November 7, 2011
When planning a large function there are a number of different requirements that have to be planned for and taken into account if the function is to be a success. The success of the function is especially important if it is related to the work environment. Often clients need to be entertained and representatives of partners and associates will be judging the professionalism of the organisation based on the planning and execution of the function. One way to ensure that any function runs smoothly is to look at furniture to hire. Gauteng is the epicentre of business in South Africa and as such plays host to a variety of different company functions on a daily basis.
When looking at furniture to hire it is always a good idea to look at the track record of the company that will be supplying the furniture. The environment of a function is usually characterised by high levels of stress and the attention to detail that is required can make the preparation for the function extremely time consuming. It is therefore essential that the company in Gauteng that is to supply furniture hire services can be trusted to supply the required furniture both timeously and ensure that the furniture that is supplied is of exceptional quality.
The company supplying furniture hire services in Gauteng can also usually be relied upon to supply a number of other services relating to the hosting of a successful function. A furniture hire company will be able to supply such items as table and chair coverings, as well as centrepieces for the tables and other decoration. The sourcing of a variety of different goods for hire from a single supplier will usually result in a significant drop in stress levels that are related to the hosting of the function.
When planning for a business function it is always preferable to source a variety of hired goods from a single supplier. In this way both time and cost savings can be achieved. Chair and table rentals will usually be supplied by the same service provider. This ensures that the tables and chairs match and that both sets of items will be delivered at the same time, making the preparation of the room easier.
The company supplying chair rentals will also usually be able to supply covers for the chairs, ensuring that they fit and match the décor that has been chosen for the rest of the function decoration. In order to ensure that the chair covers match the rest of the décor the chair rentals company should be requested to supply chair covers in a neutral colour. Any organisation requesting chair rentals from a supplier should request extra chairs in order to make allowances for guests that unexpectedly arrive at the function.
When planning a business function the rental of tables should be planned far in advance of the day of the function, especially in business centres such as Johannesburg. The rental of tables should also take into account the added pressure that is placed on rentals companies during specific periods of the year such as Christmas and year end when demand can exceed supply.
The company supplying the tables for rental should be able to guarantee availability or face significant penalties. It’s always a good idea to take delivery of the tables a day prior to date of the function in order to ensure that the correct amount of tables is available for the planned seating arrangements.