What To Check Before Booking A Wedding Marquee

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The process of seeking out and arranging wedding marquee hire in South London may come across as a difficult job, but in reality is a piece of cake.  Now more than ever, there are literally hundreds of different service providers doing their thing on the web, making it easier than ever before to access an extraordinary array of wedding marquees and related hardware. That being said, however, all are most certainly not of the same caliber and to say ‘results may vary’ from one provider to the next would be something of an understatement.

Finding a marquee hire company is easy, but ensuring that you select only the very best marquee hire company on the market takes a little more digging. It doesn’t have to be a difficult process, but it is nonetheless of critical importance to ensure that the following checks are being carried out before even thinking of paying a deposit or going any further:

1 – Quality and Age of Equipment

If it isn’t made entirely obvious when browsing what’s available, be sure to ask direct questions about the quality and the age of the equipment the service provider uses. The simple fact of the matter is that the higher-end marquees on the market these days are quite spectacularly different to the rather primitive hardware that was doing the rounds two or three decades ago. Nevertheless, there will always be plenty of service providers who prefer to work with equipment from the latter category, as a means by which to keep their own costs to absolute minimums. The simple fact of the matter is that the quality of the equipment provided will have a direct bearing on the quality of your event – settling for second best therefore not being a sensible move.

2 – Provider Experience

It’s also worth remembering that while there are hundreds of marquee hire companies up and running these days, there are also various different types of marquee hire companies out there. Some specialise in weddings, others have more experience in corporate events and then there are those that have built a name for themselves putting on spectacular kids’ birthday parties. It should be pretty obvious that if it is a wedding you are looking to plan, it really only makes sense to work with those who have plenty of experience in the wedding arena. Experience breeds competence and professionalism – both of which count for a lot.

3 – The Total Package

You will be able to make the entire process ofplanningyour wedding exponentially easier if you work with a single service provider, rather than attempting to juggle a dozen of them. From marquee hire to equipment provision to catering to setup to close-down and so on, the more providers you choose to work with, the trickier it will be to coordinate them all. As such, it really does make sense to show a preference to those who take care of absolutely everything across the board and can help you from day one.

4 – Full Weather Protection

Given the fact that you cannot exactly rely on the Great British elements to be kind to you, it is important to ensure that the marquee hire company you work with covers all bases. It might be summer and fantastic weather may be forecast, but the last thing you want to find yourself in a position where a substandard marquee proves to be completely and utterly useless in the event of a freak downpour or wind storm. This is why it is important to look carefully into what the provider has to say about total weather protection, asking as many questions as necessary to ensure you are covered.

5 – Satisfaction Guarantees

If the marquee hire company you are looking to work with has total confidence in its abilities and the value for money on offer, there really is no reason why they should not be able to provide you with comprehensive guarantees. It’s important to remember that there is a very big difference between guaranteeing the lowest price on the market and guaranteeing extraordinary value for money and the most exquisite quality across the board. Suffice to say, given the importance of the event it is the latter that should take precedence without exception.

6 – Customer Testimonials

Last but not least, there’s really no better way of finding out exactly how the service provider in question performs than by looking into the reviews and testimonials of those who have tried and tested them beforehand. You’ll usually find plenty of feedback on the actual site of the provider itself, but you can always extend your research by typing a few queries into a search engine and seeing what you come up with. If you find nothing but fantastic feedback that sings the praises of the provider, chances are it’s a safe bet.

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