We’re aware more than most that planning a wedding can be overwhelming which is why every now and then we like to sling an article like this your way, packed full of helpful recommendations and inspirational snaps. Recently, we tackled our Top 15 Cake Makers to Follow on Instagram as well as our Top 20 Florists but today we’re all about the hire items.
Often left to the last minny, this category can cover anything from lighting to marquees, cool rooms to soft furnishings. Basically, all the bits and pieces that make your day yours (and provide your guests something to eat from, too!) We’ve done our best to cover all categories and styles so enough procrastinating, people! Check off that list with the fab vendors below…
Event Merchant Co.
A well-set table brings a satisfaction quite unlike any other. Dinner plates, coloured glassware, cutlery and candlesticks – all of these extra fun goodies have the potential to elevate your chosen vibe and inject fun and excitement to your guest’s dining experience. Event Merchant Co is vibing this philosophy and has put together the most exquisite array of goodies. With vintage-inspired pieces, contemporary bits and bobs and plenty of luxe elements, you’ll be impressed with their vast offering.
Once you’ve caught sight of Festoon’s innovative setups you won’t settle for less. Lighting specialists, Festoon, are an essential hire if you’re keen to set the mood. We’ve seen all sorts of lighting from these guys – festoon, fairy, pendant, rope – and every time we do, we’re blown away by their originality. In fact, plenty of our gorge real brides and grooms have utilised their services before including Sofia & Troy and Justine & Chloe. Pop on over to their gram for inspo galore and head on over here should you like to catch a few of our fave installs.
Slinging all kinds of handcrafted timber and steel pieces, Timbemill offers one of the greatest arrays of event furniture we’ve ever laid eyes on. Tables, bars, archways and signage frames – you name it, they’ve got it. You can even search their collection by timber type and colour for maximum efficiency. Our sneaky fave has to be their ultra-sweet collection of bars and bar carts. These guys are even up for crafting custom pieces if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just pop an enquiry their way. Take a peek at Dan & Dean’s Sydney wedding here if you fancy catching them in action.
The lovely Kelly of Found Collective has done the hard yards for you and gathered a range of chic hire items all into one place in the most delicious colourways. She is primarily a stylist so if you’re on the prowl, she’s your gal. Expect a huge range of linen napkins, pots, vases, cutlery and more. Pop on over here to catch Katie & Matt’s Adelaide wedding and here to peep a few of our fave Found Collective setups.
Good Day Club
Primarily operating as full-scale stylists, Good Day Club have some of the grooviest hire items going around. Their collection of vintage and retro pieces is unparalleled with velvet, paisley and royal blue leather all making an appearance. Inflatable footstool? Yep. Mid-century floor lamp? You betcha. For a lil taste at how all of Good Day Club’s goodies come together, you can check out Pepe & Sam’s rock ’n’ roll Melbourne wedding here.
Gather & Gold
You know what they say – a Nordic Tipi never goes astray. Soooo we may be the only ones saying that but we still stand by it. A fab aesthetic addition to your day and a place for guests to shelter, all rolled into one. Being the fabulous folk they are, Gather & Gold will even provide the styling goods by way of festoon light walkways, sheepskins and pine stumps. If you’d like to catch these guys at work you can take a squiz at Corinne & Tim’s New Zealand wedding right here.
Servicing: South Island New Zealand
Ashdown & Bee
If you are working with a blank canvas, you’ll want to have Ashdown & Bee on speed dial. Their range is phenomenal with everything from cake stands and arbours to mirrors, plinths and vases (all handpicked and exceptionally chic, of course). We recommend opting for their full styling service to set your mind at ease. Check out their gram here for loads of fun ideas and if you fancy getting in touch you can drop em’ a line via this handy contact form.
South West Event Studio
South West Event have got the goods. Whether you’re in need of glassware, linens, marquees or practical bits and bobs like coolrooms and heaters, they’ll sort you out. Need a styling service? They do that too! Check out their great value hire items packages here if you’re in need of a few bits and bobs and pop on over here if you’d like to see these good folk in action.
Streamers are never a bad idea. NEVER! Zero-waste and customisable, these guys offer their signature installs in three forms – backdrops, aerials and arches. They’re a great way to up the ante if you’re all about fun and to make sure your colour scheme isn’t going unnoticed. Check out Sarah & Leigh’s Melbourne wedding here to see what we’re talkin’ about.
Gold Coast Tipis
If you’re looking for one of the best wedding tipi styling businesses in Oz, you’ve found it. Gold Coast Tipis are Tipi fanatics – aficionados if you will. They offer your standard Swedish-inspired tipis (that can be linked to allow for a larger capacity) as well as covered side Kung tipis, naked tipis and even a tipi arbour. Head on over to Ginna & Shannon’s Gold Coast wedding to garner some vibes.
CREDITS Photos Ivy Road Photography, Ashleigh Haase Photography, Alexandra Cohen, Gui Jorge, Matthew Dwyer Studio, Lulu & Lime, Kate Alexandra, Ben Sowry, Keeper Creative, Be Here Be Now, Ivy Road Photography.