How did you get started in the rental business?
Lovely Luxe Rentals was born when I was planning my own wedding. I was a lawyer in a large New York City law firm at the time and designing my wedding was the creative outlet I deeply craved. I obsessed over every detail and dreamed of the perfect tablescape – the type that I had seen in wedding magazines and all over Pinterest and Instagram. But when it came time to order tabletop rentals, I couldn’t find the beautiful items I desired in my area. Rental companies existed that offered your average tabletop rentals (plain white plates, clear glassware, etc), but this wasn’t just an average, everyday event – this was my wedding! I recognized there were not enough options out there. That’s when Lovely Luxe began, as I sourced items from near and far to create a tabletop that would enhance the wedding’s overall design. I knew I wasn’t the only bride-to-be seeking out something more and I wanted to provide couples with tabletop rentals that felt as special as every other part of their wedding day. I’m so fortunate that the business has now grown to include my husband as well! We love running Lovely Luxe Rentals as a husband and wife team!
Tell us a little bit about what you offer?
Lovely Luxe offers unique tabletop rentals, including dinnerware, glassware, and flatware for weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, and other special events. We have poured our hearts into curating a collection of items that turn a tabletop into a work of art. We are happy to also offer many display items, including cake stands, shelving, and bar carts!
We delight in helping couples or event professionals in designing a tablescape that is cohesive and helps to tell the couple’s story. Our collections include modern items that set new wedding trends, as well as classic items that never go out of style. From vintage china to contemporary marble, our rentals complement any wedding style. Whoever thought flatware could only be silver or glassware could only be clear, obviously never met us. Adding a decorative charger plate or a colored goblet are little touches that can make a big difference. A wedding is the most special dinner party a couple will ever host and Lovely Luxe helps ensure every last detail is memorable.
What are you favorite decor trends for 2020?
A big trend we are loving right now is the use of bold colors! Utilizing non-traditional color combinations makes for unique tablescapes that really wow guests. As a result, we’ve recently added a lot of colored dinnerware to our inventory, as well as additional colored glassware. We love incorporating this type of look even at bridal showers and rehearsal dinners by mixing a variety of our vintage china patterns together for a one-of-a-kind design!
We also love seeing unique desserts that stray from the classic wedding cake and we think this will become increasingly popular in 2020/2021. Whether a couple chooses a selection of mini desserts or a cake made out of non-traditional ingredients, it’s a fun way for a couple to make a statement. Our collection of cake stands and large display items is perfect for creating a custom dessert display at your wedding and perfect for bridal showers and baby showers as well.
Tell us about the process for couples looking to hire you
We can’t stress enough that it is never too early to reach out to Lovely Luxe! We love being involved from the very beginning to help guide couples in their design process. Whether a couple is working with a wedding planner/designer or DIY-ing their entire event, we can assist in choosing the perfect tabletop items. Clients can check out our inventory on our website and we are also always adding new items to our collections! Additionally, if a client has a specific vision, we can source custom items as well. For clients further along in the design process and who already know which items they’d like to rent, they can simply send an inquiry to us on our website or via email and we will provide a detailed pricing proposal. The reservation process is simple and again, we recommend reserving rentals as soon as possible to ensure availability. Lovely Luxe handles all delivery and pickup – couples have enough to think about! We also offer setup services, where we will setup your perfect tablescape for your event. Answers to many other frequently asked questions can be found on our website. We invite anyone interested in our services to send us an inquiry through our website or shoot us an e-mail and we are happy to set up a consultation call or a Zoom call.