There is something about wedding tents that just screams sophistication, don’t you think? Within the customary four walls of your tent, you can pretty much create any kind of wedding you choose with the great benefit of being in the great outdoors and getting back to nature, or so to speak.
Of course, when you decide to start researching tents for wedding, you will realize that there is a lot that you must take into consideration. It is not just a matter of picking a tent, organizing your theme and “poof,” it appears by magic. Wedding tents are expensive. You are, after all, building a structure and a wedding from the ground up! With building weddings, the four walls are already there, you just basically customize the middle. With outdoor wedding tents, you have much more to think about.
Wedding Reception Tents – Where to Start
Obviously, when you choose to have wedding tents, you first need to know what kind of tents you want to have.
Pole tents. These are possibly the simplest option you have and the cheapest to boot. They are fairly easily constructed – a number of center poles are used alongside shorter length poles to completely create the structure. The center poles you will not be able to move, of course, these make the tent structurally sound and the bigger the wedding tent, the more poles there will be to construct it.
Clear ceiling tents. If you want to go back to nature with your outdoor wedding tents, you could consider having a tent that quite literally has a clear ceiling. There is a covering of vinyl at the top; of course, you don’t want to get wet should it start to drizzle on your big day! The only drawback with these wedding party tents is that you can’t really use them in scorching hot weather otherwise you will find that you are quite literally baking your wedding party! Think of a solarium and you will have about the right idea!
Century tents. If you are having a very sophisticated and elegant wedding, the wedding party tents that you might want to look at are these beautiful century tents. Shaped in the same way as the traditional house – point in the center of the structure, you will have center points just like the other tent styles but in the same way, you can have smaller tented off areas within the structure to create a perfect backdrop for intimacy and privacy.
Structure tents. If this is the style of wedding reception tents that you are going for then you will find them to be very expensive indeed. Rather than having the center poles as you would with other traditional styles of tent, the top parts of the tent are actually stretched across the main framework to give the impression of a building rather than an actual tent. The lack of poles within the tent itself actually gives more room so these are great for larger styles of weddings with more people to cater for. You can have ten foot walls for a larger, more open effect, or the normal eight foot walls for the usual style. You can also choose a number of different walls for the tent itself, to pretty much match any wedding theme you are going for.
Of course, once you have picked your wedding tents, you now need to think of the other options that help to create the wedding itself. One of the things that you may need to figure out pretty early on is whether you are going to buy wedding tents or just look for wedding tents for rent. Obviously one will be a much more expensive option than the other but you could always rent your tent out at later dates, should you decide to buy.
As well as looking at renting or buying the tents for wedding, you will need to think of many more things…»