It's always okay to ask questions...
- I'm interested in renting from The Vintage Lease, how does the whole process work?
Once you've browsed our website, send us an email with your wedding date and a wish list of items you'd like to rent. If you aren't sure which items you'd like, but you know you want our help planning, designing, or styling, send us an email or give us a call! We will work on a proposal until it meets your approval, at which point we send you the contract. A signed contract with a 50% deposit reserves your date and requested items.
- Is there a minimum order to rent?
We do not have a minimum order to rent. We have clients who may only rent one chair, all the way up to a completely designed and styled wedding with all the bells and whistles.
- How far in advance should I book my rentals?
If you know you want to work with us or have certain items picked out, get in touch with us right away! Our items are one of a kind and our services book up quickly. We are a first come, first served operation.
- Can I see the pieces in person?
Yes, of course! We love client meetings. When we chat, we will do an initial survey of what you might be interested and then when you come we can have those pieces available to look at and any other pieces we think you might fall in love with.
- I'm not seeing the quantity I need. Do you ever stock more?
We are constantly adding to our inventory so please inquire as to the specific number you might be interested in.
- How long is the rental for?
Our contract has rentals listed at a 72 hr period. If we are picking up the items, pick up dates and times will be confirmed in advance.
- What happens if I break something?
Oops! It does happen from time to time. For smaller items that are not returned, or are chipped, cracked or damaged beyond use, we charge five times the rental rate for replacement. For furniture & accessories, we try very hard to clean basic spots and do not charge, but heavily damaged pieces will be quoted for extensive cleaning, repair or replacement. Our pieces are heirloom quality and most are non-replaceable. If damage to our items does occur or you have discovered something missing, please report this right away at pick up or return. Ultimately, we ask that you treat our pieces like you would your grandmother's :)
- I'm not finding that exact piece I am looking for. Do you have new inventory?
We get in new inventory almost daily. Follow us on Instagram to see these items before they make it to our website. If you have something specific in mind, we love a good vintage treasure hunt so let us know what it is you are looking for! If is something that we feel would be a good rental for us, we love to accommodate our clients.
- Are you a wedding planner?
We love, love to help design a perfectly curated vision, from color palette to each piece of china and everything in between. We can set up a personal consultation, help you with an inspiration board, recommend our favorite vendors, and be there on the event day to style your weddings. However, we do NOT send out your wedding invitations, track RSVPs, or coordinate your family members getting to pictures...
- Do you only do weddings?
No! Our rentals are used for photo shoots, bridal showers, proms, reunions, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, must we go on!?
- Will you set up & style our rentals for us?
Definitely! We love to be there on your special day making sure everything is perfectly placed and ready to go! See our services for more detailed information.
- Can I pick up or do you deliver?
Most of our small items are available for pick up if you have a covered vehicle that can transport them safely to your event and back again. However, many of our large items and upholstered furniture have to be delivered by the VL team to ensure they are handled with the utmost care. So many of our items are heirloom quality with lots of age and are very difficult if not impossible to replace. Delivery fees vary based on distance and size of order and will be included in your initial proposal.
- What if I don't live in Rapid City, South Dakota?
Most of our events take place within the Black Hills. If you are outside of this region, please inquire as you never know when we might be in the mood for an adventure!
Did that help!? If you have any other questions, please get in touch!