We’re Hiring for Fall 2020!

Happy Wednesday beautiful people! This is a fun and exciting blog because we are looking to expand our team!!! We are currently hiring for a bunch of different positions and want YOU to be a part of it!

We are hiring for event staff, which is a part time job primarily on the weekends- but can extend to some weekday hours depending on event schedule and your availability. Just a few details about this position include, familiarizing yourself with the behind the scenes aspect of an event rental company. What goes into pulling inventory for events, preparing inventory items for events, but also setting up and executing the events on the day of! This is just a little tidbit of what you would be a part of as you apply to join our team! We’re also hiring for delivery staff position which includes part time hours during the weekend as well. Delivery staff is responsible for the execution of deliveries and sometimes setups at private residences or event venues. When applying for this position, you must be comfortable lifting and unloading tables and/or chairs.And the best part of delivery staff- maybe you’ll get to challenge Vic to a rock paper scissors battle on who gets to drive the box truck, lol.

Another position we’re very excited to offer is an intern position- VIRTUALLY and IN PERSON. We know just how much COVID has interfered with school from kindergarten up to college. We want to be able to help and provide that internship credit for students anywhere. Internship includes mass media marketing, time in the warehouse learning about the inventory and event preparations, greeting clients, observing design meetings in the showroom, and SO. MUCH. MORE. If you think you would make the perfect addition to our team for any of the above positions please contact us at your earliest convenience! We are currently holding interviews for all positions, so act fast. Send an email with your resumé and current availability to employment@waterfordeventrentals.com and we will be in touch soon.

We hope to have you as a member of our team, the possibilities are endless and there is immense room to grow here.

Photos by: Dragon Photo Studio | Misty Saves the Day

July 2020 Styled Shoot

It’s Wednesday! Woo hoo!!! We are halfway through this week and getting closer to another scorching hot weekend! Just two weeks ago we were asked to be a part of an incredible styled shoot! We knew this shoot was going to be one for the books because the vendor list is off the chain- but also because the linens they chose are TO. DIE. FOR.

It was good to get out and have some fun with a styled shoot and to see how beautiful everything came together. Y’all, we literally received these photos TODAY and because we can’t wait any longer to post them we’re blogging them!!!Are you obsessed yet?? This features a handful of our brand new products and we are THRILLED with how these photos turned out. These yellow flowers add the perfect bright and fun pop of color to the tablescape. We love seeing closeup shots of this linen because it gets more and more beautiful the closer you get to it, the detail, the slight shimmer, the pattern- gives us all the feels.We have no words. When something is just that stunning, you let it do all the talking for you! And can this cake design get any more beautiful?!The beauty and brains behind the operation! Sarah and Jacklyn thank you soooo much for letting us be a part of this shoot! These photos are incredible and we are so thankful that you thought of us to join in on this magic!

Linens & Rentals featured: Sonoma Wooden Chair | Florence Jacquard in white | Slate Velvet

Vendor Shoutouts: Photography: Sarah Lin Photography | Coordination: Events by Jacklyn | Tabletop decor: The Collection by Courtney Inghram | Floral: Aleen Floral Design | Linens & Chairs: Waterford Event Rentals | Hair: Hair by Emily Dami |  Makeup: Beauty by Tiffany | Calligraphy: Lovely Scripture | Cake: Rachel Bakes | Table Runner/Napkins: Deco Dreams Handmade | Gelato Cart: Lolly’s Creamery | Veil: Lumiere Bridal Shop | Shoe Jewelry: Boutique JuJu

Recap of The Summer Social Fest 2020

Hello everyone & happy Wednesday!! We are especially excited for this blog because we are recapping all of our amazing fun from The Summer Social Fest which was held virtually last weekend. As we are all aware, COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into A LOT of plans. Weddings, graduations, birthdays, vacations, and even just a regular work schedule. COVID is unique in the sense we have all been affected by it some way.

For us, and tons of other vendors and of course SO. MANY. COUPLES any and all events and gatherings have come to a screeching halt. What a whirlwind and adjustment it’s been to say the least. As COVID became more and more dangerous we were left with no choice but to reconfigure our summer bridal show. The result= Summer Social Fest held on Facebook Live! With the help of our partner Missy with Antonia Christianson Events, Mike Dragon with Dragon Photo Studio, Misty with Misty Saves The Day, Ashley of Studio I Do, and the crew at Stage Right Lighting, we brought this idea to life!

After months of replanning our super fun social meet and greet to be exclusively online the weekend finally came to fruition July 17-19. We had about 30 vendors sign up to meet about 100 couples all virtually!!!! We are so thankful and thrilled to have each and every vendor participate and help bring this idea full circle. The best part, is that we were able to help our vendors AND future couples all for free!!!!! This was our way of really letting couples know how much we feel for you during this time and want to support you and give you something to look forward to because we all care that much.

With all of that being said, we want to shout out and thank each vendor that chose to be a part of this magical weekend, but also show you a glimpse of the INSANE fashion show we put on. I mean, we don’t like to toot our own horn but we really pulled it off with this entire weekend and feel incredibly blessed we made this happen!

Vendor Shoutouts: Chef By Design | Astro Entertainment | Avenir Bridal | BCP Floral | Jessica Hanyok Calligraphy | Dragon Photo Studio | Boardwalk Photo Booth Company | Misty Saves the Day | Antonia Christianson Events |Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Fluttering Flowers | East Beach Catering | Virginia Zoo | Big Top Entertainment | PaperDolls Design | Montero’s Restaurant & Catering | Fresh Look Photography | Silk Bridal Studio | Woman’s Club of Portsmouth | Kara Anne + Co | Waterford Event Rentals | Music Makes You Happy Entertainment | Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art | The Cake House | The Posh Pair | Jessica Ryan Photography | The Twisted Fork | Rusty Cottage Rentals & Styling | Echard Wheeler Photography | Allstar Photobooth | The Neon House | Stage Right Lighting | Studio I Do Bridals

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all the vendors that participated and went live on Facebook during The Summer Social Fest! We cannot thank you enough for all you do for us! Now on to some fashion show photos. This was SO much fun and really had us feeling like we were back stage of a HUGE production.

Fashion Show Vendor Participants: Bridal gowns, models, directing by Studio I Do Bridals | Sound stage, video production, lighting and chandeliers by Stage Right Lighting | Music & DJ provided by Boardwalk Photo Booth Company | Floral by Fluttering Flowers | Hair and makeup by: Makeup by SAC, BlushTones, Flawless On Site, and Sarah Rillon | Behind the scenes photography and videography: Dragon Photo Studio | Media: Misty Saves the Day | The Summer Social Fest brought to you by Waterford Event Rentals & Antonia Christianson Events

If you didn’t get a chance to check us out LIVE during The Summer Social Fest click this link to check us out! Learn all about Waterford, the services we offer, and amazing products we have to share!

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How to Get Prepared for The Summer Social Fest

Happy Summer Social Fest week!!!!! We are officially TWO days away from The Summer Social Fest being held this weekend on Facebook Live!!! Not only do you get to meet the area’s best event vendors, but you get to do it from the comfort of your own home. Now come on, what really could get better than this?? We came up with some ideas of what  you can do to get the most out of this weekend.

First- of course is check out the schedule prior! While we have done our part to make sure all of our vendors lead you through the FB Live event flawlessly, it’s always a good idea to take a peek at the times of the vendors you’re looking forward to “meeting”! This way you can set those alarms and get ready for their designated show time.

Second- the event will be posted to each vendor’s page after their designated show time! This is great for anyone planning an event but having to work on the weekends or simply not being able to catch every vendor you might like to.

Third- write down your questions. Most of the vendors will be allotting a little bit of time at the end of their segment to answer any questions to help with your planning.

Take a look at the schedule below! Set those alarms now, you don’t want to miss this!All Graphics: Kara Anne + Co.

We can’t wait to see you all weekend long!! There is still time to register for the event at our website. Also, we have VERY limited seating left at the VIP Fashion Show Watch Party held at Studio I Do Bridals. Click this link to get your ticket now! Not only do you get to watch the Fashion Show as it airs, but you get to mix and mingle with some of the vendors in the show!

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Top 3 Most Asked Rental Questions

Looking to plan an event? Whether it’s a wedding, bar mitzvah, baby shower, bridal shower, or graduation party- adding linens to your event will elevate the space. Don’t quite know where to start? Today’s blog is about some of our most asked questions. While there are plenty that we get asked, these three really stick out and will help you be the most prepared when setting up your rentals with us.

Read flyer below to see the questions & keep reading further to get those questions answered!Photography: Meghan Lupyan Photography

Answers:

  1. Our rental fee covers the price of the linen, as well as the washing, pressing, storing, and labor it takes to put your order together. Each linen comes pressed and on a hanger to decrease wrinkles. The only additional fees are taxes where applicable and delivery, set up or shipping. Any damages or missing items will be assessed after your order is returned to us.
  2. Yes, you can make changes to your order! The deadline for final changes is 2 weeks prior to your event. After this time you may not make reductions to your order but you can make additions, however we cannot guarantee we will have your item in stock.
  3. We require a deposit of ⅓ of the total to hold an order. The remaining balance is not due until 2 weeks prior to the event, but you’re more than welcome to set up a payment plan or make payments whenever you choose.

We hope that these questions & answers have helped you feel more confident when renting your linens through us! Please call or email to book your appointment today!

Next weekend is our VIRTUAL Summer Social Fest! Stay logged onto FB Live and catch the 757’s best vendors ready to meet you and help you plan for your big day!

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The Summer Social Fest 2020

Hey there! Happy JULY 1st!!!!! How crazy is it that we are already halfway through 2020??? This month is also a very special time in that we are hosting our first ever VIRTUAL bridal show with our main chick, Missy with Antonia Christianson Events. This is our second year hosting our super fun, laid back, Summer Social bridal event only with a twist! Instead of having our guests and vendors meet one another at The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, we are going LIVE on Facebook.

We do love events, but we love our couples and vendor friends even more and we just didn’t think it was safe to risk having this event in person. But don’t be fooled, we have A LOT in store for our guests! Take a peek below to learn all about what’s going down the weekend of July 17-19 streamed exclusively through Facebook Live.

What bridal show could be complete without prizes? Yupp! None of them!! Of course we have rallied our closest vendor friends to bring you couples some prizes and much more! Note- you must be REGISTERED for the event in order to win. You can find the link on our Facebook page, Antonia Christianson Events Facebook, The Summer Social Facebook, AND our website. Not only do we have prizes but we have a FULL BLOWN FASHION SHOW. You will see none other than the hottest new trends from the ladies at Studio I Do Bridals. Another great bit is that we have some local venues giving some virtual tours for those struggling to find the perfect place to say I do!But how do you know who is going to a part of such a cool event? We gotcha covered there too! Below is the list of over 25 vendors ready and prepared to sign on and meet you VIRTUALLY. They will be telling you all about their business and the services they offer & will leave time to answer your questions at the end! Make sure to have some questions written down so you don’t forget.Let’s talk prizes! First we just have to take a second to thank our incredible vendors for being SO generous to donate to some lucky couples while COVID has really hit our industry hard. Here are just a few of the prizes we have to offer! Dragon Photo Studio offering a FREE engagement session with purchase of a wedding package, Studio I Do offering a FREE VIP dress fitting for one lucky bride and 8 GUESTS- that’s over a $200 value! Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals offering 20% off a wedding rental package. The Posh Pair offering a free makeup trial- $150 value! The list just keeps growing!! We anticipate having tons of fun raffles for you that will make your time so worth it.

I know  I speak for all of us vendors when we say that we can’t wait to meet you! We know life has been crazy these last few months & events have come to a halt. But we are optimistic in the future of 2020 and beyond! Let’s plan some events!

HUGE SHOUTOUT TO Misty with Misty Saves the Day for all of her hard work keeping our social media up and running!!!!! Another HUGE shoutout for all of the incredible graphics goes to Kara with Kara Anne + Co.

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Our Favorite New Trend: Velvet!

Woo hoo!!!!! It’s finally Wednesday which means another blog coming at ya! Today, we wanted to talk about one of our FAVORITE trends that is surely to pick up around the fall. VELVET. If you’re into subtle texture then you might definitely want to consider adding some velvet to your reception space someway somehow. Personally, we try to show EVERYONE something velvet when they come in our showroom just because we love it so much. Not only is there an option for just standard velvet, but you can get an etched velvet pattern or even a crushed velvet look. Either way, we think velvet speaks for itself. Take a peek and see if you agree.

Let’s start off with this INCREDIBLE floral velvet linen that was used by Chef by Design at our 2020 Crystal Clear Vision Bridal Expo! The elegance of this linen is second to none. This provides an incredible way to tie in your wedding colors and give all the romantic vibes. This photo doesn’t even begin to describe the beauty of this linen. No doubt this one will stop you in your tracks.Table Design: Chef by Design | Photographer: Caitlin Gerres Photography

Another linen that was used for this first time at our bridal show was a beautiful ocean velvet. A mix between blue and green, and paired with these colored glasses makes us feel like we’re sitting on the beach watching the waves roll in. Don’t forget blue is the Pantone Color of the Year so be quick to add this to your reception space somewhere before the year is up!Table Design: Rusty Cottage | Photographer: Kirstyn Marie Photography

Another great velvet option is for those brides looking for an earthy, boho vibe. This napkins are BRAND. SPANKIN. NEW. We are so thrilled to have these as part of our inventory and expect to get a lot of use out of them this fall.Table Design: Indie & Ivory | Photographer: Caitlin Gerres Photography 

Our next feature is a stunning neutral tone which we refer to as cashmere. Along with the velvet trend, going ALL NEUTRAL is a big hit! What better way to get the best of both worlds than with a linen like this. We just love how these colors bounce off one another for the perfect warm & cozy guest table.Table Design: Sunkissed Events | Photographer: Jessica Ryan Photography

Last but not least is our romantic & elegant rose quartz velvet. This linen is unique in that it can take on a mix of dusty rose/mauve and wisteria. It’s all about what you pair it with! Here it’s seen with our french floral blush napkin and white lace runner.Table Design: The Twisted Fork | Photographer: Katie Nesbitt Photography

I’m sure by now you have joined the velvet train! We just love all the possibilities that come with velvet. Don’t gorget these are available in napkins and runners as well.

Join us ALL WEEKEND for Summer Social Fest 2020, July 17-19! Head over to our website to register now. Did we mention it’s FREE.

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Bold Linens

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
As we sit here hoping that our beautiful summer and fall weddings get to happen we thought about the amazing tables you can incorporate to your reception space! At many of the events we are a part of, most commonly we see the cocktail tables getting used as a super fun linen filled with texture, color, and personality. We’re here to tell you, you can accomplish that look on more than just your cocktail tables. Here’s how!

Guest Tables: Don’t be afraid! If you love some patterns- go all in & use a funky patterned linen that just screams you for those guest tables. If it’s noticeably “you” your guests will appreciate that you went above and beyond to showcase your personality to its fullest extent.
Photography: Dani White Photography

Cake Table: Using a specialty linen can really be a nice added touch for your cake table. At that time of cake cutting all eyes are on the couple which kind of means everyone will be seeing that linen sooner or later. Why not take the time to add a fun colored linen on that table or use a textured linen that can be tied in with other pieces of decor somewhere around the room?Photography: Audrey Rose Photography

Sweetheart Table: Why not deck out that table you’re going to be sitting at for the Best Man Speech or that Maid of Honor Speech? What a great way to elevate the table you and your new husband or wife are sitting at for the night.Photography: David Champagne Photography

Go to our Facebook to sign up for our FREE 2020 The Summer Social Fest- happening exactly one month from today!

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Why Linens?

We thought today may be the perfect day to talk about why it’s important to include linens in your must haves when it comes to your wedding reception needs.

When it comes to planning your wedding, your choice in linens is just as important as your choice in flowers or catering.  Many brides do not realize how this choice can affect the overall atmosphere of their wedding, until it’s too late.

The impact linens can have on your reception space is due to the fact of how much room they take up and also that every table has one.  Linens will not only cover your table, but touch all the way to the floor and rid you of those ugly table legs.  Ill fitting or low quality linens will attract negative attention, which no one wants on their big day. This is why you should use your linen choice to your advantage to add style or complete the theme of your wedding.Photography: Dragon Photo Studio

Use your linens to express your personality, create ambience, or add an extra touch of romance.  You can use bright colors that pop for a fun feel or use lace for a more delicate, romantic touch.  The linens can really tie a wedding’s theme together. Burlap adds an extra touch to both rustic and beach themed weddings.  Navy and White Stripe look great for a nautical theme. While velvet adds a very elegant, classy touch.

Up close you can see this is a beautiful monochromatic look with a grey on grey jacquard pattern topped with some pretty stunning greenery.Photography: Luke & Ashley Photography | Planner: Wedding Company of WilliamsburgPhotography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

Choose between different colors, textures and prints to get the effect you want for your special day. The possibilities are endless!! Just to name a few we have linens in all fabrics ranging from polyester to satin and rosette to sequins. We are sure to have what it is you’re looking for to accomplish your dream wedding.Photography: Meghan Lupyan Photography | Floral: Mann and Wife | Planner: Soirees by Lauren | Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

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Incorporating Disney Into Your Reception

Who doesn’t love Disney movies?

We sure do! Exactly a week ago we found out that Disney World is ready to reopen its doors July 11th! Once we heard this news we were ready to dedicate an entire blog to all the go hard Disney lovers out there. We have had a handful of brides come to us in the past with their love for Disney that just had to be incorporated to their wedding day.

Some brides took you on a little trip and had each guest table as a different theme park within Walt Disney World in Florida.

Other brides kept it super subtle and stayed with a more classic Disney theme and incorporated cute Mickey Mouse ears here and there.

Whatever your vision may be- this Disney blog is the one for you! We are going to share some of our personal favorite Disney Princesses and how you can bring this to life for the reception of your dreams. I mean it’s Disney- we have to go all out for this right?Such a super pretty way to include the glitz and glam of Cinderella into your reception space using a slate blue velvet paired with champagne sequins.Another princess to think about including is Ariel. Red sequins to display her gorgeous red hair- quite the focal point throughout the movie. And then what better way to portray her tail and the sea than with our iridescent crush olive green linen. We love the different ripples and shades that comes with this linen and totally gives off under the sea vibes.Of course we had to include one of the newest to join the Princess gang! Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. Bring your reception tables to life with a mix of our matte satin ice blue and velvet leaf linens sure to rock the party!Once we decided on this blog, I knew for sure Tangled would have to be a part of it. I mean just look at this iridescent linen- this screams Rapunzel!!!!! This might just be my favorite linen pairings. Adding the romantic look of those long luscious locks with the champagne pintuck linen. Using the iridescent crush linens with the pintuck as sash ties would make for an AMAZING duo.Last but not least- probably one of the top 5 Disney love stories EVER. Beauty and the Beast. We have a bride going with this look in the fall and is adding all the navy and gold you can imagine. We can’t wait to see this unfold in person. But for now we’ll be dreaming of some champagne pinchwheel, the most accurate depiction of Belle’s gorgeous gold gown.

We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a walk into Disney with us. This one was super fun! Can’t wait to see how creative our brides get with this.

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