Post # 1
I’m just wondering if anyone else out there is doing a tent wedding and how you got through all the stress of renting every little thing and not to mention figuring out backup plans for rain and so forth. Basically we’re building a venue here, and I should have known, considering I work for a wedding planner, how much work it actually is. I’m fine with the work load, don’t get me wrong, but I’m also prone to stressing over the little things. Sorry ladies, just needed a space to get this off my chest but any encouragement would be lovely 🙂
Post # 3
@DancerJessa: Were doing it in a barn but its the same type of thing. I have to rent every little thing and worry about rain plans as the bathrooms are outside, etc. I know I brought this on myself, but I cant help but feel a bit stressed out 🙁 Im hoping this feeling will go away before the big day!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yes! Omg. We’re also hosting a DIY (ourselves) welcome BBQ for the entire guest list the night before. I just wish a lot of this stuff could be done before Friday and Saturday am!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Ps, our rain plan = no plan :S But it usually doesn’t rain all day here in August…
Post # 6
I am totally stressed by all the details, tables, chairs, lighting, electricity, food etc etc etc! It takes a whole different level of planning to do a tent wedding
Post # 7
@DancerJessa: I was getting stressed when i was planning out tent wedding, so I looked around and found a vendor that offered their services in a tent outside. It definitely would have been more expensive to do it ourselves
Post # 8
Yes!!! I’m in the same boat. I wanted this greenhouse wedding but now I am buidling the ethereal greenhouse romance that I wanted out of SCRATCH. I will worry till the day on all the silly little details and my head may either melt off my neck or just snap off. 🙂 So yes, I feel ya girl. But in the end, it’s all worth it right?!
Post # 9
YES. I’m having my reception in a tent, and I have NO back-up plan. I figure if it rains, the tent should protect us, right? Ugh…
I live in CA, and if we were having our wedding out here, I’d be totally relaxed about it because the weather is amazing 99% of the time. But we’re having our wedding in NY… where it’s been raining on and off ALL MONTH. So hopefully next year, maybe it’ll just stay sunny, lol.
I’m going to look at some tent rental places next month, I have no idea what to expect in price but I’m hoping after all is said and done, it’s not more than $1,300 for tent/tables/chairs/lights/dance floor.
Post # 10
I am so glad I’m not alone! Thanks everyone for all of the comments/advice. In the end I know it’ll totally be worth it and I will have a beautiful day, but getting to that point is the biggest challenge! The best thing I’m finding is to try and get all the rentals from only 2 different places at the most. So that is the plan going forward and we’ll see how it works out. Wish me luck!
Post # 11
When I got engaged in November I wanted to have a summer wedding around the time of my family reunion to make it easier for my out of state relatives. Fell in love with a farm venue and the reception would be in a tent. Everything seemed amazing as we booked the venue and were so happy with the price etc. Now that I have to have a caterer come in, a local liquor store for alcohol, opting for transportation for our guests to and from venue…….everything is building and getting more and more expensive. Not to mention the WEATHER stress. In Massachusetts, July can be unpredictable. It might not rain, but it could be REALLY humid. I have no idea what I am in for next month and I can’t sleep at night.
I can’t wait to marry the love of my life, but I also can’t wait for the planning to be over 🙂
Good luck to everyone. I’ll be sending happy weather thoughts your way for your big day 🙂
Post # 12
We had a tent wedding, and it rained, all day! Do you have sides on your tent? We did, and the rain wasn’t stormy, so we were able to make it work without needing the ugly backup plan!
Big things to make sure you rent, tent, tables, charis, dance floor, BATHROOMS, bar, everything for eating, table clothes & table decorations. And if you are planning on hanging things from the inside of the tent, see if you can look at it ahead of time! (We used a lot of fishing line and clear tape!) And make sure you check with your DJ/band ahead of time to make sure they have enough electricity & outlets.
Here are a couple of pictures from ours, hopefully you can see what our tent sides looked like! (We didn’t have all sides up because we would have suffocated!)
For anyone wondering about price, we paid just under $3000 for tent, tables, chairs & dance floor for a little over 200 people. Our wedding was in the rural midwest.
Post # 13
wow, thanks so much sweetflower! To have it all written out like that sure helps! And great pics too by the way 🙂
Good weather wishes to you too psa22!