Many only stop and think about rain when considering an outdoor wedding. But there are several additional weather elements that can cause you and your guests plenty of grief. An extremely hot and sunny day to wipe people out in no time. An exceptionally windy day can be equally as un-enjoyable. With wind, clothing, hairdos, table settings and decorations are all vulnerable in high wind conditions. Tents and park pavilions can provide you with plenty of shade and tents with side panels can help you in the wind department. The bottom line is that most weather issues can be dealt with if planned for in advance.
If your wedding is going to be held at a venue that does not have a pavilion or other covered space, your best bet for coverage will be to rent a tent - or multiple tents. You will want to get tents that have side panels that roll up in case you don't have a need for them on the day of your wedding.
Tents are much more than what they used be in earlier days. Today, you can get a tent with air conditioning or heating, and you can even get a tent that has temporary flooring. Tent rentals will run you anywhere from around $400 to $10,000 depending on your needs, when you are having your wedding and the area you are holding your wedding.
There are four different tent styles you'll want to choose from, including:
1. Frame Tents
These type of tents require minimum staking, so they can work quite well if you are setting up on pavement and other hard surfaces. Another nice feature of this type of tent has no center poles, so you'll have a wide open span beneath the roof / canopy.
2. Pole Tents
This type of tent have stakes and tension lines at every pole along the perimeter. These type of tents don't work very well over driveways, patios, parking areas or any other hard surface. Another issue with this type of tent is that they can be somewhat unsafe due to all of the tension lines. This is especially true at night, so you'll need to either light them up, or decorate them with balloons so people are able to see them and don't trip over them. This type of tent is supported by four corner poles, two - or perhaps more - center poles and will have smaller poles on each site.
3. Century Tents
These tents are known for their peaks in their roofs. They can be set up with either frame or pole set ups. These type of tents are a very popular choice for weddings because of their more fancy silhouette.
4. Pop Up Canopy Tents
These type of tents are smaller - usually only 10x12 feet or 12x12 feet. These are perfect for smaller gatherings. If you have a large guest list and decide to use this type of tent, you'll need to have several. These tents normally don't come with side panels, so they may not be a good choice if your wedding is going to be in a potentially windy area. But, they are the cheapest option, so they are worth looking into.
You may find that guests have these type of tents at their home. If so, you can ask friends and relatives to bring them. If they are all different colors, you can color code things at your ceremony and reception. For example, the white tent may be where you exchange vows, the blue tent may be where the gift table is, and the guest book is under the green tent, etc., etc.
If you choose to go with a larger tent, you may want to ask around to see if anyone has a larger tent that you can borrow. If it's in decent shape, you may be able to borrow it, or at the very least, rent it for a whole lot less than a tent rental facility may charge you. http://weddingtentforsale.weebly.com/