(Closed) Is it necessary?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can’t count on perfect weather. A tent will protect you if it rains on your day. I wish I wasn’t such a panic freak because if I wasn’t, I would totally not rent a tent, but our venue is at a park and there is no plan B if it rains.

Post # 4
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hmm… I’m not sure what you would use to help hold of the lights if you aren’t having tents. I have a similar problem. I am wanting to use ribbon above the dance floor along with lights, but I don’t know how to go about doing it either! 🙂

Post # 5
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You don’t need a tent for most weather, but if it rains, you will be very happy that you rented one and have it ready to go.  Hopefully, it will be beautiful weather, but you just never know!

Post # 7
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wouldn’t trust the weather I would be too nervous about it. What would be your backup plan if something did go wrong?

Post # 8
439 posts
Helper bee

While I’m hoping the weather will be nice, I’m renting a tent just in case.  I have no indoor space for my wedding, so I’d rather have the tent and be able to have a party in the rain than have no tent and have everyone ditch because of the weather.

If you look at the younghouselove.com blog, they have lights strung up like that. She just used heavy fishing line as extra reinforcement for the lights.

Post # 10
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you need a tent in case of rain unless you can move indoors. and if may is hot where you’re located, a tent with walls basically acts as a greenhouse and gets sweltering fast, so i would go for a bigger tent with no walls. 

Post # 11
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Personally i’m too nervous about the weather to even consider an outdoor reception, but I would definitely go with the tent.. just like pp have said its a great back up

Post # 12
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had an outdoor wedding in So Cal in July.  We did not have a tent.  The ceremony was at 6pm.  I was a little nervous it would be to hot…my mil was worried it would be to cold.  We rented a few outdoor heaters just in case…I’m not sure if any of them were even turned on that night…I danced a lot and was very comfortable all evening as far as temp.  And, it was a BEAUTIFUL night…full moon and gorgeous surroundings, so I would have hated to block all that out with a tent. The month of May can be a little tricky.  I think it is good to have one to use as a back up if you need…but you hate to pay for something you don’t need.

As far as the lighting goes…our rental company did it all for us and it was beautiful…they strung the lights between posts.  We all had some spot light kind of things. The pics below are not really my favs of the night, but they show the lighting in different ways.


These first two of are just general pics of how the lights looked (both are just as the sun was setting).

First dance

This pic shows a close up of the flood lights (on the right) and a post that the market lights were attached to.

Making out with my Maid/Matron of Honor (actually just hugging after her toast).


Me and my dad dancing!

If you look in the background you can see the tall lights in groups of 3.

Post # 13
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@cllyons: I don’t like the top picture. I mean photo wise it’s awesome, but guest wise I would feel like I were in the reject tent. Wouldn’t you want to sit in the same space as the couple? 

Post # 14
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MzMarzipan: beautiful!!!! If I could get a promise of no rain in June in Pittsburgh, I would totally not rent a tent! 

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