Wedding Tent Lighting HELP!!!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Our tent company hung our bistro/globe lights for us at our wedding. They wouldnt allow us to DIY it for liability reasons (so we dont hurt ourselves or damage the tent presumably!). I would ask your rental company. If they let you do it- zip ties are the way to go.

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

kt1449:  The instructions on the box will tell you how many strings can be joined end to end. You start with a hook nearest the electrical outlet and simply drape the strings across the pace to the hook on the othe side, creating the swag.

Each time you go across you lower the string of lights. Start by making the drop spacing about 8″ and see how it works out for the width you need to cover and the length you have available.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

kt1449:  You need to know what the infrastructure of you tent looks like. There are poles across the top, over which you can hang a hook. Often the poles are slipped through a canvas tube so the pole itself is only accessible at the corners. That means you may have to drape one whole wall.

Ask your vendor for a diagram of the tent structure and, if possible, see an actual tent set up.

Zip ties are your friend for hanging string lights.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

kt1449:  zip ties are sturdy, cheap, easy to use and come in clear. Fishing line is going to be a POA and command hooks not as secure.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I don’t think this is mentioned or asked yet, but don’t forget to check with the people who are setting up your tent if you are using a generator. Check to see if the generator can handle however much more amount of lights you plan to hang!

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