The Fine Print
More Details & Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Renting from Minnie & Bea's is easy and affordable! Choose your event date, browse our collections and rental packages, then contact Christy @ 843.446.2472 to schedule a short consultation. We'll discuss your ideas, the size of your party, and your budget. By offering both package and à la carte pricing, we're able to help you customize your order to suit your style and budget. We'll be sure your special event is perfectly vintage and oh-so-memorable!
What Happens Next?
Within 48 hours of your consultation, we'll send you a personalized proposal for your review. We'll work together to get it just right! Once you've finalized your selections, you will receive a rental contract to sign. At the same time, you will pay 50% of the total rental amount due. This is a non-refundable retainer and secures the items you've selected for your event date. The balance is due two weeks prior to your event. Important: Quotes/Proposals do not guarantee a reservation. Reservations are secured by the 50% retainer payment and signed contract.
A damage/loss deposit, equal to 40% of the rental total, is also required and due with the balance payment two weeks prior to your event. It is fully refundable when all items are returned in the same condition in which they were received. If damage or loss exceeds the amount of the deposit, the customer is responsible for the balance.
We gladly accept Cash, Personal Checks, and PayPal (including credit cards via PayPal).
May I Select Each of the Items in My Order?
Yes and no. We will work together to customize your order so that it's absolutely perfect! If, for example, you choose a matched china pattern in one of our collections, you'll know exactly what to expect in your order. However, if you select collections that are mismatched, we'll choose the pieces that round out your order. Of course, we'll need your help in choosing the color families that compliment your event scheme. Your proposal will include sample photos for your approval before we finalize the order.
If it's important for you that we schedule an in-person showing, we are happy to accommodate that as well! A $20 per hour charge will be included in your contract price.
How Will I Receive & Return My Order?
We will deliver to, and pick up from, your event venue at an agreed upon time (which will be written into your contact). A $25 charge is included in your rental contract and covers our travel within a 30 mile radius. A per mile charge will be added for distances above 30 miles.
Are Items Received Food & Beverage Ready? How Must I Care For & Return Them?
All china, glassware, flatware, and serving items are delivered clean, sanitized and ready to use. After your event, simply rinse debris from all items and we will handle washing and sanitizing items after pick up. Please DO NOT under any circumstance place items in a microwave or dishwasher!
Do You Have Other Vintage Items Available For Rent?
Yes! We're collectors!! We have a number of items that may interest you - from lamps and buffets to a vintage travel trailer! Check out our Furnishings & Props page to see some of the things we have available.
Can You Recommend Caterers Who Can Prepare Foods Ideal For My Event?
Absolutely!! We're delighted to share our contact list with you!