Putting on a wedding is expensive. And while you want to plan the day you’ve always dreamed about, you also don’t want to start your married life thousands of dollars in debt. But guess what? When it comes to planning your wedding, you don’t have to buy everything. Renting much if it — from your dress to your centerpieces — can save you a bundle AND give you the wedding you want. You can even rent everything online and have it shipped for free.
1. Tables and Tableware
Your venue probably charges you a fee to use their tables and chairs, which is about the same as renting them (and don’t worry if they look bad…what do you think floor-length tablecloths are for?). But depending on where you’re holding the event, you might even want to rent plates, cloth napkins, glasses, utensils, etc. There’s no reason to buy wedding place settings if you’re handling those things on your own.