To Tent or Not to Tent That is the Question...


Like most couples having an outdoor wedding we grappled with whether the weather forecast which called for a beautiful day was accurate. Considering that the wedding date was sandwiched between rainy days prior and after the situation was unpredictable at best.



In the end we decided to raise the tent and here's what we learned:

- The tent had wood poles- perfect for an outdoor wedding and it actually added ambiance to our garden wedding.

- If your wedding is more formal, be sure you don't have wood poles but request metal poles.

- Tents can be as elaborate as you choose. Adding sides with windows certainly adds a more formal look. A clear top tent creates a striking dramatic effect.

- Decorate the ceiling- drape yards and yards of fabric from the center out. Hang a grouping of vintage chandeliers from the center- inquire with local antiques shops if they can be rented. Hang lanterns, lantern string lights, string lights with more eclectic shapes- nests, aluminum shades, glass spheres.

- Do the dance floor. If you are using the tent for dancing- a more formal affair commands a dance floor.

- For a country cocktail tent (like ours) the simpler the better. Let the table decor (drink serving pieces and such) create the decor.


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Photo: Prestige Tents

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