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Tables and chairs
This may seem obvious, but you’ll want to make sure you get enough for everyone you invited to have a seat. Let the rental company know how many people were invited so they can bring the proper amount. You’ll also want to have extra tables for dessert, where the guest book sits, and any other decorations you may have planned. Chiavari chair rental is a huge addition to any formal wedding so if your budget will allow, this should be a must!
Unless you’re going for an exposed wooden table look, you’re going to want to think about tablecloth rentals. Think about what color table linens would go best with your wedding aesthetic and go from there. If you don’t want to cover the table entirely, consider table runner rentals. This will add a soft feel to your exposed table and accent the centerpieces while leaving the eating area free of linens. There is no right or wrong choice, it’s totally up to your preference.
Depending on the style of your reception you may want to think about wedding chair cover rentals. This is another way to tie the color scheme together or add in a pop of color to your decor. While these will add to your total rental cost, it is a nice way to tie everything together, so chair cover rentals are definitely something to think about.
It’s possible your caterer might come prepared with these items but it’s still something you don’t want to forget. Everything from plates, silverware and napkin rentals are important to have. Coordinate with your caterer to find out what portion of these rentals they handle, and what you’ll need to get from a rental company.
If there’s one thing you can’t control, it’s the weather. If you’re planning on getting married and dancing the night away outside, it’s crucial that you have a backup plan. It’s always a possibility that it will end up raining on your wedding day, and if so, you’ll be glad you have a tent. Aside from the rain, if you’re getting married with hot temperatures, guests will appreciate the shade provided by the tent. It’s always a good idea to rent one in case the elements get in the way.
While this is by no means a necessity, renting a photo booth for your wedding is a fun and easy way to keep guests entertained! You can provide props and a book for your guests to glue their pictures in, in lieu of a traditional guest book. If you have space in your budget for a photo booth rental, it’s a really fun element for any wedding!
If you’re tying the knot at a private residence or outdoor venue without bathrooms, you’ll need to rent a mobile bathroom. Mobile bathroom options vary depending on your guest count. Some have multiple bathrooms within a trailer, which is good if you have a bigger guest list. Again, it’s not a very glamorous thing to think about, but it’s something essential you need for the big day.
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Today on DIY Weddings you will learn how to properly place and tie a universal bag chair cover. A bag chair cover is a universal chair covers that fits most chairs without arms – banquet, conference, or folding. It is called a bag chair cover simply because that it is a big bag you tie to fit your chair. In my opinion it is the most elegant chair cover for events and parties.
Tying the chair bag is fairly simple, but may be a little time consuming. Take a look at this video…Bag Chair Cover Video
The universal bag chair cover can be used alone, with a sash or accessory of choice. Call today to get a quote along with a sample for your next event. You will fall in love with it!
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Did you know that having a photo booth at your reception is one of the most popular wedding trends right now? Photo booths are a fun way to keep your guests entertained and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Each Iowa Photo Booth rental comes with a 4 hour photo session with unlimited pictures, 6-strip color or black & white photos, photo props, delivery, setup and removal.
We also offer additional features including a CD recording of all photos, logo personalization and scrap-booking.
Adding the scrap-booking feature will give you personalized keepsake from all of your guests. We provide all the necessities to make the scrapbook right at your event and an a attendant to guide your guests in the scrap-booking process.
Iowa Photo Booths are also great for corporate events, after prom parties, graduation parties, sweet 16’s and many more events. For more information on our photo booths please visit www.iowaphotobooth.com
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So you have chosen the color of chair sash you want, now you have to decide on the fabric. At Beyond Elegance most of our colors come in polyester satin, matte satin, organza satin, mirror, organza sheer, or taffeta. We also have a few sashes that come in special fabrics and prints: white & black damask, gold & silver tissue lame, lace, faux burlap, and zebra charmuese. Take a look at the photos below and see if you can tell a difference in the fabric textures.
We have three different types of satin sashes. The Matte satin has a dull finish, where as the polyester and organza satin are shiny. The difference between the polyester and organza satins is the polyester is a heavier fabric.
The mirror and organza sheer sash are both a very light weight, see through fabric. As you can see in the pictures above, the mirror casts a glare off of it and the organza sheer has a more dull look. Both provide a very soft and elegant feel. Taffeta is a crisp, smooth fabric that tends to change shade depending on the lighting or color around it.
Above are the specialty fabrics and prints. White and black damask is a thick fabric similar to polyester satin. The tissue lame is a light weight fabric. It has a very shiny, foil like appearance. The zebra charmuese is a thin, satin fabric.
The type of fabric you choose can completely change the look and feel of your reception. No matter the look you are going for, Beyond Elegance has the selection to make it happen!
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1.) Number of table cloths you will need
While most of the linens you order will be for your guests, don’t forget about the head, cake, buffet, DJ, guest book and any other tables you will want covered.
2.) Size of tables
After you have determined the number of tables you will need, finding out the size is your next step. There is no such thing as a ‘standard size table’. Tables come in many shapes and sizes. Be sure to talk with the banquet manager at your venue to determine the size of all the tables you will be covering.
We have hundreds of colors to choose from in our linen rental inventory. Check out our website, www.beyondelegance.com, to view our color selection. If you are having trouble deciding if the color is the perfect match for your wedding, you can request a sample from us. In fact we encourage it! It is the only way to truly know you will be satisfied with the color you have chosen.
Just like the tables, linens also come in many shapes and sizes. The main thing that you will need to determine is whether you want lap or floor length table cloths. The floor length tablecloths showcase a more elegant appearance, while the lap length tablecloths tend to give a more casual look. Once you determine lap vs. floor length we can help with the actual size you will want to order.
5.) Do you want to add a runner or an overlay
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Our showroom on 413 5th Street, West Des Moines in the Valley Junction area is open for business. We offer chair covers, chair sashes, tablecloth rentals, chiavari chair rentals, napkin rentals, table runner rentals, elegant table overlays, centerpieces, decor items, wall draping, ceiling draping, wedding backdrops, photo booth rentals and much much more!
CALL, EMAIL, OR BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO COME SEE HOW WE CAN HELP MAKE YOUR EVENT “BEYOND ELEGANCE”!
Note: Appointment hours are available outside the published hours. Please call to inquire if you don’t see a time that fits your schedule.
Please Note: Showroom hours are subject to change due to event set-ups and deliveries. We recommend scheduling an appointment or calling us at 877-353-4623 to ensure we will have someone available to meet with you.
404 N Park Ave
New Sharon, IA 50207
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Approximately 2.5 million weddings take place each year in the US. All take extensive planning and hard work, whether it be a small intimate gathering or an over-the-top lavish wedding. Each one is special and unique.
Some of us like to keep it sweet and simple. Like Country singer Kellie Pickler and husband Kyle Jacobs. The couple eloped on a beach in the Caribbean. Just the two of them.
Take a look:
Image from www.tennessean.com
Others go for the country wedding. Like couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton who married on May 14, 2011. The couple married in a beautiful barn lit by lanterns. The reception decor included fishing and hunting gear. While this may sound tacky, take a look at the pictures. It turned out to be a lavish country wedding.
Images from www.greenweddingshoes.com
Every girl dreams of the day she gets married. It is the one day in her life where she feels and looks like a princess. And some actually do become a princess. Like Kate Midddleton!. William and Kate tied the knot in front of the entire world on April 29, 2011. Take a look at the happy couple on their wedding day.
Image from www.listal.com
While these wedding may be in the public spotlight, it doesn’t mean that any other of the millions of weddings are less important. Take a look at some of events Beyond Elegance helped create in 2011:
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About the Chair Cover:
We want to announce our NEW “One Size Fits Most All” Spandex Chair Cover. Now designed to fit both the banquet, folding, and conference chairs. No need for a separate style for each chair. It is called the spandex chair cover simply because it is made of spandex and stretches to fit the chair attaching to the legs of the chair.. It also fits a conference chair with legs vs. rails,wooden folding and regular folding chair. Sorry to say it will NOT fit the skinny banquet chair nor the life time chair or any chair with arms or that does not have legs. The chair covers are available in black, ivory, and white.
How to put the Chair Cover on:
This Chair Cover isn’t as simple as just sliding over the chair. Each Chair Cover has a pocket in each of its four corners. The purpose of the pocket is to place around the feet of the chair to keep the cover in place. If the pockets are not applied around the foot of the chair it will slide up when sat in. Here are the steps to properly put on a stretch chair cover:
1) Find the straight or flat side of the cover and place over the back of the chair.
2) Pull the chair cover down around the seat.
3) Pull each foot pocket around the foot of the chair.
Overall setting up an event with stretch chair covers isn’t too hard but a little time consuming. We also have a video on our YouTube channel…How to put on a stretch Chair Cover.
Special notes about stretch chair covers:
When renting stretch chair covers from Beyond Elegance we always pack a few extra chair covers along with your order. This is because from time to time they get small holes in them. We do our best to inspect each chair cover while laundering and folding, but being that the chair cover stretches so much when put on a chair, it is hard to find those all the tiny holes. So we provide extras for you! We just ask that on the rare occasion that you would find a tear, please tie the chair cover in a knot so we can take it out of inventory upon return.
From a modern space to a country wedding in a barn, the stretch chair cover is the perfect addition to your event. For more information on renting our stretch chair covers please visit https://www.beyondelegance.com/chair-cover-rentals/
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As the owner or a linen rental company, I often wonder how a bride decides on what that perfect color will be for her wedding. In my imagination, she more than likely searches the internet for hours for the latest trends as I do for the many things I’m looking for, or purchases the latest bridal magazines, attends the local wedding bridal shows, and waits to see what the Pantone color of the year will be. Which in 2017, Pantone named the color of the year as Greenery…..a color we saw rented very little last year.
I’m always trying to keep up the latest trends also, so I do some of the very same things. Then I’ll take a hard look back at the prior year to gather my stats on color trends. I like to look at the basic banquet linen colors that were selected, and what colors the brides decided to accent with when selecting a table runner, table overlay, or napkin rentals. I will also research the top wedding bridesmaid dress colors from David’s Bridal, and a few other of the top wedding dress companies. This will usually give me a good color trend for the coming year along with the “new” color names for the “same old colors” – if you know what I mean. Like they name the basic fuchsia color “Begonia”, or you see a “Wisteria”, or Lapis, or whatever new color name they come up with which can be very confusing to a rental company.
What I found In 2017, is that we couldn’t keep enough navy tablecloths on the shelves. As soon as they would come back in from our rental customers, we were immediately laundering, ironing and shipping out once again even though we had a huge stock. The same held true for the popular ivory, beige and champagne linens which are always an excellent neutral shade to accent any bridesmaid dress or floral colors.
I can remember back in the days (I’m showing my age here) when “white” was the only color a bride’s wedding dress was made in. Now we are seeing a lot of ivory, nude, champagne, and blush dresses. Who would have thought that ivory would take over as the leading seller, or that the top linen rental for 2017 would be “ivory” accented with an “ivory” napkins, a “faux burlap” table runner, with Ivory chair cover and a champagne mirror chair sash.
The “Top Ten In All Linen Rentals Categories For 2017 Were:”
Tablecloths: Ivory, White, Navy, Black, Beige, Grey, Charcoal, Royal Blue, Eggplant, and Burgundy
Table Runners: Faux Burlap, Blush Glitz, Gold Glitz, Silver Glitz, White Lace, Ivory Lace, Burgundy, Plum, Midnight Blue, Charcoal
Table Overlays: Midnight Blue, Silver, Fuchsia, Faux Burlap, Calypso Blue, Sky Blue, Champagne, Claret, White, Lavender
Napkins: Ivory, White, Navy, Black, Burgundy, Eggplant, Charcoal, Red, Beige, Gold
Chair Covers: Ivory, White, Black, Silver, Blush
Chair Sashes: Champagne, Silver, Midnight Blue, Blush, Apple Red, Faux Burlap, Gold, Burgundy, Navy, Royal Blue
Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to read my latest blog post. Please check back soon for my next update on current trends for “2018”.
Best wishes on your wedding planning, and give us a call when you have time to discuss your linen rental needs.
Lorna, Hailey, Amanda, and myself, Diana, are hear to answers your questions!
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Each Year Pantone selects a color of the year. For 2018, purple has been named that color. Surprisingly enough in the linen rental business for the past few years, we have not seen the “color of the year” to be the “true” color of the year. Like this year – 2017…Pantone’s color of the year was “a bright and powerful green”. For 2016 it was Rose Quartz and Serenity. For 2015 it was Marsala – a reddish brown color named after a Wine…and basically in the linen rental world the fabric would be called “Wine” or maybe “Burgundy”.
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Imagine this… You are staring at your computer screen browsing the latest wedding linens wondering if your favorite colors, blue and orange, are really going to look good together at your wedding reception. Then you say to yourself, “If only I could see it in person”. At Beyond Elegance…YOU CAN! Located at 413 5th Street in Valley Junction, Wes Des Moines, our event design center is fully equipped with the latest wedding linens to make your planning easy. To give you an idea of what to expect when you come to the design center, please continue on.
First, we highly suggest you browse our website which showcases most of all our products. Then either e-mail, call or Book An Appointment on line to visit with one of our friendly customer service associates.
Upon your contact, to give us a better idea of what you will need to design the wedding of your dreams, we may start your visit asking a few simple questions.
– Where is your reception going to take place?
– What is the date of your event?
– Do you know what size and numbers of tables you will be using?
– Do you know what style and how many chair covers of chairs you will be needing?
– What are your wedding colors?
If your reception location is a venue we are familiar with, we may refer you to our event design gallery or share with you one of our many photo albums of the different Iowa area venue event rentals with Beyond Elegance products.
Then you are free to roam our showroom, select a number of tablecloths, table runners, overlays, napkins, charger plates, vases, and we will begin draping our plain white 60″ round table….until we find that spark in your eye and something that will make your perfect wedding dream come true!
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Linen Sizing Tips
Knowing what size tablecloth you need for which size table can be very confusing. To help make your task a little easier, check out these helpful tips we have learned from the professionals.
(1) Some of the top linen manufactures recommend the drop of the table linen from the top of the table to the end of the tablecloth be anywhere from 6″ to 12″. Linens that go all the way to the floor utilized on tables that guests are seated at may cause your guests to be fighting with the tablecloth for proper seating.
(2) The normal height of a table is 30″.
(3) You can figure the drop of the tablecloth for the table you will be using by:
1. Subtracting the width of the table from the width of the tablecloth.
Example: 5′ Table = 60″, Tablecloth is a 90″ Round (90″–60″ = 30″)
2. Divide the difference (30″) by 2 which will give you the drop on all sides. Example: 30″ / 2 = 15′ drop
(4) Did you know that a lot of the major hotels and reception locations use “SQUARE” table linens on round tables? You can still achieve the same drop dimension as if you were using a round tablecloth, however, when positioning the corners of the square tablecloth correctly you can also hide the legs of the table. Works wonderful! The 90″ square fits a 5′ round table beautiful, and the guests aren’t fighting with the tablecloth for leg room.
See the difference of how a 90″ round and a 90″ x 90″ fits a 60″ round table.
A Tab Bit More Expensive & Does Not Cover the Legs of the Table
90″ x 90″
Less Expensive & Covers Legs of Table
Check back tomorrow for our sizing chart!
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Since Saint Patrick’s Day was last week, we figured it would be fitting if our color of the week was Emerald! So to start us off, here are a few photos from an event that featured our emerald green chair sashes and emerald green overlays (in polyester satin).
Also featured are our black stretch chair covers and black solid polyester tablecloths.
With Emerald being the color of the week, we were going to feature fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s so much out there already. So instead, here some things you might not know about Emeralds:
For more ideas on how you can use our emerald linens, overlays, and sashes for your upcoming event (as well as other emerald products we have to offer), check out our Pinterest Page for our Emerald Green board!
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A little trivia for you about Valentine’s Day by Beyond Elegance Event Rentals:
That’s the one that blew my mind – 2.2 million couples are expected to get married this year! In honor of that, here are some photos of weddings we’ve helped decorate that would fit perfectly into a Valentine’s Day-themed wedding (meaning they are mostly red, pink, and white)
Call, email or come visit…..let us help you turn your valentine dream into “Beyond Elegance“!
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I had a wedding coordinator contact me wanting to rent linens and chair covers to create a “silver” wedding theme design. She was wanting to use glitz, satin, and sheer fabrics all in the silver color. So we began creating an event order of the different linens and chair covers that would be needed. It was at this time that, even though I have been in the linen rental business for over 15 years now, I was amazed to learn just how many different shades of silver color there were in the different fabrics and from the various fabric suppliers. I already was aware of the “seven shades of grey”, but until now never had been confronted with numerous shades of silver.
The event was being designed in the highest of fashion with sparkly silver glitz sequin tablecloths and table runners accented with silver spandex banquet chair covers and eggplant sashes. Definitley “WOW”. And they were adding a beautiful silver satin backdrop hi-lighted with silver sheer drapes.
So by now you are asking yourself, where did I ever come up with the blog title “Seven Shades of Grey” when I am talking about “silver” event design products? Right?
Well this all came into play when I decided it would be most cost effective to make the silver satin drapes myself rather than purchasing from my regular retail linen provider where I knew actually what color their “silver satin” was. Only to be discover later that this was “NOT” a great decision on my part.
I emailed my fabric provider, got an internet photo of the “silver” satin fabric, and “thought” the color looked very similar to what I currently had, but, as you know, not all computer resolutions are the same.
Well the fabric arrived the other day. Yep – two wonderful bolts of 50 yards each which were both labeled “Silver”. And while it might look a shade like silver, when laying it out to cut, it cast a more blushish/greyish tint. So I go dig out the silver satin fabric sample provided by my retail linen provider and shazam the two fabrics are nothing alike. The blushish/grey is actually a much lighter shade of silver and is more of a matte satin fabric with very little sheen whereas the silver fabric myself and my client are use to working with is a bright shinny silver polyester satin.
Needless to say….plan two has to come into play. I place an immediate order for the drapes from my original supplier of the bright shinny silver satin – pay a lot more money, but I’m comfortable that my end product will be what my customer expects. Yep, that is what you call “Beyond Elegance”.
So I learned a few of good lessons once again I want to pass along to my readers.
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Best Event Planning……
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We’re back with another DIY Chair Sash Tying post! This time, we’re focusing on the simple and elegant “Swag.” This tie is one of our other most requested ties! The swag offers a bit more of a modern look which most grooms LOVE! You get full effect of the color that chair sashes offer without the frilliness of a bow or rosette.
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Step 1: Find the center of the sash and line that up with the front of the chair so you have two tails pulled back towards you.
Step 2: Cross one tail over the other
Step 3: And wrap it around to tie a knot. Pull it tightly up against the back of the chair.
Step 4: Repeat the knot tying a second time by crossing one tail over the other
Step 5: Wrap that tail around and pull it through the hole that was created.
Step 6: Making sure it’s still pulled up against the back of the chair, but the other knot tight (not too tight though, as you’ll have to untie all of these knots at the end of your event…)
Step 7: Gather the tails together and make sure they lie flat against each other.
Step 8: Push the fabric of the tails up between the back of the chair and the knot.
Step 9: Holding the sash about two to three inches below the knot, use your other hand to pull the tails all the way through. Holding the sash below the knot ensures you won’t pull the tails too far.
Step 10: Flatten out the sash so it lays nicely, covering the knot and you’re finished!
As one of our fastest ways to tie a chair sash, I’d say it’s also the easiest! The best part about this tie is you can have as many people as you want tying them, and they with all turn out pretty much exactly the same. Which is a little trickier with some of our other ties (everyone has a different loop size they make for their bows).
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Step 1. All sashes will arrive in your hands folded in 1/4. Unfold the sash and find the center point.
Step 2. Place the center of the sash in the front center of the chair back.
Step 3. Wrap around chair and tie in a double knot.
Step 4. Reach behind your knot and pull the sash tails up and over the knot. Make sure you leave the knot covered with the tails.
Step 5. Take a look at your work and make any touch ups you need.
Need a closer look? Here is a step by step video…Sash Tying Video – The Swag
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Step 1: Find the middle of the sash & center it on the front of the chair so you have the two tails pulled towards you
Step 2: Cross the left (highlighted green) tail over the right (blue).
Wrap it under the blue tail and pull it up through the hole, tying a knot.
Step 3: Using the green (originally the left now on the right side) tail, make a small loop by wrapping it around your thumb
Step 4: This is the trickiest part… holding the loop (green) in your right hand wrap the opposite tail around the loop:
Start from the bottom and wrap it up over the front so the tail is hanging behind the loop. From there make a look with that tail and pull it through the hole you created by wrapping it around (basically just like if you were tying your shoes).
Step 5: Pull tight. If the loops are uneven or too long, you can adjust by pulling the tails, just make sure to pull the loops tight again after you’ve adjusted the length.
Step 6: Fluff out the loops to give the bow some volume
Step 7: Adjust to your liking – some may require flipping the tails around so that they lay flat. Also take this time to make sure the sash is lying flat across the front of the chair.
And there you have it! Seven quick steps to tying a beautiful chair sash bow!
Up next: The Swag
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Stay tuned as we work our way through these various chair sash ties to make your event Beyond Elegance!
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