Post # 1
Hi bees! I’ve only been to like two weddings in my whole life, as a disclaimer. My ceremony and reception are at the same location and outdoors. I’ve always pictured eating dinner under the sunset, never even considered a tent. Is that super weird? I see so many tented weddings on here that I’m nervous that an outdoor wedding sans a tent is weird or not ok for some reason?
Post # 3
@208bride: I’ve seen many pictures of outdoor receptions without tents. It seems to be weather-dependent, i.e. if there’s a real probability of rain on your wedding date or to shade guests from strong sun.
Post # 4
@208bride: Not a weird at all as long as you aren’t concerned about weather! Just search Google Images for “outdoor reception no tent” and tons of lovely inspiration pics come up :)!
Post # 5
The only thing to be concerned about is the weather. You’ll need a Plan B (either tent or indoor location) for if it rains.
Post # 6
Mine will be sans tent. It’s in Cali in September. I think it really just depends on location… I’m getting some heaters just in case.
Post # 7
@208bride: I would highly recommend a tent. They have clear top tents now. So you have eat under the sunset/see the stars but have the protection from rain
Post # 8
I would see how long it takes to set up a tent and play it by ear until the day of. Have one rented for a rain plan, but if the sky is clear, keep it under the sky.
Just know that by Murphy’s law, if you don’t have a tent on standby, it will rain. If you do, it won’t! 🙂
Post # 9
You don’t need a tent exactly, but you should have some kind of backup shelter in the event of bad weather. We’re doing a tent because we can’t fit 80 people inside our house if it rains, but other venues may have better alternatives for shelter.