4 Outrageous Wedding Reception Rentals

Congratulations, you're getting married! Now it's time to plan the wedding, but to many, the thought of having a traditional-style reception is far from thrilling. But good news, engaged couples: there are a million ways to punch up your big day. Rental products are options that are both easy and, in many cases, reasonably priced; even one small rental can have a big impact on the mood and theme of your reception.

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You can get creative with table settings, too. Nearly all couples rent plates, flatware, and glasses for the meal, but stand out from the rest by choosing unique patterns and styles that contribute to the theme of your wedding. If your wedding will have lots of rustic details, continue the theme with rented mismatched floral-patterned china - it will give them impression that you've been collecting for years, and will be much more unique than eating off white plates.

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Food Truck
If you have a favorite local food truck, invite them to the wedding! Simplify catering and bring the party outdoors by enlisting a truck to park at your reception all evening. If you're feeling particularly outrageous, rent two: one for dinner and one for dessert.

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Chocolate Fountain
This is the perfect dessert for chocoholic couples or couples who can't pick just one dessert. It's the ultimate customizable wedding dessert - you and your partner can choose the type of chocolate you'd like flowing through dessert as well as the variety of items guests can dip into it. Trade a formal sit-down dessert for platters of cut fruits, marshmallows, cake, pretzels, and a bunch of skewers.

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Get creative with your table settings! You can rent just about anything, from porcelain and flatware to vases and tablecloths. Play off the theme of the rest of your wedding. Trying for a rustic feel? Get a selection of mismatched china plates for table settings that are talking points.

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Many couples serve coffee with dessert. Instead of a plain coffee service ("Regular or decaf?"), ask your favorite coffee shop if you can hire a couple of their baristas for your reception. They might even be open to creating a custom drink for you and your partner. Bonus points if they can make a heart with latte foam.

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-Caroline Lange, The Daily Meal