In the coming months I will be guest blogging on subjects that I find of interest from the web. These articles will cover all aspects of the corporate, wedding and outdoor event business. I will try to post timely, relevant and most importantly, interesting topics. My first is a story that was written by Joanna Baymiller appearing in intentsmag.com back in December. Joanna is a fine writer and is a tents magazine go to source for industry information. Continue reading
Spring is in the air and that means tradeshow season. Here at Exeter Events and Tents we are always seeking new ways to bring the best products and customer service to our clients. Last week I attended my 25th buying show at the American Rental Association. The show floor was alive with tent companies purchasing the latest in special events equipment. The consensus was this is going to be a very busy bridal year. Weddings are booking very early and dates are filling up!
I spent a lot of time looking at all the new silverware and glassware pattern . The glassware by Riedel was stunning. It is lighter and more elegant than conventional rental glassware and is a well known brand in the wine industry. Many of you folks who cruise have probably already been introduced to it in the wine tasting events held on the major cruise lines. Stay tuned I hope to purchase it for this summer season!
Here is a summary of other exciting new items at the show: Continue reading
I remember back in 2008 while picking up some furniture from an event at Perennial Gardens where I supplied the event’s tables, chairs, dance floor and china. While I was there I noticed that the tent was made of a new material I had not seen before called sailcloth. At that time corporate and wedding tents of larger sizes were manufactured from various types of vinyl materials. I inquired as to who the manufacture was and found out that a small company by the name of Sperry Tent out of Marian Ma had made this particular tent. Apparently Sperry only did tents but not tables or chairs. I guess they also don’t do linen or china being the caterer had put brought me under that tent that day.
Being first is not always being the best
I remember the Sperry Tent had a nice light flowing feel to it and not opaque like the other tents available at the time. I thought why not create a new and improved version of the Sperry Tent? I now understood one of the reasons why sails were lowered in a storm. This tent needed to be more water proof and durable while at the same time not lose any of its elegance and beauty. Continue reading