4 Common Mistakes To Avoid With Event Renting

A lot can go wrong with party planning and equipment rental services. Thankfully, Signature Event Rentals in Fredericksburg, VA, is here to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes people make! Here are four tips to keep in mind when planning your next event. Learn more about our rental services today!

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Not Planning Ahead

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is not planning. This applies to the big things (like booking your venue and caterer) and the small details (like ensuring you have enough table linens for all your guests). By taking care of everything in advance, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your event stress-free.

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Skimping on Quality

Regarding party rentals, skimping on quality is never a good idea. Cheap tents will collapse, flimsy tables will break, and uncomfortable chairs will have your guests grumbling. Instead, invest in high-quality rentals from a reputable company such as Signature Event Rentals, and you’ll be assured that your event will go off without a hitch.

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Overlooking the Weather

If you’re hosting an outdoor event, it’s essential to keep the weather in mind. Make sure you have a backup plan for inclement weather and be sure to rent items like tents and heaters just in case. Our services at Signature Event Rentals maintain a fast and professional process to help you in dire times of needing event adjustments and accommodations. Feel free to call us whenever you need assistance!

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Forgetting the Little Things

Lastly, remember the small details that can make or break your event! Things like table linens, place settings, and décor may seem minor details, but they can add up. Be sure to budget for these items in advance, and your event will be sure to impress.

By following these tips, you can avoid some of the most common mistakes people make when renting equipment for their events. Signature Event Rentals is here to help you every step of the way, so don’t hesitate to give us a call today!

 

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How To Level-Up The Look Of Your Wedding With The Right Rental Furniture

Your wedding is a big day and one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of it is your wedding rentals. Tables, linens, dinnerware — all these things set the tone of your reception and need to be handled with care. Renting the right furniture can absolutely change the entire look and feel of your wedding. You want to make sure you are working with someone who can keep your vision in mind. Signature Event Rentals can help you bring your vision to life and give you the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. In today’s post, we will discuss how to level up your wedding and ensure you get the most out of your wedding rentals. Read on to learn more and partner with us for quality wedding rentals in Virginia and DC today! 

Favor a Uniform Look 

Most weddings, even those without a theme, favor a uniform look. You want all the furniture, linens, and drapery to have a similar component that complements one another. It’s a good idea to pick a theme or at least a certain color scheme you want to go with. 

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Make Sure Your Vendor Understands Your Vision 

You want to make sure your vendor has a clear understanding of what you want. In order to do this, you need to have a clear understanding of what you want. Try making a vision board and putting together a list of themes you may want for your wedding. This will help both of you understand your vision better. 

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Don’t Overlook Interior Design 

Part of acquiring wedding rentals is setting everything up in a way that makes sense and looks nice. It’s not enough to just get everything you need, you also need to make sure you know where everything should go. Get familiar with the layout of your venue and think critically about how everything should be set up. 

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Keep Your Venue In Mind 

Most importantly, your wedding rentals should compliment your venue. Your venue is the star of the show. Your rentals should be there to spice it up and add to it. 

When you need quality wedding rentals, Signature Event Rentals is here to help. We can help you bring your wedding to the next level. Partner with us today!

Top 4 Aspects of Your Event Rental From Signature Event Rentals

Whatever event you might be planning, the amenities that you provide can make or break your guests’ experience. At Signature Event Rentals in Fredericksburg, we take it upon ourselves to make your guests’ experience, not break it. If you are looking for event rentals, no matter what kind of event you’re planning, we can help! Here are the four top aspects of working with Signature Event Rentals.

Furniture

Whether you are throwing a wedding or business event, you want comfortable chairs and tables to sit on and at. The furniture we offer not only looks great, but is sturdy and reliable, making them some of the best rentals possible when hosting an event.

Tableware

From eating utensils and glassware to plates and bowls, we offer some of the finest tableware options in Fredericksburg. Whether it’s a formal wedding or a New Year’s Eve party, we’ve got all of the tableware you might need to please your guests.

Power

You might already have everything you need but only need a little extra electricity to power a blow-up bouncy house or even a strand of lights. Lucky for you, we offer several different generators to provide you with the power you need to host the perfect event!

Heating & Cooling

Virginia gets hot and humid in the summer, and cold and humid in the winter. If you are hosting an event with an outdoor space, you are probably going to want some A/C or heating to stay comfy. From tent fans to portable heaters, we’ve got you covered! Check out our options today!

These are just four of the aspects of renting with Signature Event Rental. No matter the event you are hosting, we provide all of the party rental equipment you need to make sure everything flows smoothly. To rent everything you need for your event, reach out to Signature Event Rentals today!

4 Reasons to Partner With Signature Event Rentals for Your Upcoming Event

Weddings, birthdays, holidays, meeting your business goals, whatever your reason is for celebrating, make sure you have a trusted event rental company to make your party unforgettable. If you’re having an event in the greater D.C. area, then here are four reasons Signature Event Rentals should be your first choice for stress-free rentals.  
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High-Quality Customer Service

Hosting an event can be an overwhelming endeavor. That’s why Signature Event Rentals makes customer service our top priority. Our easy pickup and drop-off processes get you to the party faster, while our easy-to-follow instructions make setting-up a breeze, so you can relax and enjoy the celebration. We also ensure each rental is disinfected and scrubbed upon return, so you are always getting clean equipment.

Event Solutions to Fit Any Budget

We want to provide you with an event you’ll remember, not a bill you’ll never forget. We keep our prices low and provide protection plans for equipment so that you don’t have to worry about any unexpected charges. 

Event Rental Variety 

We offer everything you need to make your event look fun and professional. Whether you’re looking for table rentals, chair rentals, and linens for a wedding event, or you need a tent rental to keep out the fickle D.C. weather, we have it all. For your bigger party rentals, we have inflatables, stages, and dance floors so you can pack in the entertainment.

Prompt Event Services

With over five years of experience, you can trust our event rental company to be fast and on time. Whether it’s setting up, tearing down, or delivery, our services are always prompt and efficient, so you can get your party started faster. 

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Keep it elegant and formal or loose and fun. Either way, Signature Event Rentals has the variety and service you need to bring any type of party to life. Contact us to start planning your next event!

Christmas Party Planning

Party guests give cheers to a merry Christmas!

Christmastime is here, which means it is time to spread the cheer! Even with the stress that accompanies the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there is also much to celebrate. The closer we get to the big day itself, the more we will partake in the festivities of the holiday season. If you intend on going the extra mile and hosting a Christmas party of your own, proper planning is essential to ensure everyone has a great time. Signature Event Rentals is here to help! Our party rental services take the stress out of planning a special time for you and the people in your life. Consider the following advice to make your party an event that people will be talking about for years to come.

Theme & Style

The first thing to consider when planning a Christmas party is what you would like the event to project. Will it be a casual event or something more formal? It may seem quite inconsequential, but a simple decision like style will impact the entire mood of your party. Keep your guests in mind. An all-adult party may call for something more posh and refined, like a Christmas masquerade. On the other hand, an older crowd may prefer something more laidback and lowkey, much like a barbecue or cocktail party. If children are attending, be sure to keep things light and energetic with plenty of activities to partake in. It is Christmas, after all.

As for a theme, it will obviously have something to do with the holidays, but what exactly does that entail? Perhaps a “winter wonderland” theme complete with snowflake streamers and colors of light blue and silver will give the proper elegance you seek. For something warmer and more traditional, opt instead for an “I’ll be home for Christmas” concept, complete with a Christmas tree that guests can help decorate and maybe even an outdoor fireplace to bring the homey feel altogether.

Whatever you choose, Signature Event Rentals can help turn your vision into a reality. Our party rentals include everything you could possibly need to complete the aesthetic you seek. From linens and drapes to tabletop decor and chairs, we can dress your party up or treat it with reserved yet distinguished taste. Share with us what you want to accomplish, and we will walk you through everything else.

Food & Drink

It is expected at any event that food and refreshments will be served, but this is especially true during the holidays. Wholesome and filling foods fitting of winter weather are highly recommended. Prime rib, roasted fowl, and honey ham are all choices guaranteed to please, but you are by no means limited to these options alone. Creative choices include cedar plank salmon, tamales, or smoked brisket. Adding touches of your personality to the party is what will make for a truly unique and enjoyable experience for your guests.

As for sides, consider crowd-pleasers such as macaroni and cheese, corn pudding, and creamed spinach. A salad bar is never a bad idea, and bread is a cost-effective way of filling empty tummies. To truly wow and surprise, however, consider including a baked potato station. People can dress up their meals in whatever way they see fit, plus it makes the act of eating all the more fun and exciting.

Don’t forget to keep in mind the dietary restrictions of your guests. This not only shows respect for your guests, in many cases it can protect them from potentially harmful allergies. Vegan and gluten-free options are an excellent way of ensuring everyone enjoys his time at your party as well as showing you appreciate his being there. If you send out formal invitations, have a space for people to include their food preferences along with their RSVP. This way, you are sure to have the right amount of food for every diet, and everyone will have something they can eat.

Drinks are guaranteed to add to the fun, too. For beer, it is recommended to offer three options: something light like Heineken, something dark like Guinness, and something hoppy like Stone IPA. Red and brown ales are also excellent choices, often offering sweetened notes of chocolate or roasty characteristics of coffee that compliment the season. If you want to really impress, provide something seasonal from a local brewery. From Red Dragon to Highmark and Maltese, there are plenty of breweries to choose from here in Fredericksburg!

Christmas-themed drinksWine is a bit more simple to approach. White and red options are required, but you can go above and beyond in giving multiple choices of each. Oaked Chardonnays are popular with some but detested by others. Offering a fruity Sauvignon Blanc or dry Pinot Grigio will give options to those who prefer to lay off the oak. Rieslings are also enjoyed more during the colder months, as is sparkling wine. Include these to truly help your party stand out among the rest.

Red wines are exceptionally popular with chilly weather, so be sure to have plenty on hand to satisfy thirsty guests. Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold option and a perfect pairing for rich and fatty cuts of meat. Malbec or Merlot will be easier drinking for those with a delicate palette. It is wise to keep back-stock of something accessible like a red blend, which will satisfy a variety of tastes. For a more exotic selection, consider an easy-drinking Duro from Portugal. Wines from this region are fruity with velvety chocolate undertones, and they are extremely affordable to boot.

The best thing to do is to have a local wine shop provide what is needed. They have invaluable knowledge of what wines will be well-received. There is even a chance you’ll be given sample bottles to help you deliberate what you want to serve. The real key is keeping options available for everyone.

If you would like to have a full bar, a catering company will likely have affordable liquor options they are used to crafting drinks with. That said, you are welcome to make the selections yourself, as long as the bartender has the necessary ingredients for making popular cocktails. Vodka, gin, rum, tequila, bourbon, Irish whiskey, and Scotch are all important to keep on hand. By including vermouth, bitters, and various mixers, you are guaranteed to have all your bases covered. You can also take the opportunity to make a festive punch for everyone to enjoy. Whatever you do, just be sure to provide non-alcoholic for teetotalers or anyone who is underage.

Lastly, it wouldn’t be the holidays without offering something sweet. Desserts are demanded at any large group gathering, but this is doubly true during Christmas. Cookies, pies, perhaps a yule log cake — anything goes when it comes to what you could serve. Whatever you decide to include, just be sure to have variety. Not everyone is a fan of peppermint bark! By planning ahead, you can have your dessert platter adorned with decorations befitting the holiday season.

Whatever food graces your guests’ plates, Signature Event Rentals has the food service supplies you need to cater your party. We can even connect you with local catering companies so all you have to do is pick what ends up on the menu.

Music & Entertainment

It’s not a party without entertainment, so be sure to weigh your options appropriately. Take into consideration the crowd you are expecting to attract. If children are in attendance, a moonbounce will help keep them preoccupied. Activities with arts and crafts are another great way to keep children amused. Have them make macaroni angels or design personal ornaments to hang on a decorative evergreen. Given the occasion, what might take your party from “a good time” to something truly memorable is a surprise visit from none other than Santa Claus himself.

SparklersFireworks add a majestic spark to any celebration, and it’s something enjoyed by all, both young and old. Of course, there are rules and regulations to be considered when putting on a show that incorporates pyrotechnics, so be sure to consult your chosen venue before paying for a fireworks display. At the very least, sparklers are likely to be allowed if enjoyed in a controlled manner.

For adults, conversation is what will keep everyone entertained most. Including games at the dining tables can be the perfect way to encourage engagement between your guests. Hiring a comedian or magician to perform a Christmas-themed show can also be appreciated by people at any age. Dancing, too, is a proven method of enlivening a party, which is why music must play a central role in keeping your guests entertained.

More than likely, Christmas melodies will be the musical backbone of your holiday party. In terms of style, the options are plentiful. You might opt for a disc jockey to play popular tunes that everyone recognizes and enjoys. If you would like something a little more classy, however, consider hiring a band to perform.

Bands can customize the music choices to fit the mood of the occasion. Whether you are looking for something upbeat and energizing like rock or something with a little more swing like jazz, a band can give you exactly what you need. No matter what you choose, Signature Event Rentals can accommodate your choices with a stage, dance floor, PA system, and more. For party rentals, we provide only the best.

Comfort & Convenience

The key to a successful party is more than the activities you provide or what food you’ve had prepared. It’s also about making sure your guests are comfortable and well taken care of. Make certain that chairs are cushioned and supportive, particularly for pregnant women and the elderly. Since they may be limited in what activities they partake in, they may spend the majority of their time seated at a table, observing others and enjoying conversations. You want them to be satisfied as much as anyone else, so start by guaranteeing comfortable seating. With a large selection of chair rentals to choose from, Signature Event Rentals will help you achieve this with ease.

Next, you’ll want to have all the labor to be taken care of for you. Staffing caterers makes certain that drinks are always full and tabletops are regularly cleaned. Guests should not be held responsible for gathering trash or making unnecessary drink runs, and neither should the host. Concentrate on your role by keeping your guests relaxed, having all other duties delegated to the staff running the event.

It is inevitable at any get-together with food and drink that guests will eventually require the facilities of a washroom. Often, these are accessible via the venue itself, but should the party be taking place outside, it may be prudent to invest in high-end restroom facilities. Without providing for these basic needs, the situation may prove dire, and that doesn’t put anyone in the Christmas spirit.

Lastly, when it comes to winter parties that are held in the outdoors, you want to strongly consider the weather. Depending on where you live, snow may present a problem, but cold temperatures, at the very least, will come into play. So that all your guests remain cozy and happy, it is important to have the right tent (complete with full-length walls) in addition to outdoor heaters. There is simply no reason to leave anything to chance, and when you receive party rental services from Signature Event Rentals, nothing will be.

Festivities & Fun

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year, so make merry with those you love and care for. Now you know all that must be taken into account when planning a Christmas party. It’s no small feat, but it can be well worth the challenges — especially when you have help. Before you start planning your grand holiday celebration, contact Signature Event Rentals. As Virginia’s premier party rental provider, we will equip you with all the supplies you need, connect you with our event partners for additional assistance, and offer further advice to make your Christmas party a smashing hit, so call us today!

Go Green For Saint Patrick’s Day With These Party Rentals

Saint Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it! As a popular springtime event, Saint Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to throw a big party for your family and friends. If you’re already preparing for your Saint Patrick’s extravaganza, we can help!

As your Fredericksburg party rentals company, we provide everything you need to make your next big event go off without a hitch. In short, you’ve got a little bit of luck on your side this St. Paddy’s Day when you use us as your one-stop-shop for all party rentals. Keep reading below to get a few ideas for a green-tastic Saint Patrick’s Day party!

Green Tablecloths

Tablecloth rentals are a great way to add a whole bunch of color to an event without spending a lot of money. At Signature Event Rentals, we offer tablecloths for rent in several shades of green including emerald, jade, hunter, lime, sea mist, mint, light olive, and kelly, to name just a few. Whether you want to go bold with lime or kelly green or choose something more subtle like light olive, we can help you pull off the perfect Saint Paddy’s day this year.

We even offer a unique sequin tablecloth rental. We think a great idea for a Saint Patrick’s Day party would be to rent several tables and arrange them in a circle. Put one table in the middle with a gold sequin tablecloth to look like a pot of gold!

Green Foods

While we’re no Dr. Suess, green eggs and ham could be a great option for a St. Paddy’s Day brunch if you want to get the party started early. As the night goes on, serve up other green foods like Key Lime Pie, spinach and artichoke dip, pesto pasta salad, and limeonade! Make sure to rent a banquet table to set up the buffet for easy access.

Prepare For Rain

Saint Patrick’s Day is a bar-hopping holiday for a reason. Occasionally we get rained on during the springtime event, so if you are throwing an outdoor party, make sure to take precautions in case of weather. We offer tent rentals of all sizes if you are throwing a big backyard party and need to keep the event outside. We also offer patio heaters for rent so the party can go all night without your guests getting cold.

Ready To Party?

If you’re ready to start planning your Saint Patrick’s Day party, make sure to browse our party rentals website for everything you need from tables and chairs to linens to entertainment and serving equipment. Add your party favorite rentals to your wishlist today!