(Closed) Tent Sides – Yes or No?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I order sides?
    Yes - They will freeze! Quit being cheap and order sides. : (20 votes)
    80 %
    No - Reception will be over before it gets too chilly. They'll be fine! : (5 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    How many guests are you having?  Most likely the men will wear a jacket or sportcoat.  Would it be cheaper to buy a couple larger baskets and fill them with rolled pashminas or thinner scarves in your wedding colors for the female guests?  They can even take them home as favors maybe?

     

     

    Post # 5
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    5894 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Spend the money to keep your guests warm. You never know what the wind is going to do. I would pay for the side, but have them rolled up. If it gets cold or windy, drop the side down.

    Post # 6
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    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Do you have heat lamps available?

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I went to a wedding in June where it got down to the 50s and it rained… we were all FREEZING even with the sides.  The only thing that made us warmer were the heaters.  If there’s no chance of rain, then I would do outdoor heaters at 4 corners instead.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Outdoor heaters at the corners might be a good compromise if it’s cheaper. I went to a June wedding much further north that was too cool for my outfit. I ended up pulling a crumpled sweatshirt out of my car and wearing it over my supercute sundress for most of the night.

    Post # 10
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    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @peanuthead:  I feel you! We are doing a tented reception next summer and the price just keeps on climbing….it’s the most stressful part of the planning for me! Hope you have a wondferful day!!

    Post # 11
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    5978 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would spend the money and keep your guests warm. I was in a wedding at the end of September in PA, and she did have sides on her tent. Once we stepped outside, it was seriously freezing. She had heat lamps and sides and we were nice and cozy…had no idea that it was 50 degrees outside!

    Though the men are going to have suit jackets, women are going to be in dresses, and I wouldn’t want my guests leaving my wedding b/c they’re too cold.

    Post # 12
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    The other reason for the sides is the wind. It can wreak havoc on your decor and peoples good times. If it happes to rain or sprinkle AND there is some wind then it will com in the sides and get everyone wet.

    I know its an additional expense, but I think its one that should always be included in a tented wedding just in case. You dont have to use them if you prefer not to have them and it turns out unseasonably warm. 

    Also, don’t forget as the sun goes down (and since you out of the sun in the shade) it may not even feel as warm as the news says for the day.

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