HOW WE STARTED….
Tricia Prince, Designer/Stylist
As a lover of art, photography & generally being creative, I have had an amazing career in Design. With a BA Honors Degree in Fashion & Textile Design, I worked in a London Design studio for many years, followed by working freelance as a home product designer with key retailers, designing & room set styling.
Moving to near Stroud in 2004, I entered a wonderful artisan community & very quickly was looking for a new creative challenge. With a passion for car boots & auctions, I lent a few pieces for a party and then my decorative hire business was born.
My daughter Sophie Barnett has always joined me for setting up larger weddings but I am now excited that she is joining me in the business full time after the birth of the beautiful little Tobias in January 2023.
This is Tricia in a wedding hat for any occasion!
"We cannot resist passing on creative ideas & tips when you hire from our extensive collection & we love making unique products to hire out too. But even better, we love taking you on a journey, to create the total stage for your Special Day!”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can you create something special for us?
Yes, of course! We love getting creative. Give us your possible budget & we can tell you what can be done.
If we believe we can use for future hires we may be able to offer to you at a hire cost only!
What happens if an item is broken by 3rd party?
All hired items are the responsibility of the named Hirer and where applicable should be placed in the “BREAKAGES” box supplied or put to one side for us to assess repair but must be returned to CotswoldVintagePartyHire… (many noted damages can be easily repaired by us)!
Can I hire for longer than 3 days?
Hire prices are for a period of 3 to 4 days, but occasional extra days are fine, if pre agreed in writing before items go out. Longer periods of hire can be quoted for separately. However for dry hire, where you collect & return, we do our best to allow extra days either side of your hire dates, to give you time for your set up & time to clean/ repack after, at no extra charge.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, to reserve any item it is a 50% of the hire value with the balance paid 4 weeks before the hire when the reservation is made in the same year. If the reservation is taken the year before the event then the reservation deposit is 25% of the hire value & 25% immediately into the year of the event, followed by the balance 4 weeks before.
Because the reservation deposit is reserving stock specifically for you & no one else can have it, the deposit is non refundable.
Do you hire for weddings & events anywhere in the UK?
Yes, we can hire UK wide. Transport is charged per mile so if too far from us in the Cotswolds, it maybe more cost effective for you to arrange collection & return with helpful family or friends.
What if I change my mind?
When you place a deposit to reserve items, you are stopping anyone else from hiring those items for their event so, it is likely we have turned away other enquiries, therefore you forego your deposit. Our advice is “Only reserve items when you are sure”.
Do we need wedding insurance cover for props?
The Hirer is liable for loss, breakage or damage of the props /packaging crates provided by us. We would advise wedding insurance to cover you with your wedding services should you have to cancel. Payment for broken, damaged or missing items is part of our Hire Agreement to be signed before your event but please ensure you have read our T&C’s & ask if you are not clear.
What happens if we have to cancel or postpone our date?
We advise you take out a wedding insurance against cancellation to cover all supplier arrangements, should you have to cancel for any reason. Because your reservation deposit is reserving goods for you on your date, so preventing them being hired by anyone else, you would forfeit the deposit (check your insurance policy cover). Unforeseen circumstances can happen for which we would be very empathetic, however we cannot be held liable & insurance cover can let you rest easy!
We have 4 friends & family weddings to attend this year, my wedding needs the WOW factor?
,Yes, there is nothing we like better than to create a WOW factor, it can often be budget dependant, but we help you to use your budget wisely, creating the most impact.
We are holding an event as a registered charity. Can you help us?
We currently supply & raise funds for our few special & cherished charities, as a small business, we cannot always help but do contact us for some inspiring ideas on a budget.
Make an appointment or arrange a visit to view items
Our approach to hiring is to offer creative ideas & advice on how to make the most of decorative props & therefore get the most out of your budget. From, the simple hire of a prop you take away, to a fully designed & styled wedding or event, we can guide you through!