Many of the items we supply to you (especially table cloths, linen, napkins etc) will go mouldy or perish in inclement weather (rain, dew, frost etc).
It is your responsibility to ensure they are not damaged, nor packed away damp or ‘scrunched’ up, whilst in your possession. Please fold tablecloths and roll runners up when packing away.
Please do NOT leave them outside in inclement weather (exceptions include barrels, benches, dog cart, coconut shy etc).
You will be charged for damages, repair or replacement if any items are returned to us in an unusable condition.
We will retain a signed copy of this page, as confirmation of your understanding of Terms and Conditions
Once you’ve enjoyed your big day, we’d really appreciate if you could please leave us a review on our Facebook page . Also, we’d love to take a peak through your lovely photos, and if you and your photographer don’t mind, see if there’s any we could use for promotion on our social media, website and printed media. We will of course credit anyone if requested.
How to book
Once you have accepted our quote, it will be converted into an invoice detailing the Payment Terms & Conditions. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required on acceptance, with the balance to be paid at least 3 weeks before the event date. You may pay the full balance up front, or payment by installments can be arranged. We accept cheque, BACS transfer or cash payments only. We can also take online card payment, for which there is a 2% charge.
Hire orders under £150 will require a 50% damage deposit. Hire orders over £150 will require an £80 damage deposit. Some items are rare and will attract a higher damage deposit, which will be advised in the quote. By accepting the quote, you agree to the hire Terms and Conditions, and agree to pay for any damaged/lost etc items. If all hired items are returned in the condition they were supplied, your deposit will be returned (please see Damaged/broken/lost/dirty items below for more details). On return of items, after inspection and assessment, if any costs or charges apply, a further invoice will be sent, which is payable on receipt. Please allow up to ten days for return of any damage deposit. Cash is accepted for damage deposits. Photos will be taken where applicable.
Additional items or removing items from the order
If you’d like to book additional items, they will be added to your ongoing quote/invoice. If you’d like to remove items, you may be liable to a delivery charge if your order falls below the minimum order and delivery terms. If you reduce your order within 3 weeks of the event date, cancellation charges may apply.
If you cancel your order, the following charges will apply: 25% non-refundable deposit will be retained; if cancellation is within 2 weeks of the event date, the full amount will be retained. If you reduce your order less than 2 weeks before the event date, the full amount will be retained and a delivery charge applied, if applicable.
Delivery charges and collection
Free delivery will apply to all orders over £150 and within 20 miles drive of our location (BN18 9PU). Delivery on orders below £150, or more than 20 miles drive of our location, will be priced on enquiry. Collection and drop-off of items can be pre-arranged. If you wish to part-collect an order, a delivery charge will apply for the remaining items.
Hire terms, set up and take down
Prices are based on an ‘event duration’ basis, including set up and take down. If items are required for a longer period of time, pricing may be higher.
All items are for hire only, unless stipulated otherwise. All items belong to “The Beautiful Day”. You must not sell, offer to sell or dispose of any goods without our express permission. Any items missing will incur a charge.
We usually deliver items on Thursday/Friday and collect on Monday/Tuesday. If we are delivering your hire items to you, for events being held on Saturday or Sunday, unless otherwise agreed, delivery and set-up will take place on Friday before, with take-down on Monday after. If your venue requires set-up or take-down on Saturday or Sunday, extra costs may be incurred.
Delivery and collection by the customer can be arranged, but care must be taken to ensure items are not damaged in transit. If delivery, set-up or take-down have not been agreed in advance, we assume you will be collecting and returning your hire items, for which times will need to be agreed.
Delivery and collection times can be amended upto one week before the event date – please allow maximum flexibility. If items are not returned within 5 days of the event, lost item charges may be incurred.
We can assist setting-up garden games and other items, if previously discussed and agreed. We cannot setup other items, such as tablecloths, table decorations or external company items etc, unless previously agreed.
Any discrepancies must be reported within 24 hours of delivery. Any discrepancies advised after this time will not be eligible for refund or replacement. If any items arrive damaged, photographic evidence will be required.
Return of items and cleaning
All items and packaging must be checked on delivery, and when returning goods for collection or drop-off. If you are hiring similar items from another supplier etc, please take photos of our items, such as blankets, crockery, baskets etc, to ensure the correct items are returned to us. We expect to receive the exact items we supplied, not a replacement, otherwise lost item charges will apply.
Please retain ALL packaging, especially Ikea bags, boxes and bubble wrap. Charges may apply if packaging is missing.
Please remove/shake out ALL debris (confetti, crumbs etc) from our items before returning. Please return hire items such as drink dispensers, blankets, crockery, jars etc in a relatively clean state, otherwise a charge may be incurred.
Please do not attempt to wash tablecloths, napkins or hessian runners. If removing a spillage immediately after it happened, use a damp cloth only – no chemicals. Please prevent children from writing on tablecloths etc. Any items which are permanently stained after washing by our commerical launderer may incur loss of deposit or a charge for replacement.
We will allow 7 days to return any lost items. Lost, broken, stained or irreparable items, including packaging, will be assessed on return and, if necessary, cost of cleaning or replacement will be deducted from your deposit. If additional charges apply, an invoice will be sent with the replacement/repair cost.
We cannot accept liability for any injuries sustained in the use of our equipment throughout the duration of your hire – any injuries through mis-use/breakage etc are your responsibility.
Orders and invoices
Prior to the event date, please check all details on the invoice are as agreed. It is your responsibility to ensure we have the correct date, location and items you wish to hire. We reserve the right to substitute any items for an alternative design, if items are lost/damaged from a previous event. If the alternative design is significantly different, we will contact you and offer you the choice to go ahead, swap, or remove items from the order, without any additional charge.
If, for any reason, we are not able to fulfill your order, a refund will be made for items not available.
Adverse weather conditions
If it rains, please ensure our items are kept under cover – some items are rare or unique and if damaged cannot be replaced. Some items (ie barrels, garden games, blankets, baskets etc) can be damaged if left outside in dewy, frosty, rainy and windy conditions. If any items are returned damaged or dirty, charges may apply. If any items are cancelled due to adverse weather condition forecasts, charges may apply.
Reviews and Photos
Once you’ve enjoyed your big day, and gone off on your gorgeous honeymoon, we’d really appreciate if you could please leave us a review on our Facebook page . Also, we’d love to take a peak through you’re lovely photos, and if you and your photographer don’t mind see if there’s any we could use for promotion on our social media, website and printed media. We will of course credit anyone if requested.
Your day is very special to us and we want to work with you, to the best of our ability, to ensure everything is successful.