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!


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


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!

Halloween Themed Tent

Taken from our Holiday Idea Pinterest board!

Did You Know Series: Event Tent App

If you are planning a party, wedding, corporate or any type of event that needs TENTS, download the “Event Tent” app, by  IFAI’s Tent Rental Division, that will begin the tent planning process for you! Planning an event is not the easiest thing to do. Especially when you have a checklist of (what seems like) about a million things you have to take care of before the big event takes place.

This app is super easy to use and is similar to Mahaffey’s tent size tool. The app is free to download and once opened, you enter the date of your event, the event type, the location and ground surface. On the second page, you put in your number of guests, seating arrangements and accessories (such as tables and entertainment). Simply hit Calculate after entering your information, and the final page displays your estimated area needed, the best tent size and room to spare. Simple as that! If you need further help, simply enter your information and within MINUTES you will be contacted by the nearest tent rental company, such as Mahaffey, and you can order your tent!

Have fun, party planners!

Step by step pictures of the wonderful “Event Tent” app

Did you know Series: Mahaffey Events Extraordinaire

Did you know that Mahaffey does much more than just weddings? Although we’re known for contributing to some fabulous weddings (thanks to our AMAZING partners), we also accommodate other event needs as well!

Some of these events include:

  • Sporting Events
  • Birthday Parties and Bar Mitzvahs
  • Graduation Ceremonies and other events
  • Corporate Events
  • Fairs & Music Festivals
  • Film & TV Productions
  • Car Dealership “Tent Events”
  • And of course, the ever-timely Fireworks Tents

Not only does Mahaffey supply the beautiful tents and a wide range of party rentals for your event, but we also provide a checklist of things to get done before the big day, as well as some event planning tips.

Check out our website, as it is stocked with useful information to help plan your event. Not only that, but our expert event specialists will be there every step of the way to guarantee it’s a success!

Check out a few pictures of non-wedding events we’ve been a part of:

Corporate Event Tent

University of Memphis Centennial Event

Corporate Gala Tent

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Gala

Festival Tents

Art Festival Tents

Red Carpet Tent

Red Carpet Tent for 45th Annual CMA Awards

Maintenance Tent

Service Tent for Local Car Dealership

Party Tent

Rooftop Ultra Lounge

Hands of Hope Auction Party

The Hands of Hope Auction Party was held on Saturday, March 3rd, at The Columns at One Commerce Square. The event was a huge success and benefited the Exchange Club Family Center! We were honored to provide various rentals for the event including the linens and checkered dance floor. A big thanks to Moonshine Lighting Inc. for donating lighting fixtures and gobos and thanks to Holliday Flowers for providing ceiling sails, large drapes and all the floral!

Check out this great shot from the event!

Hands of Hope

Mahaffey Covers Virginia Tech’s Campaign for the Future

Check out this great testimonial video from our customers at Virginia Tech. This past fall, Mahaffey Tent Rentals provided a 132′ wide clearspan tent for the closing of Virginia Tech’s 8-year fundraising campaign, which brought in over $1.1 billion for the university. Enjoy!

Cosmic Trunk Show @ The Metal Museum

March is right around the corner, so make plans to join the Metal Museum for their Cosmic Trunk Show featuring a variety of artists on March 10th from 2 to 5 p.m. See below for a list of featured artists and for more information, call 901-774-6380 or visit www.metalmuseum.org. We’ll be sponsoring the event, so we hope to see you there!

King Holiday Celebration

This past Monday, Mahaffey provided a 10′ x 105′ gable end frame tent for the King Holiday Celebration at the National Civil Rights Museum here in Memphis. The tent was used as a walkway for those attending the event that was in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here’s a picture of the tent in front of the Lorraine Motel:

Attendees at the King Holiday Celebration enjoyed various activities including arts and crafts for children, courtyard vendors, local radio station remotes with on-air personalities and special guests, and Joe Cornelius “The Hatman” performances.

We hope everyone had a great time!

Mahaffey Holiday Party

We hosted our 2011 holiday party at the Memphis Zoo last night, and we had wonderful evening with friends, families, partners, and our fabulous customers. Everyone enjoyed food by Simply Delicious Catering, ice skating, and Zoo Lights. This is the second year for Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals to provide the clearspan structure covering the ice rink, which will be up through January 29.

Here are some pictures that were taken at the party! Enjoy!

Christmas lights sponsored by Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals

Outside view of the 82′ x 150′ clearspan structure

Inside view of the 82′ x 150′ clearspan structure

Inside view of the 82′ x 150′ clearspan structure

Our VP George with his daughter

Guacamole Action Station inside Teton Trek

Dessert table inside Teton Trek

Mahaffey employees enjoying the party

Thanks to all those who attended. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Mahaffey Family!