Our Top 20 Wedding Songs

Welcome! 

Here at Gervais, we truly believe in teamwork so for today’s blog, we recruited some of our team members to help us out. We asked them to come up with their Top 20 Wedding Songs. Below is the list they came up with. Our staff believe you will get all your guests up, dancing and grooving with these 20 classic hits.

  1. Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

2. The Jackson 5 – ABC

3. Chubby Checker – The Twist

4. Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two

5. The Isley Brothers – Shout

6. Kool and The Gang – Jungle Boogie

7 – Bob Seger – Old Time Rock n Roll

8. Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

9. Boyz II Men – Motownphilly

10. RUN-DMC – It’s Tricky

11. Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One

12. Bee Gees – Staying Alive

13. Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling

14. Anything by Michael Jackson !

15 – Billy Idol – Mony Mony

16. Train – Marry Me

17. Nat King Cole – Unforgettable

18. UB40 – Falling In Love With Your

19. Micheal Bolton – When a Man Loves a Woman

20. Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

Thanks for reading our blog today, we hope you enjoyed our music selections! Stay tuned for next week’s blog, and have a great weekend! ”

Remember at Gervais Party & Tent Rentals we have everything you need to rent (from accessories to décor) for a memorable corporate event.  You can start planning at https://www.gervaisrentals.com/rentals or call us at 416-288-1846 today!

9 Hot Wedding Trends of 2017

A wedding is one of the most special days of a couple’s life together, so it’s no surprise that most couples are very particular about what they want. These days, most brides and grooms want a mix of traditional, modern, and unique elements, and while they do want something individual, they don’t want anything overly trendy. That being said, many couples want to incorporate some fashionable ideas, so here are the hot wedding trends of 2017 that you can mix and match to plan your perfect day.

1. Return to a Natural and Rustic Feel

If you can’t have an outdoor wedding under the trees or a rustic marriage in a barn, then bring in some natural elements with potted plants and non-flowering greenery, and create the rustic feel with stick arrangements, mason jars, hanging décor, and plenty of candles and lanterns.

2. Not Your Mom’s Invitations

Wedding invitations have always been a big deal, but today the name of the game is creativity, excitement, and experimentation. Here are a few ideas:

  • Handcrafted or artisan-made
  • Foil stamping
  • Custom illustrations
  • Multiple patterns
  • Textured paper
  • Bold envelopes

3. Definitely Not Gramma’s Gift

It has long been acceptable to request cash or ask for specific gifts through a registry, but couples today are thinking outside the gift box. These days, you can have a honeymoon registry, request experiences as gifts, have a gift-free charity registry, or request specific non-traditional gifts.

4. Getting Creative with Food

These days, couples want their meals and snacks served with more flair, so creative presentations and deconstructed versions of classic fare are becoming extremely popular. For that matter, local food traditions are increasingly being incorporated into wedding meals, such as a Montreal wedding that serves poutine.

5. A New Twist on a Classic Cake

One of the hot wedding trends of 2017 is the move back to the classic, high, tiered cake, but with modern accents. For instance, having a cake table with multiple flavours, nearly nude cakes that have minimal icing, and edible flowers as decorations.

6. Food and Drink Pairings

Another food-themed trend for 2017 is pairing food, and especially hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, with special drinks (think tiny tacos paired with mini margaritas). Many couples are even opting to have a signature drink for their special day.

7. Wedding Entertainment

Gone are the days when a wedding band or DJ is expected to entertain guests all night, and it’s popular today to have live entertainment—such as performers or dancers—or make-your-own entertainment offerings like outdoor games.

8. Décor of the Future

Image mapping uses projectors to bathe walls with pictures, images, and scenery. Imagine, for instance, an indoor winter wedding that uses image mapping to make it look like a tropical destination wedding.

9. More Exotic Floral Choices

Although there are certain flowers that are still included in almost every wedding arrangement, couples are looking for more striking blooms, including dahlias, sugarbushes, buttercups, and especially peonies.

The ideas you can use to put together a unique, interesting, and completely personalized wedding are endless, but some things work better than others, and those tend to become the popular trends. When it comes to hot wedding trends of 2017, the theme seems to be a return to the traditional, but with obligatory modern touches.

In terms of colours, décor, food, and themes, you can’t go wrong with traditional, vintage, rustic, or natural these days, and there are plenty of ways that you can personalize these elements to customize your special day.

Whether a year away or in a rush to rent, Gervais Party & Tent Rentals has all you need for planning your dream wedding!  Get started at https://www.gervaisrentals.com/rentals or call us at 416-288-1846 now!

7 Best Corporate Event Ideas

Your employees and your team work hard for you all year round, and you want to do something special to say thank you. So you plan a traditional corporate event that you’re excited about, but everybody else seems, well, underwhelmed. Sound familiar?

Here’s the thing: corporate events are supposed to be fun, engaging, and out-of-the-office events that help coworkers bond and get to know each other, so the same old thing isn’t going to be exciting or rewarding. Instead, why not try one of these seven best corporate event ideas that’ll have your employees counting down the days until the next one?

1. Take It into the Kitchen

Take over a restaurant or professional kitchen, provide all the ingredients necessary, divide the employees into teams, and have yourselves a good ole fashioned cook off. The best part is that when all the cooking is finished, you can sit down together and have a delicious meal.

2. Get Philanthropic

Volunteering is a great way to bring your employees together, and they’re not the only ones who will benefit from this type of event. You can spend the day at a local food bank, soup kitchen, animal shelter, homeless shelter, library (to read to kids), or anywhere else that’s in need of volunteer hands.

3. Solve Puzzles and Mysteries

There are so many different ways you can incorporate fun and mystery into your corporate events, and these are great bonding opportunities. A few ideas are:

  • Escape rooms
  • Mystery dinners
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Board game tournaments
  • Murder mystery parties

4. Get Wild

Adventure excursions aren’t everybody’s cup of tea, but if you have a group of employees who love excitement, then these types of corporate events are ideal. You could go white water rafting, play laser tag, go on a canoeing or kayaking adventure, take a spin at a go kart track, bounce off some energy at a trampoline park, or even go camping.

5. Play Ball!

There are two routes you can go here: you can either get active with your team and play sports together, or you can take them out to watch a professional sports game. Good games to play together include baseball, volleyball, or even something like capture the flag. There are also some companies out there that have giant versions of popular games. So, you can play a live, interactive, and human-sized version of Pac Man, Angry Birds, or even foosball.

6. Indulge with a Winery Tour

If you live anywhere near wine country, then a winery tour is a great way to reward employees for a job well done. These tours show you the vineyards, the casks, the fermentation vessels, and much more, and you’ll come away with some fascinating stories.

7. Adult Camp

Plenty of people went to camp as kids and had such a great time that they wonder why it had to end. And that’s where the idea for adult camps came from. Imagine getting to play silly games during the day, spend time at the beach, and cap the day off roasting marshmallows around the campfire again.

These are some of the best corporate event ideas out there right now, and as long as you stick to the list (or get creative with your own ideas), you’ll never again put together another boring, cliched, or corny corporate event. Not only will your employees be grateful, but they’ll also have a blast, they’ll learn a lot, and they’ll come away from the event refreshed, revived, and feeling appreciated.

At Gervais Party & Tent Rentals we have everything you need to rent (from accessories to décor) for a memorable corporate event.  You can start planning at https://www.gervaisrentals.com/rentals or call us at 416-288-1846 today!