The Scoop: Much of life has gone virtual during social distancing, including workplaces and doctor visits. Modern wedding planning is no different. Engaged couples now need more online tools to help them plan the perfect experience for their big day. Celebrations! Party Rentals makes that possible by allowing couples to select everything from the size of a rental tent to the design of a place setting online. With locations in California and Nevada, teams of Celebrations! professionals help design inclusive weddings or events, no matter how intimate or enormous. For its dedication to helping couples plan elaborate weddings online, Celebrations! has earned our Editors’ Choice Award.

Planning a wedding can take imagination and plenty of determination, and that’s particularly true when so much of life is still happening virtually.

More employers are allowing their teams to work from home, and doctors are scheduling video calls. Weddings can still be in-person affairs, but planning them may not be.

Modern couples often require many online tools to help them plan the details that make an event successful and enjoyable. Celebrations! Party Rentals has those virtual tools — and a team of helpful professionals — to help make the big day special.

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Celebrations! offers couples easy ways to design their wedding experience online.

“Planning a wedding is already stressful enough, so we want the rental process to be as pleasant as possible,” said Megan Dodson, Marketing Manager at Celebrations!. “We aim to deliver high-quality rentals with first-class customer service.”

That’s evident from the company’s website, which is filled with online tools and inspirations for venue design, tents, and transformations for weddings. Celebrations! helps couples check many items off their to-do list online, which streamlines planning for even the most elaborate events.

With Celebrations!, couples can also create a wedding plan that minimizes health risks, easing concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Its table design center, video appointments with design professionals, e-sign contracts, and contactless delivery all promote safety.

A Family-Focused Company That Provides Everything for the Big Day

Celebrations! started as a family-run operation in Roseville, California, in 1991. It didn’t take long for word-of-mouth to spread about the company’s reasonable prices and responsive customer service for those holding weddings or events in California and Nevada.

The company’s current owner worked his way up the ladder from making deliveries to events after school to running the full-service rental agency that employs more than 200 people. The team works together well since things must run smoothly in planning significant events, and it helps that everyone loves what they do, said Megan.

“Our team is hardworking, but also knows how to have fun,” Megan said. “It’s an important quality in the people we hire since our business is all about helping our customers create the perfect party, celebration, or wedding.”

The company began by focusing on tents for special occasions. Tents are often necessary to transform a venue or create a fresh space for a wedding that’s unique to a couple. While these massive and chic tents need to be installed by a professional team, it also takes some work to figure out exactly what size and design would work best for the situation. That’s why Celebrations! Offers an online tent size calculator to help couples determine the correct size for their wedding.

The online tent tool takes into account more than just the number of guests. Couples can decide between theater or ceremony seating, and choose the dining room’s layout, cocktail area, and dance floor. Couples can even browse custom-designed tent structures, including tents offering shade for walkways, sailcloth tents, and those with a more sturdy, building-like structure.

Couples Can Design Their Table Settings Online

For those who have never planned a major event, a wedding can often feel overwhelming. Even professional wedding planners need feedback from the couple on many aspects of the ceremony and reception that may seem trivial. The guest experience involves everything from napkin color to the type of dinner fork used to set the table.

Another trend is that fewer couples — or wedding planners — want to scour warehouses, showrooms, or the aisles of party stores to find the right table decor. Today, many of those decisions can be made online thanks to the Celebrations! Table Design Center. The tool allows couples to create an entire table display, including tablecloth, stemware, utensils, plates, and linens.

They can design and budget for the exact combinations they want for their big day. What’s more, the online format makes it easy to share a vision with their partner, wedding planner, or venue coordinator.

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The Celebrations! Table Design Center allows users to choose each component of their place settings.

Celebrations! has everything couples need to create a comfortable, elegant environment for their guests, including lounges and barstools, lighting, and décor. They can also rent cooking and kitchen equipment, bars, and serving pieces, among many other items.

Rental companies often need to stay on top of the trends to ensure that they have the latest styles and products. Vibrant colors and lush fabrics are just some of the most recent tableware trends, while smaller afterparties in sectioned tents off the main reception hall are also having a moment.

“We constantly update our inventory with the newest styles and trends,” Megan said. “And we continually talk with our staff and train them on the best ways to help our customers.”

Celebrations! Party Rentals: All Weddings are Welcome

One growing wedding trend are non-traditional brides and grooms. Megan said that Celebrations! enjoys working with every type of couple on their celebration, and the team is always thrilled to be a part of a special day of love.

“We love to help anyone and everyone create the perfect celebration for any occasion,” Megan said. “We pride ourselves on being completely nondiscriminatory and love to see the smiling faces of all of our customers when we help them plan their perfect day.”

That’s part of what makes the family-owned business so popular with couples and anyone planning a big event like a graduation, birthday party, corporate event, holiday celebration, or fundraiser. Its inventory is impressive, and Celebrations! offers styles that range from elegant to rustic.

Couples can also check out Celebrations! Online gallery of photos from previous events for a little inspiration. Some table settings offer a feminine, French countryside softness, while others are more minimalist with a white-on-white color scheme and copper, heavy utensils.

One gallery features a specialty cocktail served in a stemless glass with a slice of orange clipped to its rim with a copper accessory.

The best part is that there’s no need to visit a showroom to have a conversation about the different designs of cocktail areas or corners for Instagram-worthy photo shoots.

Once the plan is set, and couples get a quote from Celebrations!, they can even complete the entire transaction online. And on the big day, the staff delivers to ensure that their vision goes off without a hitch.