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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!

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. 

Carter-Rea Wedding Spotlight

The animals of the Memphis Zoo weren’t the only ones being put on display this past weekend! The Carter-Rea wedding stole the show for this week’s wedding spotlight! Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals had the privilege of being part of this wildly gorgeous wedding coordinated by Amy Miller Weddings and Events!

Mahaffey’s party rental items, Cashmere Lamour, Gold Satin Napkins, Tableware, and Tuscan chairs made their way on the scene. These items allowed the couple and their guests to enjoy a whimsical array of dining essentials, fit to match the Zoo’s lush settings.

Mahaffey has a wide range of party rental items for all types of events. Call to make an appointment at 901.457.4538 or stop by our showroom to see what all we have to offer!

Check out photos of this unforgettable event, along with some of our fitting party rentals! All photos courtesy of Annabella Charles Photography.

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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!

Did You Know: All About South Holly Road

Mahaffey is excited to introduce South Holly Road to our growing list of favorite vendors. As a wedding designer, coordinator, decorator and stylist in Memphis, TN (although she does travel), South Holly Road creates unique events that reflect each client’s personality and style. Bringing to life your soiree vision, the mastermind behind South Holly Road, Holly Burris.

Whether you’re planning an event or wedding, Holly will create a distinctive theme that will leave you and your attendees speechless. Her expertise in creativity is not at all limited, partly due to her traveling throughout the years. For your wedding or next event, consider South Holly Road!

Just a couple things we love about Holly…

1. Her business cards. It’s hard to tell below, but these cards are actually velvet.

2. All About Holly section on her About page. Check it out!

3. Her fun and enthusiastic personality, evident not only in person but all throughout her website, which will tickle anyone’s spirits during the event planning process.

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Tuesday Trends: Vintage Plateware

The year 2013 is seeing a lot of vintage, especially particular theme elements incorporated into weddings.  From the decor to the wedding dress, everything about this trend makes us happy. Add an antique wardrobe for your guest book table, a classy getaway car, or one of our favorites, china!

Vintage china helps add a touch of sophistication to your big day. Pair Mahaffey’s Vanessa Gold Plateware with a Gold Charger (left) or a Belmont Beaded Charger (right). Call us today at 901.457.4538 to speak with one of our event specialists who can help you begin planning!

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Did You Know Series: Wedding Consignment

Consignment shops have become a popular alternative when shopping, and today’s brides are now joining in on the trend.

Brides have been turning to bridal consignment stores for dresses, decorations and more! Not only are these places great for brides-to-be, but they are also fantastic for newlyweds who need extra cash. Most bridal consignment shops also offer dresses for bridesmaids, school dances and parties.

For future brides, these shops create the perfect place to purchase price reduced designer dresses and decorations. For the newly married, consignment shops offer cash for those decorations residing in the attic and dresses never to be worn again.

Bridal Bargainistas was an event that made its way to Memphis this past July. This bridal and event consignment sale not only offered wedding dresses but everything from candles to bouquet jewelry. They will return next July, so whether you will be needing a wedding dress or ready to sell your gently used decorations, the Bridal Bargainistas sale could be for you!

The Barefoot Bride in Memphis is another shop going green, offering consignment dresses. Although consignment dresses do not make up their complete inventory, they still accept and sell new and gently worn dresses under five years. Make your appointment today and join in on this new trend!

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Two of Mahaffey’s event specialists at Barefoot Bride

Brides For A Cause

Calling all brides-to-be! The Center for Building Hope is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing information, services and programs for cancer patients, caregivers and their family members. The Center for Building Hope is the Brides Against Breast Cancer’s parent organization. This organization also aims to help cancer patients and their families. The Brides Against Breast Cancer will be in town THIS WEEKEND, August 9th through the 11th, for Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale. This event has been making its way around the nation, and we are so excited for it to come to Memphis.

The event will take place at The Esplanade Memphis, with the VIP Pink Power Hour Event kick starting the weekend festivities on Thursday. The Pink Power Hour will consist of cocktails, appetizers, models showcasing the gowns and  a sneak peak of the wedding dresses. The Charity Wedding Gown Sale takes place on Friday and Saturday, extending from 10 am until 8 pm Friday and 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday. The sale will feature more than 1,000 wedding gowns, almost half of which were donated brand new directly from designers and bridal retailers!

Be sure to visit the event details to see how you can attend! Don’t miss your chance to find your dream wedding dress and make a difference.

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Did You Know Series: Event Tent App

If you are planning a party, wedding, corporate or any type of event that needs TENTS, download the “Event Tent” app, by  IFAI’s Tent Rental Division, that will begin the tent planning process for you! Planning an event is not the easiest thing to do. Especially when you have a checklist of (what seems like) about a million things you have to take care of before the big event takes place.

This app is super easy to use and is similar to Mahaffey’s tent size tool. The app is free to download and once opened, you enter the date of your event, the event type, the location and ground surface. On the second page, you put in your number of guests, seating arrangements and accessories (such as tables and entertainment). Simply hit Calculate after entering your information, and the final page displays your estimated area needed, the best tent size and room to spare. Simple as that! If you need further help, simply enter your information and within MINUTES you will be contacted by the nearest tent rental company, such as Mahaffey, and you can order your tent!

Have fun, party planners!

Step by step pictures of the wonderful “Event Tent” app