that you'll want to consider, especially if you want to keep the guests outdoors and not walking around your home. Here are three must-have rental items that you'll need for your outdoor wedding reception:
Security fencing. Want to let guests know that certain parts of your home or yard are off-limits? The best way to do that may be with security fencing. You can quickly install the fencing around the reception area to give guests a clear signal of where they should and should not party. If you're on a budget, you can rent inexpensive orange, plastic fencing. It may not be the most aesthetically pleasing, but it will get the job done and it won't break the bank.
On the other hand, if you are looking for something that's more visually appealing, many event rental companies offer fences that look good and can also be quickly installed. For example, you may be able to get a temporary white picket fence to block off your yard and decorate to match the rest of your wedding's color scheme.
Heaters or fans. One thing you won't be able to control on the big day is the weather. Having a large and stable tent can protect guests against rain, but you may also need something to make extreme temperatures more bearable. This can be very easily accomplished with extra pieces of equipment rental.
If cold weather is expected, look into renting some portable space heaters. You can place them strategically around the yard to provide guests with a place to stay warm and enjoy conversation. For warmer weather, rent some industrial size fans to provide a nice, refreshing breeze.
Portable toilets. Of course, the biggest reason why guests may enter your home is to use the restroom. With food and drinks flowing, you can expect there to be constant stream of people moving in and out of the facilities. If you don't want guests walking through your home, consider renting some portable toilets. The rental company will deliver them and place them wherever you want. Look for a discreet spot around the side of the house or near the back of the yard. Then, when you're done the next day, you can simply have the rental company pick them up.
Most rental companies offer several grades of portable toilets. You may even be able to find some that flush into a tank so guests don't have to see waste. Some also come with upgrades like a vanity area and mirror.
For more information, contact a rental company in your area and ask about their portable toilet selection. They can help you find a toilet that matches your event and budget.