In just a few short months, we’ll be in wedding season. The spring and early summer months are a great time to have an outdoor wedding. However, just like any type of event, an outdoor wedding requires a significant amount of planning. You’ll want to consider wedding rentals, such as tents, tables, chairs, linens and perhaps even lighting.
Outdoor event rentals can help in this regard. Wedding tents are commonly used to house guests and dining areas. Frame tents and pole tents are the two basic styles of tents. Many people opt to buy tents, but if you plan to use it no more than several times a year, then it is more cost-efficient to rent one.
There are only two types of tops available: vinyl and polyester. You may not be able to choose your tent top material. However, the majority of of large event tents are made of vinyl. Vinyl is the better choice of the two, since it strong and durable and strong.
When choosing outdoor event rentals, you need to choose the right size. Tents are available in many sizes. The size you’ll need depends on many variables. The first thing you’ll need to do is estimate the number of guests. Weddings have, on average, 136 guests, according to the Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study.
You can figure out the number of square feet that you will need in your tent by doing some math. For example, if you’re planning on serving meals inside the tent, you’ll need at least 10 sq. ft. per person when using rectangular tables and 12 sq. ft. per person when using round ones. You’ll also need an additional 2-3 sq. ft. per person for a dance area, as well as an additional 25 sq. ft. for the head table. If you plan to have other a podium or other large items inside the tent, you’ll need to plan for them and add some extra square footage as appropriate.
If you plant to rent a tent for a wedding, there are many variables to consider. It’s better to choose a larger tent than one that is too small. The last thing you want is for your guests to be cramped and uncomfortable.