Dot’s Guide to Cocktail Glasses

Planning a party, wedding, holiday open house or other gathering where you’re planning to serve cocktails, but clueless about what kinds of glasses to use? Check out our handy guide to glasses and get ready to serve your guests with confidence. Champagne – flutes or coupes? The coupe was the glass du jour in the…

Gorgeous Holiday-Themed Wedding Ideas

The cool weather has arrived and pretty soon the holidays will be upon us! We love the jewel-toned colors that come out in fall and winter for weddings, and some holiday lovers even take it a step further with a Christmas-themed wedding. Is a Christmas wedding right for you? Check out these lovely ideas we…

Choosing a Wedding Hashtag

We know you’ve seen the craze that is the wedding hashtag, and now it’s your turn. If the internet could come together to help a guy with the last name Kleinschmidt with ideas, anyone should be able to come up with a cute and quirky wedding hashtag that will have guests snapping and sharing. Here…

4 Posh Burgundy Wedding Color Schemes We’re Loving

Burgundy is bold. It’s lush and intense, and when it’s paired with the right colors, burgundy accents can create a luxurious backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. Which makes sense, because if there’s any day you deserve to feel like royalty, it’s on your wedding day! Need some ideas for creative burgundy color palettes?…

We’re Loving These Fall Wedding Looks

If you’re planning a wedding for this fall, it’s crunch time. And if you’re planning a wedding for next fall, well, you’re ahead of the curve! We took to Instagram to find some festive looks befitting of an autumn wedding. This naked cake topped with burgundy blossoms is classy + understated. What is your favorite…

Foolproof Guide to Planning Party Food

One of the biggest challenges of planning an event is figuring out the right quantity of food and drinks to have on hand. You never want to run out, but you also don’t want to waste money by ordering a ton of extra stuff. It’s important to have a head count in mind (and, if…

6-Step Party Planning Countdown

Dot’s doesn’t just do wedding rentals! Let us help you plan birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, or just provide extras for your holiday gatherings. One Month Out Choose a theme. Think about colors, decor and entertainment. Visit Dot’s Rentals to see what items we have to meet your needs: extra tables, chairs, table linens, serving ware,…

8 Elegant Ideas for Your Next Event

Some of us are gifted at creating a magical scene using decorative objects and fabrics. Some of us… Well, we need a little bit of visual inspiration to get our creativity flowing. One of these eight elegant decor ideas might be the perfect thing to set the scene at your next big event! 1 White…

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

9-12 Months Before Wedding Set wedding date Determine budget Start on guest list Select bridal party Create Pinterest boards for inspiration Book vendors: venue, photographer, caterer, officiant, music   6-9 Months Before Wedding Start shopping for wedding dress Mail Save the Dates Register for gifts Order your wedding cake Book hair & makeup appointments Reserve…

Don’t Forget the Chairs! 6 Ideas for Next Level Seating

Can you guess what one of our most popular rental items is for weddings and other events? Chairs.  Any time you bring a bunch of people together, they need a place to sit. Simple, right? But that doesn’t mean the chairs have to be boring. From sashes to bows, we’ve come up with 6 ways…

Wedding Spotlight: Dreamy Outdoor Simplicity for Kristal & Jeremy Jewell

Like many Dot’s Rentals & Sales customers, Kristal Jewell is the do-it-yourself type. When she and Jeremy began to plan their wedding, they knew a simple outdoors ceremony at their home was the perfect fit for them. No event planners. No expensive rentals. No DJ or caterer. Luckily for the Jewells, their wedding fell on…

Keeping Drinks Cold at Summer Weddings

The days are getting longer and warmer and the number of summer weddings we’re seeing being planned are stacking up! One thing that’s necessary for summer weddings, especially those outdoors? Cold drinks! Whether you’re serving tea, wine, lemonade, or beer… there are some really awesome ways to keep drinks cold without sacrificing style. Check out…