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2021 Wedding Trends

2021 Wedding Trends Tent Rental

2021 Wedding Trends Without a doubt, the pandemic has had an impact on almost every facet of our lives.  2020 saw the cancellation of many normal events as our states went into shut down mode.  Couples who had planned weddings had to cancel or postpone until 2021 are embracing the idea of shorter guest lists and more personalized attention to each individual.  The creative wedding trends of this year embrace both the celebratory nature of marriage as well the need to provide safety and social distancing at the wedding reception.  Here are some fun 2021 Wedding Trends that have developed because of our ‘new normal’. #1 Outdoor Weddings With the desire to maintain social distancing and be in an area where fresh air is abundant, the number one wedding trend for 2021 is tented weddings.  A wedding tent rental can create a venue for your big day in your own backyard.  With versatility in shapes and sizes, a wedding tent be customized to include anything your heart desires. Outdoor brunch weddings are also trending so couples can take advantage of the natural light while enjoying the shelter the tent is providing overhead. #2 Reception Trends A huge emphasis has been placed on providing alternative entertainment at the reception.  Although a DJ is still the first choice, consider additional ways to entertain guests who may not be comfortable going out on the dance floor.  Some popular choices are stand-up comedians, karaoke, photo booths, backyard games, bounce houses for the kids, illusionists, and live painters.  The idea of this trend is to entertain guests who prefer to be at their table and providing alternatives for those who may want to be outside. Another big trend is mismatched tables, chairs, and linen colors along with unusual floor plans.  The idea behind this trend is to create social distancing as well as seating families or groups who live in the same household together.  It will not be unusual to see tables for 4, 6, 8 or 10 people at any wedding reception.  Do not worry though, this style still photographs beautifully. #3 Food Serving Trends Plated dinners have become the pattern for many wedding receptions to avoid crowds at a buffet line.  Because of fewer guests at many weddings who typically know the couple well, this intimate restaurant-style of dining has led to a trend of ‘mini-toasts’ where each guest shares a memory of the couple throughout the meal. Appetizers have evolved to provide them to guests without having servers wander through groups with trays.  Bento boxes or mini picnic baskets with an appetizer selection for each guest have become popular, as well as individual charcuterie boards for each guest served at their table. #4 Welcome/Celebration Boxes This concept is to provide each guest with an individual box at the start of the wedding which contains items such as hand sanitizer, customized masks, favors, wedding programs, or anything else you would like to add.  This gives each guest untouched individual items rather than having […]

How to Heat Outdoor Gatherings in the Winter

As the Wisconsin winter approaches with many restrictions around indoor gatherings in place many events are being moved outside. Naturally holding an outdoor event during the Wisconsin winter requires a heat source, of which there are numerous options. For enclosed or semi-enclosed areas furnace heaters provide a steady stream of heat to fill a space. For more open areas heaters that radiate heat to create a consistent “bubble” of warm air may be more appropriate. Whatever the needs of your event there is almost guaranteed to be a solution for your event.    Furnace heaters are the perfect solution for heating enclosed or semi-enclosed spaces such as tents, garages and enclosed porches. These heaters require a propane and electricity source. They sit outside of your tent or structure and heat outside air that is then blown into the structure through a duct. Furnace heaters may be direct-fired, meaning that combustions products are present in the heated air, or indirectly fired, meaning that no combustions products are present in the air. Both heaters provide air that is safe to breath, however, direct fired heaters do require some venting and may therefore require an opened window or a cracked open garage door. Tents do not require any additional venting as they are not an airtight structure. Furnace heaters come in a variety of sizes, and choosing the one that is the right size for you is essential to having a comfortably heated space.    A furnace heater is a great way to heat a tent To determine the proper size of your furnace heater there are several important factors to consider. First among them, is the size of the area you wish to heat. It takes approximately 300 BTUs of heat per square foot to raise the temperature of a tent structure by 40 degrees. To calculate this multiply the length and the width of the structure you wish to heat. Next, determine the amount that you wish to raise the temperature in your space. For example, if it is 20 degrees outside and you wish to have a 60 degree room you would be raising the temperature 40 degrees. Finally, multiply the square footage by the appropriate amount of BTUs to heat the area. The value you get will be the number of BTU’s per hour that you need to maintain your temperature increase.    For example, if I wish to raise the temperature of a tent that is 20 feet wide, by 40 feet long by 40 degrees, this is how I would go about finding the number of BTU’s per hour that I need. First, multiply the width and the length to get the square footage. In this case 20ft X 40ft = 800sqft. Then multiply the square footage by the appropriate number of BTUs, in this case 800sqft X 300BTUs = 240,000BTU. Please keep in mind when selecting a furnace heater that this estimate assumes that your space is enclosed and has no insulation. Be sure to adjust your estimates if your situation is different!    The other […]

The Importance of Crowd Control During a Pandemic

As stores, restaurants, bars, and other services slowly reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic many are experiencing capacities cut by half or more. Even essential services such as grocery stores are experiencing reduced capacities as we struggle with this pandemic. This begs the question of how to keep people separated and safe while they wait in line for these services that are at reduced capacity.

7 Reasons To Rent A Bounce House From Area Rental

Bounce houses add a whole new dimension to a birthday party. They are a huge hit with kids and adults alike. They keep the kids entertained for hours on end and give the adults some breathing space and time to socialize. They also make the party look more appealing and attractive. Inflatables were once considered a luxury available only for purchase however nowadays they can be also be rented on a daily or even weekly basis depending on the occasion. Below are just a few reasons to rent a bounce house from Area Rental & Sales for your kid’s next big birthday bash: 1. Bounce House Rentals are Safe and Secure: Inflatables are totally safe and secure for children. Their inflated structure and rubber composition makes for a nice soft landing pad in case kids lose their balance while jumping up and down. They have no hard or sharp edges or other hazards. Child safety is an important part of their design and each rental Inflatables is carefully inspected before it is dispatched for use.  2. Numerous Inflatables Design Themes: This is one of the best features of our inflatables. We carry numerous popular themes, carefully designed to add a nice touch to your next event. Moonwalks can be of many shapes ranging from physical structures such as a princess castles or pirate ships, slides, combos, to skid loader jumpers. 3. Inflatables Are Fun: This is a universal truth. The facial expression of any child says it all as soon as they see a inflatables. It truly is a treat to watch so many kids having fun. In fact they enjoy themselves so much that even parents sometimes wonder if they can join in. 4. Choice of Versatility: Rental Bouncy houses are a great attraction for any occasion and are not limited to just birthday parties. They can be used at a graduation ceremony, wedding anniversary or any other special event. No matter what the occasion, there will always be a surplus of kids running around. Inflatables offer a great environment for the kids to stay busy while the adults socialize and mingle. 5. Ease of Portability: Since they come in various sizes, they can be installed in your house or in your backyard. Depending on the number of children attending, and space needed, Inflatables offer the ease of portability for any event. 6. Why Buy When You Can Rent? An excellent feature associated with bounce houses is that you do not have to purchase one in order to fully utilize it. Big occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays only come once a year. Renting a bounce house from Area Rental & Sales offers people the option to use this exciting feature only when they need it. 7. Ease of Installation: When you place an order to rent a bounce house you don’t have to worry about its installation. Area Rental can deliver the bounce house, inflate it and deflate it when the event is over. (Speak with an event coordinator […]

Wedding Tent Rentals In Milwaukee Wisconsin

Wedding Tents Milwaukee

Top Choices of Wedding Tent Rentals Who Else Wants to Learn About Wedding Tent Rentals? The event place, weather conditions, and client choices will control the expense of the party. We provide chair rentals in a range of fashions and colors. We do our best to earn party rentals the simplest portion of your event planning. Regardless of what the occasion, you can rest assured that we’re prepared to aid you in your rental or party requirements. Atlas tent rentals arrive in a range of sizes and Area Rental & Sales can help you locate a tent to complement any circumstance. Area Rental & Sales Tent Rental is the sole rental business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to provide this service. We provide numerous tent sizes and styles to fulfill your needs. It’s recommended to figure out how many total guests you’re expecting at your event. Once you’ve figured out how many people are attending your event, it’s time figure in the size of the tent. If your are in between tents, visit the next size up tent because it’s always preferable to have a small amount of extra room than not enough room. Among the most crucial factors you should think about when searching for wedding tents is the tent rental rates. However, among the dangers of outdoor events is it is not possible to predict the weather! Completely free Estimates are offered through our website or calling Area Rental at 262-827-1444, and a seasoned member will provide you with suggestions and options. Another tip to saving money is to attempt to have the tent on a level surface so you don’t need to devote lots on a difficult floor. Choosing Wedding Tent Rentals Is Simple In regards to layout, you can thrill your visitors with a tent complex instead of just a sole structure. Clearly, do-it-yourself setup can be found on our smaller canopies if you want. We setup the company day prior to your event and takedown the next working day following your event. Our tent options allow you to retain a complete roster of friends, family members, or company associates while remaining affordable. Have your event decorated by the singularly most impressive finest in the company. We’ve got every thing you ought to produce your special event a success. Every event ought to be a success. We provide all you need to and the staff to make your event a success. Arranging a wedding isn’t simple, but we can help to make it better. So now you have decided on an elegant outdoor wedding, the very first thing you must decide is what kind of tent you wish. Whether you’re arranging a modest intimate wedding or large company event, we supply a diverse line of tents in a variety of sizes and styles. We’ll even aid you with planning. Event planning is among our specialties so don’t hesitate to call us for a completely free consultation. We attempt to make the whole rental process as easy and stress-free […]

Popular Wedding Reception Favors

Many brides and grooms need ideas for wedding reception favors. There was a time when the creativity level of the favors you could buy was not that great. Wedding favors were pretty interchangeable from wedding to wedding. Thankfully now we do not have that problem! It may even seem like the problem is that there are too many choices. Where does a bride start? With there being so many difficult decisions to make during wedding planning, you do not want what favor to give be one of them! To make things easier I would suggest you answer a few questions first. How much money can you afford to spend? How many favors will you give to each guest? What type of favor do you want to give out as a token of your appreciation? Wedding favors all cost a little different, and it of course depends on the quality of the favor as well as the type of favor. Many favors fall into the range of $ 1-2 a piece where as others can cost anywhere between $ 5-10 each. Many brides and grooms will start narrowing their options by what they can afford to buy all their guests. One way to lighten your financial load is to make the favors yourself. You can do this by purchasing favor bags or boxes as well as some bulk food items like Jordan almonds or mints and filling them yourself. Or you could always get your bridal party to help! How many favors per guest might also depend upon your budget. However if you are looking to give more than one favor a popular way to do this is to give one favor per guest and then have a candy dish in the center of each table filled with candy or other sweet treats. Another would be to make your own favor bags and include smaller favors with the large one like match books, food items or magnets. Now that you have thought out how many favors and what you are willing to spend have you decided what type of favor to give out? This is something you should spend a little time thinking about. There are many possibilities such as flower seed packages, candles, candle holders, candy, coasters and bookmarks. Themed weddings have even more specific choices available to a bride and groom. Usually these are wedding favors with certain designs or themes in mind. Like beach weddings could have favors decorated in seashells, sand castles, beach umbrellas or sand pails. For those brides and grooms who share passions like golf, motorcycles, hockey or camping, you would want to find themed favors to emphasize those passions. Now that you have some great ideas it is time start shopping. Keep your guests in mind when you shop as these favors are a token of your appreciation, you do want them to like them. Be creative and keep an open mind and most of all have fun! Pamela Kazmierczak is an expert in […]

Planning A Corporate Event? Rain or Shine, You Need A Tent

Corporate Event Tent

At Area Rental & Sales, we provide tent rentals for small corporate events to the largest of festivals. If you are planning a BBQ, meeting, family day, etc we can help you with tents, tables, chairs, bounce house, dunk tank, etc. Things to consider when planning a corporate event: Forget the forecast… even if it’s gorgeous out you can’t have people sitting in the sun for hours.  A tent rental is a requirement.  If the event is happening in your parking lot or driveway, we can set-up and have it taken down on the same day?  If your event is on cement, do you have a water source and a hose handy? This is used to fill up heavy water barrels to secure the tent, rather than driving stakes into the cement. Call Area Rental and speak to our professional event specialist today 262-827-1444 [google-map location=”{Milwaukee} {WI}”]