FAQ

Who are Butler & Taylor?

We are two 'vintage' lassies, Jenny and Claire who have created an alternative to plain white china events by supplying vintage china, props and more, for weddings and events. Read more about us here

Do you hire other things apart from Vintage china?

Yes, we are vintage event hire specialists supplying Gramophone DJ's and Vintage Props and Curiosities. Check out the Our Services page for a full breakdown.

Do you do other events besides Weddings?

Yes, of course! We supply to anyone looking to create a vintage vibe! Be it: Tea parties, Christenings, Hen Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Charity Events, Photoshoots, Pop-up Tea shops, Festivals, Launches and more... We have been involved in many exciting projects which you can read about in our blog

How much does it cost to hire?

Our prices start from only 60p per china item. Get in touch with us and we will send a quote over.

How does the hire process work?

Supply us with all the details of your event and we will give you a quote:

Your name
Your email address
Possible venue
Delivery required?
Date of event
Number of guests
Number of tables (if you are unsure - guess approx 10 per round table)
Type of Table – Round or Trestle?
If you want the Tea Service – will it be buffet style or set tables?

We will prepare a quote and may make some suggestions. If you are happy and wish to proceed, we require a 50% deposit to hold the china, send a contract for you to sign then we begin to get excited about the vintage day! We LOVE to talk, and encourage lots of contact in the lead-up to the hire day.

I like what I see on the website, but I can't find what I’m looking for?

If you can't see it, it doesn’t necessarily mean we don't have it. We are constantly adding to our stock and can also source particular items for individual clients. Check out our Blog for the latest additions to the collection or Get in touch to check with us

Do you have any Vintage China for sale?

Only Hire Service available at present.

Is it hard to source vintage china?

You need lots of time, good vintage industry contacts and an acute vintage eye. Not everyone has this – but we have dedicated over three years into sourcing the best and original vintage (no modern replica) stock and tailoring it to make the overall collection work in harmony on the table as well as stand alone pieces.

I've already started collecting china for my wedding, but I’m running out of time/money – can you supply the rest?

Of course we can. We know there are a lot of vintage magpies out there, sourcing, to create a shabby chic wedding style, but as we have mentioned, it takes time and can be VERY expensive. Hiring saves you the hassle of handling delicate fine bone china and of course it is a lot cheaper than sale prices. Get in touch with us, and we can discuss what we can do to help.

What happens if I break something?

No worries! It happens! The joy of hiring is that you won't feel sentimentally attached to our items - they are not family heirlooms, so you can really ENJOY the pieces. However, should any accidents happen whilst in your care, then we detail the damage cost in our terms. Check these before contracting with us.

How long do I have the items for?

For all items, apart from Gramophone DJ's and some props, hire is based on 1-4 days. For example, if your event takes place on a Saturday, we suggest hiring the items from the Friday - allowing you set-up time - until the Monday. This is agreed in advance.

Is washing up included?

Yes, washing up is included - it's part of the "Butler & Taylor" service! However, for the penny conscious customers out there, we can offer a discount off your booking should you wish to save a bit of money by doing the dirty work! Just request this when you get in touch and we can be sure to incorporate this into our quote.




Do all your vintage teasets match?

Some of them do; we have sets of a maximum 6 cups and saucers. We will supply mis-matched cups to saucers, unless otherwise requested.

We love your style and would like you to supply the flowers and other elements to our day, can you?

Butler and Taylor specialize in Vintage event hire only, however, we can recommend The Glasgow Wedding Collective (who operate Scotland wide) as a stylish and vintage inspired supplier collective for weddings and more. If you can't find what you are looking for here, please email us, as we will do our best to help you out!

We love the images on your website – Who is the photographer?

Mirrorbox Photography – two lovely girls with a stunning eye for capturing a moment or style. Claire also hired them to photograph her own wedding and recommends them highly! You can see more of their work here and a sneaky look at Claire’s wedding here (spot Jenny as bridesmaid!)

Other photography -
Image of The Campervan with wedding couple and the image of Jenny and Claire on the contact page - both taken by Christopher Currie Wedding Photography.

Image of Jenny at Gramophone DJ decks - Claire's own.

If you wish to use any images, please seek the permission from the owner before using and always credit.

Do you have a minimum order/hire?

We welcome orders both little and large!

Can you deliver? And Where do you deliver to?

Yes! Just request this before asking for a quote.

Our workshop is in Glasgow (just off the M8 5 minutes from the city centre) and we deliver throughout Scotland and Northern England and cover all the following areas:

SCOTLAND

Aberdeenshire (Aberdeen, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Inverurie, Huntley, Ellon, Turriff)
Angus/Forfarshire (Forfar, Dundee, Arbroath, Brechin, Montrose, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir)
Argyllshire (Inveraray, Oban, Dunoon, Campbeltown, Lochgilphead, Tobermory)
Ayrshire (Ayr, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Saltcoats, Kilwinning, Largs, Troon, Cumnock)
Banffshire (Banff, Buckie, Keith, Macduff, Portsoy, Dufftown)
Berwickshire (Greenlaw, Duns, Eyemouth, Lauder, Coldstream)
Buteshire (Rothesay, Millport, Brodick, Lochranza)
Cromartyshire (Cromarty, Ullapool)
Caithness (Wick, Thurso, Halkirk, Castletown)
Clackmannanshire (Clackmannan, Alloa, Tillicoultry, Tullibody)
Dumfriesshire (Dumfries, Annan, Lockerbie, Moffat, Sanquhar, Langholm, Gretna)
Dunbartonshire/Dumbartonshire (Dumbarton, Clydebank, Cumbernauld, Helensburgh, Alexandria, Kirkintilloch)
East Lothian/Haddingtonshire (Haddington, North Berwick, Dunbar, Tranent, East Linton)
Fife (Cupar, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, St. Andrews, Cowdenbeath, Burntisland)
Inverness-shire (Inverness, Fort William, Kingussie, Newtonmore, Portree)
Kincardineshire (Stonehaven, Banchory, Laurencekirk, Inverbervie)
Kinross-shire (Kinross, Milnathort)
Kirkcudbrightshire (Kircudbright, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, New Galloway)
Lanarkshire (Lanark, Glasgow, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Carluke)
Midlothian/Edinburghshire (Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Penicuik, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg)
Morayshire (Elgin, Forres, Rothes, Lossiemouth, Fochabers)
Nairnshire (Nairn, Auldearn, Cawdor, Ferness)
Orkney (Kirkwall, Sromness, Balfour)-BY SPECIAL REQUEST
Peeblesshire (Peebles, Innerleithen, West Linton)
Perthshire (Perth, Crieff, Pitlochry, Callander, Blairgowrie, Rattray, Coupar Angus, Kincardine)
Renfrewshire (Renfrew, Paisley, Greenock, Johnstone, Port Glasgow, Barrhead, Kilmalcolm)
Ross-shire (Dingwall, Stornaway, Tain, Alness, Invergorden)
Roxburghshire (Jedburgh, Hawick, Kelso, Melrose, Roxburgh)
Selkirkshire (Selkirk, Clovenfords, Galashiels)
Shetland (Lerwick, Scalloway, Baltasound)-BY SPECIAL REQUEST
Stirlingshire (Stirling, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Kilsyth, Bridge of Allan, Denny, Alva)
Sutherland (Dornoch, Helmsdale, Brora, Golspie, Lairg, Durness, Tongue)
West Lothian/Linlithgowshire (Linlithgow, Livingston, Bo'ness, Broxburn, Whitburn, Armadale, Bathgate)
Wigtownshire (Wigtown, Stranraer, Newton Stewart, Whithorn)


NORTHERN ENGLAND

Cumbria / Lake District (Carlisle, Whitehaven, Workington, Penrith, Keswick, Brampton)
Northumberland (Alnwick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Morpeth, Hexham, Berwick-upon-Tweed)
Lancashire (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Bolton, Warrington, Barrow-in-Furness)
Durham (Durham, Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool, Gateshead, Washington)
Yorkshire West Riding (Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Halifax, Harrogate) York
Yorkshire North Riding (Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Whitby)