Renting a Dance Floor? Here Are 7 Tips to Make It Easier
Couples are taking their weddings outdoor more and more often. For couples who want to have a wedding in their backyard (or someone’s backyard) wedding and party rentals can be a lifesaver. They can transform almost any space into a dream wedding space. If you are looking into dance floor rentals, here are the steps you should take to get the most from your experience.
- It is all location, location, location. Right off the bat, you need to determine where you want to place your dance floor rental. Do you want to make it the center of attention or stick in the back? What kind of surface are you working with? Is this a garden wedding or a beach wedding? There are some things that you will not be able to control. Your dance floor rental is going to have to be placed on the most flat part of your area. If there are hills or bumps, it is not going to work as well. There are things you can do if you really want your dance floor in one area is build a subfloor to cover those areas. Before you pick your venue, you may want to talk to the dance floor vendors to get their suggestions. They know what venues in the area work and do not.
- Now, you have to pick your size. Wedding planning experts remind people that for most of the reception, not everyone will be dancing the whole time. They report that, in their experience, that number usually hovers around 50%. Dance floor rentals come in sections. These are usually four by four or three by three feet. What you have to determine is how many you will need to accommodate your wedding party. The size of a dance floor rental for an average wedding that has about 100 to 150 people attending ends up measuring 24′ by 24′. You do not want to get a super large dance floor rental, people are less likely to take part in the festivities if it is too big. If you have questions, you should talk to the wedding rentals people about the size they would suggest.
- How much can you afford to spend? When you started planning your wedding, you probably worked out a budget. If you are on a tighter budget, it may limit the size of your dance floor rental. You definitely want to try to avoid needing the underfloor if your budget is an issue. The sections range from being $5 to about $35 but they can run you more. There are a lot of different kinds of dance floor rental. Your options include marble, oak planks, general wood and the always fun lighted floor.
- Get some quotes. You should always get at least three quotes when you are pricing things. After you have made your decisions about size and floor placement, talk to a few dance floor rental companies about getting quotes.
- Get it itemized and in writing. Make sure you have itemized quotes so that you know what is and is not included in the final cost. Many companies give one price but then add on extras. When it comes to dance floor rentals, you should ask about the delivery, set up, tear down and pick up. Make sure all of that is included in the price you are quoted. If the dance floor rental company also does wedding tent rental (most do), they will not set up the floor unless they are providing both services.
- Factor in your lighting needs. Creative lighting on dance floor rentals at weddings (or parties) always adds some fun and whimsy. You can get just about any design or pattern you want. Lighting projects can even be writing of some kind on the floor.
- Consider putting the dance floor over a pool. The lighting from the pool casts a romantic glow that will brighten up your guests feet and they dance the night away at your wedding. Fun!
No wedding is really complete without dancing. It is integral to the day. But dance floor rentals can be good for any backyard party. If you are planning a fun Sweet Sixteen, these add a lot to the event.