Wedding and Event Planning Blog

Should I rent a tent for my tailgate party?

Can you feel it? After a long, hot Raleigh summer, the humidity is slowly beginning to give way to cool, crisp, fall air. Football air!Whether you’re a novice sports fan, or a newbie with your first kid in college, you probably know tailgating is serious...

Should I Get a Tent for My Wedding?

We know you’re dreaming of a gorgeous outdoor wedding and reception. In your mind, that likely means an open air setting with beautiful views and a full sky above. Maybe even some twinkling fairy lights set among the trees, as the sun sets over the...

Why Renting Party Items is Smarter than Buying

Most of us have parties regularly enough. It’s fun to invite a small crowd over for birthdays, holiday celebrations, and campfires. You don’t usually have do anything crazy to plan these. There aren’t too many people attending, you usually have plenty of...

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Venue

This is it! Your partner popped the question – squee! – and now you get to plan the biggest celebration of your life. As you begin to embark on planning the big day, one of the first and most important, decisions you’ll make is the venue for the wedding. The choice...

Top Tips for Throwing an Awesome Block Party This Summer!

After being cooped up all winter and much of the spring, there are lots of folks ready to break free and enjoy warmer weather, friendly neighbors, and outdoor fun. A neighborhood block party is the perfect way to usher in the season, meet new people, and celebrate...

How to Handle the Seating Plan At Your Wedding Reception

Struggling to set up a seating chart for your wedding reception? Where should your guests sit? It might just be the least favorite part of any prospective bride and groom’s wedding planning to-do list, but coming up with a seating arrangement...

Beautiful Weddings – Six Great Ways to Dress Up a Tent

Are you planning an outdoor wedding in the Raleigh area? A wedding tent rental is a must have element for your event. It not only provides cover for your guests and an elegant setting for all of the traditional reception festivities, but it’s...

Royal Wedding Trends to Inspire Your Big Day

Royal weddings are such ultimate fairytale affairs. Who among us hasn’t dreamed, just a little, of marrying a dashing prince in a historic chapel deep in the heart of jolly old England, and being whisked away to an extravagant reception while cheering...

Planning a Mother’s Day Lunch To Remember

Admit it – Moms are awesome – and with Mother’s Day just around the corner the pressure is on to come up with a fabulous idea she won’t soon forget. You might think Sunday brunch is too ‘been there, done that,’ but what if you could ditch the long lines,...

June is Graduation Party Season

June is graduation season here in the Triangle area of North Carolina. In between trying to secure enough tickets to the ceremony for all of the extended family and asking yourself how your child could possibly be graduating high school or college (weren’t...

Top Trends to Consider for Your Next Corporate Event

Corporate events are an opportunity to educate, appreciate, and celebrate. Done well, they shine a light on your company, showcasing why you, and the people who work for you, stand out from the crowd. These days, accomplishing that feat...

The Hottest Raleigh Wedding Trends for Spring 2018

After a relatively wintry winter for Raleigh, we’ve slowly but surely eased into a beautiful spring season. Cooler than normal (but not too cool) temperatures have extended the flower blooms and gorgeous, crisp days are providing picture...

How to Plan a Successful Corporate 5k and Fun Run

Raleigh-ites are pretty socially conscious, outdoorsy types. At J and J Tent, we know this is a huge boon since companies are really ramping up efforts these days to engage employees in community participation and giving initiatives. One of the...