Welcome to The Hampton Roads Wedding Guide Newsletter where you can plan the wedding of your dreams from start to finish. From inspiration to checklists and planning articles, to the best wedding professionals in Hampton Roads, it's all here!

August 2017 Newsletter
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David Schwartz Photography
David Schwartz Photography
What If Your Venue Doesn't Provide Linens?

Some wedding venues will provide everything you need for the perfect tablescape. Others require you to rent them from an outside source. Here are some of our favorite businesses to work with!

Black Iris Floral Events (featured in the photo)
Megan Robinson Photography
Megan Robinson Photography
Tablescape Trends

Bridal Guide has a great guide to some gorgeous 2017 tablescape trends, including:

Vintage glamour: Mix the old and new with industrial touches and soft, feminine touches. You could have gorgeous candelabras and lace table runners!

Blush Pink: Think a banquet table with a gorgeous runner full of blush florals like the picture featured!

Metallics: Gold is very on trend right now. Gold chairs are incredibly popular and are available through most rental companies. 

Neutrals: Neutral doesn't have to mean white, though shades of white on a tablescape can be incredibly gorgeous. Neutrals can be navy, black, or brown! 

Bridal Guide's Tablescape Trends
Hampton Roads Event Rentals
Hampton Roads Event Rentals
What Exactly Do I Need?

So what exactly do you need from a rental company? Here's a list of what to make sure you include and some optional items based on your vision:

Chair covers (optional)
Napkins and linens
Dinner plates, salad plates, bread plates, etc. 
Glasses (opt for mason jars for drinks that can double as a take home gift!)
Buffet service

Featured Vendor

Classy Event Rentals
Classy Event Rentals is a rental company that loves to be your "one-stop shop" for your rental needs. With a 5,000 square foot warehouse and boutique they set up mock weddings so you can see what your rental items would look like all put together. When you're planning a wedding, it's often a relief to have a vendor who can take care of so many things for you instead of using several vendors. 

Classy Event Rentals also has gorgeous products like these glass chargers.

Classy Event Rentals

Real Weddings
If you're dreaming about an outdoor wedding, you'll need to consider renting a tent. It may seem like an expense you don't want to make, but a tent is not only visually stunning, creating a barrier for your space to truly make it feel like it is a reception space, but it also will protect you and your guests from rain and sun. 

Hampton Roads Event Rentals not only rents out everything you need for your tables, but they also have gorgeous, large tents for your outdoor wedding. 

Zack Chavis Photography
Upcoming Events

Join us for the upcoming  Endless Summer Bridal Expo with Showbride!
When: Sunday, August 27 2-5 pm

Where: Holiday Inn Virginia Beach - Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center

Ticket Info: $10 each or purchase a party pass that allows up to 5 people, including the bride, for just $25.  

Learn more by visiting Showbride's website.

Our Latest Issue is Here!

The latest issue of Hampton Roads Wedding Guide is available in  over 50 locations throughout  Hampton Roads as well as digitally on our website. For a complete list of where you can find a copy check out our website! 

In our latest issue you can learn more about all of the incredible vendors we have featured, from venues to photographers to delicious catering options. Plus, you can learn some great tips for your big day!

"When you meet the one who changes the way your heart beats, dance with them to that rhythm for as long as the song lasts" - Kirk Diedrich