Chalkboards? Yes, please! Nothing beats leaving your guests with lovely hand-written messages or signs spread across your venue. You can use chalkboards to hold your welcome greeting, to guide your family and friends, or to show your food/bar menu; your imagination is your limit! With its simple but effective way to add charm to any event, many décor rental companies in Toronto now carry varied selections of the item. If you’re going for a rustic or vintage-style, you might want to check out these design and décor rental firms:
1. Burlap and Linen Co.Photo from http://www.burlapandlinenco.com/_p/prd14/1811491845/product/rustic-wooden-slab-chalkboard%5B/caption%5D
Burlap and Linen Co. carries lovely rustic one-of-a-kind items built for weddings and special occasions. They carry a wide selection of chalkboards including rustic wooden slabs chalkboards, rustic monogrammed chalkboards, vintage-style framed chalkboards, and shabby chic chalkboards. They also have a matching pen and holder available for rent to complete the look. Their other items include table décor, table centerpieces, cake stands, ring bearer/flower girl accessories, and card boxes.
2. Country Lane Floral Design & Vintage RentalsPhoto from http://www.countrylanevintagerentals.com/small-props/%5B/caption%5D
Country Lane Floral Design & Vintage Rentals specializes in creating stunning flower arrangements and providing unique high-quality rental items. Their collection includes card boxes, tabletop accessories, vases, furniture, and small props. Their small décor items (chalkboards, wooden crates, picnic baskets, card holders, lanterns, etc.) are perfect for making those final touches to your wedding look.
3. Kreative TreasuresPhoto from http://www.theweddinglibrary.ca/decor–props.html%5B/caption%5D
Kreative Treasures makes customized décor items to fit their client’s personality, timeline, and budget. They also have ready-made pieces available for rent which include various table centerpieces, head tables, and backdrops. Their chalkboard comes with a wooden frame and is sized 18” x 14”. All items are available for pick up a week before your wedding so you can have enough time to decorate them as you wish.
4. Marvelle EventsPhoto from http://www.marvelleevents.com/rentals/chalkboards-signs/#jp-carousel-1616%5B/caption%5D
Marvelle Events is owned by Laura and Dan Forbes, a team of 15 years with a combined 30-year experience in the event industry. The company only started a rental service in 2012 but has since become one of Canada’s renowned firms with a unique selection of over 2,000 items. They have been featured in several wedding news and reviews sites and continue to live up to their title as one of the largest design and décor companies in Ontario that specialize in rustic and vintage-style items. Their full catalog can only be accessed by a password, which you can request by contacting them through their site. They also have DJ and event planning services.
5. Mashed EventsPhoto from http://mashedevents.com/12×18-chalkboard/%5B/caption%5D
Mashed Events is one of Ontario’s best rustic and vintage wedding rental companies. They are based in Hamilton but cater to the Niagara Region, GTA, and Toronto areas as well. They have a wide variety of one-of-a-kind rustic and vintage items including suitcases, windows, mason jars, bird cages, chalkboards, and candle holders. Their chalkboards are available in different sizes and come with simple or vintage-style frames. If you find yourself falling in love with all their items, you might want to check out their wedding decorating packages which include full-service design and decorating.
6. NJS Design Event & Party RentalsPhoto from http://www.njsdesign.on.ca/portfolio/chalkboards-gold-accent-collection/%5B/caption%5D
NJS Design Event & Party Rentals boasts about putting the “extra” in extraordinary. Their rental collection includes simple, natural, modern, and elegant items, perfect for any kind of event. They have a showroom in Clinton, Ontario which holds several of their pieces for you to be able to actually execute your vision. They have several chalkboards including simple, vintage-style, and rustic-style ones available in 15” x 11”, 21” x 17”, 23” x 19”, 23 ½” x 17 ½”, and 27” x 21” sizes.
7. Rustic Country WeddingsPhoto from http://www.rusticcountryweddings.ca/gallery.php%5B/caption%5D
Rustic Country Weddings is dedicated to making weddings as rustic as possible. The rental company is owned and operated by a family who, having an apple orchard for many years, decided to start renting out a few of their barn items. Their collection includes tables, table settings, table accessories, bar and beverage accessories, and quirky items. They have mini chalkboards sized 6” x 4” and another that comes with their wooden ladder shelf item. If those two don’t fit your vision, they will be more than happy to find something better suited for you!
8. Southern Charm Vintage RentalsPhoto from http://www.southerncharmvintagerentals.com/chalkboards-and-frames/%5B/caption%5D
Southern Charm Vintage Rentals is owned by Kathie Barone who is very passionate about making weddings extra special. They have a long list of rustic and vintage items, including more than 200 cake stands and chalkboards, for you to choose from. If you can’t quite imagine how you will be arranging all of their wonderful pieces to achieve a collective look, you can avail of their styling services for that professional perspective.
9. The DaycorPhoto from https://www.thedaycor.com/catalog-1?lightbox=dataItem-ir2ver4c%5B/caption%5D
The Daycor offers styling and renal services for engagements, weddings, bridal showers, tea parties, baby showers, and other special occasions. Their catalog includes votives, silk flower bouquets, corsages, candle holders, marble trays, vintage ladders, glass gift boxes, and white-framed welcome chalkboards. They offer free consultation services and will gladly answer your questions and concerns.
10. Vintage BashPhoto from https://www.vintagebash.ca/rental/arrow-wooden-chalkboard/%5B/caption%5D
Vintage Bash is a rental boutique that specializes in rustic and vintage style décor items. Their growing collection of lovely, hand-picked items include backdrops, marquee lights, chairs, tabletop accessories, architectural pieces, and small props. Their product list on their site is far from complete but you can schedule an appointment with them for a visit to their warehouse in Stouffville or Toronto to see the items in person. For the chalkboards, they currently have a variety of rectangular-shaped and arrow-shaped ones.
11. Vintage Rentals & EventsPhoto from http://vintagerentals.ca/product/custom-painted-backdrops/%5B/caption%5D
Vintage Rentals & Events offers a wide collection of furniture and accessories for rent. This includes beautiful items perfect for your ceremony space, dinner and reception, dessert table, cocktail area, table centerpieces, and lounge. They have various rustic and vintage chalkboards, some big enough to present your food/bar menu. If you want something larger, they also make custom chalkboards complete with your own unique chalk-painted design. They handle delivery and pick up of the rental pieces, with set-up and tear-down available for additional charges.