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!

Dos and Don’ts Of Event Rentals

While we work with party rentals every day, a lot of people will only need to attain party rentals once in their lives, perhaps for a wedding. This can leave a lot of questions about party rentals, what you need, and how to take care of them. In today’s blog, we’re going over some basic dos and don’ts of party rentals to give you a better idea of this industry. Keep reading to learn more!

Do: Treat your party rentals well

We don’t mean to be a stick in the mud, but we do ask that you be respectful of your rentals and follow all of the rules. You never know who else is counting on that rental the next day, so ensuring it is returned in good condition is key to everyone being happy.

Don’t: Let children jump in a bouncy castle rental unattended

As a bouncy castle vendor, we care that your children are equally as safe as they are excited about being in a bouncy castle. Be sure to assign a trustworthy adult to supervise kids and don’t let big kids jump with little kids, as this is the main cause of injury in bounce houses.

Do: Reserve a wedding canopy rental just in case

If you are having an outdoor wedding or party, you just cannot predict the weather.  Save yourself some stress and reserve a wedding tent rental just in case. You might even decide to use it regardless of the weather to give guests some shade!

Don’t: Wait until the last minute to book your rental

We will always try to work with you to get you the rentals you need when you need them. However, we aren’t magicians who can pull a pole tent out of a hat the day of a wedding. Make sure to book your rentals with plenty of time to spare!

Do: Get enough chair rentals for the number of guests you invited

So, you invite 150 guests to your wedding, and only 100 people RSVP — that means you only need 100 chairs, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Anyone who has planned a wedding knows that getting RSVPs back can be like pulling teeth. You also know that there’s always going to be someone who brings their four kids even though you only accounted for them and their spouse, as well as someone who brings an uninvited plus-one. There’s also going to be those people who swear they put their RSVP in the mail even though you know they’re lying. Be sure to rent the number of chairs as guests you invited just in case.

Don’t: Forget about the linen rentals

Lucky for you, we are your one-stop-shop for party rentals in Fredericksburg. That means it shouldn’t be hard to remember to reserve your tablecloth and napkin rentals at the same time you get your chairs. But just in case, here’s a reminder! Tablecloth rentals are a relatively small price to pay for an event that looks beautiful and put-together.

Do: Plan to have something to entertain the kids

Of course, if you’re having a wedding you don’t really need to worry about entertaining the kids, as parents know that if they bring their kids to a wedding, they’re probably on their own for watching them. However, if you’re throwing a company picnic or a block party, it would be a nice gesture to include something for the kids to do. This can be a bounce house or inflatable obstacle course rental or something as simple as a craft table with coloring books.

Don’t: Forget about entertaining the adults, too

Alright, alright. It’s not all about the kids! Be sure to have plenty of activities to keep the adults busy too. This most likely means having a bar with free alcohol, but can also include lawn games, a great DJ, and tasty food.

Do: Rent a dance floor

Dance floor rentals exist for a reason. Most people think there’s no need for this, especially if their guests aren’t going to be waltzing across the floor. However, the job of a dance floor is to protect the floors at your venue. If your venue finds that you left scuff marks all over the floor, you might be met with a hefty fine. But dance floors are durable and designed to withstand a night of dancing.

Don’t: Forget about the decorations

Most people think of ‘party rentals’ as being limited to chairs, tables, and tents. But we have so much more than that! Our Fredericksburg event rentals company offers tabletop decor, candelabras, lattice displays that you can decorate with beautiful ivy and flower arrangements, and more!

Do: Get any permits you need if your party is in a public place

Whether you are having your event in a park, a parking lot, or some other public place, you will likely need to check with the city to see if you need permits, otherwise, you run the risk of getting shut down or getting fined. If you get in touch with us at least two weeks before you need your rental, we can often handle this step for you. You can get in touch with us for more information on this!

Have More Questions? Just Ask!

If you have any questions about party and event rentals in Fredericksburg, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’d love to get you set up with all of the rentals you need to make your block party, company picnic, or wedding the best ever!

Wedding Planning Timeline Part I: The Wedding Rentals and Venue

When planning a wedding, the general rule of thumb is the earlier you start planning, the easier the process will be. Notice, we didn’t say that early planning results in a “better” wedding — in fact, the length of time you take to plan your wedding has nothing to do with it being a “good” wedding. However, early planning will give you the pick of the venue and vendors you want, especially if you are getting married on a Saturday in spring, early summer, or around Christmas Time (all popular times for weddings).

With all that said, most couples spend about a year planning their wedding. Today, we want to give you a general wedding planning timeline that may help you get organized and think about the big picture when it comes to your special day. And don’t worry, if you are only a few months out and haven’t done much planning, that’s okay! There’s no right or wrong way to plan a wedding and there will always be vendors and venues available last-minute.

As your premier wedding rentals vendor in Virginia, we would love to be a part of your wedding! Whether you need wedding table rentals, a big white tent, linens, chair rentals, sound systems, or any other rentals for your big day, we’ve got it. Be sure to check out all of our wedding rentals, especially if your wedding date is quickly approaching! In the meantime, keep reading to see what planning tasks you need to check off and when.

One Year Wedding Planning Timeline

10-12 Months Before

The Guest List

This should be the first thing you do when wedding planning. Start this as soon as you get engaged. The number of people you invite will largely be based on your budget. If budget is a concern, then keep in mind that a small budget wedding will typically have around 50 guests or less, whereas big budget weddings might invite several hundred.

Sometimes you might have to be harsh with your guest list. Start with immediate family who you want there: parents, siblings, and grandparents. Then add close friends before extended family. While Great Uncle Todd might be blood, if you have to choose, your best friend since pre-school might make you happier to have at your wedding. After your must-have friends are on the list, then add extended family members. Finally, if there are leftover spots add close acquaintances to the list. Oh, and don’t forget about plus-ones!

The Plus One Dilemma: Here’s where it gets tricky. Who gets a plus one and who doesn’t? If you have plenty of room in your budget to double your guest list, then feel free to give everyone a plus one. However, this usually isn’t the case. Traditionally, if you have married friends or family they should be invited as a couple. If you have guests in committed relationships, then typically you will give them a plus one. Giving single friends who are not in a relationship a plus one is optional. Consider this: if you are only inviting a handful of single people, it might be best to give them a plus one so they can feel more comfortable. However, if you are inviting, say, twenty-five single people, then they will most likely mingle amongst each other at the wedding.

Choosing The Date And Booking The Venue

After you have a good estimate of how many guests will be there, it is time to choose the venue and date. The more flexible you are with your date, the more venue options you will have as Saturdays fill up fast! When choosing your venue, consider if you want an outdoor or indoor wedding. If choosing an outdoor venue, ask if they have a backup hall where you can have your reception if it rains, or if you will need to rent a tent for your wedding. Some venues will offer tables and chairs, but others will require you choose a separate vendor for all of your table and chair rentals. Keep this in mind, especially when it comes to the budget. If a venue is at the top of your budget but it includes all of the necessities, then you can make it work. If you’ll have to pay for tables, chairs, linens, and the works, you might need to choose a less expensive venue.

8-10 Months Before

Reserving Wedding Rentals

While Signature Event Rentals will always do what we can to make sure you have a perfect wedding, even if it means getting last-minute wedding rentals, we suggest reserving them as early as possible so you know you won’t be stressing later. If you are having a wedding in Virginia, we would love to be your go-to wedding rental company. We have pretty much everything you’ll need and more, so be sure to shop around our site and give us a call if you’re looking for anything specific as our inventory is always updating.

Go Dress Shopping

Wedding dress shopping is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning for brides. Be sure to shop early enough so you have time to order your dress and make any necessary alterations.

Organize Guest List And Send Save The Dates

Finalize your guest list, collect addresses, and mail out save the date cards as soon as you have your venue booked and your date finalized. This is especially important if you are inviting guests from out of town as they will need to make travel arrangements.

Stay Tuned For The Rest Of The Wedding Timeline!

That’s all we have time for today. As you can see, there’s a lot of important tasks that need to get done in the first few months of planning. In our next blog, we’ll cover the rest of the wedding timeline and give you a few more ideas for how to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch! In the meantime, don’t forget to reserve the venue and those wedding rentals!

Wedding Tent Decorating Ideas

Brides who dream about an outdoor wedding will often reserve a big white wedding tent “just in case it rains.” While this is a good idea that we recommend for any outside event, wedding or otherwise, why not include your gorgeous wedding tent rental in your original plans? Why should a wedding tent be a last-minute compromise?

Event tents give guests the option of being covered, but the freedom to walk outside. They can enjoy the fresh air without baking in the sun or having leaves fall on them from the trees. Even if your chosen venue has an indoor space in case of inclement weather, wouldn’t you rather have a tent and remain outdoors than not have an outdoor wedding at all?

At Signature Event Rentals, we are happy to provide beautiful white tent rentals for weddings and events in Virginia. Our tents and any other wedding rentals you need will be professionally set up by our experienced crew to the highest safety standards. To rent a white tent for your special day,  be sure to check out all of our wedding tents and give us a call if you are unsure which size tent you will need. Then, keep reading to discover a few new ways to decorate your tent!

Fun And Quirky Decor

Who said weddings have to be decorated with flowers and twinkle lights? For a truly unique wedding, think outside of the box a little bit. Choose bright, funky color scheme to pop against your white wedding tent. Hang colorful paper lanterns or bunting flags from the ceiling to add lots of textures and vibrancy. For even more color, create your own vivid photo backdrop by streaming multicolored ribbons along a wall or off of a PVC pipe or wooden frame.

Whimsical Wedding Tent

To add a bit of whimsy to your wedding tent, choose nature-inspired decor such as varied greenery, twigs, and floral garlands. Spanish moss and ivy make great choices for draping from the top of the tent, and this helps to bring the outdoors inside of the tent so you really feel like you are still in nature. For centerpieces, swap fancy floral arrangements in favor of flickering tea candles and haphazard leaves or moss.

Romantic Atmosphere For Your Wedding Tent

For a romantic feel, opt for as many twinkle lights as you can. When the sun sets, the twinkle lights will help create a romantic atmosphere while still allowing guests enough light to see where they are going. Sticking to a pastel color scheme with traditional wedding flowers such as roses in the floral arrangements will help to complete the mood.

Minimalist Decor For A Fresh Wedding

Sometimes the only thing you need to make your tent look good and fit your theme is just the tent itself. A white tent, white tablecloth rentals, white napkins, and white chairs offer a no-fuss wedding that is not at all lacking on beauty for the minimalist couple. Choose a single accent color to go with this scheme. Sunshine yellow or green are great options for keeping the whole thing clean and streamlined.

How Will You Decorate Your White Wedding Tent?

At Signature Event Rentals, we totally understand if you’re renting a wedding tent “just in case.” However, we also encourage couples to explore how they can make their tent work with their outdoor wedding decor. Don’t fret about, “What if I have to put up a tent on my wedding day?” Instead, focus on the ways you can incorporate a white wedding tent rental to make your event even more beautiful.

Check out our selection of wedding tent rentals and be sure to add your favorite to your wishlist. And, while you’re at it, don’t forget about the chairs, tablecloths, and linens! We are your one-stop-shop for event and wedding rentals in Virginia!

How Many Wedding Rentals Do I Need?

How Many Wedding Rentals Do I Need

So you’re almost all set for the big day! Congratulations! Make sure you don’t miss out on any essential Virginia wedding rentals from Signature Event Rentals. Keep reading to learn how to decide how many tables and chairs you will need, as well as what size wedding tent rental.

Table Rentals

We’re starting with tables because, believe it or not, there can be a lot of variation in table sizes and shapes – even at the same wedding. If you are having a cocktail hour before your reception, you’ll obviously need cocktail tables. But you will also need dinner tables, perhaps a few banquet tables for the wedding party, banquet tables for the buffet, and possibly even a separate table for gifts. It is also not uncommon for couples to mix and match table sizes and shapes for their wedding to get the most out of their space.

With all the different types of tables, you are probably wondering, then, how many tables you will need. Our largest circle table rentals are 72” across, which can comfortably seat 10-12 adults. A 60” table can seat 8-10 adults, and a 48” circle table rental can seat 6-8. So take into consideration the number of guests when reserving your wedding table rentals.

If you go for banquet tables, keep in mind that each guest will need at least two feet of space along the table. So one side of an 8’ banquet table rental can seat 4 people comfortably.  That being said, you will obviously need to rent chairs as well. Be sure to get about 5% more chairs than expected guests, just in case a few last minute plus-ones join the party. Unfortunately, not everyone who RSVPs will show up, but you never know who will bring an uninvited guest in their place!

Tablecloth Rentals

Of course, you will most likely want to dress up your tables with tablecloth rentals. Linens for weddings do a lot to tie everything together. At our Virginia wedding rental company, we offer tablecloth and linen rentals in over two dozen colors. So whether you’re having a beachy wedding with aqua blue tablecloth rentals or a cozy fall-themed wedding with pumpkin colored tablecloths, you know we’ll have exactly what you need. And, of course, you can always count on our linens being delivered clean, wrinkle-free, and ready to go. Deciding how many tablecloths you will need is arguably easier than deciding how many tables. Simply make sure every table has a covering, and even mix and match colors for added flair.

Wedding Tent Rental

If you are having an outdoor wedding, as is common here during the spring and fall, you will obviously need a tent rental. Even if you don’t plan on using a tent, having a deposit on one for standby can make or break your wedding should the weather go south. As a leading provider of white tent rentals, you are sure to find the exact size and style you are looking for.

When deciding on a wedding tent size, there are a few things to take into consideration. The first is what will the tent be used for? If you are only using the tent for the reception and not for the ceremony, then you will need a relatively large tent. On the other hand, if you are planning to have your ceremony outside and your reception indoors, then a smaller tent will suffice. Let’s focus on the reception, though, as those will require the most space. A huge wedding with up to 400 guests and round dining tables will need our 40×100 large tent rental. For 200 guests, a 40×40 wedding tent will work, though it may be just a tad on the crowded side if you have tables and a dance floor. For smaller weddings with just under 100 guests, consider at least a 20×40 tent rental. If you are unsure how much space you will need, err on the side of too much rather than too little, especially if you feel there is a likely chance of rain or extremely hot weather. This will give you plenty of space for buffet tables and a large dance floor rental.

We Have The Virginia Wedding Rentals You Need

Based out of Fredericksburg, we serve the surrounding areas in Virginia as well as parts of Washington D.C. Make sure you have all of your wedding rentals booked well in advance so there are no last minute surprises. Reserve your tent, tables, linens, and chair rentals today!

Ways To Decorate For An Outdoor Spring Wedding

Ways To Decorate For An Outdoor Spring Wedding

Spring is the season of love and new beginnings, so it is no surprise that many couples plan their weddings for springtime. Some couples will plan their wedding around their favorite color scheme, while others choose to use the season as inspiration for their wedding decor.

At Signature Event Rentals, we offer wedding rentals to fit all themes and seasons. Take a minute to browse our selection of tables, chairs, decor, tents, and linens for rent and be sure to reserve your items early as spring is the beginning of our busy season!

Spring Wedding Decor Ideas

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A Big Wedding Tent Rental

What screams spring more than a garden party with a high-peaked white tent? Complete the atmosphere with an elegant wedding tent rental. We have white tents to accommodate the largest of weddings, so if you have 40 people or 400, we can make it work.

A Springtime Color Scheme

Nothing says “It’s Spring” like walking into a scenery full of pastel colors that look like they were painted by Mother Nature herself. We offer wedding tablecloths for rent and coordinating napkins in an array of spring-worthy colors from light pink to robin’s egg blue, purple, lemon, green, and more. These can be draped over dining or cocktail tables and accentuated with floral centerpieces. These pastel colors can be incorporated into the bridesmaids dresses as well!

The Wedding Attire

Of course, the bride will want to choose a light, fun, and playful dress to accompany her spring wedding. She can look for a dress made with intricate lace or tulle, or even something a little funkier like feathers. The groom can get into seasonal attire as well! Choosing a navy or grey suite as opposed to a black tuxedo keeps things bright, and he can accentuate it with a pastel tie to match the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Nature-Inspired Wedding Chair Rentals

Even the chairs you choose for your wedding will play into the theme. We recommend Chiavari chair rentals – also known as Tiffany chairs. These beautiful chairs are inspired by nature in their design with their delicate timbers and look much airier than a typical folding chair. You can drape these with tulle or a light gossamer fabric to make them look even more elegant. For a spring wedding, we personally love our white and gold or white and silver Chiavari chairs.

The Right Flavors

From the drinks to dessert, having seasonally appropriate flavors will tie the entire event together. Choose lighter options for the main dish, such as fish or chicken as opposed to beef or pork, and opt for a white wine over a red. Incorporate fruits into the dessert such as lemon and lavender cake, fruit tarts, or strawberry-rhubarb pie.

Need Spring Wedding Rentals? We’ve Got You Covered

Signature Event Rentals offers the best wedding rentals in Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas. From tablecloths and linen rentals to tables, chairs, and tent rentals, we offer gorgeous wedding decor to make your special day go off without a hitch! Add your favorite wedding rentals to your wishlist today and reserve your beautiful decor!

5 Wedding Decor Ideas You Can Steal from Hollywood Movie Weddings

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Movie weddings had always been pegs and hashtag goals of lots of brides-to-be. Luckily, these scenes with their beautiful settings and decorations don’t have to stay in movie fairy tales. You can make these Hollywood movie weddings yours.

Here are some movies you can watch and steal ideas from:

1. Bridesmaids

This 2011 film is about Annie, played by Kristen Wiig, the maid of honor in her best friend, Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding.

Lillian’s wedding scene is perfect, in a quirky kind of way. The fountain turning on, the fireworks and the triple puppies are just the cherries on top. The breathtaking waterfall background on top of a pool idea is totally genius! You can even use it as a projector screen as shown at the end of the ceremony where they flashed the message, “They do!” as well as the couples’ names.

You can copy that without breaking the bank by placing an actual projector screen large enough to cover at least an archway and projecting a waterfall animation at the bottom to make it seem real.

2. The Proposal

This is a story about how Margaret (Sandra Bullock) and Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) went from a boss-secretary relationship to fiancée-fiancé.

(Spoiler alert!) Even though they didn’t finish the wedding, it is worth mentioning that the decorations are absolutely beautiful. The wooden wedding arbor Margaret walked under, screams nature and forest, which shows how Andrew’s family is in touch with Mother Nature. The lights wrapped around the arch looked like fireflies!

You can copy this easily by collecting boughs and tying them up with ropes. It would be better if the branches are a bit pliable so as not to injure yourself in bending them into an arch. You can then wrap them with fairy lights or with greenery, flowers and jewels. You can even hang a curtain to make your entrance grander!

3. Sweet Home Alabama

Reese Witherspoon is up-and-coming designer Melanie who recently got engaged. But her husband Jake (whom she’s separated from), played by Josh Lucas, refuses to sign the divorce papers.

One takeaway here is that you shouldn’t be afraid to choose plain and simple. The simplicity lets the guests feast their eyes on beautiful things without going over the top — like those white folding chairs for the ceremony!

4. Mamma Mia

This film is based on a 1999 musical of the same name and it’s about Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) getting married and inviting all three of her mother’s past lovers, one of whom could be her father.

The film’s wedding scene is absolutely stunning! It was a rustic Greek wedding in a chapel on a hill. Her walk with a view of the setting sun is to die for. You can mimic that by placing the tent entrance with the sun setting behind you, so that your walk would have the sunset as its background.  

5. Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement

Finally, the last on this list is the continuation of Mia Thermopolis’ story. After some unexpected news, she now has a month to marry so as not to lose the crown to a distant relative.

The wedding is obviously grand. The wedding hall gorgeous, especially with the marbled pillars. They were made more beautiful by the flowers arranged perfectly along the side of the pews and the church doors, as well as the astounding chandeliers.

You can imitate this perfect ornaments by keeping the decors minimal and going DIY on the chandeliers. You can transform a plain hanging light fixture by simply attaching twigs and filler flowers.

 

Decorating your wedding ceremony doesn’t need to be expensive and complicated like those Hollywood movie weddings, as long as you know what look you want to achieve. Congratulations and good luck planning!

(Photo by Anne Edgar on Unsplash)

How to Choose the Best Events Rental Company

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When planning an event, everything has to work out perfectly. Aside from the venue and the food, you need to find the perfect equipment, furniture, as well as decor for your event. Needless to say, you have to be knowledgeable (and vigilant!) when searching for the best events rental company.

So here are a few tips:

1. Look into the rental company’s reputation.

Find reviews from real people. It’s easy to fake online reviews nowadays so you have to be careful when reading them. Take reviews with a grain of salt. Is the person just complaining about something the rental company doesn’t have any control over or was it a legitimate complaint? It may be better to look at sites where the identity of the reviewer is known or verified, like Facebook reviews. You can also ask for feedback and recommendations from your friends and relatives.

2. Evaluate their responses and customer service.

Great companies value their customers’ input. When looking for a rental company for your event, find one that replies promptly, and makes sure you are both on the same page. Open communication is the key to the success of the partnership.

3. Check out their products.

They should provide clean, quality products and/or services. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive or top of the line, as long as it is at par with what they promised and/or what you’ve agreed on.

Visit their office and check the furniture and equipment available on site. Evaluate the quality of their items on stock. Check if the tables are balanced. You should also make sure that the linens don’t have stains on them.

4. Know what’s included in the package.

When they say complete package, what does that exactly include? Will the tables and chairs include the linen and chair covers? Ask for detailed descriptions. Read the fine print before signing any contract.

5. Assess their rates.

Just because it seems to be a good deal, doesn’t mean you should get it right away. If it looks too good to be true, most likely it really is.

Their rates should be competitive and should be at par with the quality of their products and services. However, don’t be afraid to check for deals either. Just be cautious because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

 

When looking to hire an events rental company, focus on finding the one that fits your needs for your event. Just like with any other products you buy, commissioning the best events rental company is easy once you know what to look for and where.

 

tables and chairsWhatever your budget, you deserve to have the best for your event. Contact Signature Event Rentals for all your event rental needs in Virginia.

 

Indoor or Outdoor Wedding: Weighing the Pros and Cons

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Every bride wants her wedding to be perfect. Every decision she makes is a big one. There is a lot to consider when choosing whether to do your wedding indoors or outdoors. Let’s talk about a few pros and cons to help you decide.

Outdoor weddings

An outdoor wedding is perfect for those who won’t mind making Mother Nature a part of their special day. You can rent a farm, have your ceremony on the beach, or have a romantic garden wedding. Some brides even prefer to hold it in their own backyard to lessen the costs.

Venue

Pro: Abundant space

If you and your partner have a very large family — with children who’ll probably run around — holding your wedding outside is the better choice.

Con: Noise

You have to make sure your event is far from traffic noise, or that your program won’t get interrupted by mother nature.

Ambience

Pro: The Golden Hour

If you choose to hold it during the sunset, or just a bit after dawn, you’ll get the perfect photos courtesy of the magic hour.

Con: Bugs and blinding sun

Along with the golden hour, comes the bugs like mosquitos and crickets. And for sunny, daytime weddings, the bright, blinding sunshine might be a problem for your guests.

Decor

Pro: Lesser Decor

You can make use of the trees and the plants in the area. There’s natural lighting. Just be ready with artificial lighting once the sun sets.

Con: You need to be prepared

You’ll have to produce a wedding tent big enough to cover all the guests and the equipment, as well as the tables and chairs you rented, should the weather change.

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Indoor weddings

Indoor weddings are more common. For an indoor wedding, you can have your wedding during any season or any weather. Plus there are many options for wedding venues, like fancy reception halls, hotel banquet rooms, or even historic buildings.

Venue

Pro: No weather issues

You don’t have to be afraid of ANY weather changes as you and your guests will be safe inside. Indoor temperature can be controlled and there will be no breeze to ruin the bride’s hairstyle.

Con: Fewer guests

Since space will be limited, you will have to limit your guest list, too. But that’s not such a bad thing if you’re on a tight budget.

Ambience

Pro: It’s cozy and intimate

Having your wedding indoors makes it more serene, solemn. It’s going to make the ceremony more private and personal.

Con: You will need to hire great photographers

Since your pictures would need more lighting, you’ll need the hired photographer’s equipment to make sure your wedding photos are perfect. Plus, since there’s no scenic view to take advantage of, you might need to provide your own backdrop for the reception.

Decor

Pro: Decorate to your heart’s content

You can recreate a fairytale scene or you can fill the place with fairy lights. Decorating would be a blast when you’re indoors. You can design your venue any way you want (or as long as the owner allows it).

Con: Costs would consume your wallet’s content

If you want to style the place and make it look great, you’ll have to spend a great amount — from flowers and centerpieces, to balloons and styrofoam pillars.

Indoor or Outdoor Wedding: What’s your choice?

Whether you will choose an indoor or outdoor wedding will largely depend on your budget and what your dream wedding looks like. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of an outdoor or indoor wedding, what type of wedding would you choose?

 

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