SAY WHAAATTT!!!? I’m “old school”, therefore this concept would be a little unnerving to me. HOWEVER, I’m also “frugal” Fea, so the least I could do was entertain the thought of researching this concept!

At first I thought I could rent “MY WHOLE WEDDING” (wouldn’t that be nice 🙂 Actually, that wouldn’t be a bad idea (a company that offers basic wedding day templates, EVERYTHING already in place like a model home, it sounds crazy but it would sell, by the way, this blog is my way of owning the copyrights to that idea JUST IN CASE if anyone wants to start that business, LOL, I digress!

Anywho, as I was saying, I thought I could rent “THE WHOLE WEDDING”. However, the concept with is to rent equipment that will provide your special day with that “Special Touch” without “breaking the bank” (i.e. uplighting, monograms, backdrops, and photo booths, the majority of items that your DJ can provide, however, it may cost a pretty penny to add to your DJ package). If you have a Wedding Planner/Designer/Family Member/Friend that is helping you to plan and decorate your wedding, the RentMyWedding concept could actually work in your favor. For example, if you have already secured your venue, cake designer, photographer, DJ, and decide that the decorations will be a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project (with the help of at least one or two other people), will be a wonderful resource for you.

As I type this blog, the ideal place to utilize RentMyWedding resources in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area is The Grand Marquise (this location is ideal for anyone that wants to have an elegant or a smaller scale “royal” themed wedding). Keeping those themes in mind, The Grand Marquise will provide uplighting (it’s included in your venue rental cost), however, they only offer chivari chairs (that do not need chair covers, unless your color theme will not work with gold chairs) and tables (no linen). Therefore, you will need to weigh the cost of having your wedding at that venue; I believe it will be feasible with a caterer that provides linen and centerpiece decorations or renting equipment from

I believe the RentMyWedding concept is popular, especially for DIY brides that have support to decorate their wedding/for Wedding Planners/Designers that decorate for their bride. This company has also scored several accolades: (1) To date, they acquired 5 stars out of 5 for 2,351 reviews, (2) They received The Knot best of weddings award, (3) They won the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award in 2013, (4) They won the Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and (5) They have been featured on Four Weddings and TLC!

As previously mentioned, I’m frugal, so I believe it’s “icing on the cake” for them to offer free shipping nationwide! Would you consider using equipment from you rent from for your own wedding? If so, please share your experience, I would greatly appreciate it.

I do not receive any proceeds from promoting RentMyWedding or The Grand Marquise Ballroom!

Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)


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