Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hot Flower Trends in 2011

(Photo courtesy of William Blake Wildflowers)

No matter what style wedding you decide to go with, there's one thing most weddings will have in common: your need for floral arrangements. Not all weddings have floral arrangements due to particular taste- and that's perfectly ok! The best part is- you don't have to use flowers! There are so many other centerpieces to choose from that will add a unique twist to your wedding.

Since this blog post revolves around floral trends, we'll pretend that you've decided to go with that choice. Since circular tables are slowly going away and long banquet tables are becoming trendier, you have the option of going flower crazy! Long rectangular tables allow for more space and therefore lavish amounts of flowers. This can be absolutely gorgeous if done right! Another flower trend that gives you that "wow" factor just so happens to connect you with your natural side. By that I mean wildflowers! This "wild" and "naturalistic" feel will add a new element of surprise to the overall vibe of your wedding theme. This is a great idea because you can incorporate different pieces of wood and bark (think accorns, etc) or moss (think greens and cream colors). I love outdoor weddings; fully equipped with the a "one with nature" ambiance. Fabulous!

The last floral trend I'm going to share today involves crystals and jewels. It's the next big thing for brides to add crystals to their bouquet and table arrangements; all the while matching their dress. Setting a few crystals in the middle of each table looks fabulous- especially if you're using votive candles and mirrors for centerpieces. Even better- throw in some pearls to soften the glow and you've got yourself a picture perfect setting. Give us a call today for your rental needs such as tables, tents, chairs, linens, etc. We're here to help make your planning process run smoothly from start to finish!

Ace Party Rental

7768 Zionsville Rd. Ste 100

Indianapolis, IN 46268

(317) 872- 8368

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wedding Etiquette 101: Who Pays For What?

Alright, so now that you're engaged, all the fun of planning your wedding can begin! But where to even start? First, you need to sit down and figure out a budget (yes, even with a calculator if need be). Budgeting is going to be a fairly big deal and you want to make sure you don't overdo yourselves. If you and your fiance are paying for the entire wedding, then good for you! If your parents will be helping out, then there are a few things you might want to take notes on and discuss with them later. This blog post today is designed to help figure out who pays for what (courtesy of I hope it's helpful...

Bride and bride's family:

Church/ Ceremony

Bride's dress & accessories

Flower arrangements for ceremony and reception, plus bouquets for bridesmaids and flower girl

All photos and videos

Pays for and plans bridesmaid luncheon

All professional services for reception, including drinks, entertainment, etc.

Professional services (event planners)- THAT'S US!

Groom's ring

Invitations, stationery, wedding programs, etc. Transportation for bridal party

Groom and groom's family:

Marriage license and officiant's fee

Tux and accessories

Bride's bouquet, boutonnieres for men, and corsages for (grand)mothers


Rehearsal Dinner

Bachelor's Dinner

Both of the bride's rings

Most people think that the bride and bride's family has to pay for more of the wedding, but once you add it all up, it's pretty even. Especially if they plan on going somewhere really neat for their honeymoon! All in all, this is supposed to be one of the best days of your life so don't stress out over money. My number one rule: pick your budget and stick to it.

And remember to call us if you need any sort of professional help- even if it's just the day-of. We're more than happy to help!

Ace Party Rental

7768 Zionsville Rd.

Suite 100

Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 872- 8368

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Costco Weddings

In case you were unaware that Costco now offers a wide platform of wedding accessories, I wanted to share a little bit of information that I recently came across. I was doing some research for our upcoming Bridal Show (May 1 from 12- 4pm at Zionsville Lions Park in Zionsville- go to for more info), and stubbled upon Costco's many versitile options. Not only do they offer engagement and wedding rings, but they also have a wide array of invitations, gorgeous flower arrangements, and -best of all- food galore! They've got great prices that are hard to beat and their stuff is actually really neat (haha that rhymed). It's not necessarily something I would have expected from a wholesale store but I am so pumped about this new discovery. I think any budget-friendly bride should at least check them out.
Besides having everything you need all in one place, you can also register at Costco to get all sorts of gift certificates! Everyone asks for new waffle makers, etc but no one thinks about how expensive everyday items like dishwasher fluid and food can be. I think this is a great gift for a newlywed! I'll keep you updated, but the dresses are making their way to mainstream stores all over the United States. As of right now, I believe they are mainly in Chicago and California. I've had a chance to check some of them out and they are pretty spectacular! How awesome is that?! I would have never thought about using them but it is a great idea!

Here's their website- you've got to check them out! Hopefully you'll be as thrilled as I am!

Ace Party Rental
7768 Zionsville Rd
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 872- 8368

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Party in style

Since everyone is booking their graduation parties, I thought I would blog today about different drink options to have at your party. Here are a few of my favorites:

Lemonade (from Martha Stewart):
3 cups lemon or lime juice, about 20 lemons or 25 limes freshly squeezed
2 cups superfine sugar
4 cups cold water
4 cups ice
2 lemons or limes, thinly sliced for garnish

Pomegranate Soda (from Everyday Food):
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
club soda, for serving
maraschino cherries, for garnish

Pineapple-Mint Lemonade (from Favorite Brand):
1 cup sugar
2/3 cups water
1 can (46 oz) pineapple juice
1 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup chopped mint
1) Combine sugar and water in large saucepan, bring to boil. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat.
2) Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice, and chopped mint; let stand for 15 minutes.
3) Strain lemonade into large pitcher, discard mint. Serve over ice.

All of these sound absolutely yummy! I can't wait to try them all. Now someone needs to invite me to their party- ha! If you're in need of any rental items, check out our website at or give us a call at (317) 872- 8368. We've got tables, tents, chairs, and more! Let us ACE your next event!

Ace Party Rental
7768 Zionsville Rd.
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Happy St. Patty's Day everyone!!

It must be your lucky day! We're offering $100 off an order of $1000 or more just for one day! Take advantage of this special offer and call us today!

We are also extending our 'Grad Pack' special until the end of this month. It's so popular that we decided to wait a few more days for the slackers to make their reservations :)

The Grad Pack includes: 20x20 striped pole tent, 32 brown chairs, and 4 8' banquet tables. Call us today to reserve your items, or for more information, visit our website at

Ace Party Rental
7768 Zionsville Rd. Ste 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 872- 8368

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

10 Outdoor Wedding Tips

Hello fellow bloggers ...happy Wednesday!

If you've recently gotten engaged and you're starting to think about what kind of wedding you want... listen up! There are numerous ways and styles of weddings you can choose from, or even create a wedding unique like you and your (future) spouse. I love outdoor weddings because there's nothing more beautiful than a wedding under a large tent with fresh flowers and sunlight shining down on the bride on her special day. Therefore, I thought I'd share a few tips with you for a perfect outdoor wedding (well, nothing is perfect but you can't be overly prepared)!

#1 Make sure everyone can visibly see and hear you. If you're getting married by the ocean, you definitely want to make sure you wear some sort of microphone.

#2 Make sure you pick the right season and/or weather. No one wants to sit outside in 30 degree weather, nor do they want to sit under the sun in 90 degree weather!

#3 Dont' forget the details. Even though the natural beauty of the outdoors will lessen your need to decorate, you still need to keep in mind all the little details that will spruce up the wedding.

#4 Something else that falls into the "details" category is making sure that you place citronella candles around the tent in case of mosquitos or other bugs. Your bridesmaids might be a little angry if they have red bumps up and down their legs!

#5 Make sure you have a backup plan in case of severe weather. You can have your ceremony or reception under a tent, but only for moederate rain. You can also rent sides for the tent to block off the sun or rain. Having an indoor venue as a backup may not be a bad idea.

#6 Plan the food accordingly. Make sure your caterer knows how to serve an outdoor wedding. Keep away from mayonnaise based foods, for example, that need to be kept cold.

#7 Timing is everything. Along with the weather tip, make sure you plan the ceremony according to the sunset as your guests are there to see you exchange vows, afterall.

#8 Plan ahead for a windy time! Most outdoor weddings will experience some wind, so make sure and tell your hairdresser that you're having an outdoor wedding. Also, you may want to opt for another fabric on your dress rather than a light chiffon- that goes for bridesmaid dresses as well!

#9 Not all your guests drink alcohol; plus it's dehydrating. Make sure to have plenty of other options such as lemonade, ice teas, and water.

#10 Last but not least, make sure you get the appropriate permits and all the paperwork has been filed. That is definitely not something you want to deal with the day of your wedding.

I hope this helps plan your dream wedding! We have you covered if you're in need of tables, chairs, and especially tents. From different sizes and style tents to choose from, we'll help you every step of the way! Give us a call today!

Ace Party Rental / 7768 Zionsville Rd. Ste 100 / /
(317) 872- 8368

Monday, March 14, 2011

Graduations, graduations, and more graduations!

Hello fellow bloggers,

Happy Monday! Just a quick reminder to hurry and book your rental needs for your son/daughter's graduation parties. All of our stuff is going quickly... seems like everyone is planning them all on the same weekend. This usually happens each year! It makes sense because all the kids are getting out around the same time, but whew that's a lot of graduation parties!

If you're looking to plan an easy, simple party, then you'll love the "Grad Pack' because it's just that- simple! For 2011 graduation parties, we're offering a package that includes a 20x20 pole tent, 4 8ft banquet tables, and 32 brown chairs for $211 (plus tax & delivery). It's a great deal and makes for a simple and easy process from start to finish.

If you're ready to make a reservation, all we require is a 50% deposit. Visit our website at or give us a call at (317) 872- 8368. Don't get left in the dust, get your rental needs taken care of today!

Ace Party Rental
7768 Zionsville Rd
Ste 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 872- 8368

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Whew. Say hello to the 2nd week of March already!

We now have a NEW follower! Thank you and welcome aboard...

The Ace Team would like to remind those of you who are planning graduation parties that we are currently offering a 'Grad Pack' to help save you $$ and make things a heck of a lot easier!

We are also reminding the crazy fools (like myself) that attend the Indianapolis 500 in May, and also all the parties, that our tables, tents, and chairs are booking quickly. It's well worth it to take a minute out of your busy day to call us and make your reservation before it's too late. We can't help you throw the best 500 party on your block if you wait until the last minute!

Don't forget: Mark your calendars for May 1st, 2011 from 12-4pm for our 4th Annual Spring Bridal Show located at Lions Park in downtown Zionsville. We pride ourselves in hosting one of the best Bridal Shows in Indy each year and look forward to working with all the returning vendors- and all the new ones! There's a reason why you keep hearing about our show... it could be the fact that a plane flies over our 8,000 sq ft tent and releases ping pong balls that correlate to several prizes at the show... or maybe that at last year's show brides were jumping into the creek just to grab ping pong balls... OR maybe it's the smaller, more intimate environment that makes our brides feel special that you keep hearing about. Either way, it's even better than you think! You'll just have to see for yourself.

Since it's already the 2nd week of March (time flies when you're having fun- or at least that's what my mom always told me), we know your to-do list tends to get longer and longer. We're always offering our assistance with your party planning, so get to it. We've got more tips and ideas than we know what to do with!

Let us ACE your next event!

Ace Party Rental
7768 Zionsville Rd Ste 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 872- 8368
follow us on Twitter: @AcePartyRental

Thursday, March 3, 2011

4th Annual Spring Bridal Show

Hello fellow friends and bloggers! Happy Thursday!

We just wanted to remind you that our 4th Annual Spring Bridal Show is in a few weeks. This year it is being held at Zionsville Lions Park on May 1st, from 12-4PM. If you're a local vendor and would like to participate in this fantastic event, please refer to our website to download the contract, or let us know and we can send/fax you a copy. If you're a bride, feel free to stop by for a chance to meet with local vendors, as well as win some really cool prizes.

Our Spring Bridal Show takes place under an 8,000 sq ft wedding tent (which is gorgeous, might I add)! Because of its size and location, we offer a smaller, more intimate environment so each bride can interact with the vendors directly. We'll have fun games set up, such as a cake dig, for prizes; not to mention the annual plane that flies over the park. If you haven't had the pleasure of attending in the past, the plane I'm referring to flies over the Bridal Show and drops ping-pong balls with specific numbers on them that correlate with prizes. Trust us, you don't want to miss that! It is so much fun and brides go crazy (good crazy, of course) over this game! Some even jump in the creek just to win prizes from the local vendors!

Let us know if you have any further questions or visit our website at for more information. You can check out the photo gallery on our website from past Bridal Shows too. You can always email me at as well.

Hopefully we'll see you there!

Ace Party Rental

7768 Zionsville Rd

Suite 100

Indianapolis, IN 46268