Choosing Great Events

4 Planning Considerations For Your Tent Wedding

Outdoor weddings harness a natural beauty that many decorators would be hard-pressed to recreate. Wedding tents are a perfect accompaniment to the beauty of an outdoor setting. However, outdoor weddings have challenges, and careful planning will make sure your wedding day goes smoothly.

Decorating Your Tent

Tents can feel difficult to decorate due to the fabric walls. However, the real beauty of decorating a tent comes from adorning the ceiling. Long sweeping drapes of fabric or floral garland help set the tone for your wedding. Some brides even hang swings in their tents.

Bringing In What You Need

Wedding tents often come with their setup built into the contract. However, everything else, including the tables, chairs, and linens, needs to be brought in and set up by someone.

If setting up everything yourself is something you want, reach out to your venue and make sure you have set up time scheduled. If setting everything up isn't what you want, consider having setup services written into your contracts with vendors. It will cost extra, but it will prevent you from having to set up everything yourself. These services can be essential when it comes to tearing everything down after your wedding.

Weather Considerations

Wedding tents are great at shielding your wedding guests from the elements. However, there are some elements that your wedding tent can't protect your party from on its own. Excessive wind, heat, and cold can shut down a celebration fast. 

Knowing the forecast around the time of your wedding will help you decide if you need anything additional to keep the tent comfortable. Renting heaters or fans is a great way to combat temperature concerns. Choosing a tent with a good wind resistance rating will counter any wind concerns.

Powering Your Wedding

Typically a wedding venue will have power options available, but once you decide on your lighting and sound, you'll have to make sure you have enough power available for your wedding.

If your venue either doesn't have power access or doesn't have enough power available — think about a generator rental. To select the appropriate generator, you will want to tally up the energy needs for all of your devices and then double it. Running a generator at full capacity is a bad idea, and having double the needed power allows for some flexibility with your power needs. 

If you need help planning how to best utilize a tent for your wedding, reach out to a wedding tent specialist. They will know the specifications of their tents and be able to assist you with any questions.

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Choosing Great Events

When you think about it, you will attend hundreds of events this year. Whether they are small gatherings of friends or large, organized festivities, it pays to know how to present yourself and how to work well with other people. However, since there are a myriad of other factors that play into how well an event turns out, it pays to focus on the important things. Here are a few tips for choosing great events, and what you can do to select things to go to that will pay off for you down the road. After all, making the right choices today could shape your future tomorrow.


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