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July 6, 2017

“Engagement Season” is here, which is an exciting time for us at Sully’s Party Rental!

To help you out! We have listed 10 things you need to do first to get started with your wedding planning.

1. SET A BUDGET

You shouldn’t be doing anything before deciding on your budget. Sit down with your parents, family members, or just the two of you, figure out who is contributing, how much they can contribute, and what your total budget will be. Then you can move on to #2! 

  1. CHOOSE 2-3 POSSIBLE DATES

To be safe, choose 2-3 dates to have your wedding. Think of the time of year you prefer, the weather, work schedules/vacation time, holidays, and more. Then choose your #1 preferred date, and have a #2 and #3 available in case your preferred date isn’t available. Because venues book up fast-some even book up to a year and half in advance! 

  1. START YOUR GUEST LIST

This can be a tough task because you want to invite everyone you know to your wedding. Well just remember: the more people you have, the more you have to spend.
Example: You want to have 200 guests. Your budget is $20,000. This means that you will have $100 per guest. Which may seem like a lot but if you are wanting a higher dollar venue? Then you are not even going to be close to $100 per person for food and beverage. And that doesn’t include flowers, decor, and all your other vendors!
As you can see, starting your guest list and knowing your estimated maximum guest count early is important. And keep in mind that guest counts usually go down by the time your wedding day comes around.

  1. DECIDE ON YOUR WEDDING’S STYLE

Vintage, Modern, Classic, Eclectic, Handmade, Rustic… there are SO many styles out there!  No need to design your whole wedding right now though- just know the general look and feel of how you want your wedding to be. Once you know that, it’ll be easier to move on to #5…  

  1. DECIDE ON YOUR VENUE

All of those first 4 steps above can essentially be done all in one sitting. Then once you have all of those decisions made, you can start researching and touring venues. When you’re researching and you find a venue that you like, I recommend contacting them and asking if they have any of your possible dates available. If they do, then go ahead and schedule a time to tour the venue. Give yourself a few (1 to 3 max) weeks to tour all of your possibilities (depending on how long you have before your wedding date of course), crunch numbers, envision your wedding there and then book your venue! Once you have your venue booked (meaning deposit made and contract signed), your date is secured and are on your way to getting MARRIED!

  1. RESEARCH

First and foremost, if you didn’t already hire a wedding planner during the first 5 steps, it may be something to consider as they may be able to give you excellent recommendations and save you a lot of time and frustration.

Vendors:
There are so many amazing wedding professionals out there now, and you want time to be able to choose the right ones for you. You definitely don’t want to be rushed, but at the same time, time is of the essence. When you’re researching, I recommend that you check out the vendor’s portfolio, bio, pricing info (if they have it available) and their blog. Feel free to do research on every single type of vendor you need, but the ones that are crucial and book up quickly are the photographer, videographer, and caterer. Moving on, the next steps are going to pertain to these 3 things. [After you’ve completed the following steps for the previously mentioned vendors, then you’ll move on to your entertainment, florals/event decor, rentals, invitations, and cake. And then you’ll go on to hair and makeup, transportation, tux rentals, favors, and any extras.
 

WEDDING DRESS!

Yes, it’s in caps because it’s *that* exciting! Isn’t it pretty much the very first thing you wanted to do- look at wedding dresses? You want to be sure that you research the types of dresses you like and the stores that carry them.

  1. INQUIRE WITH AND INTERVIEW VENDORS

So by now you’ve done your research and you know what vendors you like. Now it’s time to contact the vendor and find out if they’re available for your date, check on their pricing (if you want to), and schedule a consultation. The vendors will get to know you, you’ll get to know them, you’ll get down to business, and then you let them know in a few days if you want to hire them or not! I recommend meeting with up to three of each type of vendor- one if you already absolutely love them and they sell you right away, two if you’re pretty set but want to know other options and three if you’re not sure. It just really depends on you, your decision making skills, and your taste. 

  1. HIRE YOUR VENDORS

Of course the next step is to pull the trigger and hire one of those vendors that you’ve met and fallen in love with. After your consultations, try to let vendors know your decision a week or two from when they provide you with an estimate/proposal. And then hooray! You’re one step closer to your wedding day! 

  1. WEDDING DRESS!

Alright, so you have some of your vendors booked… now it’s time to take a break and go wedding dress shopping! 

  1. DESIGN & DETAIL INSPIRATION

Remember back in the first 5 steps when we had you decide on your wedding style? Well with the second round of vendors you will meet with next (florals, decor, invitations, rentals, cake) you’ll need to have a good idea of what you want your wedding to be like, so it’s time to focus on design and details!

Know that when I say “design and details”, it really just means what your wedding will look like. Design is more of a general term, and details are more of the specifics (and where your personality can really shine through!). I’m sure many of you have probably already started saving photos of things that you like and are Pinning away for your dream wedding. After all, this big, beautiful wedding world here on the internet does almost solely revolve around design and details! But you want to make sure that you have enough inspiration to be able to accurately convey to your potential vendors what it is you want for your wedding. And then in the same breath, you don’t want to have too much inspiration either! Oh and don’t forget to bring your inspiration with you to your consultations! You can probably even just pull up your Pinterest boards in your meetings.

Once you get to the last step for your first set of vendors, then move on to the next round of vendors!

So that was LONG and absolutely FULL of information, but we hope all of this will help some of you out and get you going on the right path as you start planning your wedding! There are of course other things that have to be done as you get closer to your wedding, but all of this will definitely get you started and prepare you for what is to come. And if you have any questions, please know that we are here to answer them! 

HAPPY PLANNING!!!

April 5, 2017

Setting a table, properly, isn’t as difficult as it sounds. The basic rule is to set the utensils in order of use. You begin eating a meal by using the flatware at the outside left and right, and then work toward the plate as the meal proceeds.

BASIC RULES:

Plates go in the middle smallest stacked on top, so you have the charger under the entrée, under the appetizer plate.

Silverware is placed in an even line, one inch from the edge of the table.

Knife blades always face the plate.

The napkin goes to the left of the fork, or on the plate.

The bread plate and the butter knife sit above the forks. However the bread and butter knife is optional.

The water glass stands above the dinner knife, white wine to its right and red wine top center.

The salt and pepper shakers should be a consideration of the table décor, as they are important to the meal not the decoration.


 

March 7, 2017

High school and college graduations are quickly approaching and there is still time to plan and throw a fabulous party! We have put together a standard checklist to make sure your grad will remember the event forever.

Pick a Date – Start spreading the word to family and friends as soon as possible so they can start marking their calendars. Most college graduations are in May with majority of high school graduations in June which you should consider this when picking a date. Guests will likely be invited to several graduation parties, so even consider pushing the date back to July.

Set a Budget – Yes, you want this party to be a success and memorable but you do not want to go over a dollar amount you can comfortably afford.

Rent a Tent – A graduation party is about being with friends and family. A simple canopy or framed tent placed outdoors with a dance floor, tables and chairs is usually perfect for a relaxed and casual atmosphere you are aiming for. A canopy tent is perfect for the backyard being they are designed to be staked in grass. A framed tent is designed to be setup on concrete or asphalt and is anchored. The earlier you contact Sully’s Tool and Party Rental, the better selection you will have.

20×20 seats 40-50 people comfortably.

20×30 seats 60-75 people comfortably.

20×40 seats 80-100 people comfortably.

Pick a Theme – While not completely necessary, it’s always nice to have some correlation between your invites, decorations and party favors. We have a variety of fun colorful linens (http://linenswatches.com) audio/visual products, fountains, games, concessions items, and much more.

  • Hot Dog Machine
  • Pretzel Machine
  • Sno-Cone Machine
  • Champagne Fountain
  • Popcorn Machine
  • Cotton Candy
  • Ice Table
  • Nacho Cheese Dispenser
  • Margarita Machine
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Bounce House
  • Cornhole
  • Karaoke
  • Chaffers
  • Kwik Covers
  • Dispsable Trash Boxes

Invite Guests – A good way to start is via word of mouth. It is always nice to make it more concrete by sending invitations out in advance.

Enjoy the moment! Remember that this day is about celebrating your graduate and his/her accomplishments. 

SULLY’S TOOL & PARTY RENTAL

3337 FORTUNA DR. AKRON, OH 44312

MON-FRI 8-4:30PM SAT 8-12PM

PH: 330.645.0555

November 29, 2016

Happy group people in santa hat at Xmas business  party.

Every year around the holidays, businesses throw an office holiday party to show their appreciation and to give everyone the opportunity to celebrate and relax. It’s often hard to find money and time for office holiday party planning. That’s where this list of office holiday party ideas comes in! If you have been asked to organize a holiday party for work, do not stress. A holiday party does not have to be expensive or over-the-top. Use some unique, special ideas to make the party special and to show employees that work is not all about, well, work.

Get inspired by these company holiday party ideas:

  • Throw the party at the office, but bring in a food cart or caterer to set up a fun taco or sushi bar. Alternatively, you can rent out an atrium or public space like a library for a unique venue idea.
  • Make it a costume party! Have everyone dress up in 70’s clothes, as their favorite movie character, ugly sweater party with contest, or make it a masquerade ball.
  • Revolve the party around a special cause or charity. Set up a raffle or fundraiser for the cause and do some good!
  • Corporate holiday parties can be boring. Bring in a Karaoke Machine, 80’s band or DJ and make it a singing and/or
    dance party.
  • Spend the day at a Christmas tree farm, Vineyard or fruit-picking orchard.

Planning company holiday parties should be a collaborative event, so involve as many people as are interested. Create sub-groups to handle food, decorations, the venue, and the budget, so all the work won’t end up on your shoulders. Call a Rental Company to help with planning of your Tables, Chairs, Linens, China, Glassware and More! Sully’s Rental Event Specialists can help you with planning and keeping you on Budget with your Rentals from us. Give us a call to give you a Quote over the phone or come into our Showroom during Business Hours to talk with us in person and to browse Rental Items and Linen Colors.

SULLY’S TOOL & PARTY RENTAL
3337 FORTUNA DR. AKRON, OH 44312
MON-FRI 8-4:30PM SAT 8-12PM
PH: 330.645.0555

 

 

 

 

 

September 14, 2016

Picking the right generator for your event or project is crucial.
It’s important to always calculate how many watts are needed. Start by making a list of all the items you need to power and how many amps each item requires to run. The number of watts is equal to amps multiplied by volts. Then simply multiply the amount of Amps you need by Volts (typically 110V), will equal the size generator you will need.

For example: if you need to run 50AMPS X 110V=5500 or higher generator.genatorgenerator-1

  • Never run a generator indoors or in partly enclosed areas such as garages. Only use outdoors and away from windows, doors, vents, crawl spaces and in an area where adequate ventilation is available. Using a fan or opening doors and windows will not provide sufficient ventilation.
  • Operate the generator only on level surfaces and where it will not be exposed to excessive moisture, dirt, dust or corrosive vapors.
  • Do not overfill the fuel tank. Always allow room for fuel expansion.
  • Never add fuel while unit is running or hot. Allow generator and engine to cool entirely before adding fuel.
  • Never store a generator with fuel in the tank where gasoline vapors might reach an open flame, spark or pilot light.
  • Do not connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring or into a regular household outlet. Connecting a portable electric generator
    directly to your household wiring can be deadly to you and others. A generator that is directly connected to your home’s wiring can ‘back feed’
    onto the power lines connected to your home and injure neighbors or utility workers.
  • The generator must be properly grounded. If the generator is not grounded, you run the risk of electrocution. We strongly recommend that you
    check and adhere to all applicable federal, state and local regulations relating to grounding.
  • Allow at least five feet of clearance on all sides of the generator when operating.
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  • Keep the generator dry
  • Inspect the generator regularly and contact the nearest authorized dealer for parts needing repair or replacement.
  • Do not overload the generator. Do not operate more appliances and equipment than the output rating of the generator. A portable electric generator should be used only when necessary, and only to power essential equipment.
July 27, 2016

A scissor lift is a valuable piece of equipment for many industries. Its ability to lift humans and large, heavy objects makes moving them from low to high easy. Before renting a scissor lift,scissor lift  it’s important to know which type you need, if training or certification is needed to operate it, and how much it will cost you.

 

What Is a Scissor Lift?

A scissor lift is a type of aerial work platform. It lifts people and equipment from almost ground level to heights depending on the type of scissor lift used. Heights range from 10 to 60 feet, and can hold weights of up to 50 tons. Those with a wider platform provide better accessibility, which prevents workers from having to reposition the lift often. They only move vertically, but with the bridge, workers are able to access items around the lift easily with safety.

Types of Scissor Lifts

  1. Interior Battery Operated Scissor Lifts

A battery operated scissor lift is perfect for enclosed environments. It does not emit any fumes, which makes it safe and healthy for workers. These lifts are often narrow making it possible for them to move between aisles easily. Warehouse workers or electrical engineers use these types of lifts the most because they allow them to access heights in tight locations not easily and safely achieved by other scaffolds and ladders.rt scissor lift

2.Exterior Rough Terrain Diesel Powered Scissor Lifts

Exterior scissor lifts powered by diesel emit strong fumes. They come in many sizes to accommodate the needs of those in the construction industry. To choose one, renters often consider price for the maximum height and platform size needed. These come with reinforced tires to make it possible for safe use on rough terrains.

  1. Hydraulic Scissor Lifts

For use indoors or outdoors, pressurized hydraulic oil powers hydraulic scissor lifts. Size may be a consideration for those seeking a hydraulic lift for use outdoors and indoors. Those that fit inside may not provide the accessibility needed outside. Those that provide the accessibility outside may not fit inside.

Many of the outdoor scissor lifts come with 4WD to ensure that the equipment is able to get through rough terrains.

The Cost of Renting Scissor Lifts

The rental cost of scissor lifts largely depends on size. Exterior scissor lifts and hydraulic ones are most expensive than indoor ones. People often rent scissor lifts for as long as they need them. They can be rented for as little as a day, weeks, or for months. Often times, renters can get a better deal when they rent lifts for an extended period.

The average daily rental price for scissor lifts is $100 to $200 per day. Weekly rates can be from $350 to $500. Monthly rates can range from $700 to $1,500 or more depending on the size of the lift. Since scissor lifts require delivery and pickup, there is usually an added fee of about $150 for those services.

Considerations for Buying Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are an expensive purchase. They can cost $24,000 or more. Most people rent scissor lifts even if they use it daily because of the initial investment and then the additional maintenance expenses that are required.

Tips for Renting a Scissor Lift

  • Measure where you will need to use the scissor lift. Be sure to measure as high as you would ever need to go, not as high as you usually go because you want a lift that will be useful at all times.
  • Consider renting a lift for indoor and outdoor use instead of just one that can go from the inside to outside. Outdoor scissor lifts often provide functionality that an indoor can’t provide, and vice versa.
  • Always check the delivery and pickup fees to ensure they fall within your budget. These fees can become expensive if you only need to rent a scissor lift a day or a week at a time.
  • Read reviews online of the scissor lift rental company you are considering to ensure it is reputable. Here at Sully’s Rental, we have been in business since 1947!

Renting scissor lifts is an economical choice for most businesses. Rent one for your needs to improve productivity safely and easily.

July 27, 2016

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The allure of an outdoor wedding can be very appealing. A great number of things you can control when planning your event, the weather however, is not one those things. Wedding tents can be gorgeous and pitched just about anywhere. You can have the warmth familiarity of your own backyard,your favorite park, on the grounds of an ancient mansion, or that special spot he proposed.

POLE TENTS:

PROS-

·         Grass only

·         Center and side poles

·         Easy to install

·         More economical to rent

·         Canopies are great for a little shade, rain cover or some ambiance. 20×20, 20×30, 20×40

CONS-

·         Requires a larger footprint

·         Staking is critical

·         Inside views can be obstructed by center poles

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Tents come in all different shapes and sizes, and can be made casual or formal. As your rental company we will help you decide which size and style tent will best fit your vision. We will help you consider any restrictions, for example space constraints or delivery logistics your venue may have.  This can all seem so overwhelming, especially when explaining over the phone. So I’m going to try and explain the basic differences between a Frame tent and a Pole tent.

FRAME TENTS:

PROS-

·         Grass or concrete

·         No center pole or obstructions

·         Flexible layout/floor plan options

·         Freestanding

·         Aesthetically pleasing

CONS-

·         Costly

·         More parts and components

·         Longer setup

·         Anchored down with water barrels

April 11, 2016

With spring upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the lawn and garden again, and what perfect timing since April is National Lawn & Garden Month.

This is the time to apply your spring type of lawn fertilizer and time to thatch and over-seed the lawn. Thatch buildup can smother your lawn and provide an environment for diseases. Remove thatch with a de thatching machine.

Over seeding will help fill-in the lawn and deter the re-growth of moss and weeds. Also, aerating the lawn will allow water to penetrate deeper into the soil and reduce the need to water during the dryer months ahead.

Lawn Edger’s are great because they are designed to trim the lawn along a hard surface like a driveway or sidewalk and cut a nice clean edge; As it adds definition to your outdoor space.

A Bedmaster and Bedscaper are perfect for creating beautiful curved landscape beds and/or redefining existing beds. They neatly pile excavated dirt in an easy to back-fill pile right next to the trench. The control of the excavated dirt results in minimum turf damage and less clean-up time. They can also be used for installing lighting and dog fences.

A Bedshaper is great for existing Beds creating clean sharp edges, even “S” curves. Differential makes it easy to cut an extremely tight radius.

Sully’s Rental has all of your Lawn Equipment needs, from all of the Equipment mentioned above as well as, Mowers, Leaf Blowers, Chainsaws, Log splitter, Boom Lifts, Excavators, Skid Steers and so Much More!

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