Furniture and Prop Rentals
270 Lafayette St., nr. Prince St., Ste. 1303; 212-625-1818; yourgreenroom.com
Clients of this boutique rental agency include Armani, Vogue, and the New Museum. The varied inventory encompasses plush, feminine chaises and mid-century-modern armchairs as well as an array of pedestals and light-up bars. A 24/7 delivery service is available, and trained decorative consultants can assess your venue of choice at no extra charge. A Strut dining table costs $345 for up to seven days; dining chairs range from $12 to $35 each.
Online shoppers can furnish a three-day extravaganza without ever leaving their desks, since owner Stephen Wallis will arrange for delivery anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard. If a couple needs to lock down eighteen glam red-velvet chaises, they can check the stock quantity, details, and measurements on the company’s site. A glossy white oval table that seats eight starts at $350.
Prop N Spoon
330 W. 34th St., nr. Ninth Ave., twelfth fl.; 212-244-9600; propsfortoday.com
Formerly called Props for Today, this warehouse deals with more than just run-of-the-mill items, offering as many authentic antique-furniture selections (early-American, Marie Antoinette, twenties) as contemporary lines (light-up cubes are in the mix). Design aficionados will gravitate to the rental studio’s Saarinen Tulip chairs. A trained wedding staff will sit down with clients to outfit blank spaces. The ground-floor loading dock makes for easy pickup if you want to DIY. Prices upon request.
141 W. 28th St., nr. Seventh Ave., second fl.; 212-273-9710; ruthfischl.com
Although Fischl initially began peddling small props for weddings, her business has expanded into a full-rental studio that specializes in upholstering. A cascade of fabric bolts (linens, satins, and taffetas) transforms her plain couches and chairs into luxe furnishings, and the turnaround is fairly fast. Most furniture is reupholstered for each event, so there’s no need to worry about stains from previous parties. Upholstered chairs are $35; couches are $250-$350.
Taylor Creative Inc.
150 W. 28th St., nr. Seventh Ave., tenth fl.; 646-336-6808; taylorcreativeinc.com
Bobby Taylor’s furniture rentals favor a geometric, downtown aesthetic: Square tufted ottomans, high runner tables with chrome accents, and lounge-y cushioned benches are de rigueur. Couples looking for modern minimalism will have good luck hereóa cube table is $300 for a five-day rentalóbut Taylor also stocks more ornate fixtures, like chandeliers and life-size-horse lamps. All units can be delivered by the company crew.
- By Yena Designs
120 West 28th Street, 3F New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 347-366-4347 ; byyenadesigns.com
Before turning her attention to flowers, Yena Jung worked on Wall Street, and her sharp attention to detail has carried into her floral designs. Jung creates modern graphic arrangements for centerpieces, bouquets, and chuppahs in eye-popping colors; her services also include draping and prop styling.
- Stylish & Hip Weddings
Tel: 646-249-3855 ; stylishhipweddings.com
The candid photos from this Brooklyn collective always evoke the spirit and mood of the day, with even posed shots appearing spontaneous. They shoot big, formal affairs just as happily as they chase a flash-mob-style wedding across a bridge. They can also provide photo-booth and videography services, and owner Jenny MacFarlane's husband, Matt, can even officiate.
From the Summer 2012 New York Wedding Guide