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!

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.

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Tuesday Trend: Eclectic Themes

The eclectic theme has become a huge trend this year and like many, we’re in love! The key in creating this ultra-chic look is to mix and match opposite elements. There are MANY ways to achieve this style, and Mahaffey is here to help!

At your next event, try mixing a modern, upscale location with shabby-chic decorations, or vice versa, for an easy way in achieving this look. Another approach is to only focus on the decorative pieces. Here are some ideas that we love: adding chandeliers to a barn-like venue, pairing vintage tableware to patterned linens, and combining shaded and non-shaded glassware. Tying these pieces to one another will create the perfect eclectic atmosphere!

Want to create this trend for your next event? Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has a variety of items ranging from lighting, flatware, linens, tables and more to help create the ultimate eclectic theme! Stop by our showroom or schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists today at 901.457.4538!

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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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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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Mahaffey’s New Inventory: Stemless Wine Glasses

Today’s featured item is our new stemless wine glass. Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals recently purchased these 15.25 oz. wine glasses, which will guarantee a modern, new-aged twist to any event.

Are you stressed about decorating? Don’t be! Comfortably accessorize for a simplistic atmosphere with the help of these lightweight wine glasses. Not only do they create a unique spin on the average glass of wine, but they are also easy to store and clean. Stemless wine glasses are capable of being stacked and  are dishwasher friendly. It’s easy to see why stemless wine glasses are loved by all wine and party planning enthusiasts!

Be sure to keep your glass full by calling us today at 901.457.4538 for more information about our stemless wine glasses!

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KWAM Round 2 with Angela Next Tuesday!

Was anyone else as fired up to start their Tuesday as we were, hearing our own Angela Watson and her tremendous enthusiasm?! We are super excited about all the great happenings here at Mahaffey, as well as the wonderful things going on with our fabulous partners. There are so many fun events coming up in Memphis, and we are honored to be a part of them.

Speaking of which…ever heard of the Earle Farrell Show? You know, the one that’s all about GOOD news? Who better to represent and promote that than Angela!

Well, lucky for you (and us!), she will be back in the KWAM 990 studios on Tuesday, June 18 at 4:30pm. Be sure to tune in! We think she may have found her second calling as an on-air personality…of course, being Director of Event Experiences will always come first. 🙂

Keep on keepin’ on, Ang!

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Tune in to AM 990 TOMORROW!

Our own Angela Watson will be live on KWAM 990 tomorrow, June 11, from 7:40-8:00am. Chris Wade from the station will be interviewing as she speaks about Mahaffey‘s new inventory, a few events we have been honored to be a part of and of course, our fabulous partners.

It may be early in the morning, but if you know Angela at all, you know you will NOT be disappointed. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude will make for a tremendous start to your Tuesday!

There are 3 ways to listen:

  1. On the radio at AM 990,
  2. Online at www.kwam990.com (click tab that says watch and listen live),
  3. Or if you have a smartphone, download the KWAM 990 app.

Please tune in tomorrow morning and let us know what you thought!

Stop by our showroom anytime, or call 901.457.4538 to speak to Angela or one of our event specialists. As always, thank you for making us a part of your events!

Angela Watson

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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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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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