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…

Get to Know Dot’s Rentals & Sales

Chances are, if you’re a fan of Dot’s, you’ve come here to fill some specific need – chairs for a wedding, or a piece of expensive equipment for a one-time home improvement project. People are often surprised to learn about some of the services we offer, so this week, we want to help you get…

7 Ways to Use Whiskey & Wine Barrels at Your Next Party

Whiskey and wine barrels are having a moment right now. From rustic to fancy to backyard, there is a purpose and a place for barrels at weddings or gatherings. Check out 7 great ways that we came up with to incorporate barrels into your next party! 1.  Just add florals Create a focal point for…

Should You Rent a Portable Generator?

Maybe you need power to light up a construction site at night. Maybe you know in advance that bad weather is likely and you might need some backup power in your home. Or hey, maybe you are taking the whole crew camping and you know Mom won’t be able to handle it without some of…

Wedding Spotlight: Rustic Charm for TeeAnn & James Boney

  When TeeAnn and James Boney chose a rustic barn in Linden for their wedding venue, they knew they wanted a country setting that was true to their roots, but they didn’t want to sacrifice elegance. With the help of decorator Mindy Preston and a selection of affordable rentals from Dot’s Rentals & Sales, the…

Five Ways to Use Mason Jars at Your Wedding

Just face it, mason jars are the cat’s meow. Search them on Pinterest and you will find a zillion cute things to do with them. In fact, we just blogged about how mason jars can make adorable Easter centerpieces on our sister store’s blog, Dot’s Ace Hardware. That got us thinking about jars and how…