Whether you’re planning your dream outdoor wedding surrounded by beautiful nature or are hosting a formal event, make it that extra bit special and add some glam to your party by holding it in a lovely tent. Tents are incredibly versatile and offer you a lot of scope in size, design and theme. There are oh-so many options available out there, and so it can tricky knowing what type of tent to choose.
To help you to narrow down the choice, here are some things to think about when choosing a tent for your next big event:
Style of tent
Tent styles range from the small and basic to the large and extravagant, and it’s important that you choose one that works for your event. Firstly, you’ll have to consider how many people are attending the event, as this will dedicate how big the space needs to be. Secondly, you’ll have to think about the type of event your hosting and what style of tent will work best for the kind of party and theme.
For instance, if you’re planning a wedding or babyshower for example, you may want to choose a more luxurious style than if you’re hosting a barbeque for friends and family.
To avoid any stresses, we always recommend that you work with an experienced company, such as Losberger De Boer for example, as they can guide through the different styles available and help you choose the perfect tent.
The location of the event also plays a big part in the type of tent that you’ll need, as different structures work best on different ground conditions. The general rule is that soil and gravel work best for tents that need staking.
If you’re hosting an event near water, like on the coast or a lake, it’s probably best to choose a tent with walls as it can get quite windy, so you’ll want to protect your guests and the tents décor from any sudden gusts of wind.
How the tent looks on the inside is just as or more important than its exterior. If you’re wanting to wow people with extravagant décor, you’ll need to choose a tent that comes with different lining options.
Lighting also plays a big part in creating an ambience, so you’ll have to consider if lights can be rigged to the tent’s ceiling. If you are planning on using the tent for different events during the day, you’ll have to consider how easy it is to move objects in and out of the tent, such as a stage or tables and chairs.
You may also want to think about if additional structures can be connected to the tent, in case you want to create quieter spaces where people can relax and chat.
When picking a tent for your event, it’s of course important to consider how much of your budget you can dedicate to tent hire. Obviously, the bigger the tent, the more it costs. Plus, you’ll also have to factor in other costs, like heating, lighting, flooring and décor.
Outdoor events, particularly weddings have a magical feel to them. By choosing the right tent you’re ensuring that both you and your guests will have an unforgettable time.