How to Choose a Party Rental Company
The date is picked, the time is set, and the venue is booked. Your party is arriving shortly. The only thing left is to pick a party rental company. How do you go about choosing a great party rental company that is reliable? Follow these steps to guide your next party rental decision.
1. References. Check the references of the party rental company you are researching. You can check references and reviews on most websites, search engines, or party directories. Also check to see if your friends have used a reliable party rental company recently.
2. Insurance. Be sure the party rental company is insured. This shows that the company is responsible and cares about their business. Insurance is not always required, so don’t take this step for granted. Many party venues and parks require any rental company to be insured and even add the venue as an additional insured on the company’s certificate.
3. Professionalism. You can tell some things about a company by what they present to their customers on their online storefront. Do they have a professional website? Do they have pictures of the products they offer? Do they clearly display their company policies? If they do not do these things, they may not invest the time into ensuring your event goes 100% perfect.
4. Payment Methods. Does your prospective party rental company accept credit cards, or do they only accept cash? This can weigh on some people’s rental decisions. It is often more convenient to use credit cards for many customers.
5. Cleanliness of Equipment. See what the rental company’s sanitation standards are. Do they sanitize and clean their equipment before and after each event? This is important when it comes to the safety of you and your family.
6. License. Check to make sure the company is licensed to do business in the state you are looking to have your event.
7. Employee Background. If the party rental company you are considering has employees, do they do background checks on their employees? Make sure the company you are going to use has standards for their employees.
8. Delivery. Does the company you are looking to use for your party deliver to your site? Picking up tables and chairs may be acceptable to some customers and not others. If the company allows you to pick up equipment that you are not familiar with, or have never seen before, you may want to move on to a company that delivers.
9. Type of Equipment. There is a difference between equipment that is intended for commercial use and residential use. For example, bounce houses come in commercial and residential grades. You want to have a commercial grade bounce house for your party. Residential bounce houses cannot support many kids and are not safe for large parties.
10. Pricing. Prices are not everything with your party rental decision. You often get what you pay for with party rentals.
Take these ten steps into consideration when planning your next party. Your rental company will be critical to your event’s success.