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LUX Loves Tented Weddings!

, - May 27, 2014 - by: miguel

LUX Loves Tented Weddings!

Tented Wedding Essentials: Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Tents

A tent is a fantastic tool of the wedding trade. These adaptable structures will shade your guests from the sun’s hot rays, save the day if it starts to rain, and serve as beautiful pieces in your wedding day décor. If you are planning to use a tent for your outdoor ceremony, here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind:

Decide On A style:

Not all wedding tents are created equal. There are many types of tents out there to choose from. It’s all about choosing the one that expresses the style you’re looking for. For a whimsical look, you might opt for a tent draped with chiffon or tulle accented with a sweep of cheerfully colored lanterns. Or if you and your guests prefer to admire the night stars during the reception, you can choose a clear-top tent finished with a few simple strands of twinkling light. Figure out which styles you prefer and see what types of tents are available to choose from within your preferred budget.

Clear wedding tents are a lot of fun and give you a lot to work with. they look especially fantastic at night! Photos by: (left) Hillary Maybery Photography, (top right) Hillary Maybery Photography, (bottom right) DQ Studios

Clear wedding tents are a lot of fun and give you a lot to work with. they look especially fantastic at night! Photos by: (left) Hillary Maybery Photography, (top right) Hillary Maybery Photography, (bottom right) DQ Studios

 

Choose Your Color:

Tents are traditionally white, but don’t feel limited to that color. Talk to your rental company about your options as far as picking a perfect hue to match your wedding theme. Also remember that you can always employ some clever lighting to change the color of any tent.

The basic tent structure is usually a white plastic material. For a luxurious twist try using a tent made from colored fabric. You can also simply accent the basic white tent with beautifully draped fabric for a similar look. Photos by:  (top 2 photos) Colson Griffith Photography via Raj tents, (bottom) Eventures Inc. via Pinterest

The basic tent structure is usually a white plastic material. For a luxurious twist try using a tent made from colored fabric. You can also simply accent the basic white tent with beautifully draped fabric for a similar look. Photos by: (top 2 photos) Colson Griffith Photography via Raj tents, (bottom) Eventures Inc. via Pinterest

 

Consider The Size:

Take a look at your guest list to help you determine how big of a tent to rent. If your tent is too small your loved ones will be crammed together in uncomfortably close proximity with no room left over for letting loose on the dance floor! By contrast, an oversized tent will look dull and empty if your intimate ceremony only takes up half of the space.

From small, closely gathered tents for intimate weddings to colossal tent buildings for the largest wedding parties, tents are available in many shapes and sizes! Photos by: Wedding Decors, The Inn at Weston, Preston Bailey

From small tents for intimate weddings to colossal structures built for the largest wedding parties, tents are available in many shapes and sizes! Photos by: Wedding Decors, The Inn at Weston, Preston Bailey

 

Think About Lighting:

Lighting is one of the most essential elements to consider in wedding décor, especially when a tent is involved. Beautiful lighting elements will help develop the character for your space and transform it from a plain white tent into something magical. Choose appropriate lighting options that speak to your wedding theme. Twinkling lights draped along the ceiling of the tent will complement a rustic affair, while colorful paper lanterns will add fun and funky flare to a contemporary wedding. Check out our vendor list on wedaz.com for a list of lighting experts who can help you craft the ideal ambiance for your structure.

Lighting makes all the difference when it comes to tented weddings.

Lighting makes all the difference when it comes to tented weddings. This is the best way to transform an ordinary tent into something beyond magical! Photo by Hoffer Photography

 

Secure An Indoor Location:

Even with a tent, it’s a good idea to have a plan B in case the weather takes a turn for the worst. Your tent should keep out the rain and snow but any heavy winds could pose a potential problem.  Even if you think you might not use your alternative plan, you will at least have peace of mind knowing it’s there if you need it. Speak with your rental company to find out if there are any weather circumstances that might make your tent unusable.

 

Ask About Extras:

Spice up your space with a few interesting extras. For instance, try adding a portable dance floor to give your reception space a polished, professional look. Other potential extras to consider include: heaters to keep your guests warm once the sun goes down, fashionable liners or artfully arranged fabric to give a stylish look to the outside of your tent, hanging chandeliers to emphasize the height and grandeur of the structure, and floral elements to add some natural beauty and scent to your space. Because tented structures are so versatile, the décor possibilities are simply limitless! See what your local rental companies have available and work with your florist and event planner to bring it all to life! A few great rental companies to check out locally are: Pro Em, A to Z Party Rental, and Classic Party Rental.

Check out what your local rental companies have available for your tented wedding. This large tent with billowing peach drapery and hanging chandelier was created by Pro Em.

Check out what your local rental companies have available for your tented wedding. This large tent with billowing peach drapery and hanging chandelier was created by Pro Em.

 

To see some tented structures in action and also get some potential décor ideas, come check out the Dulhania Bridal Expo this weekend! You’re sure to see multiple examples of wedding tents all decked out in the latest styles! Tickets are completely FREE if you register ahead of time. Reserve your tickets and come see LUX Wedding Florist at booth #61 & 62, we’d love to share inspiration with you!

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