In the words of Vince Vaughn in the infamous movie, Wedding Crashers, “It’s wedding season!”
Spring and summer are often known as the time of year when people across the country gear up for the nuptials of close friends, family and coworkers. According to the Bridal Association of America, there were more than 2 million weddings in 2009, with the average cost of a wedding totaling $30,860.
In the Cleveland area, there were more than 10,000 wedding licenses issued in 2010. That means that last year alone, there were more than 10,000 newlywed couples in the area starting a new life together.
So, where does self storage come into play? In our two-part series, we’ll offer tips to engaged and newlywed couples for managing their new challenges in space and organization.
Preparing for Your Engagement
One of the most fun parts of the time leading up to a wedding is engagement parties and bridal showers. At these events, friends and family shower the couple with gifts to ensure they have everything they need to start their new life together.
Some couples might be moving from a small apartment to a new home, or living at home until the wedding. In these cases, the space to store the large number of wedding gifts received can be limited.
Self storage can act as a viable solution for couples who only temporarily require additional space for storing their wedding gifts. There are a wide variety of storage solutions and price ranges that can accommodate the specific needs of engaged couples.
Don’t forget, even for short periods of time, gifts such as curtains, bedding, tablecloths, pillows and even wall décor should be kept in a climate-controlled storage unit to help ensure they maintain their original condition until you are ready to use them.
Check back tomorrow for part 2 of our “wedding season” series, in which we’ll cover organization and storage considerations for newlywed couples.
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