Draw out the entire width of coverage that you need for the pipe & drape.
Divide the total width into sections that are 6’ to 10’ in width (because each crossbar can only extend from 6’ to 10’).
Figure out how many drapes you’ll need. The number of drapes that you’ll need will depend on how much pleating or “fullness” you prefer. For reference, we generally recommend 3 panels of drape per 10’ section which will create a slightly pleated look.
Figure out what height you’d like for your drapes – 8’ or 12’. .
Now count all the parts that you need to get a total list of all the items you need for your pipe & drape!
4 x bases
4 x uprights
3 x crossbars
8 x drapes (8’ high, black) . Example #1: 10’ wide and 12’ height section
2 x bases
2 x uprights (black)
1 x crossbar
3 x 12’ drapes (black)
Total Rental Cost: $73.64 (before taxes)
Example #2: 16’ wide and 8’ height section
3 x bases
3 x uprights (black)
2 x crossbars
6 x 8’ drapes (black)
Total Rental Cost: $125.48 (before taxes)
Of course, if you’re still unsure about determining your pipe & drape needs, you can always give us a call at our office; our sales team will be happy to help. We just need to know (1) the width of each area that you’re looking to cover, (2) the height that you’d like, and (3) the colour of drapes, and we can do the rest!
Did you know you can request an online quote on our website? Jackie takes you through the process and offers tips along the way!
Browsing the Catalogue
When you first visit our website, you’ll want to browse our extensive catalogue to see all of your options. Using the easy drop-down menu, you can view all of our inventory categories. By selecting a sub-category, you will see the available options; for example, selecting “China” will display the seven styles we carry. Clicking on a style will reveal all of the specific pieces we carry in that particular setting as well as current pricing. Inventory pieces are priced by the dozen, the pair, the foot, or individually, depending on the item and style. Keep this in mind when selecting quantities so that you receive an accurate quote.
Adding to your Cart
Once you’ve decided which items you need, you can add them to your “Quote Cart.” Select your quantities, click “Add to Quote,” and each item will appear in your card on the right hand side of the page. If you need to delete or modify your quantities, select “View Quote Cart” to make your changes.
Completing & Submitting you Quote
When you’ve selected all of your required items and are ready to submit the quote, click on “Request Quote” to add your event and contact details. Please remember that submitting an online quote does not guarantee or confirm a reservation. When your request is received by our office, we will follow up by phone or email to discuss any issues, missing details, and confirm your payment details. Because we receive a high volume of online requests, it is important to note that we require a minimum of 3 business days for all bookings. If your event is happening within this time frame, it’s better to call our office to make sure you get what you need for your event.
All fields marked with an * must be filled out in order to submit the quote. Please ensure that all of your information is correct before submitting. The “Additional Information” section is essential to fill out if you need delivery and/or pick-up service. You can also use the “Other Notes” field to share any other important details; i.e. needing a delivery the day before your event day, specific delivery or pick-up time windows, or even the fact that the event is a surprise party so please do not contact you by phone.
The last two required fields will let us know if you require delivery, pick-up, both, or neither. If you do not select an option, your quote will default as a Customer Pick-up and Return. If you need the order to be delivered and/or picked up by our team, use the drop-down arrows to select your delivery zone and time window for arrival. If you are unsure about which zone you are in, you can scroll down to check which zone your location is in. Additionally, you can check our “Delivery & Pickup” page for more details about delivery and pick-up options.
After you’ve filled out all of the necessary fields, you have a chance to review a summary of your items including your total cost before taxes. Click “Send Quote Request” and you will receive a confirmation email that your quote was submitted. Someone from our office will contact you within 3 business days to finalize the booking.
Checking over your rental contract is an essential part of preparing for a successful event. By taking a few minutes to review your rental contract in advance, you can avoid last minute problems and unnecessary stress closer to your event date. And since we have recently switched over to a new rental system and our rental contracts look quite different, we have decided to create a guide as to how to read your rental contract.
Part A: A&B Contact Information
This is where you can find our contact information. This includes the address of our showroom and warehouse for pickups and returns.
Part B: Customer Information
Your contact information will be here, including billing address, phone number, and event name or description. You should check that this is all correct in case we need to contact you.
Part C: Delivery & Pickup Information
If applicable, this is where you will find information regarding your delivery and pickup. This includes delivery and pickup dates, scheduled time windows, address, and specific delivery instructions. Make sure to check that the date and time window is correct for delivery and pickup. You wouldn’t want us to come a day early for a surprise party or a day late for a wedding!
Part D: Rental Items
This is a complete list of your rental items. It goes without saying that you should check this carefully to make sure nothing was accidentally omitted or added. This is also where you can see the price breakdown for your rentals, delivery and pick-up, and retail items.
Part E: Contract Status and Number
This is where you can quickly find out whether your contract is a “Reservation,” “Quote,” or “Cancelled.” This is also where you can find your contract number. Pro tip: when calling or emailing us to inquire or revise your order, it is very helpful to have your contract number handy.
Part F: Event Dates and Sales Representative
This is where you can find out when your items are booked out and due back. If your rentals are being delivered, these dates should match the dates in Part C. The sales representative that last revised your order is also noted here.
Part G: Total Charges
This is where you can find a summary of your total charges.
Part H: Hours of Operation
These are our hours of operation. For pickups and returns, please arrive at least half an hour before closing to avoid the end of day rush.
If you have any questions about your contract, you can always call our office to speak with our sales staff. Happy ordering!