Episode 351- Wedding Decor and Design Shortcuts

Wedding Decor and Design Shortcuts

On this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, Marie Kubin, founder of Rent My Wedding shares wedding decor and design shortcuts that can help you have the wedding of your dreams without losing your sanity. While planning her own wedding, Marie discovered how expensive it can be to decorate your wedding or reception venue. She decided to create her own solution by creating a business where brides can rent wedding decor. Listen as Marie talks about her business and gives some great tips for decorating your wedding.

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Is trying to DIY your wedding decor worth it?

In effort to save money, many brides try to DIY some of their wedding decorations. It is a great way to have unique items on display while also helping to balance the budget. However, brides not only have to consider cost, but also the time investment it might take. Is it worth it to try to do some things DIY?  Marie tells one nightmare story of a bride who stayed up until 4 a.m. the night before her wedding trying to finish projects herself. You don’t want to miss out on precious sleep the night before your wedding. Listen and Marie and Aleisha help you consider whether DIY is actually a wedding decor and design shortcut or a recipe for disaster.

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"Lighting is my number one favorite type of wedding decor because it honestly just transforms any room"

How lighting can transform your wedding venue

Wedding and reception venues often need a bit of sprucing up to make them look special for your big day. What if you are on a budget and can’t afford tons of decorations to make the room look completely different? Marie Kubin says that one of the best ways to transform a room is through the use of lighting. During this episode, Marie gives tips for how to put lighting in any room in a matter of minutes. She also highlights how Rent My Wedding offers monogram lighting for a more personalized addition.

To rent or not to rent?

Renting decor for your wedding might seem like a hassle. What if the items don’t arrive on time? What if I don’t know how to set up everything? What happens if something gets broken, torn, or stained during the wedding? Wouldn’t it be easier to just buy the items? Marie explains how Rent My Wedding can alleviate those concerns. She explains that Rent My Wedding was designed to help make the decorating process as easy and effective as possible. They make every effort to ensure quality products are delivered on time. Hear more about that and other wedding decor and design shortcuts on this episode of Bridechilla and check out this Bridechilla Blog about getting creative with your wedding decor.

Photo by Jo Szczepanska


“Reviews are vital - dig a little deeper, don’t just go to the front page of someone’s website and just read the first three reviews"

Success and the stories of impact

Marie started Rent My Wedding because of her own wedding planning experience and the inability to find a cheaper option. She discovered that she wasn’t alone. Other brides were having the same difficulties. Along the way, she has heard countless stories of how having a rental option has benefitted other brides. Marie says she loves making a positive impact on the wedding experience. Listen as she shares some of those stories and what she enjoys most about running her business during this podcast.

Show Highlights

  • [1:16] Introduction of Marie Kubin, found of Rent My Wedding, a nationwide rental company that provides easy and affordable do-it-yourself rental products for weddings and events.
  • [6:11] Marie provides tips for the things that brides can DIY for their wedding and what things they should avoid trying on their own.
  • [12:13] Think about getting the proper amount of sleep the night before your wedding.
  • [13:28] The underappreciated value and transformation that lighting can add to your wedding venue.
  • [16:36] How to know what items you can rent vs what you should hire vendors to do for you.
  • [23:35] What are the top items that brides rent from Rent My Wedding.
  • [26:52] How does Rent My Wedding handle potential damage, stains or tears to the items they rent?
  • [32:24] Marie shares her favorite part of working with couples in planning their wedding.

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Meet Marie Kubin

Marie Kubin is Founder & CEO of RENT MY WEDDING, the largest online event rental company in the U.S.  She started the company in 2011 while planning her own wedding.  Marie completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland.  She decided to change careers and focus on business after seeing a need for high-end wedding décor at lower price points. Marie is passionate about helping brides create their dream wedding without breaking the bank. 

About Rent My Wedding

Rent My Wedding is the nation’s largest online event rental company, with the most 5-star reviews in the industry.  Rental items include event lighting, photo booths, linens, pipe and drape backdrops, canopies, and more. The company ships items directly to your door, and afterwards you send it back in the same box.  All items are designed for easy DIY setup. Shipping is free both ways nationwide. To learn more, call 1-800-465-8020 or visit www.RentMyWedding.com.

Show image by Şahin Yeşilyaprak 

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