Our items have been hired for weddings and are suitable for a wide range of events and parties, such as: christenings, birthdays, baby showers, hen parties and many more. Whatever your event we will be happy to provide appropriate items and can also provide bespoke personalised items and stationary to make your event even more special.
Lilac Lamb is based in Skipton, North Yorkshire and will deliver to surrounding areas. Please contact us for more details on the areas covered.
Delivery & Collection:
Items can be collected at a time and place agreed at the time of your order; and there will be no delivery charges.
However, if you wish to have items delivered and collected by Lilac Lamb then this service is available and you will be charged per mile. There is a minimum spend of £50 for delivery.
A price relative to distance will be in the initial quote if delivery is requested.
Please contact us to see if we offer delivery in your area.
Wider areas may be possible but extra delivery charges will apply.
The hire period covers three days, allowing one day for delivery and setting up (if required), one day for the event and one for returns or collection. However if the items are required for longer please ask for a quotation.
During this contracted period of hire all goods remain the property of Lilac Lamb. From the time they are collected or delivered by Lilac Lamb the customer is responsible for the care and insuring of the goods until they are accepted back into the possession of Lilac Lamb.
Deposits and Payments:
Once an order is placed a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the hire charge is required, this can be paid by cheque or bank transfer and acknowledgement that you have read the terms and conditions will be needed – this will take place via email. However I can send a copy out if necessary.
Please make any cheques payable to Mrs R E Lamb.
The remaining balance must be paid 4 weeks before the start of hire.
If the order is placed less than 4 weeks before the event, then the full order total is payable at the time of booking.
Once the final invoice has been paid items cannot be removed from the order, but items can be added up to two weeks before the event with full payment.
Prices and availability of products hired out by Lilac Lamb are subject to change without notice. However, once a booking deposit has been received, the quoted price will not change.
In general, prices listed on the website and in any literature are for hire only, although there is an option to add on other services such as setting up and styling. However some wedding/ party/ event stationery such as personalised handmade: invitations, save the date cards, name cards, post boxes, favours etc) prices are to purchase the items, not hire them.
Crockery and Cake Stand Hire:
Please note that our vintage crockery is not suitable for a dishwasher, microwave or oven.
We ask that everything be rinsed off with water or wiped down with a damp cloth or multi-purpose wipes. Items do not need to come back sparkly and clean but we do ask that all sticky or dried on food to be cleaned off and each item to be returned to its original packaging once dry.
The finished cleaning charge will be added to the invoice.
However, if items come back without any attempt at removing dried or sticky food resulting in packaging needing to be replaced then a charge will be made to the hirer. Please allow yourself enough time for repacking.
Accidents do happen, so please let us know of any damage or missing items and keep and return all broken pieces so that we can update our stock list.
Please do not throw anything away.
All our items are packed carefully and must be returned to us in the same packaging and boxes as were delivered/collected.
The crockery is obviously fragile and will need extra care during packaging or washing.
If you break or lose an item of crockery we will send you and invoice for the items. Each vintage item broken is generally 5 times the hiring price – e.g. 1 standard 3 tiered cake stand is £4 to hire therefore £20 to replace.
All other items will be charged at cost price.
It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that others know that the items have been hired and to ensure that all items, including any damaged items are returned to Lilac Lamb.
Instructions will be given for repacking and it is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that whoever does the repacking does so with due care.
Liability and Risk of Goods:
The hired items should not be loaned to a third party; no responsibility can be accepted for any injury or damage caused by hire goods, however caused, and all goods remain the property of ‘Lilac Lamb’. The hirer will be responsible for ensuring the goods are correctly used to prevent injury. The risk of goods will pass onto you immediately once the items have been received.
If you have to cancel your order we will keep the non-refundable deposit but you will not need to pay any more.
If the booking is cancelled within 4 weeks of your booking, we will require 75% of the full payment.
If the booking is cancelled within 2 weeks of your booking we will require the full payment.