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The Perfect Bar for Your Event

Any event, including a wedding, trade show, or gala, involves a seemingly infinite number of details, but one you can’t ignore is the bar. Bar rentals are essential when planning an event. After all, the bar is one of the most active areas of many gatherings. While you may want to ensure everyone has a drink in hand, there is more to choosing the right option for event rentals than meets the eye. For one thing, the designs are highly variable. The type of bar can make all the difference. Depending on the décor and clientele, you may want to go with a simple wood bar. There are no limitation...

How to Make Your Dream Event a Reality

Having the idea of a dream event and executing those ideas can be quite difficult. There is a lot of thought, effort, and time that must go into an event in order to make it a success. No matter if you are planning a tradeshow, charity gala, or a destination wedding, these tips are sure to make the process a little easier and a lot less stressful!  Get Organized One of the first steps in executing your dream event is to plan and organize. Ask and answer questions such as: What is the goal of this event? What do you hope to achieve? Who will be attending? What is need...

5 Incredible, Non-Traditional Destination Wedding Spots

Traditional weddings can be beautiful, but, these days, couples want something unique. Many have turned to non-traditional destination weddings—memorable ceremonies that take place in rare, exotic, and noteworthy locations. From tropical rain forests to famous art museums, the end of the world is the limit when it comes to weddings. Here are some of the more creative options, along with tips for how So Cool Events wedding rentals can make your big day even more remarkable. The Monastery Wedding Ancient monasteries and cathedrals dot the European landscape, and many of them are being...

Why Color Is an Event Planner’s Secret Weapon

Colors evoke feelings, set moods, and create atmospheres. The first thing people notice when they walk into an event is the play of light and color, the shades and hues, the highlights and shadows. From the subtle and calming effect of pastels to the energizing power of reds and neons, the right palette can transform a space and transport the guests. Interior designers have spent years, if not decades, discussing the psychology of color, the way different reds and blacks and greens and blues affect our mental and even our physical state. Event planners should stand up and take notice. W...

Beyond Flowers: 5 Non-Floral Event Decor Ideas

Roses, lilies, daisies, dahlias—flowers are classic wedding and event embellishments, but they’re not your only choice when it comes to décor. Whether you’re looking for something more modern, more grandiose, and stunning, it may be time to look elsewhere for inspiration. As for alternatives, you can adorn your tables with the usual suspects such as flowers and candles —or you can add memorable custom decorations. Need ideas? Try these on for size. Ice Sculptures Giant floral bouquets conjure up the blissful days of spring and summer, but ice sculptures co enhance any theme in any se...

How Awards Shows Are Planned

Awards season 2018 has arrived, and event planners have been hard at work putting together shows such as the Country Music Awards, Golden Globes, Oscars, and SAG Awards. Months of planning are required to organize such an event. The Red Carpet, presentations and performances seem to go off without a hitch, but here is an inside look at how it all comes together, from planning and event rentals to show time.  For the 2016 SAG Awards, more than 5,000 roses and 1,000 bottles of champagne, wine, and tequila were ordered, according to the Hollywood Reporter.1 A report by the LA Times2 in 20...

5 Event Essentials You Need to Create a Magical Winter Wonderland

Whether someone is tying the knot in the middle of January or hosting a product launch as February rolls around, there are countless ways you can set the stage for a winter extravaganza. Here are 5 of the most inspiring winter event ideas for both seasoned and aspiring event planners. 1. Ice Lounges Combine intricately carved ice sculptures with hanging ice walls and exquisite ice centerpieces, and you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable winter wonderland. Envelope a sitting room in wall-to-wall ice curtains, columns, and arches to immerse your guests in the spirit of the se...

How to Select the Most Stylish, Most Comfortable Event Furniture Rentals

Chesterfield sofas. South beach sectionals. Lighted highboys that glow electric blue. The sky is the limit when it comes to event furniture rentals, but how do you know you’re sending the right message, setting the appropriate mood, and keeping your guests in the lap of luxury? Let So Cool Events help you achieve the perfect balance between style and comfort, between form and function. Start with the following tips: 1. Make a Killer First Impression  From the moment guests walk into a room, the style, color, and arrangement of furniture send a clear signal. Are they greeted by h...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Event Planning

As an event planner, you should know the basic do’s and don’ts—those things that will earn you a stellar reputation, and those things that will land you on the blacklist. From arriving on time to choosing the best event rentals company, here are some tips for organizing your next event: Budgeting Do cut costs. If you want to have a successful event planning business, you must know how to trim your expenses. You want the event to be outstanding, but you’d also like to stay in business. Poor budgeting has dashed the hopes of many budding entrepreneurs. The more experienced you are,...

Why Do Event Planners Love Their Job? Here Are 7 Reasons

Event planners are a special breed. We work long hours. We deal with people from all walks of life. We book venues, secure event furniture and event lighting rentals, and help clients realize their vision. We juggle a million tasks at once. So, why do we love this job so much? Because … No Two Days Are the Same One minute you’re scouting a venue. The next minute you’re inspecting event rentals at one of So Cool Events’ sprawling warehouses. An hour later you’re sitting at your desk filling in a spreadsheet. One day differs from the next, and each event brings fresh challenges. Of course,...