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!

15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014

Time: 1-4 PM

Where: Mud Island River Park

In an effort to raise awareness for Special Olympics, hundreds of brave individuals will willingly plunge themselves into the icy Wolf River at the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is proud to be sponsoring this year’s event, and for our own Angela Watson to take the plunge on behalf of Mahaffey! We invite you to join us in supporting Angela and other Plungers, as they take the leap to benefit Special Olympics Greater Memphis!

The ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition.  In doing so, they are able to empower themselves and others, change attitudes, and build communities. With the help of FUNdraising events such as Polar Bear Plunge, Special Olympics Greater Memphis can provide them opportunities for physical development and an ability to share courage, skills, and friendship with their families, friends, and community. You don’t want to miss this very cool and inspiring event!

If you’re planning for an upcoming event, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has you covered! We have a wide variety of accessories to make your special occasion or fundraising event a success! Visit us today or call 901.457.4538  to schedule an appointment with one of our special event consultants.

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is a proud sponsor of Special Olympics Greater Memphis Polar Bear Plunge

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New Year, Fresh Start

Fresh flowers are going to be blooming wildly this year and so should your event! Mahaffey’s gathered a freshly picked wedding trend just for you. Feel free to use it, too!

The garden-style trend will bring the outside in by combining the comfort of an indoor venue with the romanticism of an outdoor element. Brides can accomplish this fresh trend by intertwining twinkling lights through flowered tree branches or lush flowers. Easily obtain the dramatic, yet refined appeal of the outdoors by adding greenery, antlers, lanterns, mason jars, light bulbs or candles to your table setting or natural-feeling arrangement. This approach will give your wedding the garden-like atmosphere that everyone adores!

Let Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals help start your new year with a fresh look! We have with a wide selection of linens, lighting, tableware and more to help transform your big day into a trendsetting soiree. Stop by our showroom today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists.

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Winter Wedding Colors

Winter weddings are always whimsical, yet a tad bit chilly. Be sure to give your guests a warm welcome by incorporating holiday colors into your wintry day. Shiny silver, glittery gold and winter white are three colors that give off a heavenly atmosphere.

From linens, tables, chairs, and tableware, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has everything a bride-to-be and party planner needs to create an elegant winter soiree! Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 to speak with one of our event specialists today!

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Create a heavenly holiday spread by combining traditional holiday colors to statement pieces! Try Mahaffey’s pairing of plaid and gold to ornament décor. This look will give you a traditional table with a twist!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals display of holiday trimmings will surely ignite your guests’ appetite! Our tables, linens, and tableware are a just few of the many rental items available for a holiday harvest. Stop by or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from us to you … here’s an offer you can’t refuse! Place your holiday order during the week of November 25th and receive 20% off all in-house rentals!

Our special offer pairs perfectly to the Mahaffey showroom’s seasonal décor! Candy canes, ornaments, and snowflakes were wrapped into this wintry display of linens, tables, chairs, and tableware!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is ready to help plan your upcoming holiday party! Dash on over today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

This offer is not good with any other offer.

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Bring the Holidays to You with a Pop of Blue

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New Inventory Item: Three Tier Dessert Tray

Enhance your sweet tooth palate by ditching the traditional wedding cake for numerous cupcakes! Mahaffey’s new three tier dessert tray is a tasteful way to showcase the wedding cupcake trend! After all, when it comes to wedding cakes, the more the merrier!

For desserts, what’s on the inside counts, especially during weddings! Opting for cupcakes allow multiple, heavenly flavors to be put into bite-sized treats. In general, wedding cupcakes are less expensive and easier to transport. They can also tie in your wedding theme through creative designs and displays. Allow your guests to marvel over your unique, abundant dessert spread with the help of our new rental item!

You won’t regret shrinking it down to cupcakes with Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals dessert trays! That’s not all; Mahaffey has other rental items such as, tableware, linens, tables and more to help with all of your wedding and event needs. Stop by our showroom or call us today at 901.457.4538 for pricing and availability on this delectable item!

Head to Mahaffey’s Pinterest page for more wedding cake trends!

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Tuesday Trend: Eclectic Themes

The eclectic theme has become a huge trend this year and like many, we’re in love! The key in creating this ultra-chic look is to mix and match opposite elements. There are MANY ways to achieve this style, and Mahaffey is here to help!

At your next event, try mixing a modern, upscale location with shabby-chic decorations, or vice versa, for an easy way in achieving this look. Another approach is to only focus on the decorative pieces. Here are some ideas that we love: adding chandeliers to a barn-like venue, pairing vintage tableware to patterned linens, and combining shaded and non-shaded glassware. Tying these pieces to one another will create the perfect eclectic atmosphere!

Want to create this trend for your next event? Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has a variety of items ranging from lighting, flatware, linens, tables and more to help create the ultimate eclectic theme! Stop by our showroom or schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists today at 901.457.4538!

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Fall Color Trends

Fall season is finally among us and as most party planners and brides-to-be know, fall weddings are gorgeous! With great anticipation, Mahaffey has been hastily preparing for the season that’s filled with warm, opulent colors!

The 2013 fall color trends are finally here, and we’re in love! Whether you are going for a vintage, rustic feel or a vibrant, bold scene, these colors will certainly add a memorable detail. One popular trend this fall is to mix color schemes together! Try pairing Vivacious with Carafe. It will give your event a sleek, yet daring look!

Besides Vivacious and Carafe, Koi and Samba are other colors that can be spotted in Mahaffey’s showroom! The showroom is dressed with all of this season’s trending color palettes. Don’t worry, not only is Mahaffey here to help personalize your event with the perfect colors, but we’ve also got you covered on tables, chairs, lighting, linens, and so on!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is ready to help plan your fall wedding, holiday party, or special event! Stop by or schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists today at 901.457.4538!

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow us on Pinterest, to see more of our favorite fall themes!

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Mahaffey’s New Inventory: Vina Glasses

Eat, drink, and be merry with Mahaffey Tent & Party Rental’s new inventory item! Vina glasses are now in our collection, and will surely bring positive vibes to any event, wedding, or other special occasion. These glasses are available in red wine, white, water, and flute!

Aside from glasses and tableware, we also offer several other rental items, such as tables, chairs, bars, lighting and more!

Stop by our showroom or call us today at 901.457.4538 for pricing and availability on these special items. We look forward to hearing from you!

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