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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!

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

New Fall Contest!

Favorite Fall Event, Under a Tent

Rules:
1. Post a photo of your favorite fall event, under a tent
2. Tag Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals
3. Like our Facebook page

Prize:

$250.00 towards a Mahaffey rental order!

Get creative and have FUN! Photos can range from football games, festivals, weddings, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and much, much more! Mahaffey will announce the winner at the end of November!

Since 1924, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has been turning ordinary places into extraordinary spaces! Stop by our showroom or schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists today at 901.457.4538!

Tuesday Trends: Unconventional Wedding Guestbooks

Brides today are journeying off the beaten path, embracing nontraditional aspects. While some details are taken to the extreme, most are just simply revamped, adding a little more flare to the big day. Everything from the location of the wedding, to the food served is a direct reflection of the couple’s personality and by adding these small, defining, finishing touches it can be portrayed. While these components may sometimes seem little, they can be the most important of all.

The guestbook, traditionally a standard book guests sign, is one such wedding particular that is being transformed. We took to Pinterest to discover some really unique guestbooks that make us wish we could get married again! These were two of our favorites…

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Puzzle Guestbooks

Photos Courtesy of Bella Puzzles

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Fingerprint Guestbooks

Photos courtesy of {1} Wedding Chicks, {2} bleudetoi

Make sure to check out our Pinterest Board, Wedding Guestbooks, to see more neat ideas!

Did You Know: 12/12/12

Did you know that Wednesday was December 12, 2012, making the date 12/12/12? And how convenient that it was #WeddingWednesday! Wednesday marked the last occasion probably in our life time, that we will experience an alliteration date. Until January 1, 2101, almost a century away, the month, day and year will not share the same number. Couples from all across the United States took advantage of this date and tied the knot. Las Vegas especially geared up for the wedding rush and we don’t blame them! There were thousands of brides and grooms running around and we can’t wait to hear all the stories. If you planned your wedding on 12/12/12, we would love to hear about it!

Some interesting opinions Mahaffey discovered…not only does this WAY too easy day provide husbands with no excuse as to ever forget an anniversary, but it happens to be credited with significance as well. The numbers in the sequence, 1-2-1-2-1-2, add up to eleven, and according to our research, eleven is a very powerful and intense numeral. It was predicted to allow awakenings to a high spiritual truth and help people to gain new perspective. 12/12/12 is said to be a precursor, and provide insight to 12/21/2012, in which there will be a feeling of intuition and high energy towards a new beginning.

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

Lounge Furniture Rentals

Reception Lounges

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

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

Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza – Part 2

What a fun day! Despite the July 4th weekend, Sunday’s Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza was a success! Everything from the fashion show to the cake walk and door/grand prizes came together perfectly.

All brides, regardless of whether they won any prizes, walked away with the latest issue of Southern Bride Magazine. Mahaffey had a wonderful time setting up the booths for all the vendors, the entryway and cafe area, and of course visiting with all the brides-to-be. We are excited to be a part of your big day! A big thank you to our friend Alisa at Club Windward, for the beautiful centerpieces and all of your help! And congrats to our $250 gift card winner.

Check out these beautiful pictures from Sunday’s show…

Red Table

Tableware on a Red Circle Taffeta Linen

Serving Table

Serving Table with a Champagne Infinity Linen

Blue & Green

Black Chiavari Chair with a Lime Green Chair Sash and a Royal Crinkle Linen

Yellow

Yellow polka dot linen with yellow accessories

Purple

Lilac Satin Linen with White Chateau Chairs

Black Cocktail

Bistro Table with Black and White Damask

Red and Beige

Silver Chiavari Chairs and silver linens with raspberry seat cushions

All pictures courtesy of Shonna Nicole Photography

Did You Know Series: Gold Flatware

Spice up the tables at your wedding or special event with this gorgeous gold flatware that we’re featuring on our “Did You Know” series this week.

The gold adds a great finishing touch to your china or dinnerware, especially if is has a gold trim.

Call us today at 901-457-1909 for rental pricing and availability. We look forward to hearing from you!