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. 

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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Holiday Inspired Holders

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Seasonal Showroom

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Bring the Holidays to You with a Pop of Blue

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Perfect Peppermint Setting

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Spectacular Holiday Spread 

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Silver will Shine this Season

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Cheerful Candy Canes

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Glittery Gold Linens

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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Photos courtesy of Pantone and Tulle & Chantilly

A Mahaffey Fourth: Rentals & Recipes

We don’t know about y’all, but here at Mahaffey we feel like this year is flying by! With the first of July next week, Independence Day is approaching fast. Guarantee your July 4th bash is one to remember with these Mahaffey party rentals and two of our favorite recipes.

Also, don’t forget to check out our July 4th Pinterest board for more fun ideas for your soiree!

Rentals

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Blue & White Checkered, Red & White Checkered, Royal Blue or Holiday Red Linens

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Mason Jars

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Pedestal Fans

Polar Cool

Polar Cooler

White Padded Folding Chair

White Padded Folding Chairs (Starting July 1st, receive $1 off
ALL White Padded Folding Chairs!)

Recipes

4th of July smoothie

4th of July Blast Smoothie

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Firecracker Bundt Cake

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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Mahaffey is Celebrating Spring with More Inventory

Mahaffey is on a roll, adding more inventory every month! Renting from us ensures you get the BEST quality in Memphis, with plenty of options to choose from.

Currently, we have 1,500 white and black plastic folding chairs on their way, new stemless martini glasses in our warehouse (with even more glass patterns to follow) and we are bulking up on our existing table and chair supply.

Be sure to stay tuned for exciting news from the Mahaffey team. Take a look below for creative ways you can use our stemless martini glasses at your next event! Call us at 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists or to reserve your stemless glasses.

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Mahaffey’s new Stemless Martini Glass

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Salad bar

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Shrimp & Grits

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Mashed potato bar

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Mac n’ cheese or pasta bar

Springtime Showroom

With the arrival of spring approaching, a fresh showroom layout at Mahaffey was crucial. Our wonderful and talented event specialists got to work last week and redesigned the whole area!

They incorporated popular spring colors and some of our newest inventory items. Not only do all the bright shades on display bring those of us in the office a little extra joy, but they help our clients who come visit brainstorm ideas for their big day, gala or whatever fabulous event they’re planning.

We hope you’ll love the new look as well and will swing by and see us sometime soon. If you’d like to make an appointment, feel free to call us 901.457.4538 or stop by Monday through Friday from 8 am until 5 pm!

Here are a couple sneak peaks of what the room holds.

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Orange Ribbon Taffeta linen with Vanessa Gold Tableware

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Full size Whiskey Barrel with Beaded Belmont tableware

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Italian bulbs with Charcoal & Mint poly linens (an office fave!)

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Pink Pintuck linen with Damask charger

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Our popular Rustic Farm Table, Mason Jars and Chevron Table Runner

Tuesday Trends: Chalkboards

Chalkboards have made their way into the limelight! Coming from the classroom into the party, these decorations provide a perfectly simple, yet unique touch to any event.  Whether your style is sophisticated Southern or all things vintage, chalkboards can be incorporated in so many ways. Consider using chalkboard tags for cups or giveaway goodies, over sized boards for menu options or editable cake toppers at your next soiree.

While you may not be a pro at calligraphy and some things personalized will have to be special ordered, several chalkboard ideas are an easy DIY project! Anything can be turned into a chalkboard with chalkboard paint found at your local hardware store. Paint coffee mugs, wine glass bases, rustic wooden signs or old window frames. Here are some of Mahaffey’s favorites!

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Photos courtesy of: 1) PigandPepperPress 2) FirstSnowFall 3) BradensGrace 4) Papela