The best time to choose the furniture for your event is when we’ve completed the first draft of your floor plan (which is typically done about 6 months before your wedding). BUT…. if there are some pieces that you’ve simply got to have, or if you know you want farm tables, please email us right away (Events@TheCheneyPlace.com) so we can get those pieces reserved for you. Our tables and some of our favorites do rent fast, so we’d love to make sure you get dibs if you want them!
And then we’ll contact you about 6 months before your wedding to knock out your floor plan, select linens (if you’re ordering those through us) and finalize any Fancy Fray selections.
That said, if you’re itching to start designing sooner than that, here’s some things you can do now.
1. DO YOU WANT FARM TABLES?
The Cheney Place provides round and/or rectangle tables for your event. It’s covered with your reservation so you’re all set. But if you’ve got a hankering to have our farm tables at your wedding, then we’d love to get some reserved for you as they book well over a year in advance. We rent our tables to Cheney Place couples for $75/table. If you haven’t seen these tables in action, take a moment to check them out here: http://www.fancyfray.com/farm-tables/.
Here’s some thoughts on how you can use farm tables at your wedding:
Push 2-4 tables together for an impressive head table that will really stand out.
Check out some of our favorite floor plans to see some great examples of how we’ve set up the head table before.
Head Table + Family Seating
Click HERE to see one of our favorite layouts.
The 8 tables down the middle of the room with 8-12 chandeliers hanging over them is simply stunning. Offsetting that with rounds (covered with beautiful floor length linens) pulls it all together.
Go to Town
Designing with long tables is one of the best ways to save space while seating more guests.
Farm tables are a great way to create this clean, classic look, even for larger events. Plus they don’t need linens!
2. CHOOSE A PACKAGE
OK. We’re not going to lie. At first blush it seems weird to choose a package before you know all of the pieces you’d like to rent. We get it :) But choosing the package is really the easiest part, so it’s best to get that taken care of first. Plus, Fancy Fray books a limited amount of wedding packages per weekend, so it’s great having your wedding on their calendar so they can plan with your event in mind.
Here’s an overview of the three highly discounted furniture rental packages that are available only to Cheney Place couples. Hopefully with the pricing and descriptions, you’ll have a pretty good idea of which package is right for you. Let us know what you’re thinking and we’ll send a rental agreement your way. And then there’s no need to worry if you got it right, because we’ll happily adjust your package along the way if something else suits you better. We’ve got your back!
$695 for $1200 in rental credit.
That’s nearly 40% off right off the bat.
Think 2-3 custom seating vignettes with chandeliers, plus a buffet or two for your dessert table.
It’ll fill a few spaces well and add the extra touch you’re looking for.
$895 for $1800 in rental credit.
That’s over 50% off. Plus no delivery/setup. Nice.
Choose this package if you’re thinking multiple seating vignettes + buffets/dressers + a handful of chandeliers.
This is also our most common package for weddings with 250+ because there’s simply less space to fill. And this will fill it well!
$1295 for $3000 in rental credit.
We’re well on our way to 60% off folks.
For $400 more, this is the perfect upgrade for those that want to go all in! If you’re wanting bunches of chandeliers over the guest tables as well as over the head tables, dessert buffet and seating vignettes, then you’re going to want to go with the ‘Fancy’ package for sure.
Let the transformation begin!
3. RESERVE YOUR FURNITURE
Once you have your layout (6 months prior), you’ll know exactly how much space you’re working with — which of course makes it easier to pick your pieces. Most of our clients do wait until they have their layout before worrying about reserving anything. But we understand that you may have some favorites you’d like to reserve now, and we’d love to help you with that. This a great idea especially if you’re wanting farm tables, buffets and white couches as those tend to rent quite fast.
The best way to get started is to browse our inventory at FancyFray.com. This is window shopping at its finest as almost all of our inventory is pictured online. And then send us an email (Events@TheCheneyPlace.com) letting us know the pieces you want for sure and we’ll be sure to get those reserved for you right away.
All that said, if picking out tons of furniture doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, no worries. We’ve got your back! Once your layout is done, we’d be more than happy to select everything for you based on your colors and the Fancy Fray package you selected, and then we’d send you a printout with pictures of what we think would look great at your event. Just let us know!!