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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!

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. 

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.

Photo courtesy to Style Me Pretty

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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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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

Mahaffey’s January 2013 Bridal Shows: Part Two

This past Sunday, Mahaffey attended the Pink Bridal Show at the Hilton Memphis. While we did not have room to create another “mini showroom,” our event specialists did an amazing job making the most out of the space they had. Our prime location made for a busy and extremely fun afternoon. Not only were we right in the middle of all the action, but we were across from a Memphis DJ! It was hard not to break out dancing and we are sure someone caught us doing reserved dance moves during the Electric Slide. 😉 We got to visit with people we met at the Bridal Rhapsody show and introduce ourselves to new brides-to-be!

Our farm table made its way back to center stage, this time with a coral sash and coral napkins, accenting a grey and white chevron table runner. Beautiful centerpieces from Club Windward decorated the table top, creating ooh’s and aah’s from every passerby. We also showcased our newest inventory addition, whiskey barrels!

We were so happy to supply rentals to several of our partners for their booths, including the River Inn of Harbor Town, Club Windward and The Retreat at Spring Creek Ranch.

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Welcome to our booth!

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Mahaffey’s new whiskey barrel

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One of Club Windward’s tables with our rentals

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River Inn’s pipe and drape by Mahaffey

Spring Creek Ranch booth

Beautiful set-up by Spring Creek, farm table provided by Mahaffey

Mahaffey’s January 2013 Bridal Shows: Part One

We had an absolute blast at the Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza earlier this month! Our event specialists did a wonderful job putting together an amazing booth, complete with several unique tablescapes, a complete lineup of our chair selection, a linen rack showcasing more than 30 tablecloths, chandeliers and more! Their hard work definitely paid off as we quite possibly had the best booth there! We aren’t biased at all. 🙂

When we weren’t chatting with the fabulous brides-to-be, we couldn’t help but walk around to visit with and admire all of our favorite vendors’ booths, and sample lots of wedding cake, cupcakes and food.

All brides, regardless of whether they won any prizes, walked away with the latest issue of Southern Bride Magazine and hopefully lots of tips and vendor information for their big day. Mahaffey had fun setting up the pipe and drape, entryway and cafe area for the show, and of course visiting with all the lovely engaged ladies.  A big thank you to our friend Alisa at Club Windward, for the beautiful centerpieces, the delicious chicken and waffles, and all of your help! Thank you also to Gigi’s cupcakes for our cupcake centerpiece (which everyone LOVED). Mahaffey was able to practice self control and not eat any until the show was…almost over.

Here are pictures of our booth in case you missed out!

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Farm table with Chevron table runner

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Our “mini showroom”

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Our cupcake centerpiece