Monday, March 23, 2009

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Island Essentials Tent & Event Rentals of Emerald Isle has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™! In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility.

This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Island Essentials Tent & Event Rentals is one of the very best wedding equipment rental providers. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews. “We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

Island Essentials Tent & Event Rentals of Emerald Isle would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award! “We just couldn’t be more pleased with receiving this honor from Wedding Wire! Our partnership has done amazing things for our customers and our business” says Jamie Wax, the Owner of Island Essentials Tent & Event Rentals.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wedding Decor Tips

Decorating Tips

Crystal Coast weddings and receptions can take place at so many beautiful venues indoors, outdoors, next to a giant fish tank or amongst local history. Where ever you are hosting your event, every venue is unique. Decorating your event sets the tone and mood for you and your guests. Whether you are looking to recreate a feeling or to have an unforgettable experience, picking the right decorations is key. Here are some things to think about.

What is your personal style? Are you laid back, casual, trendy, sophisticated or romantic? You may want an evening wedding with rich hued flowers and glowing candles. Or a more contemporary setting with lounge furniture and jewel toned linens. Maybe an outdoor party with hanging party lanterns and a tropical tiki bar. What ever you decide make sure it reflects your personal sensibility.

Know your budget and work it! This helps determine exactly how many decorations you can have at your wedding or reception. It’s likely that equipment and decorations will be the next to the last thing you purchase or rent. Careful budget planning and execution will help avoid unwanted stress and disappointment. If your budget it tight think about renting the more expensive pieces you won’t reuse. Some rental equipment companies you work with may even be willing to purchase reusable items after your event.

Take pictures of your event site. We know you’ll be watching “Who’s Wedding is it Anyway” and Googling pictures of your wedding ideas. You can easily overwhelm yourself with great ideas! Taking pictures of your event sites allows you to look back at the site to visualize if your idea will work. It also helps your wedding planner and/or vendors share your vision for the big day.

Less is more. Many venues at the Crystal Coast are already festive since many of them are local attractions or locally owned and operated. If you are having a 4 course meal your reception tables will already be crowded with place settings, you may only need one tall centerpiece instead of a centerpiece and candles. The natural beauty of the beach only needs enhancing during your ceremony with maybe a few decorative starfish hanging from a beach bench or chair.

With thorough planning and a little creativity you can plan the wedding of your dreams, not break the bank and give your guests an affair to remember.