Options To Make The Most of Your Events
Not all events are created equal. That being said, different events have different needs and that includes the kind of stage that you will use. For small events, mobile stage rental will be more suitable. Portable stages are great for when you have limited time at your rented venue as the stage can be set up and removed easily, saving you time and money.
So what are your options when it comes to hiring a mobile stage? Here are some tips:
Size and Setup Manpower
Even though you only need a small stage, you’d be surprised to know that there are still different sizes to choose from. Remember that the number of people working to set up, and strike, the stage depends on the size that you choose and so anything unnecessarily big might end up costing you in manpower.
If you choose a 20’ x 16’ stage, for example, will need 2 people for setup and removal. The same number of workers are necessary for a stage with 32’ x 24’ dimension, however a stage with dimensions of 40’ x 40’ and 50’ x 38’ will require 4 workers.
Based on this information we recommend you consult with your supplier about the cost of the stage, and whether the quote includes any manpower. Some companies will charge extra for setup and removal times that are outside of their scope and therefore it is best to have a complete understanding of all the charges before you begin.
Budget stage vs. mobile band stage
If budget is your main concern, don’t worry, suppliers offer various options, simply pick what’s best for you. Most suppliers offer budget stage rental that includes basic stage configuration and easy deployment - can be set up in just 15 minutes, so you need less manpower as well.
If have a band performing, a small budget stage might not cut it! It might be better to opt for slightly bigger dimensions. Most 24’ x 20’ mobile stages are small enough that they can fit in all sorts of corners of your event, but still big enough to fit a full band. Set up for stages like this will take from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and removal is also a breeze.
Get your own manpower
In most cases, you have the option to hire your own manpower instead of choosing a packaged stage rental that includes personnel. It might be tempting to go for the cheapest price for manpower to install and remove the stage, but make sure they have enough experience, and all the right paperwork so that you can avoid any untoward accidents.
Choose the right supplier
Being smart about which company to hire for your mobile stage can make a huge difference. You don’t want to hire just anybody who says they can get you a stage at affordable prices. Make sure to do a little background check on your prospect. How much experience do they have? What type of stages have they built in the past? What kind of events have they handled?
These are things that can tell you whether a company is reliable and have the capacity to provide you the kind of service you need. It also won’t hurt to check what kind of additional options and equipment they can offer. Location is also important, a company that’s located several hundred miles away from your event might charge you more for delivery.
Here at UK Festival Stage Hire, we offer the best mobile stage options for your events. Check out our products, or contact us for more details about what we can offer you. You can also view our portfolio to see our past events.