A tent is a blank canvas, ready for whatever vision you have for your big day. From rooftop tents to sailcloth tents in bucolic settings, the potential of these structures is almost limitless. While tents have a lot of positives, like portability and customization, they can require a lot of extra planning. We rounded up seven key things to think about when designing your big day.
Power and Water
Your DJ or band will need power and caterers will need access to both water and power to provide their services. Check with your location if they have access to power and water at the tent site. Also, make sure there is enough power for all the devices your vendors might need. All that sound equipment requires a lot of watts!
It's not pretty to think about but it is oh so necessary. Bathrooms are a non-negotiable for obvious reasons. Make sure you discuss where the restrooms are for your guests and that you have a well-lit, easy to navigate path to get your guests safely there and back. No one wants to stumble around in the dark with a full bladder!
You definitely want to have a parking area that is clearly marked for your guests and vendors. Make sure your venue can accommodate enough cars and the walk from the parking area to the tent is well lit and not too uneven!
Transport for Tipsy Guests
Let's face it, there's always someone who celebrates a little too much. Make sure your inebriated guests can get back to their accommodations safely with provided transport if your venue is remote. Cabs and Ubers might not service the area.
Make sure older relatives and persons with disabilities can navigate your celebration safely and with ease. For tented weddings this often means an even tent site and restrooms and parking that are easy to access without steps or steep inclines.
Some tent sites have a tent pad made of concrete, some are just grass. Decide whether your wedding tent will just have a grass floor, a concrete tent pad, or if you are going to add some decorative flooring.
Spring showers and those short afternoon storms in the summer can leave a field very soft and muddy. Make sure to ask your venue about how muddy the area gets and what you can do design-wise to keep things as clean and safe as possible.
Make sure you are familiar with the weather during that time of year. Take into account that you and your guests will be dressed up and won't want to be dripping in sweat or freezing cold. The best way to make sure your tented event is comfortable is to contact us to cool or heat your tented wedding!