Wedding Reception Tables: The Round Farm Table

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Is your wedding reception venue one big blank slate, and does that strike any wedding day jitters? Planning a wedding from the ground up and getting all the details just right can be taking on a lot, but not when you have the perfect wedding rental company who has your back.

Signature Event Rentals arranges wedding and tent rentals in the D.C., Virginia, and Maryland areas. Learn more about our Round Farm Table in today’s post!

Wedding Inspiration: Round Wedding Tables

Even if you’re looking at an empty room that you need to transform into your wedding reception, Signature Event Rentals is here to help craft a dreamy wedding scape that perfectly fits your style, round wedding tables included. 

We really love the aesthetic of a round wedding table because they create a more intimate gathering compared to the long, reaching rectangular tables that seem to go on forever, which can sometimes foster a cold and rigid environment.  

Round tables are much more traditional in modern weddings because they’re a great all-around and versatile choice.

Round tables can seat more guests. 

If you’re throwing a large wedding reception with limited space, round tables go unmatched. A typically 60” round table seats approximately six to eight guests and a 72” round table 10 to 12, where a standard 8’ rectangular table can only fit eight guests while taking up more space. 

If space is limited, round tables are always recommended, but if you have some space to play with, you could always consider a mix of rectangular and round tables. 

Round tables may be more cost-effective.

Because round tables can seat more guests, you won’t need as many, which is kinder to your wedding budget. Think about it — not only are more tables more expensive, but you have to consider everything that goes onto a table. The linens, centerpieces, and table settings all add up.

Round tables are more intimate.

Round tables can be configured in many ways, but they’re great because there are always nearby tables and people that surround you, making for a fun and lively wedding reception. There are always people to get to know at the table, and if you turn behind you, there are even more people to meet and make conversation with. Round tables usher abundance and joy — they bring out the merriment of wedding receptions. 

Many people opt for round tables because they seat more, they’re generally less expensive because you won’t require as many, and they’re more intimate, especially if you have a large wedding guest list. 

Decorating a Round Wedding Table

Round tables can be decorated in any color and theme — from a more traditional look of ivory linens and fine china and paired with cross back chairs to a rustic wedding aesthetic with copper mules, mason jars, and burlap. 

One of the only considerations that should be made is keeping shorter floral arrangements for centerpieces. Site lines can be blocked and conversations curtailed when you have high florals. 

The Round Farm Table From Signature Event Rentals

Our Round Farm Table features all solid wood and is available in the 60” size. It’s beautiful enough to be used without linens for a more deconstructed farm or rustic wedding, ushering the simplicity of wood, or it can be covered with your linen color of choice.

Effortlessly mingle the room with a Round Farm Table setup that shines whether it’s rows or an off-centered design, making it easy for you and your guests to have a memorable wedding reception.   

Build An Empty Wedding Space With Signature Event Rentals

Once you’ve selected our Round Farm Table, begin to plan all the specifics surrounding your wedding reception space. Signature Event Rentals have wedding rentals covered, right down to the small details.  

Our comprehensive wedding rentals include:

The inventory and the people at Signature Event Rentals are what makes our wedding rental company thrive. With wedding essentials, you can start from a blank slate and plan your dream wedding or pick and choose a la carte for what you need to make your wedding happen. 

Let’s start planning! Contact us today!

 

  

 

Calling The Crossback Chair

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If you’re planning a wedding — the details matter. From picking a wedding theme and colors to the bright botanicals and table centerpieces, it is a lot of work, but it’s also bringing your vision to life. 

Then there are the smaller less thought of details that actually help bring your special day together — the chairs. Don’t forget the chairs! 

Signature Event Rentals cultivates dream weddings in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area with our specially curated wedding rentals. Learn more about our Crossback Chair in today’s post. 

Wedding Rental Essentials: The Chairs

Whether you’re planning a backyard wedding and need to rent just about everything or you have a venue who provides most of the basics, it’s important to center these things around your aesthetic and comfort. 

Renting chairs even when a venue provides them is a common investment during wedding planning. Many of the chairs just don’t have the aesthetics that bring a cohesiveness, but Signature Event Rentals does! 

Don’t get stuck with office chairs or outdated hotel chairs for your wedding, and select a chair that breathes life — and arguably comfort — into your big day. 

Why focus on wedding chairs?

When people move from the ceremony to the reception, they make a grand entrance and survey the room — they spot the immaculate details you poured over for your table decor. The linens, the flatware, and yes, even the chairs. 

There are a myriad of wedding chairs to choose from, with the most popular wedding chair designs available in a wide range of price points, so you’ll always have a beautiful option that fits your budget. 

The Crossback Chair From Signature Event Rentals  

The Crossback Chair from Signature Event Rentals is an elegant and timeless option for wedding chair rentals. It looks like a piece that you would find in any home but multiplied for your many guests, providing a relaxing and cozy aesthetic. 

The design of the Crossback Chair starts with solid hardwood that contours to the body with a slightly curved seat and the classic crossback curved wood backrest for the ultimate support and comfort when your guests are taking a break from the dancefloor. 

It too has details you’ll love — slightly curved front and rear legs and a rainbow-shaped spindle in front. The smooth and flowing lines give it a romantic style perfect for any wedding reception. 

The Crossback Chair can be used as-is or dressed up to enhance the colors and theme of your wedding. Colored fabric wrapped around the backrest is a very traditional decoration, while some tie guest’s names to the back. You can be as creative and detailed with the decor of the Crossback Chair without losing the simplicity or making it too gaudy. 

The Versatile Crossback Chair

The Crossback Chair has a multifaceted design, making it a perfect piece for a variety of weddings. 

The Outdoor Wedding

Perfect for a summer wedding, the Crossback Chair is a charming addition to the bright florals of the season. The flowing design and curved pieces harmonize with a round table, but also look great with a long rectangle shape as well. 

The simple and clean design matches any wedding color and is an extremely affordable choice. 

Rustic Farm Weddings

If you’re throwing a rustic farm wedding, the Crossback Chair melds perfectly into the ambiance — copper cups, mason jars, and all! They weather well in an outdoor wedding and ours are coated with a polyurethane varnish keeping them protected.   

At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with the Crossback Chair — it’s sophisticated and elegant as it is simple and distinct. Use it for any indoor or outdoor wedding for a look that will bring your wedding vision to life. 

Wedding Rentals From Signature Event Rentals

Not only do you get the best selection in wedding chairs, including the Crossback Chair, but Signature Events rentals have so many more wedding rentals available. From audio and visual, food service, and concessions to dance floors, linens, and tent rentals, we are your comprehensive event rentals company in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. 

Curate your dream wedding on any budget with Signature Event Rentals today!  

 

 

   

What to Consider When Doing DIY Menu Planning for Fabulous Parties

What to Consider When Doing DIY Menu Planning for Fabulous Parties

 

Thinking of throwing a party or two in a span of a week at home? You know it’s difficult and expensive to hire catering services for each party. 

So what can you do to make sure you have delicious food for your guests every time you have a party at home? Prepare the food yourself! It’s not that difficult, especially when you know how to do menu planning and you have some help at home. 

Here are a few things to consider when doing DIY menu planning for fabulous parties at home:

How many guests?

With normal weekly family meal planning, you consider the number of meals you’ll be consuming for the whole week. The same goes for meal planning for a party — you have to consider how many dishes there will be so that you can buy in bulk, and make sure they’re going to last for all the parties. 

When is the party?

Another factor is the date and time of your parties. Early morning parties that occur before 10 in the morning are under the full breakfast rule. Hence, you’d have to prepare a full breakfast spread for your guests. The same applies to parties happening at noon or at 5 in the afternoon, as they will fall under full lunch and full dinner respectively. 

If you want to save a bit, you can choose to hold your party at around 10 AM (to before noon) or from 2PM (to just before 5PM) so you have an option to only serve light snacks. After-dinner parties are from 8PM onwards and you have a choice to serve light snacks or just desserts. 

Quantity or Variety?

If you can’t cook a lot of dishes, what you can do is to cook in bulk so that your guests can get full despite having just two or three dishes. 

On the other hand, if you can only come up with small servings of each dish, what you can do is serve up a bunch of dishes. Having a variety of dishes makes your guests eat less of each kind so they can try the other offerings. Hence, you can make them feel full with bits and pieces of each dish. 

When doing menu planning, make sure to consider that not every guest will fall for the small serving trick. Allot an allowance for those that will get seconds.

 

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Have A Lovely and Lively White Wedding

Have A Lovely and Lively White Wedding

Many people will tell you that an all-white wedding will seem empty and drab. But it’s actually possible to have one that’s not dreary. Also, while using mostly white, you won’t be able to avoid having a touch of other colors, like the greenness of the stems of the white flowers. 

You don’t have to whitewash everything as these small hints of other colors are what will give your wedding the elegance and the luxurious feel you want. 

Aside from the all-white flowers, here are some other things you should consider when having a white wedding. 

The invitations need not be lifeless.

While you’re still going with an all-white theme, your invitation doesn’t need to be literally all-white. You would need other colors to write things on it. No worries if you’re going for minimalism, as you can choose subdued colors — black against a backdrop of white, or you can choose gray for the font color instead. 

If you’re not really going for minimalism (and you aren’t afraid to use other colors), you can incorporate any color but make sure that the focus is still white. Use a chunky large font (against a single color) for the invitation cover. Much better if you use some graphics, say, illustrations of people all wearing white. 

White has a variety of style choices.

There’s no need to be afraid that the entourage won’t have that many style choices. On the contrary, the color white still has many shades to choose from — there’s ivory, cream, snow, eggshell, or milk. Plus, you can still play with the different textures and fabrics for the bridesmaids’ dresses. 

If the groom isn’t keen on wearing shades of white for his suit, he can still follow the motif by wearing pale colors like a light brown tux or a pale gray one. 

White blocks of cake are still beautiful.

You can still opt for some hints of other colors to decorate your white cake. Additionally, you can use flowers (whether edible or not) to style your wedding cake, and let the green of the stems and leaves give it the pop of color you want. If you’re all-in with the single white color, what you can do is play with the texture of the icing. 

 

Your dream white wedding is within your reach. Need wedding decor ideas like this free-standing aisle candelabra? Call Signature Event Rentals for all your wedding rental needs.

 

Safety Tips For House Parties

Safety Tips For House Parties

Safety Tips For House Parties

Partying at your own home provides peace of mind that you don’t have to go out of your comfort zone to socialize. But in doing so, you are inviting other people into your comfort zone and it does make you vulnerable. Here are some tips on how to stay safe when throwing parties at home. 

If you’re having an intimate party with just a few of your friends, then you should only worry about the safety of your guests. 

With a few friends

  • Get your electrical cords out of the way. Avoid people tripping from cords (and other items) by putting these in a safe place. 
  • Don’t overload outlets. Have multiple quality extension cords.
  • Make sure drinking water is easily accessible. Same goes for a first aid kit. 
  • Set up a safe place where people can sleep and pass out. It’s not to encourage them but it’s better to assign a room, just in case. If some of your guests can’t drive home and they can’t arrange a ride, you can have them sleepover in the designated room. 
  • Additionally, have a secure place for guests with valuable belongings like car keys and wallets. 
  • Secure and shut off your stovetops tight. A drunk person could try to cook and suddenly cause a fire. 
  • If you’re going to be grilling, if possible, do this outdoors. 

 

With many guests

But if you’re hosting quite a large number of people, with mere acquaintances attending, it’s best to keep yourself, and everyone else, safe. 

Since you own the house where the party is held, set some ground rules and make sure party attendees are aware of them. Keep yourself safe by assigning some friends to help you keep the peace. 

  • Ask friends to help identify party crashers. These people might not just be there for the food and booze. You don’t want to risk them taking your valuable stuff.
  • If it’s going to be a huge party, it’s better to have a single entrance so you can see who and what goes in and out. 
  • Try to stay sober. No matter how fun the party is, staying sober means you could check on your friends as well as make sure everything is under control. 
  • Secure Children and pets in a safe place so they don’t accidentally ingest dangerous food or liquid. 

 

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How to Handle Wedding Guest Problems

How to Handle Wedding Guest Problems

How to Handle Wedding Guest Problems

Wedding plans are already hard to manage in the first place, and having to deal with uncooperative guests could bring you too close to your breaking point. There is no need to worry as you can handle wedding guest problems with grace just like with the other items on your wedding planning checklist. Here are some tips:

When unwanted guests get invited…

Most of the time, having unwanted guests is a result of some people inviting themselves. They’ll just announce to the bride and groom-to-be (or the couple’s family) that they’ll be attending. If this happens, what you can do is to not send them a copy of the invitation. If the said guest is persistent, you could make sure that the details of the event don’t reach them at all. Avoid posting anything on social media prior to the event. Should you have to use social media, create a private group chat. You can also assign people to serve as point-of-contact so you don’t have to have too many people on the group chat. 

If in case your parents (or other invited guests) are responsible for inviting the unwanted guests, talk to them about doing the “uninviting” for you. Try to be as calm as possible but be firm that you will not allow the unwanted guests to be at your wedding.

When the uninvited guest still shows up on your wedding day, well, just ignore him or her as much as possible. Don’t let anyone ruin your big day. Deal with the uninvited guest on another day.

When family members and friends are known for their embarrassing behavior…

You probably have relatives who are known for their ill-mannered behavior. And since they are part of the family, you can’t just uninvite them to the occasion. If you’re sure they will cause a scene, you can choose to have an intimate immediate family-only ceremony. To pacify them, what you can do is to just invite them to the reception. You can make up an excuse that you’re working within a budget, or that you did that for their sake as you don’t want them to have to sit still for a long time. 

Additionally, you can also just opt to have 2 separate receptions: one specifically for friends and colleagues, and another for family and relatives. Since your relatives are most likely aware of what to expect from the cheeky members anyway, they would not have as many complaints. These receptions don’t have to be full-blown events either. A simple sitdown meal for both should be enough to pacify them. 

When a guest gets too involved with the decisions…

Some guests like to provide unsolicited advice. And while you can try to ignore them, there are some who like to air out their disappointment when you don’t heed their advice. If this happens and you want to take the high road, just tell them that their advice came a little too late and that the details have already been finalized. 

 

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Tips on Hiring Your Wedding Photographer and Videographer

Tips on Hiring Your Wedding Photographer and Videographer

Tips on Hiring Your Wedding Photographer and Videographer

 

Aside from hiring people with their own equipment with which they are familiar with, there is more to choosing wedding videographers and photographers than just their rates. 

  1. Decide if you want both a photographer and a videographer.

This decision can help you save money, as you can choose to spend less if you want just one service anyway. If you decide to have both, you should be looking into people who are great at both. However, since these experts are usually more proficient in one area more than the other, consider hiring two separate professionals for each job. Of course, this would cost more compared to hiring one who’s at least good with both. 

So, if you prefer to have a video you want to re-watch over and over, just go with a great videographer. Their photography skills won’t matter so you can get a better deal. The same goes for a photographer with a great eye with photos but not in shooting videos. 

  1. When choosing a professional, find one with a similar point of view as you and your partner.

While we can’t deny that the pros know more about videos and photos, sometimes pros tend to come up with shots that are too repetitive. You might end up with the same poses as the other hundred couples before you. Make sure your vision as a couple should have some weight in the outcome of the photos and videos. 

Another thing is to consider what type of photos and videos you want. Do you prefer candid photos only? With videos, do you find drone shots too mainstream? Find a professional who can make your vision come to life. Also, even if you’re open to anything, you should look for a videographer or a photographer that’s not only creative, but also has fresh ideas. 

  1. Settle on what the output’s quality should be.

Your wedding happens once in a lifetime — that exact day will only happen once. If the professionals weren’t able to capture the moment of your vows, or if the pictures were blurry, there’s no retake. So making sure you’re hiring actual experts is a must. Check their portfolio and if possible, watch their previous same-day edit videos. Also, make sure the contract is explicit on the guarantees for any mishap. 

 

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How To Uninvite Guests to Your Party

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How To Uninvite Guests to Your Party 

A creepy co-worker got invited to your party. A possible stalker-slash-party-crasher found your party details. You suddenly had a falling out with a friend. People who get on your nerves self-invited themselves to your party. 

There are a lot of possible reasons you might want to un-invite someone to your party. However, as much as you want to tell them to their face that they are not welcome, you feel like there might be some other way to do so. 

Sad to say, but there isn’t really a good way to uninvite someone without hurting their feelings. Most likely they’ll be on to you or have an idea of what’s going on. While it’s best to tell them the truth, it is understandable that you’d want to try to not ruffle any feathers. 

You have three options to deal with this dilemma: to lie, to tell the truth, or to cancel the party. Whatever you choose will have both pros and cons, and it’s a matter of how ready you are in dealing with the consequences of your decision.

Option 1: Tell the truth.

It might strain your relationship with the unwanted person, the truth will set you both free. 

Pros:

  • The unwanted person will have no choice but to accept that he isn’t invited.
  • There is no need to be afraid of a lie backfiring, or a need to come up for more lies. 

Cons:

  • You’ll surely hurt the unwanted person’s feelings. 
  • If it’s a crappy relative, you’d probably never live it down.

Option 2: Lie.

Here’s a sample scenario: If the unwanted person is an acquaintance, claim that a very close friend was suddenly available and that it’s too late to add another seat to the table. You can also claim to be downsizing because too many people are planning to show up and the venue can’t handle it.

Pros:

  • This lessens the blow on the unwanted person’s feelings. 

Cons:

  • Provided that the person-to-be-uninvited bites, it could backfire if he finds out the truth from other people. Say he saw a picture of someone else in social media having fun at your party, or someone invited (who had no idea of the situation) tells him about the party.
  • It is most likely to backfire if the person is inside your inner circle, like a family member in a family gathering or a co-worker in a party among officemates.

Option 3: Cancel or Postpone the party.

Not brave enough to tell the truth but afraid they’ll catch you in a lie? Just cut the problem in its roots. Cancel the party. 

Pros:

  • If you cancel the party, there is no need to deal with the unwanted person.

Cons:

  • It could be a hassle to move the date or to reschedule with your vendors. 
  • The only way postponing would work is if the unwanted person is busy on the new date.
  • Only really possible with small gatherings like a dinner party or a lunch out.

 

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Have Fun Choosing Your Wedding Colors

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Have Fun Choosing Your Wedding Colors 

Your wedding colors set the tone and ambience of your wedding day. However, choosing what looks perfect or what fits you and your partner can be quite a chore. If you’re not in the mood to look at a color wheel, here’s some options on how to choose the best one. 

1. Find a few colors that you and your partner likes.

This is the easiest way to choose: by just settling on what colors you and your partner likes. The only thing that you have to watch out for is if your colors don’t complement each other. If you don’t care about rules and like being rebellious, you can go through with them. If not, what you can do is to find another color that complements both colors to somehow bridge them. 

An example is when you’re afraid orange and green can’t go together, just add yellow in the middle to harmonize them. Of course, try to use pastel-ish versions. Try not to use any neons as they are harder to match and put together. 

2. Find colors that fit the season of your wedding day. 

If you can’t decide what colors to choose, use the current season as your inspiration. Getting married on a summer’s day? Try sky blue and sand white, or sea green and salmon color. 

Tying the knot in a winter wedding gives you the opportunity to use rich color combinations like mauve and jade, or magenta and yellow. 

You can turn to vibrant fall colors if you’re getting married during the autumn season. Burnt orange, browns and navy blues can highlight your color motif for your special day. 

Of course, spring colors are just as lovely. This is your chance to use flamboyant color combinations like hot pink and lemon yellow, and get away with it.

Alternatively, you can use what flowers are in season and then choose similar complementary colors.

3. Find colors that look good on you and your spouse-to-be. 

If you’re impartial to whatever looks good and doesn’t really have a preference with colors, just choose colors that look good on both of you. If you’ve not heard of skin undertones, you should look into it. It’s basically that if you have a warm undertone, rich warm colors look good on you while cool colors will make you look pale, and vice versa. 

Choosing your wedding colors doesn’t have to be hard. Don’t be afraid to experiment and mix and match colors. It’s your wedding, after all. Have fun!

 

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6 Things to Consider When Renting a Dance Floor

When planning a party, whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or another celebration, a dance floor is always a great addition. There is nothing like a dance floor to get the energy flowing and the good times rolling.

In this blog post, we are going to discuss things that you should consider when you are renting a dance floor. Will the dance floor fit into your space? Where should you place it? We are going to cover these questions and more.

If you live in Virginia or Washington DC and are interested in renting a dance floor for your next celebration, contact Signature Event Rentals. We carry dance floors, tables, chairs, and more. 

Where Will You Place the Dance Floor?

If you want to have a dance floor at your celebration, one of the first things to consider is where you will put it. You have to consider the size of the venue, whether it’s an inside or outside venue, and how much space is available.

You’ll also want to choose a location that is central to all of your guests. If a few guests begin to dance, others will be more likely to join in. You want a space that can be the center of your gathering so that everyone can watch and enjoy. 

The Lighting of the Dance Floor

Another factor you should consider when renting a dance floor is how you will light it. This may have an impact on where you place it as well. If you have an inside venue, you should place the dance floor under some lights to show it off. If you have an outside venue, you may want to consider renting some lighting as well. 

Does a Dance Floor Fit into the Budget?

A dance floor certainly adds an element of fun to your event, however, you’ll want to make sure that one fits into the budget. Dance floor rentals are usually available in a range of prices depending upon what the floor is made from, the appearance, and size.

The Size of the Dance Floor

Once you have decided where the dance floor will go, one of the other important things to consider is what size dance floor would be best. You want a dance floor that will fit into your space comfortably, but also one that will accommodate the number of guests you have invited. Ordering a large dance floor for only a few quests can make it seem empty while renting a small dance floor for a large number of guests can lead to not enough space. 

How Easy is the Dance Floor to Set Up?

If you are renting a dance floor, make sure you ask the rental company how easy the floor is to set up. You may be able to hire the company to deliver and set up your dance floor, however, most are designed with ease of set up in mind. 

How Many Guests Are Attending

When deciding on a dance floor, whether it is affordable, where to place it, and what size to rent, you’ll have to consider the number of guests that are attending your celebration. If you have a large number of guests, you will want to rent a larger dance floor, which will make the dance floor rental a bit more expensive. 

Having enough room on the dance floor for your guests is essential to everyone having a good time. You don’t want your guests to be waiting in line to dance. On the other side of things, you also don’t want to go overboard on the size of your dance floor. An oversized dance floor will take up space that you could be using for other activities, seating, or even a bar. Choosing the right size dance floor for the number of guests you’ve invited is crucial. 

Rent a Dance Floor from Signature Event Rentals

If you are looking to rent a dance floor for a celebration or special event in Virginia or Washington DC, look no further than Signature Event Rentals. We have dance floors available for outside or inside events. Our dance floors come in easy to put together sections that ensure you can have the dance floor just the perfect shape and size for your space. Contact us today to learn more about all of our party and event rentals.