It’s wedding season. Holding your ceremony or reception outside opens all kinds of amazing possibilities. Whether you choose to have your wedding in a mountain meadow, or at the lake where you spent every childhood summer, the setting will have special meaning. There is, however, a risk associated with having an outdoor wedding: the weather. When planning your wedding, you can control a lot of factors, but you can’t control the weather. What you can do is take precautions.
If you are planning an outdoor wedding, party tents and canopies offer peace of mind.
Consider shelter as part of your early planning process. If your venue has no indoor option, you should plan on using a tent in the beginning, when you make your venue decision, and simply factor it into your budget.
Even if you do have an indoor option, you may want to consider minimal shelter. Imagine your ceremony is in a pretty forest glade, but a few drops of rain fall. Perhaps you need a canopy to cover the ceremony (which is a lovely option, regardless of the weather), or to protect your ceremony musicians and their delicate instruments. A small, inexpensive canopy will serve the purpose. You can even use a small tent or canopy to camouflage portable toilets.
Party tents come in a variety of sizes, so you will have plenty of room for your guests to relax in the shade. On a hot day, a tent is effectively cooled by a simple fan. Tents are available in stripes or festive colors. You can have walls if you wish, and even windows, opening up the space to the beauty of the outdoors. Tents and canopies are simple to set up and fun to decorate to your taste. You can wrap the poles with ribbon or fabric for a gala look.
You can also add a dance floor or a full floor. As for lighting, options are practically unlimited. You can do bistro lights, twinkle lights, theatrical type lighting, or put lights on a dimmer. Just remember to plan ahead so that electrical power is available. Don’t forget to check on local ordinances and comply with any permit requirements.
When you are ready to discuss the different options available to you, be sure to work with an experienced company that offers great customer service. Whatever you choose, your canopy or tent will provide a setting for celebrations and gatherings for years to come. Best of all, you will celebrate your wedding in the setting you love, sheltered from the weather.