Timeless Wedding & Event Rental has been a top source for any and every type of rentals in the Black Hills since 1971. The Rapid City family owned and operated company is also known for innovative design and planning. 605 Weddings caught up with Miranda Boenisch (whose partner in crime is sister Mirissa Swaney) to see what’s trending, what goes into their (heavy-lifting) jobs, and what she’s doing when she’s not juggling it all.

Fun Facts About The Duo

+ I went to the South Dakota School of Mines (& Technology) for Geology and worked as a geologist.
+ I am a momma of two beautiful daughters, Ruby and Juniper.
+ I am addicted to scarves and hats, so it’s no surprise I love the fall!

+ My favorite color is black, and I rarely wear anything but black clothing.
+ I have a rambunctious pup named Moxie Marie.
+ I just bought my first house and immediately painted the front door and mailbox black.

We’ve been involved in the rental business… essentially our entire lives! We’re a third-generation family business, and our grandparents opened Time Tool Rental in 1971, which rented contractor equipment and items for weddings and funerals. Both Mirissa and I have worked at the family business since high school and through college in one capacity or another. Since we started the event division, Timeless Wedding & Event Rentals in 2013, we’ve both been working primarily with weddings and events full time.

We’re known for renting… tents! From small festival tents to our new clear tent to huge tents for events of 400-plus guests. Additionally, we have the area’s largest rental inventory of the event basics including tables, chairs, linens, and décor.

To set up a tent it usually takes…well, it depends on the size of the tent! Our tent crew is four to six people, and it can take anywhere from an hour for a 20-by-40 tent for a backyard BBQ to eight-plus hours for a big 60-by- 120 wedding tent. There’s a number of factors and variables that need to be considered, but our tent rental experts and our experienced tent crew can make sure everything is taken care of.

What people don’t realize they can rent is… tableware. We have been growing our inventory of dishware, flatware, glasses, and we have everything from basic white buffet plates, decorative plates, fancy flatware, to wine and water goblets. We can rent them for big events or for your holiday party, and the best part is we take care of washing them when you’re done.

A rental item we wished was utilized more is…tall centerpieces. Oftentimes people shy away from tall centerpieces because there’s a misconception that they will prevent guests from conversing across a table. We’ve not found this to be true at all, as long as it’s 29 inches or taller, and a tall floral centerpiece or a candelabra makes such an impact in an event space that really wows guests.

Top Advice for Rentals

+ Have a budget in mind, because renting is 100 percent budget friendly. We have so many options for rentals but we can best advise you when we know what you’re willing to spend. Sometimes, something as simple as pretty colored napkins can make a huge impact for a minimum amount of money.

+ Know the requirements and rules of your venue. Most event venues have set times for setup and tear down, so speak with your venue contact or your planner about those details and communicate them to us so we can make sure everything is up and down when it’s needed.

+ When it comes to tents, remember that it may not be a cheaper option, because we are essentially building you a custom venue at a remote or unique location. We can certainly offer clients advice on how to work within a given budget, so again start with a budget and go from there.

A couple of wedding/event trends we’re loving right now…are outdoor weddings, and that’s one trend that won’t be going anywhere in the beautiful Black Hills. One of our most popular rentals is our clear top tent and it’s such a beautiful sight to see it all lit up for a dance! Another trend we’re loving is fully set tables. Having full place settings makes tables so inviting, and it’s amazing how much beautiful decorative plates or a jewel-toned goblet impresses guests.

Something we would love to see in more weddings is…personal or original special touches that represent the couple’s unique personalities or interests. For example, we had a couple who flew airplanes, so their guest favors were little airplane bottle openers and their guestbook was a five-foot airplane propeller that people could sign. It was something that they were so excited about, and their guests really enjoyed the personal touch.

We have different rental/design styles for every couple, like… very classic items such as table candelabras or white ceremony arbors to more unique and trendy things like a circle arbor and geometric shapes for centerpieces. We always take some time to get to know our clients, and if we’re working with them for planning and design, we create style boards so we know we’re on the right track with their theme and color palette.

People should book their planner/rentals…as soon as the date is set! We book rentals and services on a first come first serve basis, so we recommend getting in touch with one of our wedding and event specialists right away!

When we’re not buried in weddings and rentals…we’re spending time with family. I have two daughters and Mirissa is a dog mom so, believe it or not, even though we work together, we enjoy going out in the Hills and spending time together.

Our favorite part about South Dakota weddings is…getting to work in beautiful locations in the Black Hills, Badlands, and surrounding prairies. From our tented weddings to many of the venues we work with, there is no lack of beauty in western South Dakota!

For more information, visit timelessweddingandevents.com.