If you’ve got a wedding coming up, no doubt you are already in the planning stages. Where to hold the service, whom to invite, what kind of food you want to serve and the locations for all of the activities are just a few of the things that can drive you just a little bit looney if you don’t take care. Knot’s 2014 Real Wedding Study revealed that the average couple is engaged for only 14 months. So, with only a little more than a year to plan the wedding, it can be easy to panic if you don’t have the big details like wedding rentals worked out.
If you’re unsure about where you want to hold the service and/or reception, it might be a good idea to consider renting a tent. Wedding tent rentals typically come in packages where you can rent wedding tables, wedding chairs, wedding linen rentals and more. Many of the tents for rent for outdoor events are plenty big enough to hold the service under them and then the reception to follow. Renting more than one at your location of choice might even be a more appealing option, giving you several spaces to work with.
Wedding rentals are packaged in such a way these days to give the couple as much of a hassle free and worry free experience as they can have. It’s you wedding day! The last thing you want to worry about is if you remembered to set up the right number of chairs, or that there are enough tables for both sides of the family. Wedding rentals allow you to enjoy yourself while everything at your location is set up and done for you.
Wedding tents vary in size, so you’ll want to do a little math when deciding on what size you’ll want to get. According to Knot’s 2014 Real Wedding Survey, the average number of guests that attend a wedding is 136. This number will obviously vary, and you will probably have more or less. Once you figure out the number of folks you will be inviting, there is an easy way to size everything up under the big top.
Take the estimated guest count and multiply that times 15 square feet for table seating, about two to three square feet for a dance floor, 25 square feet for the head table, six to eight square feet for a standing area for cocktails, and about eight square feet for the ceremony, if you’re having it outside, under the tent.
There are two different types of tents that can be used for outdoor events. One is a frame tent and the other is a pole tent. When looking into your wedding rentals, check out a location that can show you exactly what the features and benefits are of each tent. It’s your big day. Why not share it with your loved ones under the big top?