Archives for Weddings

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

At Gala Rentals we love what we do. From meeting our clients for the first time, or a returned customer they all leave knowing their wedding or event is in good hands. We take pride in providing the best quality of service in the industry. We “set the standard”! Local locations we’ve done many weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, galas are The Radisson Hotel Lansing, Crowne Plaza Lansing, The Kellogg Center, The Huntington Club, The Henry Center, MSU University Club, MSU Horticulture Gardens, MSU Union, Eagle Eye Golf Course, Hawk Hollow Golf Course, Timber Ridge Golf Course, Graham Banquet Center,
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Decorating Bride and Groom Chairs

There are so many chair rental options available when planning a wedding. Many people begin thinking about chairs when the venue presents what they have available, most times at an additional cost. Keep in mind that choosing the right chair for your event can save you time, money, and effort. This is certainly true with Chiavari Chairs. They are elegant and stylish in their own right so there is little need to take the time or additional expense to add embellishments. Even though they do not need any extra decoration, there are so many creative things to try with these chairs that just might catch your
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Metallic Trend

With a New Year comes new trends! Many brides and grooms to be have started planning their 2016 nuptials. There are many new trends that are happening for the 2016 wedding season and Bridal Guide sums them up nicely in this article. One of our favorites is what they are calling “Bright On” or the metallic trend. More and more people are seeing the versatility of metallic, and it is predicted to be incorporated in everything from “…rings to table linens.”We cannot help but agree that adding some glitz and glam to your wedding is a great way to make
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All About Linen – Cloth vs Paper Napkins

In today's All About Linen article we are going to talk about table settings, specifically napkins! Napkins are one of those must need but often overlooked details when planning for your wedding. They serve a very practical purpose but also provide an integral decorative piece of your table setting.The first thing you have to do is decide between linen and paper. Paper napkins vary greatly in weight, size, and softness. Paper napkins can also be customizable. Of course you can choose the right color that will complement your table setting but you can also print your own details on the
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Consider the Lighting

When you are planning an outdoor event you have the added bonus of beautiful natural lighting. Whether it is sunny, overcast, or even a bit rainy, the light will contribute to the ambiance of the event and provide the inspiration to your photographer. As the sun sets there is a subtle, more romantic, change to the atmosphere as well. If you choose to continue your event after dark this is the time that the lighting you choose will shine.Beyond ambiance, lighting serves a purpose. You want to make sure that the focus of your event stays on the tables, dance
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Fall Colors

Fall is such an amazing season! The air is cool and crisp, the leaves offer a variety of colors, and the backdrop provided by the sky is any photographers dream! For those of you who also love the season, I implore you to consider a fall wedding. One of the biggest questions to ask yourself is inside or out. Many instantly think that a fall ceremony or reception has to be held indoors but this just isn’t the case. Renting a tent and several heaters will allow you to keep your guests comfortable while still appreciating what nature has to
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All About Chargers

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word charger is my phone. It seems to always need a charge! I have a charger in my car, at my desk, and even in the bedroom. While many concur that your phone or tablet should be fully charged during your event, it isn’t quite what event planners mean when they start to talk about chargers.Chargers, or service plates, are large decorative plates that represent a place setting when your guests initially come to the table. Chargers enhance the first impression that your guests have of the table setting. They are
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Chiavari Chairs

Chiavari Chairs. They are the embodiment of class and can change the atmosphere of your entire event. It is fair to say that most people don’t start their event planning with the focus on these elegant chairs. However, once people know about them it is hard to think of your event without them. Partly because once you are aware of them, they are hard not to see everywhere else! You may have seen them at the Presidents inaugural event, in the White House, or on one of your favorite romantic movies. The Chiavari Chair has a timeless, elegant style; they
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Decorating with Cloth

 Cloth is a great way to add style to any event. It plays an important role in establishing the colors of your wedding and really making the first impression of your reception. The first thing that comes to mind for most is the linen needed for the table setting. So much can be done to define your wedding by choosing the right textures and colors for your table decorations. And of course, don’t forget the chairs! Chairs can be decorated with covers, caps, sashes, or bows. If you have chosen the beautiful chiavari chairs then you may want to keep
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Overcome the Weather

If you are holding an outdoor event, there is no bigger variable than the weather. You may be worrying about the rain, the heat, or even the sun and no matter how often you check the forecast you really won’t be assured until the event day comes! One way to really put yourself at ease is to rent a tent for one of your events.There are many tent options available that will help you beat the weather. On a hot, sunny day they provide much needed shade to you and your guests. A fan can also be mounted to the side
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