Post # 1
Hey guys, I have a 60×90 tent. I want to string globe lights back and forth throughout the tent. Does anyone have any suggestions how I can figure out how many feet of lighting I will need to buy? I have to clue how to figure this out! Is there anyone who used string lights in their tent that could tell me how much they bought for the size tent they had just to give me an idea?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Sodo Park
Are you renting the tent from a company (or did you buy it from them)? You might be able to ask them!
Post # 4
@ashleedms057: Are you stringing them across the 60′ length or the 90′ length?
In your inspiration pics how far apart do the strings appear to be?
If they are 6′ feet apart, going 60′ across and you want to cover the whole 90′ length, you will need 900′.
If you want to concentrate them over the dance floor, you would need 1/3 to1/2 that length.
Post # 5
It will also depend on how “loose” you want them stretched across the tent. Are they going to be strung straight across, or do you want more of a “draped” look? Do you want the strands spaced, or do you want them fairly concentrated? I agree with PP, check with the company you’re renting the tent from. They may have some advice, and could possibly connect you with a rental company of some sort vs. buying all of the string lights. Good luck!!! 🙂
Post # 6
@Miss Campfire: no the venue I am using is providing the tent but the tent has no lighting whatsoever! And I figured that doing the lighting myself would be a lot cheaper than hiring a lighting company
Post # 7
@julies1949: Yeah I am going to run them across the 6o foot length. The picture you posted is def one option I was thinking. Another option I was thinking was to criss cross them. It is going to be in the evening and I want enough light but I still want it to be romantic and not too bright so I am not sure how far spaced I should make them. I was also thinking about not stringing them over the dance floor since the dance floor will be in the center of the tent and then on either side have them strung. Is that a bad idea?