Wedding planning is a stressful experience. You know it, I know it; anyone who’s ever been within earshot of “Here Comes the Bride” knows it.
From finalizing the guest list to organizing the photographer and choosing the venue, brides and grooms find themselves strapped for time, cash (the average wedding costs more than $30,000), and patience as the big day approaches.
Then there’s the equipment you need. Depending on the venue, you might need to bring your tables, chairs, stereo speakers, tents or signs. Those are a lot of things you probably don’t have, and which you don’t want to have to deal with when you return from the honeymoon.
Sustainable weddings are here
We expect 2020 to be the year of the sustainable wedding. Apart from the growing costs, couples are increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of their ceremonies.
Making your wedding more sustainable can be as simple as embracing the sharing economy. Chances are you’ll never host a gathering on the same scale as a wedding again, so there’s no need to buy items you’ll only use once.
Reaching out to your community and renting items from others doesn’t just benefit the environment; you’ll save money, and you won’t be weighed down, figuring out what to do with the items once your special day is over.
But then the questions arise: who has these items? How can I find them? And once the wedding’s over, am I going to need to run across town to return them?
That’s where the sharing economy can help out. Just ask Jenna.
Jenna’s special day is coming up in July. She’s going to be spending the next few months deep in preparation mode.
She also had a long list of items she needed to make her day unique. The problem was, she didn’t know where to find them, and she didn’t want to fork out more money than necessary.
“I’m on a lot of Facebook groups and wedding groups and didn’t really find a lot of help,” she said.
Jenna told a friend about her troubles, who then sent her our way.
The community steps up
Ruckify’s support team was able to put her in touch with people in her community who already had the items she needed. Through the Ruckify Marketplace, they shared lights, a tent, dance floor, and a photo booth.
Not only did she save money by not having to purchase any equipment, but she also had peace of mind from not needing to worry about storing the equipment once the wedding was over.
The verification of all Ruckify members added security and reassurance that the items would arrive on time and in great condition.
“It’s the easiest thing you could ever use,” Jenna said.
“The fact you can rent these items out for a fraction of the price was great.”
Plus, all of the items and equipment will be dropped off and picked up at the venue through RuckifyExpress, leaving Jenna free to focus on spending time with friends and family, and celebrating her love.
“I was worried I’d be racing around town, picking up all this stuff,” Jenna said.
“The process has just been so stress-free.”
your community can help
A day that’s meant to be the happiest of your life shouldn’t arrive only after weeks of stress and frustration. You can end up spending more time worried about what you’re going to do with all the equipment you’ve picked up than you do catching up with those you love.
Reaching out to your community and embracing the sharing economy is the first step to making wedding planning that little bit less stressful.