Inspiration & Planning

Table Cloth Sizing

Need help figuring out which table cloth to rent?  We got you covered!

Check out the table below to find the linen size that matches with your table.



30" and 36" pedestal tables can also use a 132" cloth with a chair tie around the middle to tie up the extra.

Everything About Glassware!

A signature cocktail is a fun and unique way to add a personal touch to your event, and the glassware that you put it in can make a difference in the overall look of your bar.

These cocktails and different types of glassware can be a certain color to fit a scheme, use ingredients from your hometown, or incorporate a detail that is special to you.  Check out these recipes for a fun signature cocktail, and our recommendation on which glass to present these in.  A perfect cocktail glass will take your signature drink to the next level!

Let’s say you are bride from Georgia, and your partner grew up in Kentucky.  What would be more perfect than a Bourbon-Peach Cocktail??

  Highball Glass
  • 4 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1.5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon peach schnapps
  • 2 tablespoons club soda
  • 3-4 dashes bitters (optional)
  • Garnish with a peach slice, a lemon slice, and a fresh mint sprig
  Combine first 4 ingredients in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice.  Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled.  Strain bourbon mixture into a 10 oz HIGH BALL GLASS filled with ice; top with club soda, and if desired, bitters.

For a fun pop of color to your event, maybe think about doing a signature cocktail that is in the same color scheme as your decor.   A
Purple Haze Cocktail is a beautiful purple/fuchsia drink that will add add a really fun dimension of color to your event.  Also, you can keep your bar costs low with this very simple recipe!

Old Fashioned
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • .5 ounce black raspberry liqueur
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
Pour vodka and black raspberry liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into an OLD-FASHIONED GLASS filled with fresh ice. Top with cranberry juice. Garnish with lemon peel.

Thaw out during the winter months with this Boozy Hot Chocolate cocktail!  We love a winter wedding.  It’s a great time to have a bonfire, get cozy with friends and family, and let this cocoa warm you up.

Irish Coffee Mug
  • 2 oz. finely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 6 oz. hot milk
  • 1.5 oz Kahlua, Baileys, Rumple Minze, or your favorite bourbon
Put the chopped chocolate in a GLASS IRISH COFFEE MUG.  Pour hot milk into mug and let stand for 2 minutes, then stir with spoon until smooth. Pour in spirit of your choice and stir. Garnish with mini-marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate shavings.

Pole Tent vs. Frame Tent

How do you know whether you will need a pole tent or frame tent, and what is the difference?

1) Concrete/Asphalt or Grass?  If if is grass, are there any power/water/gas lines in the area?  Do you have permission to stake this space?
2) Budget?  A pole tent is usually less expensive than a frame tent, unless you start adding on items like pole drapes.  A pole tent has 2-3x as many poles as a frame and we charge per drape.
3) Do you have a rain plan, and does that plan include adding a second tent?
4) What size tent are you needing?  Not all sizes are available in both styles.

Frame tents start at 20’ x 20’ and go all the way up to a 40’ x 100’.  Pole tents start at 30’ x 60’ and go all the way up to a 60’ x 120’.  I will start with a 30’ x 60’ as an example, since both styles share that size.

30’ x 60’ = $810.00 30’ x 60’ = $1170.00
Exterior Pole Drapes = $288.00 Pole Drapes = $144.00
Center Pole Drapes = $84.00 Center Pole Drapes = Does not apply
Each pole (24 exterior and 3 interior) will have to be staked into the ground. Each pole (12 exterior) will not need to be staked, but can be.  If staking is not an option, we can weigh down the tent with concrete blocks covered in white vinyl.
Pole tents can not be connected to any other tent. Frame tents can be connected together to create a larger space.  
Will need a 40’ x 70’ space or larger to accommodate the tent and stakes. Will need 30’ x 60’ space or larger.
3 center poles to work around. No obstructions.
No framework shown on interior Can see interior frame.  Can be covered with liner for additional cost.
Total = $1182 Total = $1314

The difference between these two tents with pole drapes would be $132.00.  The price difference between the two tents PLAIN would be $360.00.

What Size Tent Do I Need?

When deciding what size tent you need, there a multiple factors that you will need to consider to get a final size. The first questions you will need to ask yourself are:

1.  Where would the tent be set up?
2.  Are there any size restrictions for that area?
3.  Is the tent going on concrete/asphalt, or on grass?

Once you have an idea of where it is going and the maximum size allowed in your space, we can narrow down by some more factors.

1.  How many guests are you expecting?
2.  If you are expecting 120 guests, will they all be seated at once or will it be more a cocktail style reception with standing and seating?
3.  Are you wanting a dance floor or a space for dancing?
4.  A band?
5.  A DJ?
6.  Bar?
7.  Buffet tables or food stations?
8.  A table for a guest book, gifts, guest favors?
9.  Anything else that needs to be covered?

I’m going to use a sample event to show how I would calculate the correct size tent for that event.

  • Guest count: 120
    - Reception style: Mixed reception, cocktail style
    - Band or DJ: Band, will require a stage
    - Dancefloor space?: Yes, about a 16’ x 16’ space
    - Extra tables: Pedestal tables for standing, buffet, bar, guest book & favor table, gift, and a cake table

Since I am having a mixed style reception, I want to seat about 75% of the total guests. That will be seating for 90 people @ 5’ round tables which seat 10 each. For the buffet, check with your caterer to see what they will be needing. For this example, we will use (3) 8’ tables for the buffet and (2) 8’ tables for the bar. We will need (1) 4’ round for the cake table, (1) 4’ round for the gift table, (1) 8’ long for the guest book & favor table, and around (6) pedestal tables for standing around. The band requires a 12’ x 16’ stage to perform on, and we also need a 16’ x 16’ dance floor to dance on. So far, what we need space for will be:

(9) 5’ round tables with chairs
(6) pedestal tables
(6) 8’ banquet tables
(2) 4’ round tables
12’ x 16’ stage
16’ x 16’ dance area

We want to figure out how many square feet we need. Each large table will need approximately 100 square feet, and each pedestal table will need approximately 25 square feet.

(9) 5’ round tables with chairs x 100 = 900
(6) pedestal tables x 25 = 150
(6) 8’ banquet tables x 100 = 600
(2) 4’ round tables x 100 = 200
12’ x 16’ stage = 192
16’ x 16’ dance area = 256

Total square feet needed = 2298

Your next step, is to give us a call! Let us know how many square feet you will need. We will have a tent size that is close to that need, or slightly larger/smaller. In this example, my closest matches are: 30’ x 75’ (2250 square feet), 40’ x 55’ (2200 square feet), 40’ x 60’ pole (2400 square feet), or a 40’ x 70’ (2800 square feet). I personally would go with one of the larger ones, since I like having extra space under a tent. If you are concerned about budget, go with a size on the smaller side of your needs. A smaller tent will be less expensive, and you can remove a few pedestal tables or a gift/favor/etc table.

To get started, give us a call at 706-543-3486!

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