If you’re planning a wedding and want it to be an all-out incredible affair, how about hosting your reception in a tent? An increasing number of brides and grooms are renting wedding tents and using them as a frame in which to create their own amazing outdoor rooms. With the right details and special effects, this can be a magnificent setting your guests won’t soon forget.
Creating Your Ideal Setting
There are a host of wedding tent options available today, from simple awnings to large ballrooms, and everything in between. These structures provide a great way to throw an event with a romantic outdoor feel, while still offering an important way to shelter and protect your guests from the elements. Better yet, when you decide to go with a tent, you can locate it anywhere that space (and zoning) allows. And you can tailor the space with a variety of elegant extras sure to meet your unique needs and your taste.
Not For The Budget Conscious
While renting a wedding tent can be the perfect way to get a custom place to hold your exciting event, wedding planners caution couples that this option can also end up being more expensive than you would expect. In fact, contrary to popular belief, hosting your wedding in a tent is often much more costly than having your wedding in a hotel ballroom or other established place. This is because while established venues come with most of the pieces already in place (such as the bathrooms, bar, windows and lightening), with a wedding tent, these items come ala carte, jacking up the final price tag significantly.
The Extras Matter
It is not only the cost of a wedding tent that may be more than you bargain for. All of the extra features you will need to turn the simple white (or colored, if you prefer) enclosure from a rough shelter into a cozy and elegant haven can take lots of vision and lots of work, according to insiders in the wedding industry. For instance, some of the special touches brides often incorporate into their setting design include skylights, dance floors, chandeliers, dramatic pillowed-ceiling cover and satin wall draping to add ambiance and many other special details that can set the mood to the full extent. The great thing is that the sky is the limit – literally! But while all of these options can add just the right intimate feel to your big day, they can also take a significant investment and much coordination to get them all into place.
With so much to consider, many brides who rent a wedding tent also hire a wedding planner to handle all of the logistics and make sure everything comes together without a hitch.