Wedding Theme: Rustic

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Picking a wedding theme can be a hard decision to make, but picking the right decorations can be an even harder decision. One of the most popular and breathtaking wedding themes to focus on is the Rustic Theme. A Rustic Theme can be utilized in almost any season, making it an extremely versatile option for any bride. This theme can allude to a sense of intimacy and romance that most brides covet on their special day.

Rustic themes are all about the details. But what details should you include? A few large pieces can really help establish your theme, such as wooden arches for the ceremony and whiskey barrels for the cocktail hour. During the ceremony be sure to include aged wooden chairs for the guests, a burlap or moss-covered pillow for the ring bearer, and lace and baby’s breath aisle decorations.

Table decorations for dinner could include burlap accents and table runners, as well as jars and vases with a rustic touch for the centerpieces. A rustic hutch or cabinet could make a perfect beverage station or dessert area. For the smaller details, be sure to include some wooden accents, birdcages, or even some chalkboard signs directing your guests to the reception.

Whatever decorations your rustic themed wedding needs, Action Party Rentals can handle. Action also has the widest selection of quality wedding decorations, for any theme!

Insulate Your House for Winter

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Winter cold is always harsh, but what if your house isn’t insulated correctly? That could mean big problems for you and your family.

Before the harshest part of winter arrives, you may need to consider reinsulating your home. Over half of a home’s heat can escape if it’s not insulated correctly, which wont just keep your family cold all winter, it will cost you hundreds of dollars per month, too.

Most houses, except those made for energy efficiency, can benefit from new or additional insulation. To find out how much insulation you have, how effective it is, and where the insulation is located, you can get a home energy assessment by a qualified home energy auditor. These professionals will also tell you which areas of your home are not air-sealed, so that you can prevent even further heat and energy loss.

After your home has been assessed, it’s time to add insulation to your home! If you need to first remove old insulation that is destroyed, moldy, or wet, be sure and use an insulation removal vacuum before installing new insulation. After old, unusable insulation has been removed, it’s time to install the new insulation! An insulation blower is going to provide more coverage than using rolled sheets of insulation. Insulation blowing also has the ability to cover difficult or unusual areas of your home, for a more thorough and effective seal. Insulation blowers allow you to also pick which kind of insulation you wish to use, such as standard fiberglass, stone wool, or cellulose. This allows you to select the insulation that is right for your needs, while also saving your family hundreds on electric and heating costs.

For all your insulation and removal needs, Action Rentals has what you need! Renting insulation equipment from the professionals at Action will save you even more time and money on your big project!

The Best Time for Roofing Repair/ Replacement

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Before the harsh winter months arrive, you need to fix or replace that leaky roof! No one wants their roof to leak during holiday dinners or celebrations, so now is the perfect time to do those repairs!

Winter months provide lots of snow, ice, and rain, which can really take a toll on your roof. A bad roof can also cause higher electricity costs and water damage to your home’s insulation or interior. In order to prevent all the negative side effects of a bad roof, fall is the perfect time to get your roof inspected and repaired. Fall temperatures make roof repairs less unbearable and will ensure that your roof is in its best shape for winter!

Roof repairs can be costly, so why not do it yourself? Doing it yourself could save you thousands of dollars. In order to repair or replace your roof, you’ll need the right tools for the job. The professionals at Action Rentals can help you get those tools. Renting equipment and tools from Action is a great alternative to buying expensive equipment that you may only use once.

Action Rentals and Sales carries staple and nail guns, ladders, and almost any tool you may need!

Outdoor Wedding? We’ve Got You Covered!

 

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Tents are often seen as a last minute necessity to protect weddings from the elements, but they can be so much more! In addition to providing needed protection from the heat and the rain, tents can also provide a more elegant feeling during your big day. Tents can be decorated with lights and fabric to create a soft feeling during a reception, or with flowers and foliage to create an earthier, natural feel during a ceremony or rehearsal dinner. Encompassing candelabras or chandeliers into your tent design can also give your special day an additional feeling of romance, making it more inviting and relaxing for you and your guests.

When deciding what tents to rent for a wedding or reception, there are a lot of factors to consider. When looking at tent options, take into consideration how you will want to decorate, the height you’ll need, how many people you’ll be entertaining, and the quantity you’ll need. All of these factors will affect what kind of tents you will need and what size and shape you will want.

For all your tent needs, turn to Action Rentals, home of The Tent King! Action Rentals provides the best quality and selection of tents for your big event!

Rent (don’t buy!) Linens for your Next Event!

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Linens are a basic part of any special event. Linens make table settings and serving areas look more put-together and elegant, and can add dimension, texture, and style to any event.

Linens can be very costly when buying them, especially for large events, such as receptions or rehearsal dinners. Buying linens outright is almost always a waste of money, because they wont ever get used again anyway! Spending lots of money to purchase linens means you’re basically throwing that money away! When renting linens, however, not only are you saving money, but you’re also not wasting money, because you’re not trashing your newly-bought linens after your event!

Action provides the best quality, most variety, and best selection of linens to rent for your event! Come by today and see us to find all the linens you’ll need to make your event a success!

When to use Aerial/Scissor Lifts

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Aerial Lifts and Scissor Lifts are important pieces of construction and utility equipment. Lifts are used to elevate both people and their equipment, making them indispensable on almost any work site. While both pieces of equipment are vehicle-mounted, each piece of equipment is designed for different jobs.

Aerial lifts are most often used for maintenance or utility tasks where heavier machinery would not be an option. Aerial lifts are designed so that they have several jointed sections that not only allow them to reach great heights, but also move in different directions. These lifts are often seen in use by utility workers while they fix electrical problems or telephone wires. Aerial lifts are more versatile than scissor lifts and can reach a wider range of spots and corner.

Scissor lifts are elevated platform devices that generally only move upward. Scissor lifts often provide the user with more workspace and stability, making them more reliable for projects where a person may need to be elevated for longer periods of time. These lifts do not have the same versatility and ability to reach difficult spots that aerial lifts possess, as well as the ability to reach the same heights as that of aerial lifts. For indoor projects or simple projects where the worker only needs elevating directly upward, scissor lifts are more popular.

No matter the project, or the lift, Action Rentals has you covered!

How to Have a Unique Summer Wedding

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Everyone wants their guests to have a unique experience at their wedding, but summer weddings all seem to feel the same. They all have similar color palettes, venues, and similar décor. There are a few ways, however, to make sure your summer wedding stands out from the rest.

One way to insure your wedding stands out from the rest is to use a more “wintery” color palette. Pale pinks, light blues, silvers, and rich reds are all traditionally winter wedding colors, but using them in the summer can make your event more memorable.

Another great idea to make your summer wedding unique is to have it at a stylish indoor venue. Not only will an indoor venue set you apart from all the other summer weddings, which will probably be outside, but it may also insure your guests are more comfortable during the ceremony. Most guests don’t consider a hot, muggy wedding a good time, so an indoor venue will probably be nice change of pace for them. A stylish museum wedding, or sophisticated library ceremony could be the perfect way to make you and your guests happy!

Finally, and probably most importantly, have a creative food or drink lined up! If you are going to have your wedding outside, an ice cream bar at the reception is the perfect example of a creative wedding dessert! An ice cream bar will be different and more exciting than any wedding your guests will attend this season. A signature summery cocktail will also add a nice flair to a reception or cocktail hour. A refreshing mojito with fruit, or a lavender lemonade cocktail will provide originality and refreshment at your big event!

When picking out the colors, linens, serveware and dishware you’ll need to make your day unique, remember to check out Action Rentals! We have the best selection of wedding essentials in a wide range of colors, styles, and designs to fit your needs!

Moving? Turn to Action for Help!

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Moving into a new place is exciting, but moving is a lot of work. Moving may require special equipment, like dollies, trailers, or even a tow bar for your vehicle!

Trailers and dollies are expensive and, if you only need them for moving, you probably won’t want to buy them. Action Rentals has a large variety of trailers and dollies to get you moved with ease, while saving you money!

Don’t forget the small equipment, either! Getting boxes and furniture off of the trailer or truck takes up a lot of time, but a ramp can help move things along. Utilizing a ramp, along with a dolly, can also help prevent overexertion and injuries when moving. While a ramp is definitely a necessity when moving, a sturdy ramp will cost you hundreds of dollars. A great alternative to buying a ramp is to rent one from Action Rentals instead!

Renting your moving equipment from Action Rentals will make sure your move goes smoothly, while also saving you money!

 

 

Adding an Addition to Your Home

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There are many different ways to expand your home. Additions can come in all shapes, sizes, and designs, and offer unique opportunities to the homeowners. Additions, for instance, may allow you to change the look of your home, or to create a new statement for your home, without having to redo the entire exterior space.

While the most common addition to a house attaches to the rear, there are more creative ways to complete a needed addition. If you do want to add to the back of the house, however, you can always use a material that matches the roof or shutter colors instead of your main exterior material. By using materials different than that of the brick or other products that may match the current exterior material more exactly, you will bring more interest to your home’s exterior.

Another good idea to consider for home expansion is to add your addition upward instead of outward! If your current housing structure will allow it, look into having your addition placed on another level, instead of simply expanding the first floor of your home. Not only will this option create a larger-looking home, but it may also be more cost effective by saving you money on the expansion of your home’s foundation.

Finally, when adding any addition to your home, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the project adds to the value of your home. When expanding your home be sure to not create an addition that overpowers the rest of your home or looks out of place, you don’twant your home to be overwhelmed by an addition! Any addition you put on your home should connect well with the landscape around it, for example, don’t add an addition and forget to bring the flowers/ shrubs that already fill your property out to match the new addition. Before beginning work on your home, especially if completing the job yourself, ask an architect or contractor their opinion on your expansion plans, their advice can be invaluable forbig projects such as these!

After you have decided what kind of addition you will do on your home, be sure to come see the experts at Action Rentals and rent all the contractor and building equipment you’ll need for the job!

 

Ways to Cut Wedding Catering Costs

shutterstock_151937276Did you know that the average wedding costs over $26,000 today? Many couples are trying to reduce their wedding costs, however, and one of the best ways to do that is by reducing catering costs. Food and beverage costs are usually a majority of the cost of a wedding, so it’s a good place to start looking for savings!

In order to cut costs, start by looking at cocktail hour and appetizer costs. First of all, skip the cheese platter, it’s an over done appetizer and no one will miss seeing it. Another option is to skip the raw bar and to have pricier appetizers, like shrimp and other seafood, hand-passed by the waiters or caterers, this option will greatly reduce the amount of seafood guests consume, while still offering the items for guests to enjoy. If you are going to do the hand-passed option for some appetizers and small plates, be sure to present them on unique, decorative plates or serve ware. When deciding on presentation and dishware, renting is a much more cost efficient option than buying, plus then you don’t have to worry about what to do with all those extra plates and dishes! When looking for interesting or unique dishes, be sure to check out Action Rental’s large selection of dishware available for rent!

The majority of wedding food costs accumulate during the dinner and sit-down meal portion of the reception. In order to save on the entrée portion of the meal, offer interesting pastas, such as flavorful filled pastas, or beef or pork that is in-season. Ask your caterer for a list of prices on meats and choose an option that is both cost-efficient and delicious! Another savings option is to have your dinner served family-style, choosing food that can be passed around a table will save you money because less food will be wasted this way!

No matter which way you decide to go with your reception dinner, Action Rentals has serve-ware and china that can be rented to insure your food looks good enough to eat!