FAQ's

What is a sliding scale?

       A sliding scale is a community care-based fee payment structure that takes into consideration the variances of economic access and privilege that exist for all intersections of folks. Sliding scale is not a sale or discount.

Why offer a sliding scale/affordable rentals & setup services?

       Since becoming engaged & starting to plan a wedding myself, I began to realize how incredibly inaccessible wedding rentals & services were for low income folks. You’ve heard of the wedding tax, and I assure you, it is alive and well. It is my belief that nobody should have to go into debt to have the wedding of their dreams. It is also my belief that wedding & event rentals should not charge extra for rentals or services on a weekend. Every wedding is on a weekend. Without these weddings, rental businesses would not have a business. Punishing customers for needing services on a weekend, when these customers are the reason you have an income, is downright wrong. That’s like Bath & Body Works charging more for their soaps if you come in to shop on a Saturday. It makes no sense.

       It is for these reasons that we want to offer a sliding scale for rental prices & more affordable options than what is currently available in Winnipeg. We aim to keep event rentals & services accessible for all. 

What should I be paying?

       We will never ask you to validate your income with us. Our sliding scale program works on the ‘Honour System’. To effectively participate in a sliding scale model it requires honesty, accountability, a desire to think outside of yourself and most importantly about community. Community truly thrives when the focus is on taking care of one another.

There are three price points within our sliding scale model:
Financially Fluctuating
Financially Stable
Financially Affluent

    When you pay the Financially Affluent price, you are helping to make it so that others can access our rentals & services. You are also supporting the growth of Wanted & Wild Co. and its sole employee, so we can continue to do the work that we do. 

    When you pay the Financially Stable price you are helping us cover the costs of running our business. 

    When you pay the Financially Fluctuating price you are allowing your community to hold you and support you. 

    When deciding where you sit on this scale one of the first things to consider is the difference between ‘sacrifice’ and ‘hardship’.

    Here is how we envision the difference: 

           If paying for our rentals & services would be difficult, but not detrimental, it qualifies as a sacrifice. You might have to cut back on other spending in your life (such as going out to dinner, buying coffee, or a new outfit), but this will not have a long term or harmful impact on your life. It is a sacrifice in order to invest in your wedding or event. 

           If, however, paying for our rentals & services would lead to a harmful impact on your life, such as not being able to put food on the table, support your family, pay rent, or pay for your transportation to get to work, then you are dealing with hardship.

    You may consider paying less if you:

    • Are a single income household supporting children or have other dependents 
    • Have significant debt that prohibits you from attaining your basic needs 
    • Have medical expenses not covered by insurance 
    • Receive public assistance 
    • Have immigration-related expenses 
    • Are an unpaid community organizer 
    • Have been denied work due to incarceration history or based on other biases (race, gender, sexuality, etc)

    You may consider paying more if you:

    • Own the home you live in 
    • Have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money 
    • Travel recreationally 
    • Own or lease a car 
    • Have access to family money and resources in times of need 
    • Work part time by choice

           All prices listed on our website are the price for those that are financially affluent. If you are financially stable or fluctuating, your fees will be slightly decreased. If you cannot afford our services at all, we do provide rentals free of charge (with a damage deposit) on a case by case basis. We can also provide resources & tips on how to budget for your wedding or event, and where to access other free resources. 

    This is a 100% judgment free zone, and we are excited to work with you regardless of your financial situation. 

    ****Excerpts of this document used with permission from Full Circle Movement Studios. Thank you!****

    Vintage wicker suitcase. A bohemian touch to your wedding, use for cards, favors, programs & more. Card box, card holder, wicker basket, wicker

    Wicker Suitcase Card Box

    A beautiful boho touch to your event!

    $10

    Collection of secondhand disco balls available for rent - ranging in size from 1in to 16in. Large and small disco ball collections available for rent in Winnipeg!

    Disco Balls

    The small collection includes sizes small, medium, and mini, as pictured. (95mini, 27 small, 5 medium)

    $15/collection

    The full collection includes 95 mini, 27 small (2in), 12 medium (5-8in), 1 large (12in) and 2 Xlarge (16in)

    $90/entire collection

    Matching collection of clear glass bud vases for rent, perfect centrepieces for your wedding, gala, or event.

    Matching Glass Vase Collection

    Matching glass bud vases for a cohesive & modern touch! Pairs great with single stems or small floral arrangements. $30 for set of 20.

    (2 sets available).

    A collection of vintage amber glass vases in assorted sizes, perfect addition to wedding tables, galas, centrepieces and more, for rent in Winnipeg.

    Assorted Amber Vase Collection

    A variety of amber glass vases for your tablescapes, head tables, and centrepieces.

    $30 for 20 vases varying in height from 5-9in.

    (3 collections available)

    Assorted coloured glass vases, mismatched vibe, perfect for that colourful bride or event! An assortment of glass vases in different colours, shapes, and textures. Add a unique touch to your event with these coloured glass vases for rent in Winnipeg and surrounding areas!

    Assorted Coloured Glass Vases

    A collection of coloured glass vases for your head table, centrepieces, & ceremony spaces.

    Set of 20 vases for $30.

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    Assorted Glass Bud Vase Collection

    Our glass bud vase collection pairs great with single stem florals & adds a touch of elegance to your event! $30/collection of 20 vases.

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    Vintage Frame Chalkboard Sign

    Our vintage framed chalkboard sign is a great addition to your event. Use as a welcome sign, guest book sign, bar sign, etc. Measuring 31x24in. $20

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    Solid Wood Cocktail Table

    The perfect piece for your cocktail reception, memory table, card table, or signing table. Dimensions: 32in tall, 28in wide.

    $15

    Why buy when you can rent? These tealight candle holders sell for $0.49 each at Ikea, but you can rent a collection of $65 for only $20. We also have battery operated candles for rent if your venue does not allow open flames. Fluted glass candle holders, votive holders, tealight candle holders for rent in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.

    Votive Collection

    A modern touch & great layering piece on long tables.

    $20/collection of 65. Candles not included but available on request for an additional fee of $20.

    A collection of vintage brass candlesticks and candleabras for taper candles. Beautiful gold canlde holders, brass candle holders, candle sticks for rent in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.

    Brass Collection

    A collection of brass candlesticks & candlabras.

    Dripless or flameless candles only.

    $45/collection (48 candle holders & 2 candlabras)

    Flameless, battery operated flickering candles - $40 for 50 candles.

    Dripless candles - 7in or 10in, starting at $1/candle.

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    Frame Collection

    A collection of gold and brass frames for your seating charts, table numbers, & memory table.

    Available in 4x6, 5x7, & 8x10.

    Price depends on quantity needed, starting at $5.

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    Assorted Vintage Glassware Collection

    Mismatched is in! We have a variety of glass & brass goblets for your next event. 24 in total. $2 per glass or $30 for the collection.

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    Clear Umbrellas

    15 Clear plastic umbrellas - just in case! Rents for $30.

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    Gold Table Number Holders

    Set of 25 - $5

    Table numbers 1-15 also available, as pictured.

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    Brass Centrepiece Collection

    Set of 3 brass centerpieces including vase, goblet, and wide bowl. Items are larger than they appear, bowl is approximately 2ft wide. $30/collection

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    Assorted Glass Candle Holder Collection

    Our glass candle holder collection looks great paired with coloured tapers or classic white (dripless candles only, please). $60/collection of 50 candle holders.

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    63" Wooden Display Easel

    Hold your welcome signs, seating charts, and more. Our easels are lightweight and hold signs weighing up to 10 lbs.

    Rents for $10 each (2 available).

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      Pink Runner

      7.5ft x 27in

      Rents for $65

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      Offwhite & Peach Vases

      Available for rent with pictured arrangments by LeLux Pampas for $50 each

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      Wicker Vase

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      Peach Vase & Lantern

      Vase with arrangement by LeLux Pampas available for rent for $50. Lantern available to rent for $10 (candle not included)

    Fees

    Delivery of rentals within city limits is a flat rate of $20. Addtional mileage fees apply for delivery to venues outside of Winnipeg.

    Delivery is free if we are hired for setup services.

    Picking up rentals from our St Boniface Studio is always free. Please contact us within 48 hours of your event to arrange a pickup time.

    Decor Setup

    Our services are available for setting up all of your events, wedding related or not! We have opted to charge an hourly rate instead of an inflated "all-in" rate, so you are only paying for what you need. Our setup services are $80/hour. This includes mileage to and from your venue (within city limits), and delivery of any rentals you are using from us. Additional mileage fees apply for out of town events.

    Ready to Rent?

    Please review our sliding scale policy, then tap the Button below to fill out our inquiry form. Please be as detailed as possible in your requests, guest count, & vision for your event. We look forward to working with you!

    FAQ's

    What is a sliding scale?

           A sliding scale is a community care-based fee payment structure that takes into consideration the variances of economic access and privilege that exist for all intersections of folks. Sliding scale is not a sale or discount.

    Why offer a sliding scale/affordable rentals & setup services?

           Since becoming engaged & starting to plan a wedding myself, I began to realize how incredibly inaccessible wedding rentals & services were for low income folks. You’ve heard of the wedding tax, and I assure you, it is alive and well. It is my belief that nobody should have to go into debt to have the wedding of their dreams. It is also my belief that wedding & event rentals should not charge extra for rentals or services on a weekend. Every wedding is on a weekend. Without these weddings, rental businesses would not have a business. Punishing customers for needing services on a weekend, when these customers are the reason you have an income, is downright wrong. That’s like Bath & Body Works charging more for their soaps if you come in to shop on a Saturday. It makes no sense.

           It is for these reasons that we want to offer a sliding scale for rental prices & more affordable options than what is currently available in Winnipeg. We aim to keep event rentals & services accessible for all. 

    What should I be paying?

           We will never ask you to validate your income with us. Our sliding scale program works on the ‘Honour System’. To effectively participate in a sliding scale model it requires honesty, accountability, a desire to think outside of yourself and most importantly about community. Community truly thrives when the focus is on taking care of one another.

    There are three price points within our sliding scale model:
    Financially Fluctuating
    Financially Stable
    Financially Affluent

      When you pay the Financially Affluent price, you are helping to make it so that others can access our rentals & services. You are also supporting the growth of Wanted & Wild Co. and its sole employee, so we can continue to do the work that we do. 

      When you pay the Financially Stable price you are helping us cover the costs of running our business. 

      When you pay the Financially Fluctuating price you are allowing your community to hold you and support you. 

      When deciding where you sit on this scale one of the first things to consider is the difference between ‘sacrifice’ and ‘hardship’.

      Here is how we envision the difference: 

             If paying for our rentals & services would be difficult, but not detrimental, it qualifies as a sacrifice. You might have to cut back on other spending in your life (such as going out to dinner, buying coffee, or a new outfit), but this will not have a long term or harmful impact on your life. It is a sacrifice in order to invest in your wedding or event. 

             If, however, paying for our rentals & services would lead to a harmful impact on your life, such as not being able to put food on the table, support your family, pay rent, or pay for your transportation to get to work, then you are dealing with hardship.

      You may consider paying less if you:

      • Are a single income household supporting children or have other dependents 
      • Have significant debt that prohibits you from attaining your basic needs 
      • Have medical expenses not covered by insurance 
      • Receive public assistance 
      • Have immigration-related expenses 
      • Are an unpaid community organizer 
      • Have been denied work due to incarceration history or based on other biases (race, gender, sexuality, etc)

      You may consider paying more if you:

      • Own the home you live in 
      • Have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money 
      • Travel recreationally 
      • Own or lease a car 
      • Have access to family money and resources in times of need 
      • Work part time by choice

             All prices listed on our website are the price for those that are financially affluent. If you are financially stable or fluctuating, your fees will be slightly decreased. If you cannot afford our services at all, we do provide rentals free of charge (with a damage deposit) on a case by case basis. We can also provide resources & tips on how to budget for your wedding or event, and where to access other free resources. 

      This is a 100% judgment free zone, and we are excited to work with you regardless of your financial situation. 

      ****Excerpts of this document used with permission from Full Circle Movement Studios. Thank you!****