Post # 1
Hello everyone! I am a first time bride and my dream wedding is a white tent white lights and outside. However when I first began my search for my tent rental along with other accessories, I have been given different information on the tent size i will need for my size wedding.
I am afraid of overpaying for a tent size I do not need! Also, I have never been to an outdoor wedding under a tent, which makes this harder to know what a good size would be. Can anyone shed some light or have any insight on this issue? Has anyone had the experience of a pole tent wedding?? Your help is greatly appriciated and needed!!! Thank you so much!
My guest count is 114 with 12 total in the bridal party–dance floor–and I am having a DJ but his set-up is small so it would not take up much space. Thank you!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@reba21: We had 165 people and two large tents – one was 30×45′ and the other was 30’x60′. (The big one was only half full – it seemed like it was going to rain, so we wanted a dance space under a tent too. Turned out to be nice, so we all danced in the grass instead.) I’d just recommend figuring out how many tables you need, what size they are with all the chairs, and think about how much space that will take up. Don’t forget to leave room between them for people to walk, as well as things like a cake table, gift table, guestbook table, etc (?), plus the dance floor. Tents are expensive 🙁
Post # 4
@lolot: Thank you for the advice! And yes, tents are expensive! thank you!
Post # 5
The websites or places you’ve been to, do they show you any charts or diagrams of the potential setups for the number of people you want to have? I think the size of your tent also depends on the types of tables you want and the also how you want the layout to work. For example, round tables take up different amounts of space than long ones do.
We originally wanted a tent wedding too but like pp said, they’re really exensive. Plus with all the other details we had to factor in: toilets, dish/cutlery rental, hiring wait staff/servers, potential for rain/wind/humidity….. we just decided it would be easier to have it in a banquet room.
Post # 6
@Sharebear: Thank you for your reply! I have looked at several charts and the 40×60 looked like it would fit the amount of people that we were hosting. however One consultant stated I would need a 40×80 which I thought was just to big! We are going with round 60′”tables and a buffet. Our Dj has such a small set-up that it would maybe take up the size of one table. so much to do when having a tent wedding! Thansk again!