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!

How to Choose the Perfect Chair Rental for Your Wedding

When you’re planning your wedding, you want everything to be perfect right down to the smallest detail. After all, this is your big day, and you want it to be special and memorable. You want everything to be just right. 

A huge part of your wedding planning includes deciding on rentals. Depending upon your chosen venue, you’ll most likely be renting chairs, tables, linens, decor, and even possibly a dance floor and stage. If you can find an event rental company that carries everything, it will make your wedding planning a bit easier. When you are trying to plan the perfect day, the fewer vendors you have to coordinate, the better. 

In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss how to choose the perfect chairs for your wedding day. Continue reading to learn more about wedding rentals and if you are planning your wedding in Virginia or Washington DC, contact Signature Event Rentals for all of your event rental needs.

Determine How Many Chairs You Need

While planning your wedding, most people will have to stay within a certain budget and you’ll have to decide how and where to spend that budget. Determining how many chairs you’ll need will help you decide which rental chairs are the best choice for your wedding and your budget. 

Find an Event Rental Company

When choosing an event rental company, you’ll want to choose one that is in your area, has great reviews, and offers a wide range of rental products. If you find a rental company that offers everything that you need, it is more likely that you will find matching tables, chairs, linens, decor, and more. It is also much easier to work with one company rather than ordering each product from a different vendor. It requires less organizing, planning, and results in less stress if you can find a company like Signature Event Rentals in Virginia that provides an extensive selection of event products and equipment. 

Choose the Design that Fits Your Style and Budget

Once you have figured out how many chairs you’ll need and have found an event rental company, it is time to choose the chairs that will best fit your style and budget. You’ll want to consider how much each chair costs to rent and also how it will fit into the overall aesthetics of your wedding reception. 

You can rent chairs that are simple and economic if that is what your budget calls for and they will certainly get the job done. However, if you have a larger budget, you can choose chairs that will be comfortable, inviting, and add to the ambiance of your wedding reception. You can also rent thrones for the bride and groom so that they will have a distinguished spot to sit.  

Contact Signature Event Rentals

At Signature Event Rentals, we offer a wide variety of rental chairs, tables, linens, decor, and more. Our Chiavari chair, one of our most popular chairs, comes in your choice of four different colors to match any wedding. We also offer throne chairs and couches for the bride and groom to enjoy. 

In addition, we carry a selection of chairs for those working a smaller budget. If you are planning a wedding in Virginia or Washington DC, contact Signature Event Rentals for all of your wedding rental needs from chairs to dance floors to catering equipment. Contact us today to learn more.

Tips on Planning a Spring Wedding

When we think of a spring wedding, we envision a beautiful light palette of colors. You can feel the light breeze and smell the fresh flowers. Spring weddings can be absolutely stunning and memorable. 

However, springtime can come with some surprises, especially when it comes to the weather. You’ll want to take the time to plan your wedding accordingly so that you can enjoy everything that spring has to offer while avoiding any mishaps from unforeseen circumstances.

If you are planning a spring wedding in Virginia or Washington DC, consider Signature Event Rentals for all of your wedding rental needs. We carry everything from chairs to dance floors to tents. Contact us today to learn more.

Choose Your Venue Wisely

While planning a spring wedding, it can be tempting to choose an outside venue. It’s easy to imagine a perfect spring day but it’s important to remember that spring weather can have its ups and downs. 

Choosing an outside venue can still be an amazing choice for a spring wedding as long as you plan for the possibility of less than clear weather. Ensure that in the event of rain or stormy weather, that you and your guests have a place to go. Choosing to set up a tent to provide shelter can be a great way to have the outside spring wedding that you’ve always wanted without the risk of ruining the cake, gifts, or anyone’s wedding attire. Tents can also help define an outdoor space and look great with the right lighting. 

You also have the choice of an inside venue when planning your spring wedding. Ensure you book your venue as soon as possible seeing as spring weddings are quite popular. 

The best venues for a spring wedding are ones that allow for outdoor and indoor space. They give you the best of both worlds and will ensure that you and your guests are comfortable and dry in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. 

Set a Menu that Speaks to the Season

Springtime is all about renewal. It’s about bright, bold flavors, and food that provides energy for fun springtime activities. When you are choosing the items for your wedding menu, keep the season in mind. You don’t want to weigh down your guests with heavy dishes, but instead give them fuel to dance, mingle, and have fun. 

You can also plan fun spring drinks of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety. Drinks that are refreshing, light, and citrusy are perfect for enjoying in spring. The hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and drink menus can all feature fresh seasonal ingredients to further keep with the theme.

Have a Beautiful Spring-Inspired Cake

The wedding cake is no doubt the centerpiece of the wedding. After the crowd is done commenting on the beauty of the bride and her wedding dress and how perfect the couple looks together, their next observation is the wedding cake. 

You can have the pastry chef create seasonal flowers from frosting and use colors that celebrate the spring season. A spring-inspired wedding cake will easily be the center of attention, after the bride and groom of course.

Use Flowers that Are in Season

Spring means flowers. When you are choosing your wedding decor it’s best to include lots of seasonal springtime flowers. They’ll add a fresh, beautiful look to any venue and lend to a soft, fragrant aroma. 

When you choose to use flowers that are in season for your wedding, not only is your wedding going to be beautiful, but flowers that are in season are actually more budget-friendly than those that are not. 

Choose the Right Decor

When you are planning a spring wedding, ensure that you are choosing decor that fits the theme. If you are choosing light, pastel colors that are often associated with springtime, make sure that your decor adds to the aesthetics. 

Arches are a great addition to spring weddings and can be decorated with spring flowers. Candles can also add a nice light touch to the decor. Choose decor that doesn’t take away from the flowers and overall spring theme, but instead adds to it.

Choose Signature Event Rentals

If you are planning your spring wedding in Virginia or Washington DC, Signature Event Rentals can help you meet all of your rental needs. We carry chairs, tables, linens, decor, dance floors and more. If you are looking for a tent to ensure your guests have a dry spot or an arch to enhance the beauty of season flowers, we carry it all. Contact Signature Event Rentals today.

Challenges of Winter Weddings, Part 2

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There is so much to think about while coordinating a wedding that it can be dizzying. Now throw in the fact you want a winter wedding, and it can be downright chaotic. From the weather to the entire wedding coordination itself, there’s a lot to contend with for a winter wedding.

Signature Event Rentals serves the Virginia, Maryland, and DC area with top-notch event rental services, all designed to help you make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch. From wedding tents to table and chair rentals, we’ve got everything you need for a perfect winter wonderland wedding.

In our last blog post, we discussed some challenges of overcoming a winter wedding. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few more winter wedding challenges and offer up some tips on how to solve them. If you are in our service area and need wedding rentals, then give us a call today!

MORE TIPS TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES OF WINTER WEDDINGS

Bring in the Warmth — Wedding Guests

After you’ve spent months, maybe even years, planning your perfect wedding, the last thing you want is for your guests to only remember how cold they were sitting through the ceremony. You’ll want to carefully consider the comfort of your guests when making winter wedding plans. Invariably, there will be delays in the start time, or you’ll always have the family members who decide to show up hours ahead of schedule.

To maximize the comfort of your guests, having extra gloves, hats, and scarves on hand can be great for those who forget them. Also, having hot chocolate, coffee, and maybe even fire pits to roast smores on while they wait could be not only fun for your guests, but render the cold almost unnoticeable. You can also rent heaters, such as those from Signature Event Rentals, to keep your guests cozy and comfortable. Not only are heaters a great idea to generate warmth, but they will also promote conversation amongst your guests as they huddle around, waiting for your perfect moment to take place.

Odds are, in the winter it will be cloudy out, possibly gloomy even. In order to add some cheer (and some fun, especially for the kids), consider handing out candles to your guests. Research shows we are happier in the light than the dark, and candles are a great way to generate excitement and set the mood. Consider your guests when you are planning your winter wedding.

Your Photographs

Winter wedding photographs can be absolutely stunning. However, due to the less light in the winter and the probable cloudy weather, you’ll want to coordinate with your wedding photographer the best time for photos. Furthermore, you’ll want to take your wedding photos in advance of the wedding so that your guests aren’t left out in the cold either. However, you do want to be flexible with photographs as well, depending on the weather. You may have to cut short your outdoor photos if it’s really windy out and plan for more inside than you had wanted.

Winter Wedding Food

After a bit of time outdoors, enjoying the ceremony, your guests and you will be ready to take the wedding celebration inside for the wedding reception. Here, you’ll want to be cognizant of your guests’ needs as well. First off, ensure you have a cloak room for all of your guests’ jackets, hats, and gloves. Ideally, you’ll have someone checking them in for your guests. Next, plan your food to warm everyone up. Soup as an appetizer is a great choice, as well as a warming meal with some sort of meat and potatoes. You’ll also want to ensure you have a variety of warm drinks available inside, such as coffee and hot chocolate. If you are serving alcohol, you can keep the warmth of the holiday season going by offering mulled wine and apple cider, as well as Irish coffee or cocktails with whiskey and Baileys to get the party going. Overall, you want everyone enjoying themselves at your wedding celebration.

HOW SIGNATURE EVENT RENTALS HELPS WITH WINTER WEDDINGS

Winter weddings are such beautiful affairs, and it’s an opportunity to get creative with your wedding plans and have a wedding that is truly unique. Signature Event Rentals offers the best in wedding party rental equipment for your needs, from wedding table, chairs, and tents to heaters, wedding linens, and a stage in Virginia, Maryland, and the DC area.

Our goal is to take the logistics of these items off your plate on your wedding day so you can just enjoy all of the hard work you’ve put in for this wonderful event to happen. You can change your rental equipment order up to seven business days before your event to accommodate any last minute cancellations on your guest list.

Signature Event Rentals in Virginia hopes to make your winter wedding truly spectacular. Call us today to make your event equipment rental!

Challenges of Winter Weddings, Part 1

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Weddings are the most important day of your life. After all, you are committing to the person whom you want to spend the rest of your life with; it’s a big deal. As such, you naturally want everything to be perfect because you will remember this day for the rest of your life.

Signature Event Rentals is an event planning and event rental company that offers everything you will need for your wedding event, including wedding tent rentals and wedding chair rentals to linen rentals and wedding decor rentals. We are located in Virginia and serve customers in Maryland and Washington, DC as well. Our mission is to be your one-stop-shop for all event rental needs. We work tirelessly to ensure you are completely satisfied and that your event goes off without a hitch. In this blog post, we’ll offer up tips on how to overcome the challenges of a winter wedding. Contact us today to get started!

TIPS TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES OF WINTER WEDDINGS

Weather

Winter weddings can be absolutely breathtaking with the stark trees, a blanket of snow on the ground, and beautiful bride in white with her handsome groom who stands out in the pictures. Yet, weather will be your biggest challenge when planning a winter wedding. If you live in a place where it could be snowing on your wedding day, you’ll need a contingency plan. Thus, if you are planning an outdoor wedding, make sure it is at a venue where you can have the wedding inside in case a snowstorm does blow in. While you may be okay screaming your vows in a blizzard, odds are your guests don’t want to stand out and hear them, especially if they have little kids or they are elderly. Ensure your choice of venue has options should you need them.

Travel Time

Travel in the winter can be challenging, either driving or flying. A winter storm in one part of the country could delay guests to your wedding in another part of the country. Thus, Signature Event Rentals in Virginia recommends that you consider an afternoon or evening wedding time rather than early in the morning. This allows for extra travel time for you and your guests if the roads are bad and allows for the snow plows to plow the road in the morning so the roads are better around the time of your wedding.

Notice of Your Wedding

If you are a last minute planner, then a winter wedding is not for you. Winter in the United States happens during the busiest time of year for everyone with the holidays. The last thing you want is to add to your friends’ and family’s stress by giving people little notice of your wedding. Travel costs are increased during the hectic holiday season, and flights might not even be available. The point of a wedding is to declare your undying devotion to one another in front of those you love, so you’ll want to do everything to can to ensure your loved ones can make it to this special day.

Bring in the Warmth — Wedding Party

Besides the weather, the biggest challenge of a winter wedding is staying warm. You’ll not only want to consider you and your groom staying warm, but your guests’ comfort as well. First things first: the wedding party’s wear. There is a plethora of winter wedding dresses available that are every bit as beautiful as summer wedding dresses. Do choose for warmth, and consider layers underneath your dress such as leggings. You probably want to nix the high heels and go with perhaps some stylish boots instead. Your feet and your head get coldest the easiest, and you don’t want to miss out on some wedding details because you are concentrating on your shivering cold feet. Consider a shawl if you are having an indoor wedding but want outdoor photos. That way you can get some great shots in short sleeves but not catch a cold doing so.

Signature Event Rentals reminds you that you’ll also want to consider the comfort of your wedding party. Choosing a short-sleeved dress for the bridesmaids perhaps is not the best idea for a winter wedding.

HOW SIGNATURE EVENT RENTALS CAN MAKE YOUR WINTER WEDDING EASIER

When you’re planning a wedding, there are so many moving parts to coordinate that it can be dizzying, from the wedding venue and photographer to the bridesmaids’ dresses and the tuxedo rentals. You’ll usually take all the help you can get.

Signature Event Rentals specializes in making your wedding day truly special by taking all of the event rental planning off your plate. We offer most everything you’ll need to make your wedding day truly special. We offer wedding tents, a dance floor, and audio and visual equipment rentals. We set up everything you’ll need where you tell us to. In addition, we offer heaters, which you can place around your wedding venue in order to make the cold tolerable for your guests, and so much more. Contact us today to get started!

7 Worst-Case Wedding Scenarios And How To Avoid Them

Everyone wants their wedding to be perfect, but most people expect a few hiccups. It’s important to not sweat the small stuff, as the most important thing that happens that day is your marriage with the love of your life! That said, you can also take a few precautions to avoid anything disastrous happening on the big day. 

Here at Signature Event Rentals, we provide a lot of different products that are designed to make your wedding or other event look and function great. While you can’t prepare for every single scenario, there are a few common ones that are actually easily avoidable! 

Keep reading to learn more about how to avoid some of the most common “worst-case” wedding scenarios and how Signature Event Rentals can help! 

The Guests Get Too Cold Or Too Hot

If you’re like most couples, you will be too busy during the event to notice the temperature. Your guests, on the other hand, might be shivering in the cold or sweating in the heat. To take care of this, make sure you rent a wedding tent if it is expected to be warm, as this can provide much-needed shade. If it is going to be a chilly evening, rent a patio heater or two to create warm areas where guests can congregate. You can also purchase small blankets guests can use to keep warm and take home as gifts! 

If it’s going to be a cold night, a great idea is to forego traditional dessert and have a hot chocolate or coffee bar instead! We offer a giant coffee maker for rent that can be used to keep hot coffee at the ready! Fill the coffee and hot chocolate bar with marshmallows, whipped cream, dippable cookies, sprinkles, and other goodies! 

There’s Not Enough Seats

Someone always brings an uninvited plus-one to a wedding, drags their children along, or RSVP’s as a ‘no’ and then decides to come at the last minute. We could spend all day talking about how doing this is a major etiquette no-no. However, there’s really no way to prevent. Instead, you need to plan ahead to make sure you have a few extra seats. 

Our event rentals company in Fredericksburg offers both table and chair rentals to fit any budget. You can even mix and match the types of chairs you rent to have casual outdoor seating and elegant indoor seating if it fits your venue. 

Families LOVE Talking Politics — And They Disagree

Everyone has that one family member (or ten of them!) who loves to talk politics, even when it is not appropriate. One of the worst case scenarios that can happen at your wedding is two loud, strong-minded guests with opposing views sit right next to each other at a table. While it’s good for people of different views to talk, it can also make for an uncomfortable evening if the guests in question are easily heated. 

To avoid this, make a seating chart. Many guests actually like seating charts because it takes the stress out of deciding where to sit and it ensures your closest family and friends have a prime seat. Either seat like-minded people together, or put people with strong opinions next to those who won’t really feel like entertaining a conversation. 

It Rains

Many people will tell you that rain on your wedding day is good luck. We wouldn’t be surprised if they just say that to make couples not feel horrible that their expensive event they have been planning for a year was altered by rain. 

If you are having an indoor event, just make sure to bring a few umbrellas so ushers can escort guests from their cars to the building. If your event is outdoors, be sure to rent a wedding tent to act as a cover. If you are determined to have a completely open-air wedding, it is good to at least reserve a tent rental for the big day just in case, and decide the day-of if you want it to be set up. 

The Kids Get Crazy

If you allow kids at your wedding (and you definitely don’t have to), you might feel as if they take away quality time with other adults. One of the best ways to avoid this is by hiring a babysitter or two to hang out with the children and guide them in activities. You can set up a kid’s table with crayons and paper or rent a bouncy castle for them to hop around in!

There’s Nowhere To Dance

Dancing is a huge part of almost every wedding. The last thing you want to happen is to look at your beautifully set-up venue and realize there’s nowhere to dance. This is a higher risk if you are having an outdoor ceremony in a park or golf course-type setting. While tables and chairs can be set up in the grass, guests will want a hard surface where they can boogie. 

At Signature Event Rentals, we offer dance floor rentals in various sizes so you can create the perfect dancing platform for guests, regardless of what type of shoes they are wearing! 

No One Can Hear The Speeches

You probably have music playing through speakers, but did you consider you might also need microphones for speeches or announcements? Nothing is more awkward than when someone is giving a speech that nobody can hear. 

Avoid this problem by asking your DJ or venue if they will have a microphone ready to go. If they do not, or if you are doing a DIY-wedding, then make sure you rent a PA system in advance so your guests can hear all of the wonderful (or embarrassing) things your best man and maid of honor have to say. 

Avoid Disasters With Signature Event Rentals!

As your wedding rentals company in Fredericksburg, we want to make sure your wedding goes as smoothly as possible. The best way to do that is to look ahead and think about what could happen and make sure you have the wedding rentals you need to avoid that. 

Check out all of our wedding rentals today!

4 Ways To Stay Cool On Your Wedding Day

Summer weddings can be intense, and not just because of the huge commitment the happy couple is making! When temperatures reach the 90s and you’re enjoying your outdoor wedding, it can be downright uncomfortable — and that’s the last thing you want to feel on the happiest day of your life! Brides in dresses are likely caked with makeup and hairspray, making even a little bit of sweat a total bummer! Grooms are dressed to the nines in heavy suits with plenty of layers. But, don’t worry. In today’s blog, we’re going to help you learn how to avoid sweating off your makeup that you paid lots of money for someone to do and how to avoid getting pit stains on your suit! Keep reading to learn more to learn how to use fans, water, and an event tent rental to beat the heat! 

Bring a Fan 

A fan will make a huge difference on the big day! Choose a portable, battery-powered fan that you can use to cool down. Bonus points if you gift individual fans to all of your bridesmaids and groomsmen! Put the photographer, wedding planner, or maid of honor in charge of fanning the bride anytime she begins to break a sweat.

Stay Hydrated

Heat exhaustion is real, and one of the best ways to avoid it is to stay hydrated. You lose a lot of moisture when you sweat on a hot day, and you need to constantly be replenishing it. Sip on ice-cold water all day from the moment you wake up until you make your grand exit. Not only will this help you avoid overheating, but it will also ward off headaches or accidentally getting too intoxicated.

Find Some Shade

Shade can truly cool you down, so make sure you have plenty of it! If you are having an outdoor ceremony, consider renting parasols for guests to keep the sun off of them (especially for Grandma and Grandpa!) You can even hold a parasol during the ceremony to keep you cool and make some amazing memories! 

If your reception is also outside, make sure to secure your wedding tent rental well in advance, as these white tent rentals tend to be in short supply during the summer — especially on weekends. Signature Event Rentals offers wedding canopies for rent in a number of sizes and styles so you can find the perfect look to complement your event. 

Use A Cold Cloth

If you begin to overheat to the point of being uncomfortable or even dizzy, take a cold, wet washcloth and hold it to the back of your neck, your feet, or the crook of your elbow. These are known as quick-cooling spots that can make your entire body feel cool. This is because your pulse points in these areas are close to the surface, allowing you to cool down the blood that is circulating through your body. This will help to immediately cool you down without ruining your hair or makeup and it can make a world of difference. 

Stay Cool With Signature Event Rentals!

Are you ready to throw an amazing summer wedding? If you have a wedding tent rental secured for the big day, then you’ve already done a lot of the hard work! A wedding tent offers a shady environment to help you and your guests stay cool. Make sure to choose a reputable event rental company in Fredericksburg or the nearby areas, like us, so you can ensure your white tent rental is safe, clean, and ready to provide shade. Check out all of our wedding tents for rent and make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible! 

5 First Dance Songs For Your Wedding

Spring is one of the most popular times for weddings, especially here in Virginia where our wedding rentals company is located. The cold chill of winter has dissipated and we’re not quite into the hot, humid summer yet. The weather is essentially perfect, flowers are in bloom, and it is the perfect setting for a gorgeous wedding.

One of the most special moments at any wedding is the first dance. It’s a time when all eyes are on the happy couple before the real party begins. If you’re planning a first dance for your spring wedding, you’re likely trying to figure out which song is right for you and your partner. Below, we’ll discuss a few songs that make for an amazing first dance. But first, make sure you have everything you need to make your first dance perfect, including a dance floor rental, a good sound system, and a wedding tent rental if you are having an outdoor wedding!

Hit The Dance Floor With These First Dance Songs

“Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley

This classic first dance song couldn’t speak more truthfully about the power of love. The King of Rock And Roll sings, “Take my hand, take my whole life too, for I can’t help falling in love with you.” If you aren’t already considering this song, you should be.

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

Sometimes you don’t have to look to the sixties to find one of the greatest love songs. Ed Sheeran hits the feelings of love spot on when he sings, “Cause we were just kids when we fell in love, not knowing what it was, I will not give you up…” This song is perfect for high school sweethearts and your guests will be amazed as you waltz across the dance floor.

“First Day Of My Life” by Bright Eyes

When you simply cannot imagine how you lived without your partner, then Bright Eyes has the song for you. This simple and sweet song says, “This is the first day of my life… I think I was blind before I met you.”

“Marry Me” by Train

If you feel like you will just never get enough of your partner, consider this song. Train starts off this number with “Forever will never be long enough for me to feel like I’ve had long enough with you.” Your guests will be swooning!

“The Luckiest” by Ben Folds

For couples who feel like they were brought together by fate, “The Luckiest” is a great option. The lyrics, “Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles, the falls brought me here” speak to couples who have managed to find each other despite certain circumstances.

Do You Have What You Need For Your First Dance?

A good first dance requires renting a dance floor and a good sound system rental, especially if you are having an outdoor wedding. If you need a dance floor rental in Virginia, we can help! We can also provide gorgeous wedding canopy rentals to ensure the weather doesn’t ruin the fun. Add all of your necessary wedding rentals to wishlist today to get started!

Tips For The Best Fall Wedding

Here at Signature Event Rentals, we are here to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch by being your one-stop-shop for all of your wedding rentals in Fredericksburg and the D.C. area. Fall is a beautiful time for weddings and we wanted to offer a few pieces of advice on how to create a wonderful fall atmosphere at your wedding. Keep reading to learn more!

Choose Fall Favorites For Food

Meat pies, mulled wine, and warm apple pies all scream ‘autumn’. For your wedding’s menu, choose warm comfort foods that will entice your guests on a crisp fall evening. Mix savory and sweet by incorporating foods with candied bacon or cranberry sauce. For dessert, you can serve warm cinnamon sugar donuts and coffee or have a table full of miniature pies for your guests to choose from.

Don’t Let The Guests Get Cold

Fall is a transitional season where the weather is not too warm and not too cold during the day — but at night the temperatures can dip down to the forties and thirties where we are. If you are having an outdoor wedding, take precautions to ensure your guests will be comfortable. You can do this by setting up outdoor patio heaters or offering blankets as wedding favors.

Prepare For The Weather

Fall weather is unpredictable and often rainy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend your fall wedding day outside. Just make sure to plan accordingly and reserve a wedding canopy to keep you and your guests dry. You can reserve a canopy as a backup, or fully embrace the “white tent wedding” look and use your tent rental to help you decorate.

Embrace Fall Colors

Choosing your wedding colors is often a fun part of the wedding planning process. For a fall wedding, we suggest choosing muted, deep colors as opposed to bright, bold colors. Think golds and dusty yellows, wine reds and burgundies, browns and burnt oranges, and winter greens. You can incorporate these colors with your linen rentals or with your floral arrangements and tabletop decorations.

Fall In Love With Your Fall Wedding

You’ve fallen in love with your soon-to-be spouse, why not fall in love with your fall wedding while you’re at it? Make your wedding everything you want and more with Signature Event Rentals! We are thrilled to offer wedding rentals in Fredericksburg and in most cases can travel to the D.C. area as well. Get in touch today to learn more about reserving wedding rentals this season!

Wedding Rental Upgrades That Go Above And Beyond

When you start gathering ideas for your wedding rentals, you’re likely imagining your venue full of chairs and tables, maybe even a dance floor. While the newlyweds should be the star of the show, that doesn’t mean the wedding a whole can’t be heightened by springing for wedding rentals that are above just basic chairs and tables. In today’s blog, we are going to show you two options for wedding rentals: a bare minimum and an upgraded version. This will help you decide where your budget allows for some extra spending!

Seating And Chairs

Basic: White Folding Chairs

If you are having a super casual wedding or would rather allocate your budget elsewhere, you can get these super affordable white folding chairs. They get the job done!

Upgraded: White Padded Folding Chairs

If you’re looking for a slighter nicer version of a basic folding chair, these gorgeous white padded chair rentals are perfect. Made of painted white hardwood and quality padding, these seats are perfect for the ceremony as well as the reception.

Even Better: Chiavari Chair Rentals

For a major upgrade, consider our chiavari chair rentals. Also called Tiffany chairs, these beautifully crafted chair rentals are perfect for a classy indoor or outdoor wedding. We offer them in several metallic colors with padded bases.

The Newlyweds’ Chairs

Basic: Same Chairs As Guests

Most couples do not think to get special chairs for themselves and end up sitting in whatever chairs their guests are sitting in. This is, of course, fine. Especially since the couple will likely spend lots of time dancing and mingling, however, there is a nicer option if you want it!

Upgraded: Loveseat Or Throne Rental

But of course, if you are a bride or groom, then you are the queen or king of the day, so why not sit in a chair made for royalty? We offer two super fun throne rentals for weddings so you can sit in style. Not only is this the most comfortable option, but it also looks amazing in pictures and sets you apart from your guests (it’s your party, after all!). Check out our throne loveseat rental and our throne chair rental.

The Wedding Tent

Basic: Frame Tent

We offer frame tent rentals in various sizes to fit the needs of your wedding. These wedding tents are white and relatively plain, with no added embellishments. As we’ve said before, they get the job done by providing coverage from rain and sun so you and your guests stay comfortable.

Upgraded: Pole Tent

Pole tents are the best of the best when it comes to wedding tent rentals. These beautiful white tents have scalloped edges and high peaks for a truly magical experience. They also feature fabric draping around the external poles, which looks absolutely spectacular when it is illuminated by lights inside of the tent. This is the type of wedding canopy that most people imagine when they think of a garden wedding, so make sure to spring for this one if you are using your tent as part of your atmosphere, rather than just to provide weather coverage. We have pole tent rentals with one, two, or three peaks based on the size of the tent, so you can get this look whether you are having a small, intimate wedding or a huge bash with all of your family and friends.

Have The Wedding Of Your Dreams With Signature Event Rentals

Whether you are in Fredericksburg or the DC area, we would love to make your wedding dreams come true. When you rent a tent with us, you can count on our crew showing up on time to set the tent up securely and safely for you and your guests. You can also expect our rentals to be clean, free of stains and imperfections, and exactly what you are looking for.

We want to work with your budget and dreams, which is why whether you are choosing a basic option or an upgraded one, you are going to get beautiful and quality equipment every time. Add your favorite items to your wishlist to get started planning and do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about our wedding rentals!