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Farm Wedding Under A Sailcloth Tent – Ipswich, Massachusetts

A gorgeous sunset highlighting a stunning Sailcloth Tent – breathtaking! This wedding for 250 guests was hosted under a 51×111 Sailcloth Tent at a farm in Ipswich, MA. As day turned to night, the tent was illuminated with café lights strung through the tent. Guests danced the night away on our wood dancefloor.

Location: Ipswich, MA

Items Rented:

51×111 Sailcloth Tent

Dancefloor

Cook Tent

Farm Tables

Crossback chairs

Linens

Dishes

Glassware

Wedding Made Beautiful With Exeter Events.

 

What better way to compliment our rustic farm tables and cross back chairs than to pair them with the always amazing Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, ME?! The warm gold touches from our brushed gold flatware and gold rim dishware went perfectly with this couples fall wedding. We just love the way they used our chestnut benches for their ceremony!

Rentals: chestnut benches, dark wood farm tables, walnut crossback chairs, brushed gold flatware, gold rim dishware, prima glassware.

The 5 People You Should Leave Off Your Wedding Guest List

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Jen Glantz

 

When you’re starting to jot down the names of people you want to be part of your wedding day, you may have a whole category of people you’re scratching your head over, wondering if you should extend them an invite. Whether it’s a person you haven’t spoken to in more years than you can remember or a person that has a bad reputation for making a party all about them, for the very wrong reasons, it’s important to pick and choose the people you surround yourself with on your big day very, very carefully. For starters, here are the 5 kinds of people it’s more than OK to leave off your wedding guest list. Continue reading

Winter Weddings Dos and Don’ts

p_0024Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling — and for you, wedding bells are ringing! Here are our tips to make your winter wedding fabulous.

By Kate Wood

Weddings aren’t just spring and summer affairs these days. More and more couples are opting to marry during what used to be the “off season” for nuptials, and why not? The romantic ambience of a snowy landscape, the relative lack of competition for vendors and sites — there’s lots to love about having a winter wedding. Read on for some of our tips on how to make yours memorable.


Don’t: Be Afraid to Experiment With Color
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13 Things No One Tells You About the First Year of Marriage

Grandma's Wedding PhotoCouples were asked what they learned about each other after their first year of marriage. Below are the answers to some interesting questions. We would like to hear from you about your first year observations so let us know below.

YOU’LL FEEL MORTGAGE AND/OR KIDS PRESSURE.

Cydney, 28, says, “I was well aware of the pressure to have children after marriage, but for me, the next big pressure is buying a house. And in an expensive real estate market like Washington, D.C., it’s hard to get friends and family back home in the Midwest to understand why I’m nearly 30 and still renting. My parents ask me weekly how my house hunting is doing.”

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6 Crazy Wedding Stories That’ll Make You Feel Way Better About Your Big Day

After reading these stories a root canal sounds like a great idea instead of attending these 6 weddings. Every once in a while we like to examine the “dark side” of weddings if nothing else they bring a smile to our faces and thank our lucky stars that it didn’t happen to us. Loverly.com has a lot of these types of stories that we post from time to time. So if you like this one feel free to follow the link and read some more. Do you have a similar story? We would love to hear it. Let us know and we will add it in a future post. Continue reading

An urban country wedding

I had the pleasure reading is amazing story the other day. It came to me as a recommendation of the writing skills of the author Nicole Baute. The recommendation was from another author, a client of mine for many years. He had said to me “when you read this author’s work you are transformed by the words to the places and events she writes about”. As a bestselling author I listen, he knows good writing when he reads it and this article is no exception. Be sure to read the whole article the ending is unbelievable! Continue reading

Can a sales leopard change his spots?

In May 2010, I made the largest career change since I started Exeter Rent-All in 1986. I have always been on the marketing side of our company.   “Sell, create, close the deal, and create a new product or new market”  

I loved what I was doing, I love to sell! 

I was CEO of the company and spent 90% of my time selling and a minimal amount of time on operations.  Selling to me was  where the action is.

Well heaven became hell.   We were hitting the wall and I had to make a change in my career.  We were heading down a negative production spiral to failure.   Our production department was not developing in an acceptable fashion.   We were servicing a more discriminating buyer.  We were turning more transactions.  We were running into cost overruns, slow turnaround times and bloated labor costs.  Our product was not being maintained, cleaned, stored or shipped the way I wanted.

What is crazy is that new sales still were growing even in a recession.  

I knew for years what I should do but either did not have the guts or I wanted to do what I liked best rather than what the business needed most.

I did the about face in my career on May 4 2010.   I did not plan to do it that day but was forced to.  An emergency forced my hand. I took my computer, moved two miles down the street to my warehouse facility.  My daughter Ashley took over running the Party Sales department and all other operations at the main office. 

It is now three month since the move.  The transition has not been seamless.  Sparing detail I have bullet pointed the early results

  1. Most Warehouse personnel welcomed the change
  2.  The situation was worse than I thought
  3. There was a production surprise  every corner  and every day
  4. We were six months  behind in prep for the season
  5. It’s a lot of work to instill core values of quality, process, procedure and personal responsibility  for your action
  6. It won’t happen overnight     
  7. The owner(me) can make faster, crisper decisions than a salaried manager

The real reason I did not do this earlier is I did not want to get out of my comfort zone.  A lack of guts on my part?

The major regret I have is that I didn’t do it sooner.    

Feel free to email me with any advice, support or questions

How to Have a Beach Wedding

Living on the New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts seacoasts offer many brides the opportunity to have their wedding on one of the beautiful beaches of New England’s seashore. Exeter Events and Tents is the leading authority when it comes to outfitting your perfect beach or seashore park wedding. We offer you the ability to contract with one supplier for all your event needs. Tents, tables, chairs, flooring, along with many choices of lighting, table settings and fabric selections allows you to coordinate exactly what you want and save money at the same time. We can also assist with finding that special seacoast location from Down East Maine through New Hampshire or along Massachusetts’s North shore, our over twenty years of working knowledge with the best venues in this area guaranty the perfect setting for your special day. Give us a call today to discuss the possibilities. We hope the following article inspires you to choose an outdoor wedding event and leave a comment or question, we would be happy to reply. Continue reading

Move the Event Outside!


Photo courtesy of NICO designs

So far this year the Northeast has experienced very early, warm and relatively dry weather patterns. Also, this beautiful spring seems to be transitioning into a sunny and pleasant summer. Keeping that in mind, the following story confirms that outside events by themselves have become a more popular trend this year. I am sure after reading this article you will have developed some creative ideas yourself, moving your next event outdoors.

Summertime brings many wonderful clients to Exeter Events and Tents. They rent tents, tables, chairs, stages, dance floors and more . . .  so call us today and see how we can help!

Planners and suppliers alike are saying that clients are looking for beautiful, organic, natural, fun and affordable. All of these things are leading to the estimated 11% increase in outdoor events this year. Continue reading