We follow the wedding trends so we can advise brides who want to incorporate them into their ceremonies and receptions. Here are a few of the things you can look forward to seeing at weddings this spring and summer...
According to MarthaStewartWeddings, couples are getting “more adventurous with palettes” by “mixing colors that traditionally would not go together” for weddings. This translates to choosing “moodier accents than the soft textures and bright photography that’s dominated the wedding scene in recent years.”
If you prefer classic and traditional elements, Chattanooga Tent can set you up there as well.
Another switch from the usual noted by MarthaStewartWeddings, couples are also breaking from tradition when it comes to how chairs are set up for wedding ceremonies, including placing seats in more of an arch formation so the guests on the sides are actually closer to the last bridesmaid and groomsman than the flat pattern facing directly ahead.
According to MarthaStewartWeddings, “go big and bold” is the philosophy of an increasing number of couples, who want to impress with larger cakes (“opulent” is a word used) and more elaborate dessert displays to leave guests purring with envy. Chattanooga Tent and Event Solutions will leave the baking up to the local caterers, but we can add a dash of silver or gold class with flatware rentals that will make cutting into that slice of cake feel even more special.
Brides around the world felt inspired watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s storybook royal wedding. Now many of them are opting to add larger-than-life flower décor to make their own dramatic entrance on their big day. Pay attention as you attend weddings this year: We bet you’ll see more than one large flower installation over the door.
Bad news for the florist, we’re afraid. Balloons are celebratory décor for so many of the occasions we enjoy in our lives. Why limit them to parties and New Year’s Eve. With dashes of color, “balloon walls” can add a dynamic touch. MarthaStewartWeddings also points to unexpected flower substitutes like decorative “pampas grass and wheat replacing fresh blooms, creating a moody vibe.”
Brides Magazine UK points to more weddings opting for scented candles to add more ambiance – a job traditionally left to the flowers.
Don’t feel too bad for the florists, though. The fewer arrangements are huge, dramatic ones.
As long as your wedding won’t involve a cast of hundreds, you might want to participate in the trend of placing personalized handwritten notes on china instead of generic place cards of the past. A special touch for sure – but probably time-consuming if you have a vast guest list. Chattanooga Tent and Event Solutions has beautiful China rentals to make your notes look even more special.
Outdoor weddings are opting to add indoor pieces to the outdoors to make them feel more like homey spaces. This one is easy to achieve with a tent rental, chairs, and lounge furniture from Chattanooga Tent and Event Solutions.
You can further expand this feeling of the inside outdoors by adding flooring to go inside your tent at your event. It’s also quite practical. Have you ever experienced heels sinking into grass or stumbling hazards on uneven fields?
Bridesmagazine UK points to flowers and foliage in indoor weddings “becoming more organic and lush. Natural, whimsical, and romantic.”
From color palettes that limit the range to 3 colors to simple yet striking bridal gowns (clean lines and no embellishment), minimalism is a definite wedding trend for 2019. Bridal hats made of straw, felt, and wool are also a thing for a boho bridal look.
Shefinds.com suggests that ivory and white wedding dresses are falling out of favor as more brides gravitate to colored gowns.
Graphic artists are loving this trend of commissioned hand-illustrated designs on wedding stationery, often displaying the wedding venue or telling the story of how the couple met and fell in love. That’s definitely one way to set your invitation apart from every other couple in town.
“Not-quite-burgundy, not-quite orange, the nuanced hue fits right in with two major influences on weddings this year: retro styling and desert vibes. Make a statement with a rust rust suit or bridesmaids dresses or use it as a pop of color with bouquet ribbon, stationery, or accent florals,” advises Junebug Weddings.
When looking for fabric, the 2019 obsession is Velvet, as it adds texture and a feeling of luxury, the experts say.
Don’t be surprised if brides ask their male friends to be a part of their crew or for grooms to add female buddies to their side. It’s 2019. Why should a close friend of the bride and groom have to spend much of the occasion in the company of strangers of the same gender instead of right there with the dear friends they know and love? Granted, trendy gender-bender wedding parties may be unthinkable at conservative, traditional weddings, but don't be surprised if and when you see the occasional woman among the "groomsmen" and a male standing next to the bride that isn't her husband-to-be.
Whether you want an uber-trendy affair or something more traditional, Chattanooga Tent has the wedding and event rentals you need to make it unforgettable.
One step inside the Chattanooga Tent Showroom at 910 Creekside Road in Chattanooga and it becomes crystal clear that we’re about far more than just renting tents for parties, weddings, corporate events, and other occasions. Although tent rentals are what we’ve mastered over the past 80 years, we’ve added a large inventory of other event solutions, allowing Chattanooga Tent Company to simplify your needs by helping you envision, plan and source a variety of event chair rental styles, lounge seating, tables, and flooring to fulfill many of your needs under the tent. Additional touches of elegance to accent the special nature of your event include purline of tabletop accessories: Stemware for celebratory toasts, contemporary and classic China dinnerware, gold and silver Flatware, beautiful Chargers, and Bar glassware and equipment to complete the picture.
While we won’t claim to offer every single thing you need for your event – we don’t cook your food, for example – Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions comes pretty close to sourcing everything a person or group needs to put together a successful wedding, corporate event, fundraiser, or another gathering.
In addition to the inventory of products you can view in our showroom, the most valuable thing you might find is our expertise. Letting us organize the details that need to be considered, planned, assigned, verified and executed allows your focus to remain on the reasons for being at your event. Whether it is commemorating the uniting of two families, celebrating life and communities, bringing your team together for a common cause, providing entertainment, raising money for worthy causes, and/or sheltering those in need, Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions has the experience and Chattanooga event rental resources to execute a spectacular outcome.
If you are reading this blog and wondering what to ask when you visit our showroom, we can preview some of the more frequently encountered questions that clients ask us. Such as…
Event Specialist Bailey Bishop explains, “Tabletop items such as china, glassware, and flatware are made available individually, rather than in sets. So, we ask that a client specify which forks or knives or spoons they like, as opposed to a whole flatware set. Clients also specify which plates or bowls they would like. As for glassware, we typically sell that by the rack. Our rack sizes range from 16 in a rack to 36 in a rack. I always recommend getting more than what you need. You will always have guests that don’t reuse their glass and get a second one.”
Bishop answered, “All china, glassware, and flatware do not need to be washed by the client. They just need to be scraped of food or rinsed off, if possible. We take away the headache of washing dishes for clients. We also clean all the linens they rent, so they don’t have to worry about washing the linens.”
Bishop said clients are welcome to visit the showroom to discuss this more specifically for your unique situation, but “as a general rule, the 6-foot banquet table accommodates 6-8 guests and the 8-foot banquet table works for 8-10 people. The 30-inch round is intended for 2-4 people, the 36-inch table is great for groupings of 4 people at each one, then the 48-inch round table accommodates 6-8 people, and finally, the 60-inch round table typically seats 8-10 people.”
They do not. Bishop said they are rented separately.
Pricing really depends on what you need. We are happy to talk about it and provide you with pricing information when we connect to talk about event specifics.
Our Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions events specialists are happy to talk about your event and offer recommendations custom-suited to your specific needs. You can quickly gain a sense of what you need to fulfill the scale and grandeur of your planned event. Bishop said they can also answer event-specific questions that most people do not know, such as what items need to be included in informal vs formal place settings and different setup types. Our experience putting these events together gives us an opportunity to offer our expertise to clients as an added value of getting their business.
If there are any rental items you don’t see listed, Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions can often sub-rent them from another company. “We never say no and are happy to help our clients find the items they are really wanting for their events,” Bishop said. We also have several other questions answered on our FAQs page of this website.
In the excitement of planning a big event, we’re sure you have lots of questions. We encourage you to use our knowledge and experience to get the answers you seek. We want to add you to the long list of happy clients we’ve worked with over the past eight decades.
To preview our Showroom before visiting, you can see photos. If you are planning an upcoming event and wish to discuss everything Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions can bring to the occasion, we invite you to stop by the showroom or call us at (423) 498-5402 and ask to speak with one of our Event Specialists.