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Spring Party Planning!

Spring means it’s FINALLY time for those fun parties and events!
Springtime is the perfect time to incorporate fun elements and interesting pieces into your events. Luncheons, cocktail parties, and even a simple barbecue can be made more interesting with some creative serveware and beverage dispensers.

For a cocktail party, the main event will obviously be the hors d’oeuvres and the drinks. Serving some of the signature drinks in glass dispensers or dispensers that are ornate and decorative will add some subtle class and sophistication to the event. For multiple drinks, consider using dispensers in varying heights and sizes in order to create a more interesting drink station, while still choosing dispensers with the same overall look and feel to keep . For the food, use cake trays or serving trays that have multiple tiers to keep from placing the food on one flat, level surface. Using multi-height stands and trays will give the food station more dimension and make your food look more inviting.

For bright and spirited spring luncheons, use more fun and eclectic food and beverage trays and dispensers, but be sure and once more utilize varying heights to add interest and dimension. Mixing and matching different, complementing styles of serveware can help add even more fun to an already exciting spring event. If you cant find various heights of dispensers, consider placing some on cake stands to add extra variations and interest to your drink table! Drink fountains are also an interesting conversation piece that could be included during a luncheon or event in order to make a statement. Drink fountains are perfect for punch, lemonade, or other non-alcoholic beverages that you may want to include in your spring event!

Finally, for barbecues, consider more rustic and out-of-the-box beverage holder options. Large drink holders that are shaped like mason jars are sure to be a big hit, but there are so many other options as well! Consider serving canned or bottled beverages in a wheelbarrow, a metal or wooden rustic beverage tub, or a (lined) wagon! For your custom beverages, look at rustic beverage stations, bars made of palettes, tables with rustic barrels for the bases, or even vintage teacarts! These special touches can help you add so much interest to your next event!
Whether you are looking for simple drink dispensers, rustic teacarts and beverage stations, or an exciting beverage fountain, Action Rentals has all the beverage and food station equipment you’ll need for your spring party!

Winter Wedding Tips for New Year!


Planning a winter wedding for next year? Don’t settle for pinecones and snowflakes for your decor; get creative! Here are some new ways to incorporate winter into your winter reception motif, without being too cliché.

Centerpieces and table decorations can have a huge impact on the vibe at your reception. Instead of going with pinecones and lanterns for a typical winter centerpiece, try something more dramatic. Use tall and decorative vases for your reception tables and add tall winter branches and hanging crystals to your floral arrangements. The combination of these two design elements will add romance and elegance to your dinning area. For added romance and a touch of warmth, add small votive candles around the centerpieces and use frosted glass or silver china for dinner service!

For cocktail hour, hot chocolate and apple cider are typical inclusions you may want to consider, but why not do something a little different as well? Offer up white or peppermint hot chocolate and eggnog in small espresso cups or punch glasses as they arrive to the reception/cocktail hour. At the bar, offer chocolate martinis or mixed drinks with peppermint liqueur in them to expand the winter feel even farther! Both cocktail options should be served with a peppermint or sugar rim, in a decorative martini or cocktail glass for that added touch.

When planning a winter wedding, be sure and incorporate some new, fresh ideas to really make it stand out and feel more elegant. When searching for the centerpieces, vases, and glassware for your unique reception, be sure and check out Action Rentals! Action carries a variety of vases, centerpieces, and cocktail hour glasses, so you’re sure to set your big day apart from the rest!

How to Choose the Right Venue

Wedding planning is stressful, but one of the most stressful and time-consuming parts can be picking a venue. But what factors should you consider when picking out your perfect location?

  • Capacity- If your perfect venue only seats 100 guests, but your guest list is topping out at 200, then something has to give. Be sure and find a venue that can comfortably accommodate all your guests, with enough room for everyone to dine, dance, and relax.
  • Type- Hotel? Outdoor venue? Historical location? You need to consider all the factors before you decide on the type of venue you want. If you are having a winter wedding, for example, consider having it indoors or in a well heated building, barn, or tent. No one wants to freeze the entire night!
  • Cost- Everyone has a budget, and you need to keep that budget in mind from the very beginning. Don’t break the bank on the venue alone!
  • Rules/Restrictions- Some venues have a definite time you have to leave by or have restrictions on beverages you can serve. So if you’re looking to stay late or have a full bar, be sure and take a second glance at a location’s guidelines.
  • Catering- Be sure and discuss with them the catering options you have. Some venues only allow in-house catering or catering from a list of preferred catering partners, but if your looking to have particular caterer, be sure the venue allows it.
  • Parking/Transportation- If you plan on having a large wedding, be sure the venue’s parking lot can handle the number of guests you have invited. Does the venue have access to public transportation? For some, this is a deciding factor in picking out a venue.
  • Facility Extras/Amenities- When working on picking out a location for your reception, places that supply extras such as tables and chairs, kitchen access, A/V equipment, or linens can provide an added bonus!

When planning your wedding, be sure and consider all of these factors when picking out a venue. After the venue has been decided, be sure and stop by Action Rentals to see all the decorations, linens, and extras that will make your day uniquely you!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Picking the Right Music for Your Next Event

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Upcoming wedding or special event? You’ll need music!

Music can make any event more fun, but deciding what kind of music can be challenging.  Some people choose to use live music or a band, and some choose to have a DJ, but providing your own music can be an even better option!

Often, people don’t consider providing their own music at events because they think it would be too much of a hassle, but providing your own music can have some pretty impressive benefits.

When planning your special event, choosing your own music allows you more input into what’s being played, takes the stress out of finding an available DJ or band, and is more cost-efficient!

Renting the needed equipment to provide your own music is easy and hassle-free with Action Rentals. At Action you can rent wireless mic systems, sound systems and speakers, and even a laptop to play your music from! Action has all the audiovisual tools you’ll need to provide your own event music and entertainment!

Setting the Mood at Your Next Event!

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Spring time brings about many new and exciting events, especially with the upcoming “wedding season”, but how can you make those events seem even more special? In order to insure weddings, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners have an intimate or romantic feel, candelabras can be utilized in many different ways. Candelabras can be used for centerpieces at dinners and receptions, or as decorations in entryways, ballrooms, and churches. Candelabras help set the tone and mood of many special events!

Action Rentals has a large selection of candelabras in a variety of different designs, colors, heights, and materials, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your special event!