Tented weddings

Is it going to rain on your day? It may, but it doesn't have to be the end of your day and having a tent is no longer as bad as it used to be.  Tents used to be a single pole or draping that just wasn't appealing, but today's tent technology is so much more than that! 

Today, tents don't have to shut the outdoors out; they can enhance it. Today, tents don't have to be one room; they can be many. Today tents don't have to be shut off from buildings; they can expand the areas you want to use. 

Tents are made of pliable and soft material which means you can add inset windows and interior wall panels so it can look almost like a solid building. A tent has a framework and a center pole or more. The advantage of working with a tent is that the ceiling is much higher.  

The high ceiling of a tent gives you the option of swagging it with fabric or hanging chandeliers or bringing the outdoors into the tent (like below).

Majestic Soiree Event

Of course, if you choose not to decorate the tent's interior, ask your rental company to wrap the metal tent poles in plastic or fabric, which enhances the look of the space inexpensively.

You might create an 

separate

 room or space to showcase your bridal portrait or wedding cake at the entrance to your main tent. Or like Emily and Ron, use a tent to set the stage for the rest of the event. Use it to create a grand entrance filled with light and photographs to welcome your guests. 

Brandon O'Neal Photography

You can use a tent to create your own lounge or cigar bar, filled with sofas and chairs, to your reception. A smaller tent may also be used to house portable toilets to make them more attractive.

If the ground beneath your tented area is uneven or wet, consider laying a subfloor that can then be covered with wall-to-wall carpeting, turf carpeting, sisal, or parquet. If wetness may be a problem but you do not wish to incur the expense of installing a subfloor, your rental company can cover the ground with heavy plastic and lay carpeting on top of that.

Here in South Louisiana, you can find tents many places, but here are a few: