Wedding Tents and Marquees: A Guide for Chicago Brides
Updated: Dec 2, 2020
If you are considering having your wedding outdoors, there are so many things to consider, such as the venue, the location (city and state), and whether or not you will need a wedding tent. Because Chicago has such unpredictable weather, we have come up with Wedding Tents and Marquees: A Guide for Chicago Brides that are considering having an outdoor wedding.
1. Is a Wedding Tent Necessary?
The short answer is yes on our Wedding Tents and Marquees: A Guide for Chicago Brides. Depending on where you're located, it's almost a must-have. We all know that in Chicago you can go from 80 degrees to 40 degrees, from sunshine to a downpour in the blink of an eye and the last thing you would want is any unpleasant surprises during your wedding reception.
2. What Type of Tent Will I Need?
While there are different types of tents, one of the most popular on our Wedding Tents and Marquees: A Guide for Chicago Brides, is the frame tent. We recommend the frame tent because it doesn't have any poles in the center. The canopy is held up by the outer poles which allow for easy decorating as well as socializing under the tent. Another reason we like the frame tent is that it is easy to set up.
Pole tents are also very popular for outdoor weddings which is why we have to mention it in our Wedding Tent and Marquees: A Guide for Chicago Brides. The pole tent is the most versatile and can be set up anywhere. This particular style of tent needs to be staked in the ground. Also, one of the things we like about the pole tent is the high ceilings. This is a great advantage when it comes to your wedding decor'.
Marquee tents are another option for outdoor weddings. It's a cross between the pole and frame tent. It also has high ceilings, can be set up anywhere, and doesn't have any poles in the center.
3. What Size Tent Should I Get?
There are several factors to consider when deciding on what size tent to get. For instance, the most obvious is your guest count. If you are one that likes to dance then that's something to consider also when deciding on the tent size. You would need room for a DJ and dance floor. Another factor to consider is whether or not you will have a seated dinner, family-style, or buffet. Once you're able to answer all these questions, then you are ready to decide on which style would best suit your needs for your outdoor wedding. Your wedding planner should be able to assist you with the floor plan, seating arrangements, etc.
4. How Much Will a Wedding Tent Cost?
Just like everything else when it comes to your wedding, you should set money aside for your wedding tent. The prices vary depending on the size, structure, etc. Also, consider whether you want to rent or purchase a wedding tent. Weigh your pros and cons when deciding on which route to take.
5. What Else Should I Consider When it Comes to a Wedding Tent?
The amount of time it would take to set up and break down the wedding tent is something you should consider due to time constraints and labor costs. Wedding decor is another thing to consider when deciding on your wedding tent. Also, be sure that the type of wedding tent that you choose is suitable for your venue or site location.
If you would like to learn more about Wedding Tents and Marquees: A Guide for Chicago Brides, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.