There are parties, and then there are parties. If you’re staging the latter, you need more than just a few balloons and some tables and chairs. If you’re planning a big event that requires a dance floor and maybe even a stage, you’re going to need a rental company that has all of the things you need.
When you’re responsible for a big charity event, a major business celebration, a concert, or other big parties, you can’t make a mistake and pick substandard rentals. Here are a few tips to making sure you get the best dance floor and staging rentals for parties and events.
View the equipment
Your guests probably won’t remember the filthy sides on your snow white wedding tent—but you will. Details like this are important for making things right, and you don’t want to find out the equipment is poorly cared for on the day of your big event.
Poorly cared for equipment isn’t just unsightly, it can also be dangerous. If you’re celebrating a business event or a charity, the last thing you want is the stage to collapse while all eyes are on you. Checking the equipment is just prudent, and most rental companies won’t mind you doing your due diligence.
Reviews can tell you a lot about the company. While it’s possible to pay for some reviews to offset the bad ones (and some unethical businesses do) they can’t pay for all the reviews. Read them all carefully and pay attention to both the bad and the good. A bad review isn’t necessarily a sign of a bad business, but you can often tell from a great deal of bad reviews what problems a company may have.
If there are just one or two bad reviews, read them carefully to see what the complaints are about. Sometimes it’s just a disgruntled customer who wouldn’t be pleased no matter what. Low star reviews are a part of any business that has been around a long time because it’s impossible to please everybody.
Ask for references
Reviews can give you a pretty good idea of what might be going on with a company, but there are some details often left out of reviews. Were the team members on time? Was everybody professional and polite? If something went wrong, did the team handle it quickly?
While you might hear about it if someone is very late, it might not be mentioned if it is only 15 minutes or so. These things really matter for big events and important parties.
Dance floors and staging are important aspects to big events, whether your event is an outdoor wedding, a fair, or a business event. If you’re planning a big event, use these tips to secure the very best rentals. A great company will help make for a fun and festive occasion, helping your guests to remember what your party or event for years to come.