Post # 1
Freaking out a bit. Need advice.
Here’s the issue
wedding in april, yes I know there’s a possibility it will rain, but there are circumstances of limited vacation time so this is when we have to have it…and besides we’ve already done the contract for the reception.
So here’s the issue its outside, and we wanted to have a tent back up plan.
Here’s the issue the size of tent we need requires them to install it the day before…
it costs 400 bucks to RENT it, and if it doesn’t rain thats 400 bucks down the drain, because I don’t want a tent blocking the view of the Villa we are getting married at.we are looking at a 20 by 20 tent.
Another option is buy two 10 by 20 tents(which are nearly the same or cheaper than renting the 20 by 20)… but if it does rain then I will have tent legs running down the center of my ceremony seating and walkway :(. And I couldn’t buy a 20 by 20 tent because for some reason the pricing increases insanely…
and as far as I know our contract wouldn’t include use of an indoor area for backup. Or if it did it would be an 1000 at the rate they have been quoting us for other areas.
And no I don’t have any other Ceremony venues to consider, I have looked through them all and this is it-that matches what we went and price…
Please help with friendly comments or suggestions. Thanks!
MY concern is if I rent the tent I am STUCK with a tent ceremony, regardless, its installed by them and taken down by them, its not a standard pop up tent or should I just agree to pay for the tent and then what ask them to not install it? they install it the night before…
Post # 3
Definitely rent the tent!
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@crisaquarius24: $400 isn’t bad for a tent. Hopefully it won’t rain so it won’t be an issue. But it sounds like this is your only backup plan so you’re kind of stuck and guests will care more about being dry than being able to see the villa.
Post # 5
I did a tented wedding. Wedding was on Sunday. Tent was set up on Friday. So my plan was to wake up early Friday morning and cancel the tent if there was 0 chance if rain. But, when Friday came around, there wasa good chance of rain, so we did the tent. It was great.
Things to think about. If you don’t have a tent, how will you hang the lights? Also, all tents really need to be staked securely to the ground. So if you do two 10 x 20 tents you will not only have poles in the middle, but also all the tie downs and stakes. And rain would come into the slit between the two tents. So I’d recommend one big tent.
Post # 6
Shoot I didn’t think of lights. bleh.
Although I did luck out and find out that I could get a tent at the last minute the only concern is availability and two they do have clear tents…
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2014 - Forest in PA
@crisaquarius24: If I were you I would consider a frame tent. It is more costly than a pole tent but they do not have poles in the middle, they also have frame tents with clear tops, if you need sides you can get window sides as well. Even if you get a canopy tent you can still get one with the window style sides and not put them on if it’s not supposed to rain. I would not get two of those tents and put them together. There will be ropes and stuff in the middle.
We are getting a large tent 60 by 40 and will be getting married under it if it is going to rain. If it doesn’t rain we will get married outside and have the reception under our tent, this will make everything so much more comfortable for our guests not having them out in the sun with bugs and stuff even if it is not raining. For my wedding I want to have a backup plan so my FH and I can be as stress free as possible on the day!
Hope this helps a litte?
Good luck!! 🙂