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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Renting a Tent for Your Wedding

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Many brides-to-be have to deal with renting a tent.  Most outdoor weddings need to have a contingency plan for bad weather and a tent is ideal if the area you are using is not attached to a restaurant or building where you can move the wedding in case of rain. 

In order to determine the size tent you need talk to the tent rental staff.  Ask for diagrams of the tent with table set up.  This will give you a good idea how many people you can comfortably fit in a tent.  Also keep in mind that if you are cooking outdoors you need a seperate cooking tent. 

You need a minimum of ten feet around the perimeter of your tents.  Other factors to consider are power lines, tree branches, eave lines, and other obstructions overhead that may prevent safe tent installation.  Be sure your tent rental specialist knows the exact layout where you want the tent. 

Tents are usually installed one to two days prior to the wedding. However there may be times due to heavy scheduling that a tent may be installed earlier. Tent pickup is usually the next business day following your wedding.  There is no cut and dried time for installation or pickup, and the renting company try to be flexible to meet their your needs. 

There are a variety of different types of tents as well as accessories that go with them.  Some extras are lighting, dance floors or and flooring, walkways, sides, french doors, heaters, air conditioners, and fancy tent designs or custom tenting.  Custom tents may be in a variety of colors or have lavish designs on both the outside and inside. 

The key to being happy with your tent is communication with the tent specialists you are working with.


LissaG said...

Thanks for the info!

Latoya said...

love the pale blue tenting