Archives for May 2020

Our Hope For 2020

Happy Wednesday! You know what that means- time for Waterford Wednesday. Okay- let’s be real the last few months of 2020 have been ROUGH for everyone. We are missing our staff, our events, our vendor friends, and all of our amazing clients so much! We wanted this blog today to be about all the good that weddings and events can bring & maybe if we speak it into existence they’ll be back sooner than later. *Fingers crossed*

At the start of this amazing new year AND decade- our friends at The Lesner Inn asked us to be a part of an incredible & elegant 20’s theme styled shoot. The vendor list for this one was off the chain! And the girls knocked it out of the park with this design and attention to detail.Might we add- they used some of our favorite linens to give you all the 20’s feels. This black and silver metallic brushed jacquard linen is reversible. SAY WHATTTT. You have the option to use this side that shows more of the darker colors but flip it to have a similar pattern with the lighter colors popping!Oh the chandelier and the dangling pearls add for an effortless 20’s look.Want to know what else is reversible? You guessed it- the napkins can be folded on either the shiny side or the matte side. This photo shows the napkins folded shiny side up and you can see the subtle texture that comes with a majestic linen.Adding some mermaid sequins is sure to catch the eyes of your guest. This linen is super fun & unique!Black and gold is such a timeless look that can be transformed and elevated from decade to decade or even 1920 –> 2020!As always- a perfect way to add some pizzaz to your chairs is by using sashes. This is a 4 corner knot and adds a beautiful accent to the chairs.While we know 2020 has been no walk in the park for any of us, we are confident that events will be up and running in no time! To all of the couples affected by COVID-19 we are rooting for you!!! We will do everything in our power to make your event just as incredible as originally planned. 2020 we know there is potential to end this year with a bang. So cheers! Cheers to 2020 ending better than it’s started.

Vendor Shoutouts: Photography: Echard Wheeler Photography | Venue: Lesner Inn | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Floral: The Wandering Petal | Bridal Gown: Milk & Honey Bride | Makeup: BlushTones | Hair: The Hair Days

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Tips for Being Prepared on a Virtual Design Meeting

Happy Waterford Wednesday! While spending some time thinking of the perfect blog topic for this week- this idea just popped into my head & I’m just going to run with it. As we are in the middle of a very crazy & unknown time that has come with Coronavirus- you may have noticed lots of vendors still trying to keep the planning alive! We, along with a lot of other local Coastal Virginia vendors are encouraging those planning big events to keep. on. planning. While it’s clear that there are restrictions with regards to businesses being open for in person meetings and consults, the sky is the limit with meeting them virtually!!!

Here at Waterford Event Rentals, this virus has allowed us to incorporate things into our daily lives that we have been wanting to for quite some time. For example, it is now available for everyone to look at our calendar and schedule themselves for a virtual meeting all on their own. This eliminates one additional step for you as a consumer & the possibilities of playing phone tag- which I’m sure we all run into on occasions.

When scheduling a virtual design meeting with us- here are some things you can expect! Once you schedule the appointment, you will receive an email from us confirming that you got your appointment. At this time, we ask you for a few vital details to make the most of your time during the virtual meeting. Also, very important in this email you will receive your Zoom meeting ID and password.

So now what? This is where you should begin to think of a few questions that you want to ask your event professionals. WE are here for YOU. We want you to feel comfortable & want to make sure if you have concerns, those get addressed! Here are some things you can do to better inform your professionals on what exactly you’re looking for. Send pictures! All of them- even if you’re only referencing one small detail in a huge Pinterest collage, all those tiny details matter to us! Send us your guest counts and overestimate. It’s always better to expect too many people early on than to risk items getting double booked closer to your big day. Let us know where the event is being held, and any information you’ve received from them that might be important for us to know- for example, can you get early access to the venue? Do items have to be removed from the venue the day of? These are all questions you will want to know and can possibly save you some money in the long run. Last tip- don’t be afraid to ask them specifics.

Attached below is our link to schedule your virtual design meeting today!!

https://calendly.com/waterfordeventrentals/rental-design-meeting?month=2020-05

Stay tuned on Friday as we will be featuring another Coastal Virginia Wedding Vendor, this week you will hear from Missy with Antonia Christianson Events.

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Elevate Your Space With Chiavari Chairs

One of the easiest ways to elevate your ceremony or reception space is to add chiavari chairs. These chairs add a glamorous, expensive look to any space they take over! We love a chiavari chair for other reasons like giving you an opportunity to add sashes to the chair which can make them stand out even more.

From afar, the gold chiavari chairs add such a romantic look to a full ceremony space.Chelsea Anderson PhotographyJessica Ryan Photography

Adding chiavari chairs gives another subtle way to incorporate a huge part of your wedding colors to your reception space.DCPG Photography

Having your ceremony outside? Our chiavari chairs make for the perfect versatile piece for your guests to enjoy your vows and then again once they’re moved for your reception. Looking to add some small details as well- add a sash or cute bow to the aisle chairs for some extra personalization.Gian Valdivia Photography

One of our favorite ways to pair a chiavari chair is with the rustic, natural look of our farm tables. It’s like bringing two worlds together with an elegant, natural, romantic feel. Don’t you agree?
Dragon Studio Photography

Mahogany chiavari chairs allow for a more neutral, earthy look to your guest tables. And our favorite addition is having chiffon sashes woven through the chairs for a delicate look.Table Design: Fluttering Flowers | Chandelier Rigging: Stage Right Lighting | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Photography: Katie Nesbitt Photography

If you want your ceremony or reception space to be the talk of the town we definitely recommend throwing some chiavari chairs in the mix. We carry chairs in gold resin, mahogany resin, and white wood- all three of which can accomplish any look that you’re going for.

You don’t want to miss out on these beauties! Call or email us to book chairs for your big event before it’s too late!

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