Summer weather has everyone turning their attention to the wonderful outdoors, with hot days giving way to comfortable warm nights, fire flies glowing all about, the chirp of crickets and gentle breezes under the stars. When deciding between renting a tent or hosting your wedding at a venue, there are a number of things to consider before reaching your final decision.
Disadvantages of a Tent
Tent size: The proper way to tent a party is to pick a tent that is 100 square feet for one table of eight people. You will also need to allow additional space for a dance floor, DJ setups, escort, gifts, buffet tables, cake and appetizers. You also need to allow room for special dedicated tables like a bride and groom table or a head table.
Tent details: After reserving a tent of the correct dimensions, now it is time to move onto to other the other necessities. Lighting and electrical cords need to be color-coordinated, pole wraps will hide the marked up poles, a dance floor for guests, and most importantly the tables and chairs. This scenario still requires restrooms and tent sides in case of bad weather, high winds or that unpredictable thunderstorm. A tent may stop most of the rain, but not the streams of water blowing through, depending on the location.
Tent Cost: By the time you rent just the tent, tables and chairs, you will have likely spent more than what you would have spent renting a venue.