Whew, you guys have sent us so many wedding questions this week and we are loving it! :) This latest one is a question I would have asked someone back when I was planning my own wedding: can I rent wedding arches?
When bride-to-be, Jordan, wrote us with this question, we wanted to swoop in right away. Weddings are underway and if you are thinking of renting arches for weddings — especially with such an uptick in outdoor ceremonies and receptions — now is the time to get your name on the rental list.
“Hi Emmaline Bride Team! Love the blog. I’m wondering, can you rent a wedding arch? How much does it cost to rent a wedding arch? I live in South Carolina and I’m looking for arches online and they’re beautiful, but they’re expensive and I know I’ll only be using them for a short amount of time. Do you know where to rent wedding arches and how much it might cost? Thank you!”
Sure thing, Jordan! One of the most popular wedding questions about borrowing or renting is, without a doubt, where to rent wedding arches.
I love the point you made: you’ll only be using your arch, canopy, or chuppah for a short amount of time in the grand scheme of things, so why buy one when or if you can rent the same style you love for less?
In addition, you won’t have to worry about storing it before and after the wedding (and then hoping to find someone to sell it to after the wedding, right?!)
I hear you, and I know exactly what you’re looking for — I think. I hope. I did a lot of digging on this one because believe it or not, wedding arches are one of the most sought-after decorations of the season and yet, there are so many styles from which to choose.
I think you’ll love what I found and I hope I answer your question of where to rent wedding arches at a price and style that works best for you. :)
NOTE: In some cases, buying an arch may be a better fit if you plan to use it after the wedding (some couples use the arch in their backyard) or if you have a very specific style in mind (e.g. copper arches, a boho triangle shaped arch, a birch wood arch like this, a round arch, etc.)
However, most couples want to rent wedding arches cheap and then be done with them after the fact, but many don’t know where to rent a wedding arch. And that’s where we come in!
Where to Rent Wedding Arches
I remember helping a friend looking for wedding arches locally, and the problem was the distance (it was over an hour away) and transportation (it would have required her to rent a van or truck, move it, store it, and then transport it back with said rented van or truck after the honeymoon).
Ay yi yi. Totally doable if it’s closer to where you live and if someone you know owns a truck or van, but talk about a hassle. :) And we don’t do hassles here, do we? No!
This leads me to your answer: the best place to rent wedding arches is online. One very reputable and, let’s be honest, the awesome-as-can-be company is (aptly named) RentMyWedding.
If I were renting wedding arches near me, and wanted an efficient and way less hassled way to do so, I would absolutely go with this company to rent my arches, wedding decorations, and other things.
Here’s why renting wedding arches is your best bet:
It is affordable to rent wedding arches.
You’ll be surprised, but the cost to rent arches is wildly affordable compared to buying them in most cases. This leads us to our next big question:
How much is it to rent a wedding arch?
Here is one example of the cost of a ceremony altar and arch kit to give you a ballpark estimate on how much it is to rent a wedding arch.
Ceremony Altar and Arch Kit
It looks like this on their website here:
• Arch Frame
• Linen Drapes
• 5-Day Rental
• FREE Shipping (yes, really, and yes — BOTH WAYS!)
TOTAL PRICE: $119.
I know, pretty amazing.
And here’s the kicker: if you want to add on these fun extras, your cost isn’t really that significant (and yet, still way cheaper renting wedding arches vs. buying arches).
You’ll get all of the above PLUS:
• Greenery Backdrop
• Crystal Chandelier
TOTAL PRICE: $283. That’s it!
Then, all you do to rent your wedding arches is click ‘Check Availability’ here. Enter the date when you’d like it to arrive (not ON your wedding date, but a day or two before) and enter the zip code of your location.
In an instant, it will tell you if available (for my mock event, it said it was available and ready to order). Super easy. There’s even a box underneath that lets you ask a question about the product, which sends the message straight to the company for them to answer.
If you’re looking for where to rent a wedding arch that is more of a canopy or chuppah, you can get one! Here’s how the kit works.
Canopy / Chuppah Kit
This kit includes everything you need including:
• Canopy Frame
• Linen Drapes (in Your Choice of 2 Colors)
• 5 Day Rental and FREE Shipping Both Ways
This is a nice, large canopy size measuring up to 10 feet tall, 12 feet wide, and 12 feet long. The minimum size of the wedding arch to rent is 6.8 feet wide.
You can also add on a ceiling, uplighting, and/or chandelier with lights.
For the cost of the add-ons, see the full details here. IF you choose everything — e.g. the bells and whistles, the largest size canopy, the ceiling, the lighted chandelier, the whole shebang — it runs about $619. Still not bad, I’d say!
How to Rent a Wedding Arch Online
If you’re wondering how this brilliant idea really works, I’m with you. How do you ship it? Do you pay to ship it back? How does this all get coordinated with your wedding?
Here’s the nitty-gritty on how to rent a wedding arch, easily + without stressin’! (Have more questions? Totally: this guide will answer pretty much everything you can imagine!)
Find Local Arches to Rent
No need to look in your own backyard; these arches are available to rent near you and ship right to your door.
Wedding Arches for Rent
If you need inspiration on how to style your arch draping or want to see couples who decided to rent a wedding arch from this company, check out their MASSIVE gallery page here.
I’m not even in the market for an arch rental at the moment and yet I was drawn into the wonderful styles and fun ways couples really made it their own!
Renting Wedding Arches Near Me
1. Order Online.
Find the wedding arch to rent, any extras you’d like, check availability, and book. Easily order online (or you can call them on the phone!)
2. Rentals are delivered 2 days of your event.
No nail-biting here! You’ll be happy to know they pride themselves on getting your wedding arch rented to you ahead of time so you can set it up and admire how beautiful it looks before the big day (and certainly not while you’re busy getting hair and makeup done).
3. Return your wedding rental 2 days after your event.
All the champagne bottles are popped, confetti is on the floor, and you’re whisking away on your honeymoon. But first, all you need to do is ship that bad boy back to the supply house! And if you’re too busy lying on a beach on some remote island with a drink in your hand and toes in the sand with your honey, here’s the good news: it’s super-duper easy to return your wedding rental, so you can ask your mom or Maid of Honor or BFF to handle it for you.
– Use the same shipping box to return the item
– Use the prepaid return label (which is provided, bonus!)
– Schedule FedEx to pick up the items for return at your location: simply call 1-800-GO-FEDEX to request a pickup.
And it’s outta there!
For more details, the fine print, tips on how to rent a wedding arch near you, payment plans if needed, and so much more, click here for the website. It’s a very helpful resource, whether you’re on the fence about renting wedding arches or you’re already ready to place your order.
Okay, so it’s easy to rent a wedding arch, and it’s easy to return one.
Here’s the big question:
Do I need a professional to set up my wedding arch rental?
No way! These are designed for total beginners; the wedding arch for rent is designed for easy DIY use and setup with no experience required. Based on their website, the total take-down or setup of the wedding arch itself is around 10 minutes.
Why are other wedding arches for rent so pricey?
Most wedding arches are available to buy only; and when/if you do find where to rent wedding arches near you, most places charge large fees or offer no delivery. And then they want you to pay to have it set up. That really adds up! Instead, this is the best place to rent a wedding arch online cheap — as low as $119 with free shipping both ways. I love that!
Tips on Renting Your Wedding Arch
Just a few loose ends to tie up:
– Rent your wedding arch from here
– If you need to add draping, get them rented at the same time from the same source. This is because the drapes are made to fit their particular wedding arches, and you’ll be able to return them together at the same time.
– If you need to iron your drapes, use this instead. No wrinkles!
– If you have questions before you order, during, or after, just ask their professional team. They’re awesome to work with!
– Unsure about renting wedding arches? Don’t fret: you can read thousands of reviews from happy couples who turned to renting an arch vs. buying an arch for their wedding.
Add Your Own Flair
If you want to add your own style, here are some things you can add to your arches to make them your own.
o Balloons, Chiffon Draping, and even decorate wedding arches with pampas grass from here
You can turn any arch into your dream space that will serve as an elegant backdrop for your vows. Make it unforgettable!
Wedding Arches for Rent
Okay, now that my mind is buzzing about all the potential party rentals I could embark upon this summer (hello, boxwood wall, and hey, photo booth — you both look like a lot of fun!) I’ll turn this over to you:
Do you feel more confident now about renting wedding arches online? Did we find the best wedding arch to rent near you?
Tell us in the comment box below, let us know if you have any questions, and get to arching already! Who knew it could be so affordable and yet, so lovely?
Many thanks to Jordan for writing us! Hope it helps + send photos!
P.S. More questions? Let’s tackle it! Next up: Chair Covers: buy or rent?