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 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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Virtual Meeting Special!!

Let the show go on!! We know this is a crazy time, but we’re all in the same boat right?? We have really had our virtual meetings kick off this week & they have been SO fun!!! If you have been hesitant to book any meetings or consultations because of COVID-19 well that stops here!! We are offering virtual meetings with Zoom with times Monday-Thursday, late morning to evening. We want to meet YOU! What better way to have a design meeting than from the comfort of your own home? We have a virtual meeting special for those people using our calendar link to book a virtual meeting. These meetings typically don’t last longer than an hour. The fun part- you get to physically see our linens in person and receive photos during and after the meeting.

Our virtual meeting special is 10% off your rentals when you schedule your virtual meeting & secure your items within 30 days of your meeting! We are so looking forward to meeting you & keeping the fun wedding planning alive. Below is the link:

https://calendly.com/waterfordeventrentals/rental-design-meeting?month=2020-04

Summer Social is BACK this year at The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth- August 7!

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2020 Color of the Year!

We are soooo stoked that the color blue has been chosen as this year’s Pantone Color of the Year. Just to remind you, here are the Pantone Colors of the Year for the last couple years: 2019- coral, 2018- violet, 2017- greenery. When it comes to picking wedding colors, there are a few that will always remain classics, blue is one of them. Some of the other colors that are a good go to when deciding what to pick for your big day include blush, navy, burgundy, greenery, and all things neutral.

This week for the blog we wanted to take it back to some of our FAVORITE blue weddings- we know you will just love.Kirstyn Marie Photography

This romantic look was from a few years ago using one of the most beautiful, classic prints. This blue pottery print linen was used all throughout this wedding in the form of linens, runners, and sashes. The clean look of the white plates on top of the gold chargers provide the most beautiful place setting.Dani White Photography

This wedding from the Half Moone incorporated a simple blue “Panama” napkin among our “Ivory Belize” tablecloth with hopes to give their guests an elegant tropical feel.Planner: Antonia Christianson Events | Photography: Ethan Yang Photography

Who doesn’t love a good sash? Adding in that wedding color with a sash is such a fun way to bring your chairs to life & likely would be something unexpected by your guests.Rob Korb Photography

This next photo- I mean it just speaks for itself. The colors, the patterns, the vibrancy. WE. LOVE. IT. ALL. Blue is just one of those colors that you really can just tie into anything & this photo shows nothing less.Dragon Photo Studio

Throwing it back to a fall shoot we did with an INCREDIBLE vision. We are using the fun blue and white pattern with super vibrant floral. Did you peep the navy velvet napkin too? To die for.Design: Lustre Theory | Photography: Molly Lichten Photography

After this, don’t you just love the 2020 Color of the Year?? We sure do.

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Crystal Clear Vision Recap Part 2

Well, what a crazy couple of weeks it’s been right?? This week for the blog we decided to shout out some of the incredible vendors that participated in A Crystal Clear Vision this year! Hoping to use these images to brighten your day & remind everyone we will get through this! Here is just a reminder of all the hard work these event specialists are capable of.Table Design: Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Photography: Kirstyn Marie PhotographyTable Design: East Beach Catering | Photography: Jessica Ryan PhotographyTable Design: Inspired Events by Kelly | Rentals: Big Top Entertainment | Photography: Leigh Skaggs PhotographyTable Design: Sweetwater Cuisine | Photography: Leigh Skaggs PhotographyTable Design: VB National | Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography

Hoping these photos brought you and our vendors some smiles! A Crystal Clear Vision was a total success at the Princess Anne Country Club! Hoping everyone stays safe & keeps on planning during this crazy time. Us vendors are here for you every step of the way. Looking forward to being happier and healthier when this is all over.

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PROMO TIME!!

To all the couples still wedding planning during the midst of this craziness, we have a promo just for you!!! Now until April 30th, when you book with us for your 2021 wedding, we will be give you a FREE sweetheart AND cake table linen. We are hoping to help bring light to this dark time for all of us by keeping up the excitement of wedding planning!

We love the sweetheart tables & cake tables probably more than any other tables because this is where you get to add most of your personality! No need to fear about there being too much pattern, too much texture, or that the color is too bright because you only have to cover one table vs all of the guest tables.

Since blue is the Pantone Color of the Year, what better place to incorporate that color than with your sweetheart table?? The possibilities are endless, you can choose blue linens with patterns or texture AKA velvet. Ummm yes please.Design: Lustre Theory | Photography: Molly Lichten Photography | Floral: Kate Fiore Floral | Vintage Rentals: Madhatter Vintage | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals

Deep down I think every bride dreams of a little bit of lace somewhere in their wedding. It just adds such a romantic, charming feel to the design aspect of the wedding. Featured here is actually one of our brand new linens: Princess Lace, I mean what could be better than that?Table Design: Soirees by Lauren | Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals

There is no better linen to steal the show than this one right here. Our stunning Mermaid Sequins linen gives you all the regal feels with the copper & ivory toned sequins. We love this linen but seeing it get transformed to this extent had our jaws to the floor. Everything about this design just has us thinking sweetheart table. Want to make sure your guests are always looking at you? This linen is sure to do the trick.Table Design & Floral: Fluttering Flowers | Linens & Chairs: Waterford Event Rentals | Photography: Katie Nesbitt Photography | Chandelier Rigging: Stage Right Lighting

Calling all velvet lovers!! One of the biggest trends we have seen closing out 2019 and still going strong in 2020 is the use of velvet! Couples everywhere are loving adding some fun texture to tables whether that’s in the form of a linen, napkins, or runners! Table Design: Sunkissed Events | Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals

One of the most fun tablescapes we’ve seen in a while included our super popular chiffon runners layered with macrame runners. While this is a nontraditional sweetheart table idea, how cool would this be for couples really wanting to step outside the box and bring some Moroccan vibes to the party!Table Design: Astro Events | Photography: Katie Nesbitt Photography | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals

Summer Social is BACK August 7th at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

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Southern Fall Wedding

Back in the heart of fall we got to take part in a beautiful wedding at one of the most beautiful venues. Nikki and Brennan tied the knot at the Oyster Farm Marina out on the Eastern Shore. Their decor was stunning and so unique we couldn’t wait to get these photos in. This wedding was one to remember for a few reasons! We loveeee that Nikki  wasn’t afraid to play with texture & she used some of these linens to go with the neutral, fall beachy vibe. Her decor included cute little pumpkins, oysters, and our favorite part: COTTON! How cool are these centerpieces?This wedding was so elegant and really left us remembering just how beautiful all the details turned out together. For the cake table Nikki chose one of our new, most popular linens: Belize Natural Nutmeg. To bring all the small details together she paired this with her napkin choice as well.On the deck for cocktail hour, she used a beautiful polyester stripe ivory linen which were topped with cute pumpkins and greenery.Love love love this wedding & can’t wait to see what beautiful ideas are in store for us with Spring wedding season almost here!

Vendor Shoutouts: Venue & Catering: Oyster Farm at Kings Creek |Photography: Kelley Stinson Photography | Planner: Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Florist: Simply Fresh Floral Creations by Cynthia Downing | Videography: Noble Vue Media | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | DJ & Photo Booth: Boardwalk Photo Booth Company | Pies: Flour Child Bakery | Bridal Gown: Silk Bridal Studio | Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Hair: Blushtones | Makeup: Flawless On Site | Graphic Designer: River City Graphics

Summer Social is BACK August 7th at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

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New Products Alert!!

Hope everyone is ready for the flood of pictures from A Crystal Clear Vision 2020! This week we are so excited to showcase some of our NEW products. Jessica Ryan photographed our table where we got to show everyone in attendance some of the incredible new products we’ll be offering in 2020.Ta-daaaaaa! Our 2020 Crystal Clear Table brought to you by some AMAZING vendors.

Design by: Waterford Event Rentals & Antonia Christianson Events | Chandelier: James Christianson |  Chandelier Rigging: Stage Right Lighting | Floral: Isha Foss Design | Calligraphy: Jessica Hanyok Calligraphy | Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography |

A picture is worth a thousand words….. So enjoy!New product: Florence Jacquard WhiteNew Product: Wooden ChargersNew Product: Sonoma Chair Natural WoodLike what you see here?? If you want to be the first to get your hands on these products, we are only a phone call away. We are soooo excited to offer these BEAUTIFUL new products starting May 2020!  We’re offering so many more new things for 2020, you just don’t want to miss out! From chiffon to velvet, we’ve got you covered across the board, or table 😉

We will see you at The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth on August 7th at The Summer Social for way more FUN and inspiration! Don’t forget to keep checking back for tickets.

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