(Closed) Outdoor Ceremony – to tent or not to tent?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Did you/ Do you plan to rent a tent as a rain backup
    Yes - tent was reserved ahead of time : (9 votes)
    60 %
    No - fingers crossed : (6 votes)
    40 %
    Other - please explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You can hold it for 500 as a deposit, and then if you don’t use it your lonly out that?

    If thats the case, I would prooobably do that. Whats the weather like in that area at that time?

    Post # 5
    Member
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think $500 is worth weather peace of mind!

    Post # 7
    Member
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We are probably going to have an outdoor ceremony and I am definitely going to have a tent ready to go if need be. I live in Florida and the weather is just too predictable to chance it. If you can afford to spend the $500 then I would say do it. It may save the day if it decides to rain 🙂 

    Post # 8
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    ohhh dont use it! it is just 30 mins

    Post # 9
    Member
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @scadadle15:  sorry – I missed the part that it was ceremony only.  If you don’t like tents, then you’ll be unhappy with a tent as the covering.  I don’t think it’s a big deal to have people sit at their table if you have to move it inside.  If that’s a better option to you than the tent, then I think you have your answer!

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would just take the risk with the rain, since the ceremony is only a half hour!  As your big day comes closer, if you do notice rain in the forecast, you could just rush order umbrellas!

    Post # 11
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    $500 is a lot of money for the company to keep, especially if you do NOT use the services. If the tent is not used, the money should be refunded! They did not do anything to justify $500 bucks! How many people would give them a deposit and not use tents? That’s NOT right!

    Post # 12
    Member
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m in the same situation, my wedding is in september and I’m in New England so weather here can change quickly. How far in advance do you have to put a deposit down for the tent? I would wait until the farmer’s almanac shows estimate forcast for your area for may.

    http://www.farmersalmanac.com/

    Post # 13
    Member
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A friend of mine was in the same situation.  She got married in the middle of May.  The ceremony was outside and if it rained it would have to be inside where the reception was.  Only chairs for the family would be moved to face where they would have to stand .. everyone else would have sat at their tables.

    It rained 20 minutes before her wedding for like 10 minutes.  She was able to have it outdoors and was devestated when it started raining; however, everyone said that sitting at the tables wouldn’t have been an issue.  Her ceremony was approx 20 minutes so it wouldn’t have been long.

    If you are comfortable with them sitting at tables if it were to rain (and I don’t think there is anything wrong with it) then I’d save the $500.

    Mine is outside and the reception is under a shelter outside.  If it rains the ceremony will be under the shelter and people will have to sit at tables.  It isn’t ideal but it works for me as a Plan B.

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