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!

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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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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!

Did You Know: All About South Holly Road

Mahaffey is excited to introduce South Holly Road to our growing list of favorite vendors. As a wedding designer, coordinator, decorator and stylist in Memphis, TN (although she does travel), South Holly Road creates unique events that reflect each client’s personality and style. Bringing to life your soiree vision, the mastermind behind South Holly Road, Holly Burris.

Whether you’re planning an event or wedding, Holly will create a distinctive theme that will leave you and your attendees speechless. Her expertise in creativity is not at all limited, partly due to her traveling throughout the years. For your wedding or next event, consider South Holly Road!

Just a couple things we love about Holly…

1. Her business cards. It’s hard to tell below, but these cards are actually velvet.

2. All About Holly section on her About page. Check it out!

3. Her fun and enthusiastic personality, evident not only in person but all throughout her website, which will tickle anyone’s spirits during the event planning process.

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Mahaffey’s January 2013 Bridal Shows: Part One

We had an absolute blast at the Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza earlier this month! Our event specialists did a wonderful job putting together an amazing booth, complete with several unique tablescapes, a complete lineup of our chair selection, a linen rack showcasing more than 30 tablecloths, chandeliers and more! Their hard work definitely paid off as we quite possibly had the best booth there! We aren’t biased at all. 🙂

When we weren’t chatting with the fabulous brides-to-be, we couldn’t help but walk around to visit with and admire all of our favorite vendors’ booths, and sample lots of wedding cake, cupcakes and food.

All brides, regardless of whether they won any prizes, walked away with the latest issue of Southern Bride Magazine and hopefully lots of tips and vendor information for their big day. Mahaffey had fun setting up the pipe and drape, entryway and cafe area for the show, and of course visiting with all the lovely engaged ladies.  A big thank you to our friend Alisa at Club Windward, for the beautiful centerpieces, the delicious chicken and waffles, and all of your help! Thank you also to Gigi’s cupcakes for our cupcake centerpiece (which everyone LOVED). Mahaffey was able to practice self control and not eat any until the show was…almost over.

Here are pictures of our booth in case you missed out!

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Farm table with Chevron table runner

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Our “mini showroom”

Cupcake centerpiece

Our cupcake centerpiece

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! 🙂

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Summer Showroom Preview!

We’ve had some exciting changes in our showroom this week. Now bigger and better, if there was ever a time to come play around with our wonderful array of linens, tableware and much more it’s definitely now!

Table settings and linen and chair selections

Table settings and our bar area

Contact our local team {Angela, Lainya, Shonna and Clint} for a time to see our fabulously updated showroom for your next wedding or special event!

Xoxo,

Raquel