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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2013 Wedding Gowns

The fall and winter seasons are a favorite among most brides, and it’s easy to see why! Not only is the scenery picture-perfect, but your event also dodges that dreaded summer heat. Another opportunity for these brides is the chance to dress in the seasons coolest gowns, fit perfectly for their big day!

Whether you’re the fashion-forward bride or the comfort-seeking bride, Mahaffey’s favorite gown trends have you covered! Brides seeking that daring look, try a blush shaded gown or a gown with vine-like details. For the bride seeking comfort during those chillier nights, try gowns with long sleeves, cap sleeves, or cowl backs. These trends will leave all of your guests’ dazzled throughout the entire night!

Every bride wants to look and feel amazing on her big day, but she also wants their guests to have some fun! Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has a wide range of rental items that will captivate guests and highlight your season trending gown. Stop by our showroom or call to make an appointment with one of our event specialists today at 901.457.4538!

Follow us on Pinterest to see more of our favorite bridal trends!

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Photo courtesy of Maggie Louise

Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Ashlye McCormick Design

Another vendor Mahaffey loves working with is Ashlye McCormick Design. With over 15 years of experience creating unique and creative events, they can do anything from weddings, to large and small galas! Approaching each project with a creative vision helps them to design customized events, reflective of each client and his or her personality.

Check out Ashlye McCormick Design on Facebook for more pictures of her beautiful floral designs!

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Ashlye McCormick Design

Ashlye McCormick Design

Mahaffey Summertime Showroom

With summer in full swing, Mahaffey decided to revamp the showroom with a variety of this season’s hottest trends. Our event specialists went to work and redesigned the entire area! They mixed bright colors and popular rental items, creating mini setups to exemplify our wide range of event decor.

We hope you’ll drop by and take a look at our new layout. If you would like to make an appointment, feel free to call us at 901.457.4538 or stop by Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm or Saturday from 9am to 1pm!

Here are a few snapshots of our showroom:

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Lounge Cubes with Italian Bulb Lights

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Navy blue Pintuck linen with Mahogany Chateau Chairs

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“Caribbean” color scheme with our new Clear Glass Plates

 

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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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: Wedding Favs

2013 wedding predictions have already made their way into magazines and blog posts. We are so excited for the new year, when we get to marvel at beautiful weddings inspired by top trends.

After lots of oohing and ahhing, we have found our top three and can’t wait to see them come to life. Don’t forget to let Mahaffey know if we can be of any assistance! Not only do we have fabulous event specialists willing and ready to help, but we have all the rentals you need to create your perfect day.

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1. Roaring 20s, Vintage Style

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Photos courtesy of BHLDN, Ava Grace & Dixon Gallery and Gardens

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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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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Derby shoot

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Beautiful flower arrangement

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Rustic backdrop

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Dessert table

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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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Showroom Transition

In Transition: view #2