Big tent problem…

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What should I do about tents?
    Go with the canopy tent (1st) : (10 votes)
    53 %
    Go with the frame tent (2nd) : (4 votes)
    21 %
    Go with the hex tent (3rd) : (4 votes)
    21 %
    Other (post below) : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Go with the new place (40 x 40) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That’s what my tent’s looked like… and what most tent’s look like in the summer. I don’t see the problem. Don’t spend a bunch of money on “fancy” tents in case of rain. This is something you’ll never look back on and think, damn, shoulda got the pricey ones. I can try to find a photo of ours all set up if you want.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2873 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    That tent is going to look 100% different once you have things under it.  You will notice the pulls and wires less, and you can even add some direction to them. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @marinesfiance:  I’m not finding any on my facebook so I will get some for you tonight from my actual CD.

    While I was looking through the photo’s I also found some wedding photo’s of a friend’s backyard wedding and she had the same tents, and kids at her wedding. They weren’t a problem, honestly.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    I wouldn’t worry about the style of the tents too much.  Once they’re decorated, they will look different.  Also, I don’t think guests will be too concerned with what the tent looks like as long as they are staying dry and having a good time 🙂

    I’m doing a backyard wedding with a tent too and we’re probably going with a frame tent.  Every tent place we contacted did not include the walls with the frame tent, and even so the walls are usually removable.  If you’re going with a frame tent, you can always confirm this ahead of time with the rental place.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2873 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @marinesfiance:  I think with the fact that it fits your budget, it will work just fine.   It appears to have a pole in the middle, but so does the really fancy option.   if you position tables the right way, it shouldn’t make too much of a difference.  For example, you could put the cake or card table in the middle of the tent next to the pole to people avoid it. 

    You could also put tiki torchs at the end of the wires.  It’s Iowa, its June, you will have misqutos so it won’t look out of place.

    Post # 14
    Member
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @marinesfiance:  With June being the wettest month, I would definitely put a deposit down on a tent and since most guests will understand if it rains, go with the cheapest option but make sure it will cover all of your guests.  You can always cancel if the weather looks perfect and then you’re only out the deposit.

    Post # 15
    Member
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @marinesfiance:  Don’t know how many you’d need, I”m sure they have some capacity numbers on their website. I wouldn’t decorate the poles though you’re just going to bring attention to them.

    Post # 16
    Member
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Wrap the poles in tulle which you can buy cheaply by the yard from Michaels or another fabric supply store.

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