Does anyone have a clue how much liability they take on when they arbitrarily rent things for events? Well I am not an attorney but have been in the event business for quite a while and have seen one tragedy after another happen when some person rents equipment such as chairs, tables, arches, backdrops and even hire DJs that are not licensed to do business and have no real business insurance.
First off if something breaks, blows over or someone trips on it at your wedding and gets hurt they will go after the person that rented it first. During that process the person that rented it or the DJ either disappears or is sued for everything they have. If the person hurt is not satisfied they will go after you.
I am not crying wolf here and not screaming the sky is falling. I am just stating facts here. The business of event rentals and DJ entertainment is not the same as the 10 year old running a lemonade stand or grandma with a yard sale. This is a persons special day and if something happens due to lack of upkeep on the equipment, it not being set up right or someone tripping on an earned misplaced cord, it takes away the magic.
Case in point our bride last Friday purchased her dress from China. It came in the wrong size. They overnighted and charged her card for another one that arrived the day of the wedding. I was the wrong color. She ended up wearing her best friends dress. Ugg!
Next case is the arch that was setup unsecured and the wind blew it over during the ceremony and took out part of the wedding party.
Then there was the DJ that filled the tent with smoke that had everyone choking, played all unedited songs, dropping the F-bomb while Grandma and the relatives almost fell over. When asked to play something different he said not to bug him he was in a set, then put on a playlist and proceeded to flirt with the bridesmaids.
All these weddings were ruined because corners were cut and everyone wanted to save a little money. It’s great to save a little money but do it by telling your professional your budget and let them help you with it. That is what they do for a living. That is why they have invested thousands of hard earned dollars into education, licenses, insurance and more. So your day is worry free and becomes the day you dream about and not the nightmare your friends giggle about at other weddings years later.