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Waterford Wednesday: Random Tips

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
This past Sunday was the amazing VOW Bridal Event and we had such a fun time meeting so many new brides! We always love being a part of the VOW show and this year was extra special, as we got to be part of a creative booth design with Botanique Events, MorLina Events, SnapQube, and Dustin Lewis Images!

Over the past couple of months, we’ve done a few different posts on various tips and tricks that can make the whole wedding planning process go a little smoother. From creating the perfect table setting to maximizing your time at a bridal show, we hope these little tidbits have helped! This week, we have a few random tips that will make the linen rental process more effective!

Rent Extra Napkins
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If you plan on using napkins at your event. . .always rent extra! We can’t recommend this tip enough! Oftentimes, it’s hard to get an exact guest count, so when renting a linen that requires one for each person, it’s very important that there are plenty of extra. Even if you are confident that you have a solid guest count, renting extra napkins is never a bad idea, you never know when an extra one will be requested!

Don’t Wait To Rent!
Even if you don’t have all of your RSVPs in, it’s a smart idea to rent your linens early in the wedding planning process! Placing an initial order for a higher amount will guarantee the availability of linens on your day. The vast majority of rental companies will allow you to change your order with no penalty up to a couple weeks before the event, which means if you need to drop a table linen or two, it will be no problem! However, if you need to add a few table linens at the last minute. . .there’s a chance there won’t be enough in stock. You don’t want the stress of that!

Work With The Floral Designer
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An important aspect of planning an event is participation between your floral designer and your linen provider. This critical relationship can make or break the overall aesthetic of your event! You want your floral arrangement to compliment and enhance your table linen design. You don’t want to have a floral design that doesn’t reflect the elaborate or elegant table you had in mind!

Photo 1 // Caitlin Gerres Photography
Photo 2 // David Schwartz Photography Table Design // Baxter’s Creative Events

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Waterford Wednesday: Features & Stylized Shoots

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
We hope everyone was able to enjoy and keep warm from the cold weather and snow from yesterday! One of our very favorite things that we do at Waterford is provide linens for stylized shoots! We love when fellow vendors come to us in search of the perfect linens for the particular theme or vision in their heads. Seeing the final product is the icing on the cake, and today we’ve got some pictures to show from two very beautiful, yet different stylized shoots!

Bright Spring Wedding
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The first stylized shoot was a gorgeous Spring inspired setup designed by Amanda Hedgepeth Photography & Dear Sweetheart Events. We were so excited to see these pictures and how the vibrant colors of the linens gave off the perfect bright Spring feel! The sweetheart table setup features our White Rosette On Mesh linen with a hot pink overlay underneath. The little peek-a-boo effect of the overlay is the perfect little surprise and matches well with our satin oasis napkins on top! The cake table is equally as gorgeous with our White Pinchwheel specialty linen under an oasis satin table runner!

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Photographer:  Amanda Hedgepeth Photography // Event Planner: Dear Sweetheart Events // Calligrapher: Letters of Grace Calligraphy // DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Sweet Pear Paper // Bakery: Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe // Linens and Coverings: Waterford Event Rentals // Makeup Artist: Dhalia Edwards // Dress Designer: Maya Couture

50 Shades Of Grey
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The second stylized shoot was a sexy 50 Shades of Grey inspired shoot designed by Luxe & Luna Couture Events! The 50 Shades trilogy is massively popular and we thought it was such a brilliant theme idea for this mock engagement session! One of our sequins linens was used on the table and the look is to die for! The champagne color of the sequin looks absolutely gorgeous against those beautiful black velvet chairs! The whole setup gave off a romantic and sexy appeal that we love!

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Concept & Styling: Luxe & Luna Couture Events // Photography: Stephanie Michelle Photography // Gown: Privee Bride of Ghent // Floral Design: Palette of Petals // Cake: Shockley’s Sweet Shoppe // Linens: Waterford Event Rentals // Furniture & Props: Chic Unique Events Rentals // Table Setting: Distinctive Events Rentals // Helicopter Rental: Naviation Air & Protocom Aviation // Makeup: Kristin Marie Artistry // Models: Ashley Cortez and James Lucas of Red Star Model Management

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Feature Friday: Specialty Linens

It’s Feature Friday!
If you’ve been following along with us each Friday, you know that we’ve featured countless linens and products over the past several months! Everything from our specialty linens to real weddings, we’ve done a Feature Friday on it all! Since we’re in booking season and have participated in many bridal shows, we thought we’d show off some of the specialty linens that we have featured that have been used in the past couple of weeks and months!

Photo Feb 12Our gorgeous Austrian Wave specialty linen and Ivory Chiffon Sashes looked awesome at the most recent bridal show we participated in, the Modern Bridal Showcase.

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We love these photos that Palette of Petals captured from the Lesner Inn open house! Our sequins linen paired with Palette of Petals floral runner on the mock sweetheart table is to die for! The surrounding tables featured our Ivory Rosette on Mesh specialty linens and Champagne Pinchwheel linens.

10393802_803131189724140_1849996559399899321_nWe just received pictures from a shamrock themed bridal shower shoot by Caitlin Gerres Photography, and we love the way our White Petal Linen looks against the vibrant green chairs. The gorgeous floral by Aleen Floral Design accented the whole setup that was held at the Portsmouth Women’s Club.

Check back with us each week as we showcase new linens and products that are perfect for all events, and keep an eye on our Speciality Linens page to see all of our great linens in one location!
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Waterford Wednesday: Linen Budget Tips

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
With the introduction of Pinterest in the last couple of years, the wedding planning process has been forever changed! There are so many amazing ideas right at your fingertips that it can become overwhelming, and more often than not. . .expensive. From linens, venue, dress, flowers, etc. there are so many decisions and expenses to think about. Sometimes, brides tend to cut linen rentals completely out of their budget because they don’t think that it will make that big of a difference. Obviously, we disagree with this! If you’re looking to still utilize some gorgeous linens in your wedding without going over budget, we’ve combined some tips just for you!

Embrace Table Runners & Overlays
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It seems like table runners and overlays are often overlooked when picking linens for weddings. We carry MANY different colors and patterns in both of these linens, and they could really be your saving grace when it comes to cost! If the venue you choose offers complimentary base linens, throwing a table runner or overlay on top will give your table that pop of color and pattern, yet won’t have you over your budget as they are significantly less expensive than a full table linen. Table runners even look great on tables without a linen underneath!

Add Accent Tables Throughout 
We absolutely love our specialty linens, but they can definitely become pricey if used on every single table. To save on costs without jeopardizing the overall beautiful look of your wedding, using basic linens and then alternating some tables with specialty linens is an excellent idea! It will create a great visual appeal of the whole room and will give guests many different eye-catching views.

Emphasize Chairs With A Sash
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If you happen to book a venue that has updated and nice looking chairs, you will be able to save some money by accenting your chairs with just a sash! Many venues are now investing in chivari chairs or white resin chairs, so renting a chair cover is not necessary and instead these chairs can be nicely accented with just a sash! By forgoing the cost of chair covers, you could also rent two sashes for each chair and do a double bow. A bright colored sash under a see-through lace sash would be gorgeous!

Picture 2 // Kirstyn Marie Photography

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Feature Friday: Science-Themed Wedding

Happy Friday everyone!
Today’s Feature Friday is all about a science-themed December wedding we provided linens for! We loved being a part of this fun wedding held at the Virginia Living Museum and planned by Veronica of A Signature Event. The theme was a perfect fit for the day, as both the bride and groom have careers in science! Everything from the cake topper down to the reception table centerpieces had a touch of “science” included and there may have been a champagne toast out of a test tube! Check out the awesome pictures Justin Hankins Photography captured from this special day.
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This was such a neat wedding and it was fun to see the whole science aspect of the wedding all throughout! The event featured our burgundy pintuck table linens, gold pintuck napkins, and gold plate chargers. Pintuck linens are often described as “unique & stylish” and the reception tables at this wedding definitely captured that! Congratulations on your wedding Brittany and James!

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Waterford Wednesday: Color Palette

It seems like wedding season just ended, but it’s slowly but surely creeping back up on us!
We’ve been super busy here at Waterford with design meetings and booking season, and we are so excited for all of the events that are happening in the coming months!
If you follow us on Facebook, you were the first to know about our 2nd Annual Crystal Clear Vision Event that we are putting on in March! The announcement of our event felt like a good time to do a blog post on some tips when it comes to choosing your wedding color palette. If you attend our event (tickets here!) you’ll be able to see fully designed reception tables, but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to help kick-start your planning!

Find Your Style84f2acfb57298006ad2343dee1cbea9aFinding the style you want for your event is a good first step in creating your wedding color palette. Doing this will set a particular “tone” for your wedding and then ideas can start to form. A good example would be if you choose to have a classic, romantic wedding. After choosing this style, blush tones, champagne, and gold elements become a great color palette to achieve that classic, romantic feel.

The Location
The venue that you choose is also an important piece in deciding your color palette. Although it’s not a make or break decision, taking into account the various wall textures, carpet color, and overall look of your reception space is a key element in picking colors. You want to make sure your color palette is complementing the venue so you won’t end up with crazy contrasts. However, draping and excellent lighting can take care of these issues if necessary!

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Although there is no particular “rule” about what colors can or should be used for each season, considering the season of your event can help in creating your color palette. You can save money by using flowers and accessories in the colors that are available at the specific time of the year you’re getting married. For example, we see vibrant colors in the summer compared to the bold or neutral hues in the winter!

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