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Lift the look of your table!

Add a touch of glass and major sass to your special event! Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals now features the Vina Collection of stemware. These long stem glasses confer a sense of elegance and subtly signal that your’s is quite the fancy function!

Here at Mahaffey, we guarantee you get the BEST quality and selection in the Mid-South!

Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.1909 to speak with a member of our team today!

Want more? Visit our website to see all we have to offer!

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Tuesday Trends: 5 Ways to Use Social Media at Your Wedding

If social media had a mission statement, it would be to bring people together while simultaneously keeping them informed. Here are 3 ways to do just that for the bride and groom’s big day!

1. Planning: A decade ago, wedding planning meant stacks of magazines and a three-ring binder for most brides. Today, everything needed to plan a wedding can be found on a smart phone. Pinterest is a great resource for getting ideas on everything from hair styles to bridesmaids dresses to event decor. And for the brides that don’t want every detail of their wedding shared before the big day, Pinterest has secret boards. If a bride needs more than inspiration to plan a wedding, Google has a wedding budget template and apps like lover.ly and The Knot can help tame the chaos before the nuptials. 

2. Day-Of Coordination: Utilize apps like Wedding Party, Wedding Planner for iPad, and appy couple for a more seamless day of experience. These apps have can coordinate vendor information, send out email reminders to the wedding party when they need to be somewhere, keep a shot list for photographers and so much more.

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3. Crowdsource Your Photographs: Wedding photographs are the piece of the ceremony and reception that will last forever and many couples don’t want to miss out on the moments between their guests. Crowdsourcing wedding photos is a great way to involve their guests and have photographs they would otherwise not have. A popular trend now is creating a wedding hashtag and having guests share their photos on twitter and Instagram using the hashtag. Apps like WedPics, Snapable, and Eversnap allow the couple, the wedding party, and all the guests to share photos and videos during the ceremony and reception and order prints and albums to help remember the day.

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals
 is the one-stop-shop for all your event rental needs! Our wide range of accessories can fulfill any wedding wish you may have! Visit us today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our special event consultants!

DIY Valentine

Mahaffey has fallen in love with DIY Valentine’s Day ideas and you will, too! Get inspired during the week of love by creating things you love! Here are 10 DIY ways to add heart to your heartfelt holiday!

For more ideas we’re wild about, head to our Pinterest page! Xoxo

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1. Valentine Piñatas – Pinned from Babble

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2. Garland Decor – Pinned from Creature Comforts

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3. Love {Yarn} Letters – Pinned from My Sister’s Suitcase

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4. Tree Decoration – Pinned from A DIY Project

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5. Button Canvas – Pinned from Architecture Art Design

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6. Bouquet – Pinned from Style Me Pretty

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7. Gift in a Jar – Pinned from The Frugal Girls

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8. You Rule Gift – Pinned from Popsugar

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9. Lighting Decoration – Pinned from The Moms Project

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10. Gift Wrapping – Pinned from Architecture Design Blog

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is the one-stop-shop for all your event rental needs! Our wide range of accessories will woo any guest and turn your day into a sweet success! Visit us today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our special event consultants!

Mahaffey Showroom Update

The leaves outside are beginning to change and so is Mahaffey’s showroom! In preparation for the changing of seasons, our event specialists have been hard at work recreating our showroom!

The mixtures of warm autumn colors and popular rental items have been creatively assembled in anticipation for this season’s hottest trends. We have a variety of tables, chairs, linens and tableware on display, so be sure to book an appointment with one of our event specialists today!

Drop by Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals and take a look at our new layout or call 901.457.4538 to make an appointment.

Here are a few snapshots of our new showroom:

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Mahaffey’s New Inventory: Stemless Wine Glasses

Today’s featured item is our new stemless wine glass. Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals recently purchased these 15.25 oz. wine glasses, which will guarantee a modern, new-aged twist to any event.

Are you stressed about decorating? Don’t be! Comfortably accessorize for a simplistic atmosphere with the help of these lightweight wine glasses. Not only do they create a unique spin on the average glass of wine, but they are also easy to store and clean. Stemless wine glasses are capable of being stacked and  are dishwasher friendly. It’s easy to see why stemless wine glasses are loved by all wine and party planning enthusiasts!

Be sure to keep your glass full by calling us today at 901.457.4538 for more information about our stemless wine glasses!

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Did You Know Series: New Inventory & Hours

Mahaffey is thrilled to announce the newest additions to our line of rental chairs and tables. These tables will blend wonderfully with a rustic look and can be used alone or lined together to form one long table. Just so you know, chairs and tables do not have to be rented together and can be reserved separately. They can be used at weddings, rehearsal dinners or corporate events and because of their natural look, no linens are required!

Call us today at 901.457.4538 if these trending items would add that perfect touch to your event!

Also, exciting news, our showroom has been updated and is ready for guests! Schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists to come play with our display set ups, Monday through Friday, from 8 am until 5 pm, closed Saturday and Sunday.

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Did You Know Series: Fashion-Inspired Tabletops

When designer collections and party planning collide, the result is pure genius! At Mahaffey, we have to admit that we’ve fallen in love with the trend of fashion-inspired tabletops. With the announcement of Spring 2013 fashion colors, we can’t help but begin brainstorming all the ideas for next year’s table designs.

We took the colors from this fall/winter 2012-2013 Bottega Veneta runway look and created our own tablescape.

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Bottega Veneta Runway Look

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Mahaffey-Designed Tabletop; Invitation by Socially Inked

See what ideas you can come up with using designer collections such as Gucci, Prada and Valentino to guarantee your party features the hottest eating decor.

The September 2012 issue of InStyle Magazine suggests letting one color dominate the palette and using modern touches.  And as always, don’t hesitate to let one of Mahaffey’s event specialists help bring your favorite fashion look to your next celebration.

In case you like to shop ahead, here is the color palette for Spring 2013!

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Pantone Colors – Spring 2013

Mahaffey loves our partners!

Here at Mahaffey, we take a great deal of pride in working along side of some excellent people, businesses and organizations to turn ordinary places into extraordinary spaces!

Over the last few years, we have been extremely blessed to be involved in the incredible photo shoots of Southern Bride Magazine, “the most recognized and trusted wedding publication in the South.” Southern Bride is known for its beautiful photo shoots, each of which truly captures the essence of a “southern” wedding. We love Southern Bride and what they represent, and we are so honored to work with them.

Mahaffey has also been privileged to work with our other partners including Social Butterflies, Annabella Charles Photography, Haute HorticultureMrs. Post Stationery, and more. These people go out of their way to guarantee an incredible event. Whether you are needing full service wedding planning, a photographer, flowers or wedding invitations, they will take care of you beyond expectations.

Here are a few pictures brought to you by some of our favorite partners!

Photographer: Annabella Charles Photography, Planner: Social Butterflies, Flowers: Haute Horticulture, Invitations: Mrs. Post Stationery, Caterer: Ziparo’s

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Beautiful flower arrangement

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Rustic backdrop

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Fun color scheme!

Photos courtesy of Southern Bride Magazine and Annabella Charles Photography

Did You Know Series: New Showroom

Did you know that we recently redesigned our showroom?! We have a wide variety of tables, chairs, linens, lighting and tableware now on display, so be sure to book an appointment with one of our experienced event specialists today!

Call us at 901.457.4538 or visit our website to see all of the products that we provide.

Take a look at some of the new setups in our showroom!

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White Spandex Chair Band with Jewel

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Table with Italian Bulb Lights, White Chiavari and Chateau Chairs and Clover Linen

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Tableware, Glassware and Flatware Display, 15-Light Chandelier

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Cherry Red Linen

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Vanessa Gold Tableware and Flatware

All photos courtesy of Shoanna Nicole Photography

To keep it fun, here are a few shots while we were “in transition.” 🙂

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Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Wade and Company

Wade & Company, one of Mahaffey’s preferred catering vendors, was founded by Wade Hartsfield in 2006. His company has provided it’s wonderful services of catering and event design for numerous wedding receptions, corporate events, fundraisers and intimate gatherings.

Beautiful fruit and cracker display

Wade & Company has a professional design staff that will help bring character and personality to your venue. Their nationally recognized culinary staff will generate ideas and create a beautiful presentation of food at your event.

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Wade & Company is a member of the National Association of Catering Executives and the International Caterers Association. They also acheived their Project Green Fork certification in June 2010. Project Green Fork was a movement started in 2008 to promote a sustainable Mid-South by helping to reduce environmental impacts and strengthen homegrown restaurants.

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For more information on Wade & Company call them at 901-260-3766 or email them at entertain@wadeandcompanycatering.com. Also, be sure to find them on Facebook. And don’t forget to book Wade & Company for your next event!

NOTE: All photos courtesy of Wade & Company’s website.