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!

Mahaffey Showroom Update

The leaves outside are beginning to change and so is Mahaffey’s showroom! In preparation for the changing of seasons, our event specialists have been hard at work recreating our showroom!

The mixtures of warm autumn colors and popular rental items have been creatively assembled in anticipation for this season’s hottest trends. We have a variety of tables, chairs, linens and tableware on display, so be sure to book an appointment with one of our event specialists today!

Drop by Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals and take a look at our new layout or call 901.457.4538 to make an appointment.

Here are a few snapshots of our new showroom:

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Tuesday Trend: Mason Jars

Embrace your southern style with the help of Mason Jars! Whether you are styling for a shabby-chic wedding, creative picnic, or the neighborhood barbecue, Mason Jars have become a must have! Let your creativity run wild and use them for serving glasses, center pieces, hanging arrangements, and much, much more. You won’t regret breaking away from the average mug with this southern-inspired trend.

This trendy item can be found in our very own Mahaffey showroom! Stop by and take a look at our selection of Mason Jars today! If you would like to make an appointment, feel free to call us at 901.457.4538.

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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: Flowerwheel App

If you are planning an event or just love flowers, the new Flowerwheel app is perfect for you! With this interactive new app, available in the iTunes app store, you can select the date of your event, pick the color and browse through flowers to pick from.

Flowerwheel can be installed on your iPhone and/or iPad, to be carried around everywhere you go. With over 500 flowers to choose from, there should be no question as to which flowers would suit your event perfectly. After selecting your criteria and finding your favorites in “the garden,” you can save and email them if need be. You can even click on a specific flower and learn more about it.

In case you aren’t able to purchase the app, download the lite version for free!

Check out our friend Annabella Charles‘s blog for more details on this fabulous app, courtesy of Woodward Enterprises, LLC.

Did You Know: Open Saturdays

Did you know that Mahaffey is open on Saturdays to better serve our customers? We are here from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for you to come in and meet with our event specialists, pick up rental items and view our beautiful showroom. Whether you are planning a wedding, retirement party or any other special event, we are here to help!

Our Will Call area is also open on Saturdays. If you want to find out more about those services, check out this post!

Call 901.457.4538 today to book an appointment! Saturday deliveries and pick ups are more than welcome, but be sure to call ahead for pick ups so that we can have your order ready for you when you arrive.

We look forward to seeing you!

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A peak into our showroom

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Showroom Lounge Furniture

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Mahaffey’s Will Call area

Let the Holiday Planning Begin!

Just because it’s August, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for the holidays! Fairs, pumpkins, corn mazes and trick-or-treating are just around the corner, giving you only a short while left to plan the perfect party.

Of course, we’ve got you covered on tables, chairs, linens, tents and more, and our experienced event specialists are always here to help with decor ideas. Helping to personalize any event is what we do best! With fall quickly approaching, make sure your party outdoes them all.

Don’t forget to incorporate some of the trending fall colors, such as tangerine, deep blue, gray, teal, periwinkle and nude into your party.

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow us on Pinterest @Mahaffey Tent, where we will be pinning lots of fun holiday ideas and DIY projects for the fall!

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Taken from our Holiday Idea Pinterest board!

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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Did You Know Series: Trendy Vintage Chairs

For our “Did You Know” series this week, we’re featuring vintage lounge chairs. Below are some trendy chairs we have for rent.

These super stylish chairs are sure to bring a classy look and feel to your special occasion or event.

For pricing and availability, give us a call at 901-457-1909. We look forward to hearing from you!