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Fun-ky Rentals

Illustration by Sawsan Chalabi

June 17, 2013

Fun-ky Rentals
Pump up the fun at any wedding celebration with these offbeat elements from local vendors

written by Molly Hutter

Carnival Games
Break the ice at engagement, bachelor, or bachelorette fêtes and rehearsal dinners with carnival games. If space is a premium, try a “Ring-Any-Bottle” toss game or spin-art set ($35 and $30, respectively, per weekend; Ruth’s House Event Rentals; 803/496-7433). If you’ve got room to spare, book a jump castle for the young ’uns or a dunking booth for kids of all ages ($145 each per day; Hughes Equipment & Party Rental; 843/881-7368).

A Touch of Whimsy
Inject a playful spirit into your reception when you add a heart-shaped trellis ($35 per day; Hughes Equipment & Party Rental; 843/881-7368); carnival letters spelling out “LOVE;” or folksy tin flowers in cheery, pastel hues (Ooh! Events; $200 and $12, respectively, per day; 843/881-7576,).

A Wheel Good Time
Let your flower girl or ring bearer make a grand entrance in a refurbished 1950s stroller ($50 per day; 428 Main Vintage Rentals , 843/276-7007) or a vintage wooden wagon ($35 per day; Ooh! Events; 843/881-7576).

Double or Nothin’
James Bond-style bachelor parties are yours to be had thanks to rent-a-casino outfits. Poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette tables are offered, along with dealers (call for pricing; Spike by Snyder Events; 843/766-3366).

Charleston Accents
Give a Lowcountry accent to your Big Day with wrought-iron gates that can be formed into an altar ($50 each per weekend; Duvall Events; 843/763-9222) or include a joggling board ($75 per weekend; Event DRS; 843/407-0473) for the perfect photo-op for you and your wedding party.

Food Courtin’
Marry fun with flavor at your backyard engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or downhome reception when you set up a cotton candy, popcorn, or hotdog cart or cool off your dessert buffet with a snow cone machine (carts: $75 each per weekend; snow cone machine: $45 per weekend; All Occasions; 843/554-6334).


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