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"Center-gize" your event with table-top centerpieces
Here's the latest in wedding and special-event table-top fashions.
Whether the effect you want is pure tranquility or pure energy, trends in beautifully designed centerpieces can turn the tables at your big event. Count on the professionals at your favorite A.R.A.-affiliated party/event rental center to help you create stunning displays tailored to your theme, colors and decor.
Lighting adds flair to tent events
More and more people are planning theme parties, weddings and corporate events that take place in tents. Adding the extra flair with lighting that creates the right mood plays a major role in the design of these events. To make your tent events real memory makers, discover all the lighting options available to you by consulting your A.R.A.-affiliated event-rental professional.
Create The Look with lattice and gazebos
Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to decorating with gazebos, lattice fences and archways. Driving the trend is the ever-increasing need for individuality. Today's contemporary units allow change in the blink of an eye. Consult your area A.R.A.-affiliated event-rental professional to discover available options.
Create the reception ambience that reflects your good taste
For the bride and groom who want their wedding to be different, your area A.R.A.-affiliated event and party rental professional can help you dream it up and make it happen. Here are some interesting options.
Mirroring attitude toward style Today, most couples want their wedding receptions to mirror their attitude toward style, from architectural to ornate, embellished to sleek contemporary.
Tents Make Memorable Wedding Settings
Create the perfect setting for your wedding and reception.By the lake, at the park or on your lawn, tents and tent accessories make your wedding day unique and memorable. Consult your A.R.A.-affiliated party/event rental professional to discuss all your options in tents.
Types of TentsDo you want your wedding or reception to be open and airy, or more private? You can rent a tent with open sides, or one with sidewalls and windows.
Pedestals, Urns, Balusters: for Brides Who Love Old-World Charm
These furnishings add old-world grace and charm to the settings for your wedding eventsThe trend toward elegance and themes in weddings has increased the demand for rental pedestals, urns and balusters/balustrades. Your area A.R.A.-affiliated party/event-rental professional can help you use these items to create the wedding of your dreams.
Visualize the Possibilities
Place an urn atop a pedestal and fill it with wonderful silk or real flowers.
Helium balloons - for the young and the young-at-heart
Beautiful, bouncy balloons are festive decorations or giveaways at any event.Helium balloons add color and life to your special event. For carnivals, open houses, school and church events, receptions, outdoor weddings, sports events, grand openings and more.
Food Preperation / Serving
Keep savory dishes Hot, Hot, Hot!
Never worry about the food getting cold at any type of special event. Keep the good times rolling and the hot food steaming by renting chafers and urns, available at your favorite A.R.A.-affiliated event and party store. Learn to operate them properly with these tips from your A.R.A.
Serve the perfect wine in the perfect glass
You don't have to be a wine connoisseur to choose the right wine for your reception, party or special event. Your A.R.A.-affiliated party/event professionals have done the research for you, and offer for rent a wide range of fine wine glassware to help you serve the perfect wine in the perfect glass at your next event.
The secret to cutting a tiered cake
Show your cake servers how to cut your tiered cake without fear of disaster! And, consult your A.R.A.-affiliated party and event rental professional for addition instructions, equipment and accessories that will make your wedding day perfect.
Three-tiered round cake
Start from the top by removing the 6-inch tier, which is usually saved for the bride and groom to keep.
Rent your elegant wedding setting
Just about every type of special event equipment you can imagine is for rent. Gigantic tents, delicate canopies, fine serving pieces, party decorations, food service equipment, coolers, roasters and grills, elaborate lighting, tables, chairs, silverware, china, gazebos, linens, candelabra, portable bars, dance floors....the list goes on and on.
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First things first: what to do when it's official
You've just said "yes" to marriage! To feel serenity and joy on your wedding day, begin planning these important details right away!
Planning a wedding is a complicated process. You'll have myriad decisions to make and an infinite number of details to arrange.
Your guide to table arrangements and seating
Where do you begin, with an empty room and stacks of tables and chairs to arrange for a special event? It can be an overwhelming task. But it doesn't have to be. With some tips from your area A.R.A.-affiliated rental professional, you'll be set up in no time, and your room will look great.
Rentals Can Create the Wedding Events of Your Dreams
Wedding dreams can come true - it can happen to you.Your area A.R.A.-affiliated professional wedding consultant can help you create the wedding of your dreams. From tuxes to table settings, dresses to dance floors and décor, and bars to buffet service - renting is easy and affordable.
Tips for Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams
Plan ahead as far as possible.
The Origins of Wedding Traditions and Customs
Incorporate centuries-old rituals by using their modern-day translations.Rituals like the bridal trousseau are society's unwritten permission to express the primitive emotions of the joy, sexuality and even fear that accompanies the wedding. You may find their origins fascinating, but we're sure you'll be happier incorporating today's versions of these popular traditions and customs.
The Bridal PartyIn ancient times, people lived in small communities that offered limited choices for eligible mates.
Your reception setup deserves careful thought
Whether simple or elegant, do it with style.Your wedding reception can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. Your area A.R.A.-affiliated wedding professional has a wealth of ideas, information, products and services to help relieve pre-wedding tensions and create the reception of your dreams.
Keeping It SimpleA simple yet impressive wedding reception can include a buffet table with assorted sandwiches, the wedding cake, assorted nuts and mints, punch and/or coffee.
Floral arrangements and/or candelabra generally are used to make the tables attractive and to set off food displays.
When Elaborate is Your StyleBuffet
The basic setup for an elaborate buffet dinner reception includes two or three cold dishes and usually two hot dishes served in silver chafing dishes or casseroles.
A separate table can be used for the wedding cake.
Keep the life of the party alive
When you host a party, you're responsible for your guests' safety.A party is a great time to see old friends and meet new people. But it's a fact that alcohol-related accidents kill hundreds of people every year. These tips will help hosts and hostesses plan parties that all guests will enjoy.
Keep them comfy with tent heating or cooling
You can create and control even more than the graceful ambience of sophisticated tent events - you can assure the comfort of your guests! There's nothing worse than wearing your finest attire only to be too hot or too cold at a wedding or event. But that doesn't mean you lose the option to have your event in a tent - no matter where you live or what the season of the year.