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.

Photo courtesy to Style Me Pretty

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Winter Wedding Colors

Winter weddings are always whimsical, yet a tad bit chilly. Be sure to give your guests a warm welcome by incorporating holiday colors into your wintry day. Shiny silver, glittery gold and winter white are three colors that give off a heavenly atmosphere.

From linens, tables, chairs, and tableware, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has everything a bride-to-be and party planner needs to create an elegant winter soiree! Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 to speak with one of our event specialists today!

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Sweet Silver Finish

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Mahaffey Showroom Update

The leaves outside are beginning to change and so is Mahaffey’s showroom! In preparation for the changing of seasons, our event specialists have been hard at work recreating our showroom!

The mixtures of warm autumn colors and popular rental items have been creatively assembled in anticipation for this season’s hottest trends. We have a variety of tables, chairs, linens and tableware on display, so be sure to book an appointment with one of our event specialists today!

Drop by Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals and take a look at our new layout or call 901.457.4538 to make an appointment.

Here are a few snapshots of our new showroom:

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Carter-Rea Wedding Spotlight

The animals of the Memphis Zoo weren’t the only ones being put on display this past weekend! The Carter-Rea wedding stole the show for this week’s wedding spotlight! Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals had the privilege of being part of this wildly gorgeous wedding coordinated by Amy Miller Weddings and Events!

Mahaffey’s party rental items, Cashmere Lamour, Gold Satin Napkins, Tableware, and Tuscan chairs made their way on the scene. These items allowed the couple and their guests to enjoy a whimsical array of dining essentials, fit to match the Zoo’s lush settings.

Mahaffey has a wide range of party rental items for all types of events. Call to make an appointment at 901.457.4538 or stop by our showroom to see what all we have to offer!

Check out photos of this unforgettable event, along with some of our fitting party rentals! All photos courtesy of Annabella Charles Photography.

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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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Did You Know Series: New Showroom

Did you know that we recently redesigned our showroom?! We have a wide variety of tables, chairs, linens, lighting and tableware now on display, so be sure to book an appointment with one of our experienced event specialists today!

Call us at 901.457.4538 or visit our website to see all of the products that we provide.

Take a look at some of the new setups in our showroom!

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White Spandex Chair Band with Jewel

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Table with Italian Bulb Lights, White Chiavari and Chateau Chairs and Clover Linen

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Tableware, Glassware and Flatware Display, 15-Light Chandelier

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Cherry Red Linen

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Vanessa Gold Tableware and Flatware

All photos courtesy of Shoanna Nicole Photography

To keep it fun, here are a few shots while we were “in transition.” 🙂

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Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza – Part 2

What a fun day! Despite the July 4th weekend, Sunday’s Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza was a success! Everything from the fashion show to the cake walk and door/grand prizes came together perfectly.

All brides, regardless of whether they won any prizes, walked away with the latest issue of Southern Bride Magazine. Mahaffey had a wonderful time setting up the booths for all the vendors, the entryway and cafe area, and of course visiting with all the brides-to-be. We are excited to be a part of your big day! A big thank you to our friend Alisa at Club Windward, for the beautiful centerpieces and all of your help! And congrats to our $250 gift card winner.

Check out these beautiful pictures from Sunday’s show…

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Black Chiavari Chair with a Lime Green Chair Sash and a Royal Crinkle Linen

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Yellow polka dot linen with yellow accessories

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Lilac Satin Linen with White Chateau Chairs

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Bistro Table with Black and White Damask

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Silver Chiavari Chairs and silver linens with raspberry seat cushions

All pictures courtesy of Shonna Nicole Photography

Spring Creek Ranch Wedding Reception

This past Saturday was a busy one for Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals, and we’re excited to share what we were up to!

We provided two tents and the tent accessories for a wedding reception at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville, TN. Spring Creek Ranch contacted us last fall needing to double their capacity space to accommodate a 580+ guest wedding reception, the largest they’ve ever done.

We worked quickly to develop a solution, which was adding two tents as an extension off the main golf house. We built scaffolding to match the height of the outdoor patio area outside the golf house and laid Bil-Jax on top of the scaffolding to create the floor surface. Two twin-tube tents were then installed side by side. The largest tent measured 40 ft x 75 ft while the other measured 40 ft x 45 ft.

Finishing touches on the tents included a gorgeous ceiling liner, three wrought iron chandeliers, carpet, wood dance floor, staging, canister lights, railing, banquet tables, cocktail tables, silver chiavari chairs, white chair pads, as well as steel and ivory pintuck linens and silver satin sashes.

This event was quite an undertaking and it definitely presented its set of challenges, the biggest one being the scaffolding since it was built on various ground levels. Our crew overcame the challenges and everything turned out great. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Spring Creek Ranch and all the other vendors to make this wedding a huge success.

Here are some of the photos we captured just hours before the event! Enjoy!

View of the tents from golf course

Gorgeous set up inside the 40 x 75 tent -- ceiling liner, wrought iron chandelier, banquet tables, silver chiavari chairs & steel pintuck linens

Another view inside the 40 x 75 tent -- ceiling liner, wrought iron chandeliers, banquet tables, silver chiavari chairs & steel pintuck linens

Beautiful flower arrangements (arrangement on left was intertwined into our wrought iron chandelier)

Round banquet table, silver chiavari chairs and steel pintuck linen

Another view inside the 40 x 75 tent -- ceiling liner, wrought iron chandelier, banquet tables, silver chiavari chairs & steel pintuck linens

Cocktail tables with ivory pintuck linens and silver satin sashes

This wedding will be featured in both Southern Bride Magazine and Say Yes Memphis, so be sure to keep your eyes out for those!