Making the Most of a Backyard Wedding

Making the Most of a Backyard Wedding

 

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A backyard wedding can be one of the most special kinds of weddings. While many people choose a backyard wedding because it saves the expense of a high-priced venue, having a wedding in your backyard allows you to welcome your friends and family to an intimate and personal setting.

With a little thought and planning, a backyard wedding can be transformed from an ordinary setting to one that is extraordinary and exceptional.

Planning Your Backyard Space

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Start by evaluating whether your backyard is big enough to accommodate as many guests as you are hoping to have. Do you want to have both the ceremony and the reception in your yard? If you are having both, you will need to plan space to set up chairs, an altar and a dance floor as well as a place to set up the food that is catered.

Decide on a Theme for Your Wedding

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There are many possible themes for your wedding, and choosing a theme can help you plan the décor. Do you want the feel of the day to be vintage, country or whimsical? Do you prefer a more casual, dressed down feeling? Furniture, decorations and flowers can be planned based on a single color, or you can plan around the season of the wedding.

Plan to Rent a Tent

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No matter how much you think you can count on the weather, you can’t. A tent will make guests more comfortable, no matter what the weather brings. It will keep everyone dry if it rains, and it will provide some protection from intense sun and wind. You can hang lights or flowers from a tent for additional decorating opportunities.

Rent a Dance Floor

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Your female guests are likely to be wearing heels, and if you have dancing in your backyard without a dance floor, heels are likely to sink into the ground. A rented dance floor gives you an area that is flat and smooth and will be more comfortable for both you and your guests.

Creating a Personalized Experience

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By having your wedding in your backyard, you have the opportunity to create a day that is very personal and intimate. Since this is your own space and no other couples are going to be using it, you will have plenty of time to make it your own. Hang lights or hanging plants ahead of time. Put up a variety of pictures from baby pictures to engagement pictures.

 

A wedding is always a day to remember, and a backyard wedding can be set up to be uniquely yours. It’s an extraordinary experience that you can’t have anywhere else.

 

Contact Gervais Party & Tent Rentals today and start planning your backyard wedding!

The Benefits of Wedding Linen Rental

The Benefits of Wedding Linen Rental

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Wedding linen rental is a great way to simplify preparations for your big day. With so many things to think about and plan from food to decorations to entertainment, deciding to rent linens is a decision that you don’t need to struggle with. For one thing, renting wedding linens means someone else will handle everything from start to finish. There are several other benefits to renting linens instead of purchasing them.

Top Quality Linens

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While you can get linens from online wholesalers, the quality of the linens that you can get from a rental company is much better than the ones you can get online. Since rental companies plan to use the same linens for multiple weddings, the linens used have to be top quality, not materials that show signs of wear easily.

 

You don’t have to guess at the quality of your linens when you rent them. You will be able to see and touch samples rather than hoping you’ll get what you expect. There won’t be any last minute surprises.

Wide Variety of Choices

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Whether you know exactly what fabric and colour you are looking for or you are completely stumped when you try to figure it out, a rental company will have a much wider variety of choices than you can find elsewhere. You can choose exactly the colour you want to match your theme or the colours of your wedding party. You can feel different fabrics and choose what you want, or you can talk to a consultant to help you choose.

Preparation and Cleanup is Done for You

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A rental company will take care of getting your linens perfect for your wedding day. They will be clean and pressed, and the rental company will provide storage right up to the time your linens are needed. The setup of your linens will be handled by professionals who will make sure everything looks just right.

 

After the event, you don’t have to worry about cleanup. Linens will be picked up in bags and the laundry will be taken care of as part of your rental.

The Simplest Approach

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At Gervais Rentals, our expert staff can give you design tips and help you choose your fabrics and coordinating accessories to create a look that will be memorable and uniquely yours on your wedding day. It’s the simplest approach for making your wedding anything but ordinary.

With the right wedding linen rentals, you can achieve the beautiful look that you have always dreamed about.

 

Contact Gervais Rentals today to help simplify the process of choosing linens to rent for your wedding.

 

Best Backyard Party Tricks to Liven Up Your Party

Nothing says summer like a great backyard party, but if you want your get-together to be the talk of the town, then there are many tips and tricks you can use to liven up the party. From the right lighting to the right food, every element matters when you’re planning the backyard party of the century, and here are a few things you’ll want to think about when planning your gathering.

 

Choose the Right Lighting

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Lighting is a crucial element that you’ll have to consider for your party because not only will it help to set the mood, but it’s also important for safety. There are many options you can go with here, including more traditional strand or flood lighting, or more creative choices like tiki torches, candles, or even a fire pit.

 

Assemble Your Snacks Wisely

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A backyard party is a perfect opportunity to let your culinary skills shine, and there’s a lot of fun to be had over at the snack table for your get-together. Although you could stick with the classics (think chips, sandwiches, and barbecued foods), you can also get creative with your gastronomic creations. Here are a few ideas:

 

  • Rent a machine for making adult beverages like margaritas or family-friendly slushies
  • Go with edible arrangements (with dip, of course) made from fruits and vegetables
  • Get an ice sculpture
  • Assemble-your-own kebab station
  • Build-your-own taco fixings
  • Pass around fancy hors-d’oeuvres

 

Bring Out the Games

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Everybody knows how much fun a good game a Jenga or Scrabble can be, but what about having massive life-sized versions of these games for some backyard fun? There are many fun and engaging games you can incorporate into your party, and they don’t all have to be supersized for your guests to enjoy themselves.

 

Take Your Backyard Party to the Next Level with the Right Furniture and Décor

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One of the main obstacles people often face with backyard parties is finding enough furniture to accommodate all the guests. However, it’s important for people to have somewhere to sit and relax when they need to take a break from the festivities, and there are ways you can get creative with this. For example, if you want a rustic party, consider using large logs as seating. Or, for a more traditional feel, you can rent furniture to ensure you have enough seats and tables for all your needs. Another excellent option for a unique party idea is to bring your formal dining set outside and use it in a more rustic way outdoors.

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Décor is another critical consideration, and if you don’t have a particular theme for the party, then you may still want to pick decorations that will tie in the different elements of the gathering. That could include things like balloons, streamers, bunting, floral arrangements, mason jar décor, special plates and napkins, fancy tablecloths, and much more.

 

 

There are a lot of things you’ll need to think about when planning an unforgettable backyard party, and this includes things like décor, furnishings, lighting, food, and even entertainment. It takes a great deal of thought and planning to put together an event that your party guests will talk about for many years to come, but these ideas will get you well on your way to planning the perfect party.

 

 

Outdoor vs. Indoor Weddings: Which Option is Better for You?

Choosing the location of your wedding is one of the biggest and most important first decisions you’ll have to make in the early planning stages. And one of the first issues you’ll have to address is whether you want the wedding to take place inside or outside, and this can be a tough decision. If you don’t already have a dream venue picked out and are trying to decide where to host your wedding, here’s what you need to know about having an outdoor vs indoor wedding.

Winner for Weather Conditions: Indoor

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One of the main advantages that an indoor wedding has over an outdoor one is that the weather doesn’t matter. It could be perfectly sunny or raining up a storm, and it wouldn’t matter: your wedding plans wouldn’t be affected in the slightest. Moreover, that also means you can hold your wedding whenever you want, including in the dead of winter or the unbearable heat of the summer months. With an outdoor wedding, on the other hand, you’re at the mercy of the forecast, and you’ll want to have a contingency plan in place in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Winner for Space: Outdoor

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One of the great things about outdoor spaces is that you don’t have to worry about square footage, and that means you can invite as many people as you want and you won’t have to worry about being cramped or not having enough room for everything you want to do. Indoor venues always have a maximum capacity, and that means you may have to cut people from your list.

Winner for Cost: Both

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Indoor and outdoor weddings sometimes have different but comparable costs associated with them. With an indoor wedding you’ll have to pay for the venue, for instance, but with an outdoor wedding, you’ll need to pay for supplies like chairs, tables, lighting, and other furniture, accessories, and maybe even a tent. With both types, however, you’ll need to pay for food, decorations, flowers, and other standard wedding costs.

Winner for Environmental Controls: Indoor

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Like with the weather, there are many environmental factors that you can’t control during an outdoor wedding, and that includes things like the temperature, bugs, noise from other people, and more. None of these is an issue during indoor weddings because they are protected, climate controlled, and private.

Winner for Scenery: Outdoor

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Any indoor wedding venue can be beautiful and personalized, but there’s something about getting married in a garden, meadow, park, or other outdoor space that can’t be beaten. No amount of décor or lighting could compete with a sunset wedding on a white sand beach, a morning ceremony on the dewy grass, an evening reception under the stars, and the other incredible elements of natural beauty that are present at outdoor weddings.

 

Indoor and outdoor weddings both have their pros and cons, and what it really comes down to is the type of person you are and the kind of wedding you want. It’s important to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each, but ultimately the decision will come down to the look, feel, ambiance, and style you want for your special day.

 

 

 

The Top 10 Best Party Themes of All Time

Everybody loves a good party, and the one thing that can beat a good party is a party with a great theme. But coming up with a winning theme party idea can be tough, especially if you’ve never done it before, or have lots of fun-loving friends who have already thrown a few of their own. If you’re looking for awesome ideas for themes, here are 10 of the best that are sure to make for an unforgettable night.

 

1. Murder Mysteries

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These types of parties are born successes because they have all the makings of a memorable party built right into the premise: intrigue, food, theatrics, and a healthy dose of whodunnit.

 

2. Christmas in July

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It’s been said that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean it only has to come once! With a Christmas in July party, you can experience everything great about the Yuletide without the hassle of snow, cold, and bulky clothes.

 

3. High School or College Revisited

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High school and college were golden years for most people thanks to the late nights and epic parties, so this is a natural fit for a great theme party idea that’ll be sure to get your friends reminiscing.

 

4. Casino at Home

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People say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but there’s no rule against bringing the excitement and exhilaration of the casino to your home. You can even rent table games and everything else you’d need to throw the best casino bash in your neighbourhood.

 

5. Costume Party

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? There’s mystery, lots of candy, and, of course, there are costumes. With a costume party, you can bring the magic of Halloween to life at any time of year.

 

6. Oscars Party

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Continuing with the theme of dressing up, throwing an Oscars party will allow your guests to experience the glitz and glam of Hollywood in the comfort of your home. Just don’t forget the fancy finger food, red carpet, paparazzi, and goody bags.

 

7. Decade Party

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Are you in love with the Roaring 20s, or are you a 60s flower child at heart? Or maybe you just can’t get enough of 80s neon or 70s disco. If one of these sounds like you, or you’ve got another period in mind, then a decade party might be the perfect theme party idea.

 

8. Favourite Movie

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If you and your friends share a love for a particular flick, then a specially themed movie night is just the thing for you. You can dress up as characters, have appropriate snacks, and plan a screening.

 

9. PJ Party

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Slumber parties aren’t just for kids anymore, and there’s nothing more fun than getting a group of adults together for some good ole fashioned pyjama-ed fun.

 

10. Glow in the Dark

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A glow in the dark party may sound difficult to pull off, but all you need are some white-clad guests, luminous paint, and black lights to get the whole thing glowing.

 

 

Themes are an excellent way to liven up a party, engage guests, and bring a new element of fun to your social life. No matter what theme you choose, your party is sure to be unforgettable, and these top 10 best themes will get you on the way to planning and hosting a legendary party.