Bellingham Rentals | Rent Wander

We've been dying to get into this warehouse ever since Rent Wander came through our Instagram feeds earlier this year. (Who's with us?) We were sure among the vintage love seats, velvet chairs, and candelabras would reside this little pixie who could sprinkle us with some of the strength and wisdom of these Boss Ladies. We just wanted a lil' tiny, sparkly, fraction of the dust. 

Today we are STOKED to share some of that pixie dust with you!! While we are still not near as cool as Sara and Cara, the two besties who run this amazing company, we did pick up a few things!  

Women in business, Boss Lady, Wisdom. 

Rent Wander

We’re a boutique rental agency specializing in fresh and fun event rentals. Our collection falls into 3 categories; modern, bohemian, and classic. Our pieces are one of a kind vintage, handmade in house and/or by local artisans, and collected from all over. Everything in our collection works together to create whatever vibe you are going for at your event. Our inspiration came from a girls trip to a spectacular Vintage show in Spokane, Farm Chicks. We were so inspired by the amazing vendors there that we started a vintage pop up shop of our own. We did that for a few years before deciding to transition into rentals full time. Now our focus is helping our clients create amazing events for their family, friends, and customers. Watching the vibe of an event come together is so rewarding, we are loving every minute.

What are some big trends you are seeing right now and how can we incorporate them into our everyday lives? 

Minimalism is a big trend right now. It isn’t just getting rid of everything , it’s about hand selecting the items you bring into your life and surrounding yourself with the things you love. You can do this with your events too. We often hear, “my grandmother had a chair just like this in her house when I was growing up”. Choosing an item like this to have at your event makes it special and personal. Your don’t have to have all the things, just the right things.

How do you balance being a #bosslady with having a family/life?

We don’t. Balance? What is that? Please send advice.

PREACH. Okay, back to the ladies...

What is a hardship or challenge you have had to overcome and how did you handle that?

We have discovered the most amazing community of talented, encouraging, and fun creatives in starting this business. They have been instrumental in helping us overcome our biggest hurdle, self-doubt. It’s hard to put yourself out there hoping people will like what you have created. We have relied heavily on our fellow creatives to give us that much needed boost when we’re unsure.

Women in business, Boss Lady, Wisdom. 

What is one moment you were really proud of in this #bosslady journey?

The very first photo shoot we were a part of turned out to be one of the best we have done to date. We had no idea what we were doing at the time, but the amazing photographer Katy of Kathryn Moran Photography, and coordinator, Morgan of Momad Productions, helped us along. It was published in print and we were so excited! We’ve since been in several publications but that first time is a special memory.

If you could give someone starting their own business any advice what would it be?

We love to listen to podcasts. Do you want to guess how many times we have been talking and said “I was listening to a podcast and …”. We have gained a lot of inspiration from several podcasts of people who have been wildly successful and those at around the same point in their journeys as we are. It can be a tremendous moral boost to hear their stories. A few of our favorites are How I Built This, She Creates Business, and Goal Digger.

If you could grab coffee with ANY #BossLady, alive or dead, who would it be?

Lisa Vanderpump – give us a good bottle of wine, pizza, and an all nighter with Lisa Vanderpump and we would golden.

Women in business, Boss Lady, Wisdom. 

We see what you did there ladies ;) 

Photos by another one of our favorites (who's very own Boss Lady feature is on it's way!!) Kamrin or KNDM Co!