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!

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Did You Know: Project Green Fork Edition

Mahaffey is excited to partner with Fuel Cafe this weekend for a wedding at the Metal Museum!
ImageFuel Cafe, located in Midtown, is one of many restaurants in Memphis that are Project Green Fork certified. Founded in 2008, Project Green Fork was established to reduce environmental impact, with an emphasis on supporting homegrown restaurants. 

Here are the six things that it takes to be Project Green Fork certified: 

1. All disposable products must be compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, or made from recycled content.

2. All items that can be recycled must be recycled (as recognized by Project Green Fork).

3. With the help of Project Green Fork, restaurants will establish a composting system for pre-consumed fruit, vegetable, coffee grounds, eggshell scraps, and other compostable waste. 

4. The use of toxic cleaners is discouraged and, whenever possible, must be replaced with plant-based and/or biodegradable cleaners. 

5. Establishments must complete an energy audit and attempt to reduce water and energy waste. 

6. All kitchens, front of houses, and outside areas should be clean and free of debris. 

Check this out to find any Project Green Fork restaurants in your neighborhood.

And to check out Fuel Cafe’s delicious menu, go see them on Madison Avenue or track down their food truck for Fuel on the go! Follow them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with where they are in Memphis. 

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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Junior League Gift Showcase

Paging all shopaholics … paging all shopaholics! Are you hoping to beat the inevitable mayhem that comes with last minute holiday shopping? Are you looking to add some holiday cheer to your style? If you answered yes, then dash on over to Memphis Botanic Garden for a Junior League of Memphis exclusive holiday shopping event!

Junior League of Memphis is an organization built on promoting, developing, and improving lives in the Memphis community. Through their dedication and go-getter attitude, beneficial events such as this weekend’s Junior League Gift Showcase are made possible. With the help of Junior League, you’ll be certain to start your season of giving off right by shopping for a cause!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is ready to help with all of your holiday planning needs! Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 today to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

 

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Tuesday Trend: Mason Jars

Embrace your southern style with the help of Mason Jars! Whether you are styling for a shabby-chic wedding, creative picnic, or the neighborhood barbecue, Mason Jars have become a must have! Let your creativity run wild and use them for serving glasses, center pieces, hanging arrangements, and much, much more. You won’t regret breaking away from the average mug with this southern-inspired trend.

This trendy item can be found in our very own Mahaffey showroom! Stop by and take a look at our selection of Mason Jars today! If you would like to make an appointment, feel free to call us at 901.457.4538.

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Kappa Alpha Psi to Southern Heritage Classic

Memphis, Tennessee is famous for its southern charm and diverse, soulful background. Once a year, thousands join together to celebrate Memphis for its cultural diversity and unique style. Today through Saturday, join Kappa Alpha Psi in celebrating Memphis’ originality at the 24th annual Southern Heritage Classic. Sit back, relax, and get back to your Memphis roots!

Since 1911, Kappa Alpha Psi has built itself on achievement and continued success through education. It only makes sense for organizations, such as Kappa Alpha Psi to support Southern Heritage Classic as well as their efforts to promote higher education. Come enjoy Memphis music, tailgating parties, sports, fall fashion, and more at this one-of-a-kind, cultural celebration.

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is proud to sponsor Kappa Alpha Psi during this beneficial event! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with your own soulful spirit during this year’s Southern Heritage Classic! For more information, click here.

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Dixon Gallery and Gardens: Art on Tap

It’s finally fall season in Memphis, which could only mean one thing… FALL EVENTS! During the fall, Memphis is constantly filled with exciting events, live music, and celebration. So the question is: do you enjoy delicious food, locally brewed beer, and live entertainment? If the answer is yes, then Art on Tap is for you!

Tonight, Dixon Gallery & Gardens will hold its annual Art on Tap event. Art on Tap allows you to experience the beautiful grounds of Dixon Gallery & Gardens, indulge in Memphis’ local food, beer, and live music. This event has become a Memphis favorite and continues to grow in size every year. Be sure you’re not the one that misses out by joining Mahaffey for this art-tastic event!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is honored to be sponsoring tonight’s event! Art on Tap will take place tonight from 6-9 PM. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit Dixon Gallery & Gardens!

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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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Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: The Barefoot Bride

One of Mahaffey’s all time favorite bridal shops, offering stunning wedding gowns at a fraction of the retail price, is The Barefoot Bride in Memphis, Tennessee. New designer gowns with names such as Maggie Sottero, Allure, Watters, Jim Hjelm, and Pronovias, in sizes 0-30 are sold at 30-80% off retail! The Barefoot Bride believes that “every bride should be able to wear her dream dress without having to sacrifice style and elegance because of budget.” How AWESOME!

On July 18th, we would love for all our brides to join us at a Beauty Happy Hour from 5 until 7 p.m. at The Barefoot Bride. Vendors including Hotshots Photobooth, AM Photography and Propcellar will be there along fun activities and entertainment for guests.

Call The Barefoot Bride at 901.481.6906 or email them at thebarefootbride@hotmail.com to schedule a bridal appointment, or to find out more about the Beauty Happy Hour!

Enjoy the Tastes of Memphis at ArtsMemphis’ Culinary Series!

We are honored to partner with ArtsMemphis for the 2013 Culinary Series. This amazing series of dinner and brunch events supports a wide range of Memphis arts.

Renowned chefs in the series include Karen Carrier, Kelly English, Erik Proveaux, Erling Jensen and many more! Parties will be hosted with live entertainment at venues such as The Metal Museum, Earnestine & Hazel’s, Arcade Restaurant and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Tickets go on sale to the public July 8th, and they are sure to go FAST. Don’t miss out on what is being called a feast for the senses and a celebration of everything that makes Memphis irresistible!

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