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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. RENT!

Posted 3/15/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

In honor of International Recycling day, let's talk about the 4th R! Did you know that renting is a responsible consumer choice for shared consumption? If your carbon footprint is important, consider the environmental benefits of renting! Instead of every person needing to purchase tents, tables, and chairs for their event, renting is the ultimate form of reuse and recycling, reducing the need for the production of things that are ultimately not truly utilized. At Marianne's Rentals, we give consumers options in a variety of price points and styles to create gorgeous events without needing to purchase! A much more environmentally conscious choice. The idea of renting and reuse of a quality product more than once, or shared consumption, does not make the value of an item go down every time someone uses it, but instead, makes an item available for others and is a great way to do business!

 

Events are special, but they can be full of waste. Many people do not think through the initial impulse to buy and own an item. In addition to the purchase price, a buyer must consider the time to procure, unpackage, assemble and possibly perform other tasks to ready an item like washing food items before using or pressing linens. After the event, an owner is responsible for cleaning, repackaging and storing items. Typically, these things are in the greater bulk than an average consumer will be able to use again, because there were lots of guests at their event. At that point, an owner must assess the cost of storage or effort of reselling items they are unlikely to get the original investment back for! Renting is not only a responsible choice for the environment but also for most people's use of both their time and money!

 

At Marianne's Rentals, products are cleaning before and after an event, furniture is taken care of, linens are pressed, and everything can be delivered and set up! We want to take away as much stress as possible and help give you the items you need to fulfill your vision of the event, whether it is a wedding, shower, birthday party, corporate event, or anything else! Renting allows everyone the availability of beautiful, quality choices that may not be feasible otherwise. Instead, you rent for a much less fee and do not have to worry about storage, or set up! Later, someone else will use the items again in a new and interesting way. Because of the care for quality that we take, the lives of our products are filled with many beautiful shared memories!

Below you will see three different ways our Gold Chiavari has been used and styled! 

 

Top image: Holli B Photography | Bottom images: Amanda Watson Photography


Something Old, Something New!

Posted 2/16/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

We couldn't be more excited to announce that Oklahoma City's beloved vintage furniture company, Ruby's Vintage Rentals, is now at home with our rapidly expanding furniture and decor department. Darla and Kelsi, the Ruby's Vintage Rental's owners have carefully curated the most beautiful collection and have trusted the Marianne's team with caring for and growing their vision of bringing heirloom quality pieces to Oklahoma's special events. They will be much missed by the local events industry, and we are honored they chose us to care for their collection.

With over 50 pieces and new ones already on the way, this collection has us excited! From family photo sessions and bridal portraits to lounge areas at posh parties and sweetheart settees, there is something for everyone.

Image: Lauren B Photography

Marianne's is thrilled to be honoring all outstanding contracts from Ruby's Vintage Rentals and we can't wait for our customers to see these great additions. You can already shop many pieces online HERE and we'd love to make a special viewing appointment with you! Select pieces are on display in the showroom and, by appointment, a salesperson can escort you to our newly stocked, vintage warehouse.

From our family to yours, come be inspired by beautiful vintage seating and statement solutions for your next special event!

Image: Scissortail Stories


Lots of Linens

Posted 6/26/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

After many, many hours of counting and sorting, the 2017 Linen inventory is in. Our linen selection continues to grow at an aggressive pace, and we felt like it was time to see just how much. So we got out our calculators and added it all up. If you laid all of our linens end to end, we currently have 185 linear MILES of linen... and counting! We'd like to claim that we have the largest privately held linen collection in the United States. As far as our research goes, given our selection of colors, sizes and custom pieces and depth of inventory, we're pretty confident in this statement. If someone else has a claim to the contrary, we'd be happy to accept the challenge!!

This guy, Cesar Narez, is our Laundry Manager / Linen  Superhero. He and his staff keep all those linens clean, pressed and accessible for customers. Although we may ask you to wait a few minutes for us to pull your last minute linen order, given the sheer size of what we store, this is an incredible feat. 

       

And while our delivery radius customers may be able to come into the showroom to experience the what each and every linen looks like, we're working hard to make our online inventory just as easy to navigate. All of our linen items are available for shipping nationwide! We have hundreds of exclusive and unique styles as well as huge quantities of popular favorites available. Even better, this year we reduced pricing on almost our entire inventory, making our linen selection one of the most competitively priced available as well! You can learn more in this related post "Save more Green."    

Whatever your needs, style or budget, we're sure we've got the right linen for you! If you need help deciding, our friendly rental consultants would love to suggest some great options! They are available in person or by phone Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 5:30 CST.

                                   


Introducing Down Lighting!

Posted 5/24/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

You've heard of up lights, those little warriors of room transformation, and we are excited to announce the introduction of a versatile new product which expands this concept into down lighting! Our new lightweight, magnetic LED powered lights can be used up, down and sideways to create new and versatile applications with powerful coverage and color! In a room with high ceilings, using this product as a down light together with an uplight can ensure even coverage and dramatic effect. Or, use it solely as a down light to create a very different effect that draws attention to a spectacular ceiling, creates a non-traditional atmosphere or feeling of height in a room.

See the images below of this product used all three ways to wash this reception in white and then in blue.

This little powerhouse boasts a coveted capacity for a portable LED light: it will produce a beautiful warm white, as shown in the top left image. If you've typically thought of LED event lighting as producing a cool, blue-white effect, this product does not! The warm white is inviting, soothing and can even be called romantic - reminiscent of a candle's glow. When used in colors, it creates dynamic, brilliant color that can spread farther and with a wider range of colors than other LED fixtures. 

The fixtures are easily operated with a remote control and simple to install. Our full-service crew can help you achieve just the right look with a combination of these and other specialty lighting products. Or, you are welcome to pick them up and install them yourself!

Don't be fooled, while there are many ways and reasons to use this light, it isn't always the right fixture for every application. But whatever the right fixture is, we can help you identify it, as well as provide and install it at a reasonable cost. Your gorgeous linens and florals deserve the right wash of light that will make them glow without over illuminating the room. And sometimes, a traditional up light is the right product for a focused, dramatic effect. Whatever your vision, our creative rental consultants and full-service lighting team can transform your event with just the right atmosphere. 

[Image Credit, above] Sherry Lynch Photography


Meet Savannah

Posted 5/10/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

We're so excited she's here! This dellicate southern belle is excited to lend her graces to your special event! Featuring a subtle blue and white floral pattern that is lovely for mixing with patterns and palletes traditional or modern, we think you'll adore her as much as we do! Available immediately; $1.50 each.

Also featured: Beaded Glass Plate | Sponge Gold Glass Charger | European Flatware | Satin Storm Navy Napkin | Brianna White Linen


Introducing Louis

Posted 4/27/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

 

We're so excited to debut our Louis Chair! Comfortable, elegant...BEAUTIFUL, we can't wait to see how our creative customers style this new classic! We are able to offer the upholstery in black for two versatile options. Come see all the options in our showroom and give it a try any time. We would love to hear what you think! Available immediately for $25 each.