What to Expect When Working with an Event Specialist

On your wedding day, it is important that you have the best team in place to ensure you have the soirée of your dreams. Your team often starts with an event specialist. This person is your right hand when choosing a venue, flowers, event rentals, a caterer and much more. They can also help provide your out-of-town guests with an attraction guide of places to visit prior to your wedding. Your event specialist will also be the go-to person on the day of your wedding for any questions or concerns. Take a look at our list of ways that an event specialist can help your wedding day run smoothly!

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Valentine’s Day Party Tips and Tricks

Valentine’s Day has been celebrated for decades and is one of the most popular holidays around the world. Many associate it with candy, gifts and flowers, but this day can also be enjoyed with friends! So, why not celebrate this holiday of love with a festive party? Take a look at our list of tips and tricks that will help you host a Valentine’s Day party that would even make Cupid jealous.

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Event Rentals – Best Practices

When you are preparing to host an event, the details and checklist can seem endless. Depending on your venue space and number of guests, you will likely need quite a few event rentals. These rentals can include tents, chairs, tables and linens, and those are only the necessities. Here at Hicks, we have more than 30 years of experience in the event rental industry and want to help ensure that you have the best products possible. Check out our quick guide for event rental best practices.

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Your Guests’ Guide to Memphis Attractions

According to a recent segment on Good Morning America, Memphis, Tennessee ranks as one of the hottest places to travel in 2019. From historic musical landmarks to good, southern comfort food, we have it all. As you plan your next big event in the Bluff City, be sure to prepare an attraction guide for your guests. When visitors come to town for a wedding, trade show or conference, they often appreciate hearing about the local gems. Not only can Hicks help with event rentals, but we can also provide you with a few ideas for fun. Follow our guide to Memphis events and attractions and leave your guests saying, “I love Memphis!”

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MLK Day Community Events

Community events are a great way to get involved and do your part to make the world a better place. We could not think of a better day to encourage the participation of community events than on the day that commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life – MLK Day. As Dr. King once said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” At Hicks, we hold deep roots within our community and try our best to do the right thing by giving back to the Mid-South. This has always been a company-wide passion of ours. We have compiled a list of events and opportunities to give back to the community and help spread the love that Dr. King imagined for us all.

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Outdoor Event Rental Options

Outdoor Event Rental Options

As the sun begins to peek out from behind the clouds and rising temperatures grace us with their presence, the time has finally come to start planning outdoor events. With these soirées come larger event spaces to fill, weather considerations to consider and guest accommodations to prepare for. The good news – outdoor event rental options are endless. Take a look at our outdoor rental checklist and feel inspired for the spring and summer event season!

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New Year, New Event Trends for 2019!

The new year has officially begun, and that means event preparation is gearing up for spring and summer. Whether you are planning a corporate gala or an intimate backyard wedding, 2019 is the year to throw your best event yet! We want to ensure that you keep the latest event trends top-of-mind, so we have compiled a list of our four favorites to be on the lookout for this year.

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Dinner Party Dos and Don’ts

So, you want to throw a dinner party but don’t know where to start? These gatherings can range from very lavish soirées, with waitstaff and bottles of the finest champagne, to intimate gatherings that feature your family’s secret recipes with a laid-back feel. Whatever your style, it is important to know a few dos and don’ts in order to host the perfect dinner party.

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‘Tis the Season: Incorporating the Holidays into Client Events

With the winter season in full-swing, it is also time for Christmas parties, office potlucks, and end-of-the-year fundraising galas. While the holidays are a great excuse to host special events, the season is often over-saturated with the same themes, decor and agenda. However, it is possible to plan a spectacular holiday event that is not a cliché, and that can tastefully integrate a little holiday spirit into the bigger picture.

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Christmas Party Planning 101

Hello, holiday season, and hello, Christmas party planning! Once the calendar dawns December 1, Christmas season has officially begun. This means large, green trees are purchased, colorful lights adorn rooftops, and Santa is coming to town. The month of December also brings festive events to plan for your friends and loved ones. Take a look at our list of five steps to make your party merry and bright during the most wonderful time of the year.

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