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.

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 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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Win Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza Tickets!

Calling all brides-to-be!

If you were recently engaged over the holidays, tweet us @MahaffeyTent for your chance to win two tickets to the Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza, presented by Southern Bride, Travel Leaders and Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just let us know in 140 characters or less how your fiance proposed.

The Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza will be held at the Agricenter International in Memphis on January 6th, beginning at 11:30 am, and lasting until 5 pm. The winner will be chosen at random and announced via our Twitter on January 4th at 3 pm. Tickets will be left at will-call for you and one guest. You must be engaged to participate in the contest and attend the bridal show.

Brides and their guests will enjoy fashion shows, which will feature beautiful gowns from bridal shops like Ballew Bridal, David’s Bridal and others. American Tuxedo, Gent’s Formal Wear, Guys Formal Wear and Men’s Wearhouse will display the wedding party attire needed for your special day, offering many choices in color, style and accessories. Prizes will be given away, along with the show’s traditional “cake walk contest”… one for the gals and one for the guys! You could win a wedding cake, a groom’s cake, plus other fabulous prizes.

The show provides a rich environment of wedding resources, vendors upon vendors, as well as experts who can assist the bride-to-be in planning her wedding and all the activities surrounding your big day.

We can’t wait to hear your stories and are looking forward to seeing you there. Good luck to all of our participants! 🙂

Bridal Rhapsody Billboard

Paso Fino Horse Show

The Paso Fino Horse Association is hosting its 39th Annual Grand National Championship Show & Expo this week at the Agricenter in Memphis. The show began on Sunday, Sept. 25, and wraps up on Saturday, Oct. 1. This is the first year for the show to be hosted in Memphis, and Mahaffey provided a number of tents for the event. We erected three hip tents for food vendors and many gable end tents were set up outside of stalls as requested. Mahaffey also built a dividing wall in the middle of a practice arena as well as two stages, one inside the main arena for the announcers and DJ and the other inside a practice arena for live entertainment. Below are some pictures from the event!

Hip TentMahaffey Striped Hip Tents and Gable End Tents

Gable End TentsMahaffey Gable End Tents

Mahaffey Gable End Tents

Dividing wall built by Mahaffey

Announcer/DJ stage built by Mahaffey

We were able to take a few minutes to watch the horses compete. The Paso Fino horses are given the title “Smoothest Riding Horse in the World” and they perform a smooth four-beat lateral gait. They are full of energy, drive, stamina and gracefulness. Here are a few of the photos we captured!

Youth Horsemanship Championship

Bella Forma Mares Judging

We are proud to be working with the Paso Fino Horse Association this year, and we look forward to working with them again in the future. Admission to the horse show is free for the public, so be sure to stop by this week if you have a chance! For more information, visit the Paso Fino Horse Association Web Site.