Help – Is a Garden Tent Wedding a Good Idea??

posted 3 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Tent is a safe option?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    86 %
    No : (1 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    8910 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Does it rain a lot where you live?  I had an outdoor tent wedding and it was perfect… but it’s pretty dry here.  If there’s a good chance it’ll be wet and muddy, I wouldn’t go for it personally.

    Post # 4
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    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @WaitingDogMama:  I think it depends on the venue and what kind of wedding you want.  Some tents have floors, others are set up on paved/concrete surfaces, but others may be placed directly on grass/dirt/gravel.  I personally didn’t want an outdoor venue of any kind because I prefered the room to be climate controlled/indoors, plus our venue had to be handicapped accessible.  However, I have seen many nice outdoor weddings that other people have had.

    Post # 5
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    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Will your tent have a floor? Are there paths outside of the tent to get to other areas of the venue eg car park? Is there heating and lighting? Is there a separate space for the caterers and does this space have sufficient electricity access?

    If the answer to all these questions is yes, i think you will be fine.

    We are having a marquee wedding, it will look something like this:

    Post # 6
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    24 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @WaitingDogMama:  I am not sure where you are located, but I would be more worried about bugs than rain.  I went to a beautiful tent wedding but I was distracted by all of the bugs when I was trying to eat.  If you looked up at the top of the tent, you could see all of the black bugs swarming around.  

     

    Trying to eat while shooing away flies was noooo fun!

     

     

     

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