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.


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’s New Inventory: In the Round Stage

Mahaffey’s newest rental item knocks the socks off of any ordinary stage! Introducing our In the Round Stage, perfect for concerts, plays and even dance floors. Rather than a traditional stage, these round platforms date back to theatres in ancient Greece and medieval times. Rent our In the Round Stage to provide your audiences with unlimited viewing angles and an experience unlike any other!

We are still doing our best to ensure that our products are the best quality in the industry. We want you to know that you can count on Mahaffey when it comes to guaranteeing your event is absolutely perfect.

Contact Mahaffey for your next performance, wedding, corporate event or gala! Aside from stages and dance floors, we also offer several different tent styles, chairs, tables, linens, tableware, glassware, lighting and more!

Stop by our showroom or call us today at 901.457.4538 to speak to one of our event specialists!

Mahaffey stage

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!

Enjoy the Tastes of Memphis at ArtsMemphis’ Culinary Series!

We are honored to partner with ArtsMemphis for the 2013 Culinary Series. This amazing series of dinner and brunch events supports a wide range of Memphis arts.

Renowned chefs in the series include Karen Carrier, Kelly English, Erik Proveaux, Erling Jensen and many more! Parties will be hosted with live entertainment at venues such as The Metal Museum, Earnestine & Hazel’s, Arcade Restaurant and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Tickets go on sale to the public July 8th, and they are sure to go FAST. Don’t miss out on what is being called a feast for the senses and a celebration of everything that makes Memphis irresistible!

ArtsMemphis Culinary Series

A Mahaffey Fourth: Rentals & Recipes

We don’t know about y’all, but here at Mahaffey we feel like this year is flying by! With the first of July next week, Independence Day is approaching fast. Guarantee your July 4th bash is one to remember with these Mahaffey party rentals and two of our favorite recipes.

Also, don’t forget to check out our July 4th Pinterest board for more fun ideas for your soiree!



Blue & White Checkered, Red & White Checkered, Royal Blue or Holiday Red Linens

Kerr mason jars

Mason Jars

pedestal fan

Pedestal Fans

Polar Cool

Polar Cooler

White Padded Folding Chair

White Padded Folding Chairs (Starting July 1st, receive $1 off
ALL White Padded Folding Chairs!)


4th of July smoothie

4th of July Blast Smoothie

firecracker bundt cake

Firecracker Bundt Cake

‘Twas a Festivious Season at Mahaffey

We absolutely love this time of year, not only due to the warmer weather, but also because it’s festival season! Two huge festivals we love being a part of are New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Although it is crazy busy at Mahaffey getting ready for these events, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We have been providing the structures for Jazz Fest for the past 30 years, and it’s always an honor. After the inaugural festival in 1970, it was envisioned as an important event with both cultural significance and popular appeal. No other fest can quite compare to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, ranked the Festival of the Year four times by Pollstar magazine and called “the country’s very best music festival’’ by Life magazine.

Bonnaroo, which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, offers four full days of  music, comedy, art, shopping and camping. Set up like a miniature city on over 700 acres, this festival is quite an adventure. For over five years, Mahaffey has been providing tents, clearspan structures and stage covers for this event. Well-known artists including as Jack Johnson, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Passion Pit, The Lumineers and Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors performed at this year’s festival.

Here are a few pics of our tents in action!

Bonnaroo 2013

Photo courtesy of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Bonnaroo 2013

Photo courtesy of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Bonnaroo 2013

Photo courtesy of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Bonnaroo 2013

Photo courtesy of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Jazz Fest 2013

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Jazz Fest 2013

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Jazz Fest 2013

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Jazz Fest 2013

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Mahaffey Summertime Showroom

With summer in full swing, Mahaffey decided to revamp the showroom with a variety of this season’s hottest trends. Our event specialists went to work and redesigned the entire area! They mixed bright colors and popular rental items, creating mini setups to exemplify our wide range of event decor.

We hope you’ll drop by and take a look at our new layout. If you would like to make an appointment, feel free to call us at 901.457.4538 or stop by Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm or Saturday from 9am to 1pm!

Here are a few snapshots of our showroom:

lounge cubes

Lounge Cubes with Italian Bulb Lights

tabletop rentals

Navy blue Pintuck linen with Mahogany Chateau Chairs

tabletop rentals

“Caribbean” color scheme with our new Clear Glass Plates


Mahaffey’s New Inventory: Part 4

Today’s featured rental is not limited to one item, but rather showcases our current inventory. Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals recently replaced every White Plastic Folding Chair (all 5,000 of them!), added 300 tables and ordered a beautiful new 24′ x 24′ white indoor dance floor.

While these additional inventory items may not catch anyone off guard, we at Mahaffey are doing our best to ensure that our products are of the highest quality and the BEST in the industry. We want you to know that you can count on us when it comes to guaranteeing your event is perfect.

Contact Mahaffey for your wedding, corporate event or gala! Aside from chairs, tables and dance floors, we also offer several different tent styles, linens, tableware, glassware, lighting and more.

Stop by our showroom or call us today at 901.457.4538 to speak to one of our event specialists!

Mahaffey tables

New tables in stock!

Mahaffey’s New Inventory: Part 3

Today’s featured item: tent topsMahaffey Tent & Party Rentals recently purchased 36,000 sq. ft. of new tent tops, both clear and white!

Whether you want to rent a tent to transform your wedding reception, or you’re hosting a corporate event, consider a Mahaffey tent. Our tents can be almost any size, fitting all your guests comfortably. We offer several tent styles, from pole tents to clearspan, giving you the freedom to set the perfect venue for your event. White tops bring elegance and will stand out from their surroundings, whereas clear tops give you the pleasure of viewing a beautiful night sky or the landscape around your tent. Either choice will compliment your wedding, gala or party, and create a memorable and lasting image in all attendees’ minds. Not only that, but they will shelter you from any inclement weather that may try to ruin the day.

Call us today at 901.457.4538 for more information about tenting or any of our other rentals!

Mahaffey clear top

Mahaffey clear top tent

Mahaffey’s New Inventory: Part 2

Today’s featured rental item is our Polished Wood Flooring. Mahaffey recently restored 30,000 sq. ft. of hardwood flooring, guaranteeing your event is the talk of the town.

But these heart pine floors though did not originate in the Mahaffey warehouse! The wood was a part of the forested landscape of America long before our nation’s birth. After at least 150 years of growing, the trees were transformed into flooring at a textile mill in Virginia. We are honored to have pieces of American history ready and waiting for your event.

Just a reminder, we also offer other flooring options, from dance floors to carpet and even clear pool covers.

Call us today at 901.457.4538 for more information about flooring or our restored polished hardwood!