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Fun-ky Rentals
Illustrations By: 
Sawsan Chalabi
Pump up the fun at any wedding celebration with an offbeat element

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


 

 


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, www.RuthsHouseInc.com). 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, www.HughesRental.com).


 

 

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, www.SnyderEvents.com/Spike).


 



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, 428Main.com) or a vintage wooden wagon ($35 per day; Ooh! Events; 843/881-7576, www.OohEvents.com).




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, HughesRental.com); carnival letters spelling out “LOVE;” or folksy tin flowers in cheery, pastel hues (Ooh! Events; $200 and $12, respectively, per day; 843/881-7576, www.OohEvents.com).


 

 


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, www.AllOccasionsParty.com).






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Illustrations by Sawsan Chalab