There are lots of difficult decisions to make when it comes to your wedding day – travel wedding favors verse eco-friendly favors, kitten heels verse wedges, crystal vases or ceramic. Luckily, when it comes to the tough decision of having your wedding indoors or out, tents can be the magical decider that give you the best of both worlds! You get the beauty (and hey, free décor!) of an outdoor wedding while enjoying the security of an indoor venue, ensuring your wedding dreams won’t be washed away with that rain they claim is such good luck.
When it comes to tents, you have lots of choices, and you also have lots of decisions to make. A tent can be just the roof cover, or you can have sides to the tents as well (just note – the more elaborate the tent, the more elaborate the cost). You can even have an entirely enclosed tent with windows, making it your own personal wedding venue that you can create to look how you wish! Clear tents are also a fun option, allowing you to have Mother Nature as a wedding guest but without having to endure the bugs she always brings as her date. If you do have walls, remember, you don’t just have to leave them white. You can bring in colored lighting or even gobos, which will add texture and depth to the walls of the tent so they’re more than merely there. You can also bring in beautiful twinkling lights, lanterns and even chandeliers to up the beauty and elegance factor in your tent.
Another consideration is your flooring. If the location of the wedding is on uneven ground, you can actually bring in a portable “fake” floor to use as the base of your tent. This is also a great option if the wedding is on grass that those sky high stilettos your besties will be sporting can sink right down into, and if there is a chance the area could just be muddy in general. If you don’t need to bring in a floor itself, you may consider adding at least a dance floor so that there is a specific area designated just for getting your groove on.
Getting married in the dead of winter? Your guests will appreciate some heaters! Hey, even if it’s not below freezing temps, anytime of year that might be a little nippy outside, especially at night, you might want to consider bringing in the heaters. If it’s going to be a hot one, you’ll need some air conditioning for your folks or some more budget-lovin’ fans to make sure everyone keeps their cool.