• Solving Common Wedding Seating Problems

    One of the toughest parts of planning a wedding is dealing with the seating. The easy part is selecting the chair rentals and adding them to your wedding rental list. The hard part comes in when you have to decide who is actually doing to sit in which chair, where they are going to sit, and who they are going to sit near. If you have a small wedding, you can simply let guests choose their seats, but larger affairs require a seating chart. Here is a look at some common wedding seating problems and how you can deal with them peacefully.

    Problem: Where should remarried parents and stepparents sit?

    As a rule of thumb, spouses should not be separated at a wedding, and what you do for one set of parents should be done for all of the parents involved. If your parents and their new partners can sit together peacefully and there is enough room at the head table, them put everyone together. If not, then opt for a sweetheart table for the bride and groom and let parents sit with their spouses at other tables.

    Problem: What happens if someone brings an unexpected guest?

    An unexpected guest can throw a seating chart into havoc. When you order your chair rentals, get a few spare seats so you’re ready to deal with this issue. You should also get extras of things like name cards and place settings. From there, turn the job over to a bridesmaid or groomsman. Your chosen representative can monitor last-minute guests and throw an extra chair and setting at the appropriate table.

    Problem: What if family members don’t get along?

    For extended family, simply seat people who don’t see eye-to-eye at different tables. If parents are involved, follow the all-or-nothing rule. Either all parents sit together at a special table, or they are all scattered throughout the room with the other guests.

    American Party Rental can’t help with the seating chart, but we can ensure that you have the right wedding rentals in Austin, TX , for your big day. Dial 512-837-6500 to reserve the chair rentals and other items you need.

  • Do I Have to Pay for Stains on Rented Table Linens?

    Stains are almost inevitable when you’re using table linens at a party. The question many people have about table linen rental is whether these stains are going to cost them extra when the party is over. The answer depends on the type of stain.

    In the vast majority of cases, stains will come out of linens easily, in which case you will not be charged. Issues only arise when stains require special treatments or are permanent. If special cleaning treatments are needed to remove the stains or if the stains cannot be removed, then you may face a fee to replace the table linens. Check your rental agreement for the rules regarding the specific linens you’re using, or ask the party store rep when you make your rental reservation for more information.

    Whether you want table linens for a small company party or a huge wedding, American Party Rental has everything you need to make your event special. To learn more, call our party supply store in Austin, TX, at 512-837-6500.

  • Planning a Bridal Shower Luncheon

    A luncheon is a popular choice for bridal showers, since it’s a good time of day for a multigenerational gathering. If you’re hosting a luncheon, there are many different options for décor and themes, depending on the bride’s style and the size of the guest list. With party supply rentals, you can get everything you need for the event without the added expense of purchasing everything. Here are some tips for planning a bridal shower luncheon to remember.

    Make a Guest List

    The guest list will inform many of your other decisions, so start by deciding who will make the cut. The wedding party and mothers of the bride and groom should naturally be invited, as well as close friends of the bride. Family and friends who are out of town may not be able to travel for the shower, but ask the bride if they should still receive invitations, so that they can be included. Remember that you’re not trying to recreate the wedding guest list. Instead, focus on a smaller circle of people who have meaningful relationships with the bride.

    Plan the Menu

    Before you can rent party supplies, you need to plan your menu, as it will dictate the kinds of dishes, flatware, and glasses you will need. Many people opt for a selection of salads for bridal luncheons, but you can also think outside the box and serve up a favorite meal of the brides or takeout from her favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to add a selection of drinks and desserts, and make accommodations for any guests’ food allergies.

    Rent Party Supplies

    Once you know how many guests you’ll have and what you’ll be serving, you can rent party supplies for the event. Choose the appropriate dishes, glasses, and flatware for the food you’re serving, and don’t forget serving dishes and utensils. Table linens are also a must-have for a bridal luncheon. Go for a seasonal look or opt for similar colors to the wedding.

    American Party Rental has everything you need for the perfect bridal luncheon, from chairs and tables to linens and glasses . Contact our party store in Austin, TX, to reserve your rentals by calling 512-837-6500.

  • What Glassware Do You Need for Your Party?

    When you’re making your party supplies list, glassware is an essential item. However, deciding exactly what kind of glasses to get can be confusing, especially if your event is going to have a full bar. This video will help you decide what party rentals you need.

    Aside from the usual soda, beer, and wine glasses, you need specific glasses for cocktails if you have a full bar. Four glasses will help you serve up a huge array of cocktails, so be sure they are among the party equipment you rent.

    American Party Rental makes it easy and affordable to get the party supplies you need in Austin, TX, for events of all sizes. To reserve your party rentals or to learn more about our selection, call 512-837-6500.