Planning an Outdoor Wedding in the UK

If you are considering a wedding between May and September and love the idea of getting married with the sun shining down on your celebration, you must be aware of the UK rules and regulations associated with an outdoor wedding before you commit to booking a venue. This article has been designed as a guide, to help you plan a perfect wedding ceremony with an outdoor theme.

The Rules and Regulations of Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies in the UK

It may be okay to get married wherever your heart desires if you’re in the United States, but here in the UK the rules on celebrating your wedding outdoors are quite different. According to the Buckinghamshire County Council, “All the legal requirements of a ceremony must be held within a permanent, immovable structure, with a fixed roof and solid floor. This needs to be large enough to accommodate the couple, two Registrars, both witnesses and a table large enough to prepare the paperwork.” Wedding guests, however, are able to witness your wedding from a garden or outdoor set up.

How to Celebrate an Outdoor Wedding in the UK

If you plan on celebrating a civil wedding ceremony at a licensed wedding venue, you can replicate the al fresco feeling by setting up an aisle with chairs either side of it leading up to two chairs and a table set up inside a licensed room or structure. If you’ve chosen to get married at a licensed wedding venue or hotel, they may advise that the doors are opened out on to the grounds or gardens and that the couple can sit facing forward with their guests sat outside, behind them.

Alternatively, a wedding venue may choose to ‘license’ specific structures around the grounds, such as a wooden pergola, a stone structure or an historic feature at the venue. If your chosen wedding venue has an official licence granted on an external structure (featuring a fixed roof and solid floor as mentioned above), then a truly outdoor wedding is possible.

Top Tip: It’s down to the discretion of the registrar marrying you on the day as to whether or not the temperature is suitable for you to go ahead with your pre-planned outdoor wedding ceremony set up. If the temperature is not deemed warm enough then you may need to forego your original plan and bring everyone inside.

Celebrating an Outdoor Ceremony

There are ways to celebrate your marriage without having to legally get married under a licenced structure in front of your guests. This would be known as a celebrant ceremony. The couple would legally need to marry at a licensed venue such as a registry office, but are then free to celebrate their marriage with friends and family anywhere they like in a more casual setting.  

5 Things to Consider When Planning an Outdoor Wedding

  • Ensure your venue has a wet-weather back up plan in place, just in case.
  • If you think your guests may get too hot during your ceremony, perhaps ask to have electric fans set up in appropriate spots where possible. Alternatively, you could have a basket of hand-held fans available for guests to pick up as they arrive at your venue and parasols for more elderly guests.
  • If you are inviting a large number of guests to your outdoor wedding, they may not be able to hear you over the natural noise created by being outside. Consider speaking to your venue about hiring a microphone if they recommend it for your guest numbers or set up, and if amplified music is permitted outside.
  • You may not want to scatter petals down the aisle or have any decorative items that might blow away if the wind picks up. Candles are particularly challenging!
  • Older guests may become thirsty if the weather is very hot or muggy. Having jugs and glasses of water at the ready could be a good idea.
  • Consider using stretch tents for weddings in the UK – as it allows adequate shading, and airflow throughout. It also looks magical having a wedding in a stretch tent. Tip – find stretch tents, UK and around, at Tentickle International Stretch Tents.

 

Article source: https://bijouweddingvenues.co.uk/make-it-happen/wedding-ceremony/planning-outdoor-wedding-uk

 

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QUELLE TENTE DE RÉCEPTION CHOISIR POUR UN MARIAGE ?

La tente de réception est l’une des solutions idéales pour dîner dehors lors de vos réceptions (mariage, anniversaire, départ en retraite…) De nombreux professionnels proposent désormais de vous louer une tente ou un chapiteau de réception pour votre mariage ou fête d’anniversaire. Malgré tout, ce choix n’est pas forcément le plus économique et ne correspond pas forcément à vos envies et à vos besoins sur le long terme…

LOUER SA TENTE DE RÉCEPTION ?

Les aléas et les incertitudes de la météo rendent presque impossible de prévoir de dîner dehors sans tente même en plein été, et vous ne souhaitez pas gâcher cette fête que vous organisez depuis des mois…

Les professionnels de la réception proposent aujourd’hui un large choix de chapiteaux pro et de tentes de festivités en location.

Cela présente bien sûr de nombreux avantages de louer ce matériel : montage et démontage assurés par des professionnels et pas de problème pour entreposer le matériel une fois la fête terminée.

Mais est-ce réellement économique ?

En effet, cela impose de louer une tente de réception à chaque fois que vous organiserez un événement. Alors pourquoi ne pas vous tourner vers les sites experts en décoration et en aménagement de votre extérieur et utiliser un service de vente de tentes de réception?

L’ACHAT D’UNE TENTE DE RÉCEPTION: UN INVESTISSEMENT À LONG-TERME

De nombreux magasins spécialisés dans l’aménagement et la décoration extérieure vendent de nombreux modèles de tentes de réception. Inspirés des modèles des spécialistes des chapiteaux pro, ces tentes, inspirées du savoir-faire des professionnels, sont très robustes et sont un très bon investissement.

Leur durée de vie est de plus en plus longue et elles supportent des montages et des démontages périodiques. Vous vous en resservirez donc à chaque événement de votre vie et de celle de votre famille.

Facile d’utilisation, elles se démontent entièrement en très peu de temps, facilitant ainsi leur stockage. Il existe forcement le modèle de tente de réception correspondant exactement à vos besoins. Les gammes sont de plus en plus grandes et vous trouverez un large choix de taille et de coloris et ce sans jamais négliger la qualité.

PRENDRE LE TEMPS DE CHOISIR VOTRE CHAPITEAU DE RÉCEPTION

Il existe donc de nombreux modèles et il est nécessaire de faire le bon choix. Choisissez une tente de réception facile à monter. Il existe, par exemple, des modèles sans visserie ce qui facilite leur montage : les tubes et les connexions s’assemblent directement en très peu de temps. La structure de votre chapiteau de réception doit être solide et résistante et la densité de sa toile doit résister au vent et à la pluie. La structure du toit doit être renforcée avec des barres de toit et des renforts d’angle.


Réfléchissez également bien à l’usage que vous en ferez et aux nombres de personnes que votre famille et vos amis comptent. La taille de votre tente est primordiale dans l’organisation de votre réception : nombre de table pliante, piste de danse ou non, taille des buffets…

Ensuite tout n’est qu’une question de goûts … Coloris, formes de la tente, décoration intérieure… Certaines tentes de réception offrent même des toits translucides, pour profiter du ciel étoilé… Alors n’hésitez plus !

Source: http://stretchmarquees.blogspot.com/2018/06/quelle-tente-de-reception-choisir-pour.html

 

TOP TIPS FOR DECORATING A MARQUEE WEDDING

A marquee wedding is always a popular choice for couples. It offers a blank canvas wedding venue that you can put your own stamp on. It fits with any style, season or colour scheme and you can get incredibly creative when it comes to venue decoration. There are so many ways you can decorate this type of venue! Read on to discover our favourite decor ideas, including notable inspiration for uk wedding marquees

If you’re dreaming of a relaxed, boho affair, why not create a stylish entrance for your marquee wedding? You could build a wooden archway and adorn it with gorgeous blooms. It’ll be the first thing your wedding guests see, and it’s guaranteed to take their breath away.

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Lanterns are a wonderful way of decorating the outside of your marquee entrance. Whether you’re tying the knot in the Summer or Winter, they’re a fab addition to a marquee wedding. They’ll look fab in the daytime, and will give your venue a warm glow in the evening.

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Add the wow factor to  your marquee by placing milk churns bursting with beautiful blooms at the entrance of your marquee. This is particularly perfect if you’re planning a country garden wedding theme.

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Signs and seating plans are another easy way of making sure your marquee looks gorgeous! They can help to hide the parts of the marquee you’re not too keen on, and will help to reflect your wedding theme.

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Bunting is a simple yet effective way of making your marquee wedding venue look oh-so-pretty. It’s a fab fit for a garden fete or floral wedding theme, and it looks stunning draped across the ceiling of the marquee.

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Make a statement with huge light-up letters. Make them unique to your wedding day by using your initials. You could stand them against the top table, against the bar or as a backdrop for your wedding cake table. There are heaps of options!

 

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We’re huge fans of statement backdrops, and we think they’re a stunning way of adding to your venue decor. They can inject some colour into a white marquee, and they also look fabulous in photographs. From colourful ribbon garlands to wooden panels adorned with greenery, there are so many ways of creating a show-stopping backdrop.

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Hanging installations are predicted to be huge for 2017 weddings, and we think they look ultra-elegant at a marquee wedding. Bejewel a hanging chandelier with your favourite flowers, or hang a mixture of ribbon garlands from them. However you choose to decorate them, they effortlessly add the wow factor to your wedding venue.

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Make your seating plan a focal point of your wedding reception! We love the idea of hanging old-fashioned bicycle wheels from the marquee – a fab choice if you’re dreaming of a vintage wedding. Adorn the wheels with elaborate flowers or even fairy lights.

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Add a splash of colour to your marquee wedding by hanging multi-coloured paper lanterns from the ceiling. You could hang them above the dance-floor, the bar area or across the whole marquee. Colourful lanterns will transform any marquee and they’ll look incredibly fun.

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The contrast of wild greenery and foliage against the backdrop of a white marquee wedding venue really does look magical. You’ll be seeing greenery a lot throughout 2017, and it can really give your wedding venue a botanical vibe.

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Sometimes all you need are a few show-stopping table centrepieces to make your marquee wedding look incredible. Tall candelabra entwined with roses, greenery and trailing ivy looks beautiful for a fairytale wedding day.

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Balloons attached to the entrance of your wedding venue or as chair covers will add a pop of colour to your marquee wedding venue. Opt for colours that fit in with your chosen wedding theme. Vibrant shades of orange, pink and yellow look gorgeous for a sizzling Summer celebration. White, blue and silver will transform your venue into a Winter wonderland.

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A marquee wedding gives couples the chance to add their personality and style to their wedding venue.

If you are based in the uk, wedding marquees are available from Tentickle Stretch Tents, UK. Tentickle Stretch Tents UK has a variety of stretch tents and marquees available for hire.

Article source: http://blog.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk/2017/07/top-tips-decorating-marquee-wedding/

Stretch Tent Décor Ideas

It was in the early 2000’s that stretch tents first came onto the scene. And the ability to be set up almost anywhere and in so many different ways has made them the preferred alternative to your more traditional tents. These extremely versatile structures quickly gained more popularity among function and event organisers and wedding planners, mostly because of the relatively small cost that is required to transform these temporary structures into beautiful spaces by tent hire, London.

Stretch Tent Décor Ideas for Your Wedding

Par Cans – This is one of the easier ways to add lighting. You could place your LED par cans in the corners of the stretch tent and then adjust them so that they shine upwards onto the tent’s surface. The LED lights will ensure that the light disperses over the stretch tent fabric and it will conjure playful shadows, dancing in between dips and curves of the tent. Usually there are two to three lights used for every 75m² of tent.

These same par cans or similar versions of them, could be clamped onto the poles of the tent for a different effect. There are many different colors of LED lights available, so the choice is yours.

Fairy Lights – These are a classic choice, especially for weddings. Place your fairy lights along the natural lines of the edges of the tent in order to create that magical atmosphere. You could also place them along the guide ropes as a sophisticated way of making the ropes more visible to your guests. It is easy to crisscross fairy light because of their light weight.

Lanterns – You could hang your lanterns along the guide ropes or from the edges of the tent for that extra charm.

Chandeliers – Why not take your lighting game to another level and use chandeliers as they are the most romantic light fixtures of them all.

Romantic Palettes – One of the most inexpensive ways to dress up your stretch tent is with the right colors. Play on the color of the stretch tent with contrasting hues.

Making an Entrance – A dedicated entrance for the happy couple like a leafy arch right in front of the tent will make a beautiful and elegant statement.

Fauna and Flora – Why not literally bring your wedding to life with greenery and plants. The greens will pair perfectly with for example, a gold and purple color scheme.

The More the Merrier – You do not have to use one big tent – arrange with tent hire companies in London to link a few stretch tents together and make them different colors too.

If you want to transform your event into a more memorable occasion, at a reasonable cost – contact Tentickle Stretch Tents. Tentickle Stretch Tents are the best at tent hire, London through to the whole UK.

Article source: https://plus.google.com/b/103310411905948093383/103310411905948093383/posts/3yj1WM3yTrp

21 Ideas for a Frugal (Not Cheap) Wedding on a Budget

A reader writes in:

“What advice do you have for a frugal wedding on a budget? We’re getting married this fall and want to explore as many cheap wedding ideas as we can. Since we’re both in our early twenties and don’t have a lot to spend, we were hoping to keep our wedding as small as possible. We were thinking no more than six to eight people including ourselves.”

Glad you asked. My wife and I were married in the summer of 2003. Although our wedding was actually quite frugal, we recognized afterwards that there was plenty more we could have done to make it even less expensive.

Hindsight is always 20/20, so here are 21 tactics you could try to cut down the cost of your wedding without diminishing your experience or that of your guests.

21 Tips to Plan Your Wedding on a Budget

1. Avoid guest list bloat.

Although you might be tempted to throw everyone you know on your guest list, that isn’t always a great idea. With each addition you make, you’re adding additional costs while also making your wedding less intimate.

To a degree, this was a trap we fell into with our own wedding – our guest list grew and grew to the point where we invited people that we didn’t know well simply because we felt obligated.

To save as much as you can, try inviting fewer people and making the event more intimate. Start by whittling your list down by 20%, then another 20%. Then see if you’re happy with it.

2. Ask for wedding help instead of wedding gifts.

We were lucky that several of our friends and family had musical talent, so they were able to provide musical accompaniment for our ceremony. We also have a close friend who’s an extremely skilled amateur photographer, and he was willing to photograph our ceremony as our wedding gift. Then, after the ceremony, he provided high-quality digital images of everything.

Asking family and friends to offer help or services that align with their talents in lieu of a gift is a great way to keep your wedding on a budget.

3. Hold the ceremony at home, or outdoors.

Renting a building or function hall for your ceremony and reception can be very expensive. Instead, consider using your own home (or the home of a parent) for your ceremony, or perhaps a public park with a beautiful view.

In each case, you can also have your reception outdoors, creating a picturesque, memorable ceremony while eliminating the cost of renting a venue.

If you go the outdoor route, however, it’s best to have a back-up plan in case of bad weather; you don’t want to get married in a downpour that leaves all your friends and family soaked. That might mean renting a sturdy stretch tent* if rain is forecast, or a few industrial fans if it’s an extremely hot day — or simply stuffing everyone inside the house to wait out a storm.

4. Do the catering yourself, or hire a family-owned restaurant.

For our wedding, we handled our own food preparation and catering with a lot of help from my wife’s family. This drastically reduced the food costs for the ceremony.

If this isn’t your forte, look around your community for a family-owned restaurant and ask the owners directly to cater your wedding. Family-owned restaurants are always the first place to check – they will almost always go the extra mile to make your wedding special and are generally more understanding of your particular budget needs.

5. Go minimal with the flowers.

Instead of spending boatloads of money on flowers that will die shortly after the reception, keep it simple but elegant — for instance, a single rose for each bridesmaid and a very small bouquet for the bride. If you know someone with a rose bush, you can actually make your own bouquets the day before the ceremony by cutting the roses yourself and trimming away the thorns.

Another cheap wedding idea – go with fake flowers instead. It’s likely that no one will even notice, and you could save a bundle by making the arrangements yourself well ahead of time.

6. Skip the groomsmen and bridesmaid gifts.

While it’s considered customary to give gifts to your groomsmen and bridesmaids in some circles, it isn’t always necessary. Instead of buying gifts they may not even want or enjoy, consider writing them a special note to say “thanks” instead. If your friends know that you’re trying to have a frugal wedding, they will understand.

7. Make your own invitations.

With a quality home printer and some time, you can make very classy invitations on your own. My wife and I picked up a simple blank invitation kit on sale at Staples and made our own invitations to our wedding. No pictures or anything – just a very classic font and simple text. It looked stylish and didn’t cost us much at all.

Sites like VistaPrint.com also offer cheap wedding invitations you can order from the comfort of your home. Their options aren’t too fancy, but they’ll certainly do the trick. You can even hire a freelance graphic designer to whip up a custom invitation for you on Fiverr for pretty short money (starting at $5).

8. Borrow stereo equipment or use yours from home.

Rather than hiring a DJ, just use your own home stereo equipment, or equipment you borrow from a friend. Put speakers around the dance floor area – there’s no need to spread them around the entire reception room. Create a playlist on your iPod that features a few hours’ worth of your favorite songs – or see if you have a friend who might want to make a playlist for you. Choosing your own songs is a great way to personalize your entire experience.

9. Stock the bar yourself.

Alcohol is a big expense when it comes to a lot of weddings, and it’s also a big variable you can play around with to cut costs. Instead of opting for a full open bar, for instance, you can save money offering just beer and wine, or a free cocktail hour followed by a cash bar.

If you do rent a function hall, ask if they’ll let you supply your own alcohol instead of using the venue’s, which can be a big money-saver. Look for a discount liquor store in your area, and stock up on the basics: red and white wine and a few types of beer at the very least. If you want to offer a full bar, pick up the standard liquors like vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey, plus a few mixers and soft drinks like sodas and juice.

Keep in mind that while it’s more cost-efficient to buy a keg of beer instead of cases, any leftover beer will go to waste, whereas you can store excess bottles for months. And that’s helpful, since it’s a good idea to overestimate — you don’t want to run out of drinks halfway through the reception.

10. Display ‘vendor cards’ in exchange for reduced rates.

If you’re hiring people to provide services for your reception (musicians, a DJ, florists, caterers, photographers, etc.), offer to advertise for them in exchange for reduced rates.

At the reception, put a small card by each person’s place setting that lists the businesses responsible for each service at the wedding, along with their contact information. Since this tends to be very effective advertising, many businesses will happily provide services at reduced rates in exchange for this opportunity.

11. Contact the local university.

If you’d like live musical accompaniment for the ceremony (and perhaps for the reception), one place to look for lower-cost musicians is your local university’s music department.

Contact them and ask if there are any students who are studying a particular instrument or vocal work and see if they’re available to provide music for a wedding. It can help them develop their resume and save you on this typically pricey part of your wedding.

This goes for photographers as well — if there’s an art school or photography program at your local college, see if there are any talented students or recent grads who would be willing to photograph your wedding at a discount for the portfolio-building experience and exposure they’d receive.

12. Price shop for decorations – and consider buying used.

Michael’s, Paper Warehouse, and Hobby Lobby all have sales throughout the year. If you know what you’re looking for ahead of time, you can simply wait until it goes on sale and “pounce” when the time is right.

Meanwhile, you can also consider buying used centerpieces and decorations. Recent brides often sell their decorations on sites like craigslist.org, and you can save a bundle of money — and effort — going that route.

13. If you’re getting married in your own church, ask the ladies’ auxiliary for help.

Most churches have a women’s organization that is very happy to help with wedding preparation in exchange for a small donation. Get them involved – they can take a lot of worry off your shoulders for a relatively low price.

At our wedding, the “church ladies” were a great help with church decoration and other helpful things on the day of the ceremony.

14. Buy dresses off the rack – and on sale.

If you want to save on bridesmaid dresses, try to avoid ordering custom dresses altogether. Instead, head to a few stores with dresses on sale and see if you can all find something “off the rack.”

This works best if your colors are chosen ahead of time and if the store you’re shopping at carries plenty of sizes. To minimize spats within your wedding party, you can also shop ahead of time and only have them try on dresses you already approve of.

Another cheap wedding idea: Instead of buying new dresses, have every bridesmaid wear a particular color dress they already own.

15. Rent tuxedos as a group, or simply wear matching suits.

Unless you have a specific reason for owning a tuxedo (and few people do), you should rent one. It’s often useful to rent the tuxedos as a group through the same business, as you’ll often get a group rate.

If you don’t want to go the tuxedo route, you can also have all of your groomsmen wear a black suit from home or other matching formal wear.

16. Choose affordable wedding rings.

Wedding bands are traditionally an important part of the marriage ceremony, symbolic of your commitment to each other. That doesn’t mean they have to cost you a fortune.

A typical 14-karat wedding band can cost upwards of $1,000, and wedding website TheKnot says American couples tend to spend about 3% of their overall wedding cost on the rings (plus thousands more on an engagement ring). If you’re trying to pull off your wedding on a budget, this is an area where you can trim costs pretty easily.

Unlike the wedding itself, which is over all too quickly, you’ll (hopefully) be wearing this ring every day for the rest of your life – so it’s important you like the way it looks and feels. But again, that doesn’t mean it has to cost $1,000 or more. Titanium, sterling silver, and other materials are less expensive, durable, and can be personalized for even deeper meaning. Check out some affordable wedding ring options here.

17. Plan a simple honeymoon, not an ostentatious one.

A huge, over-the-top honeymoon might sound fun, but it’s far, far cheaper (and often more enjoyable) to stay closer to home.

Instead of planning a big, expensive trip, focus on what matters: Unwinding after those hectic weeks leading up to your wedding, and savoring some time alone with your new spouse. An 18-hour flight across the world with multiple connections isn’t going to help in that regard.

You could even just hop in the car and spend a week or two seeing all of the local sights you’ve never had time to see until now. Whatever you do, just enjoy this time together.

Bonus idea: If you’re set on a more distant honeymoon, try paying for most of your wedding expenses with a credit card that offers great travel rewards or a sign-up bonus, which could help cover the cost of your flight (but pay off the balance before it accrues any interest).

18. Involve your closest friends and family in the preparations.

As you’re brainstorming cheap wedding ideas, you should get your closest friends and family involved with the details. Quite often, they’ll have surprisingly good ideas that can save you money and effort.

For example, they might know a vendor that would offer you a deal, or have something you could borrow for your special day. Good friends and family are always there to help, and they’ll be especially happy to contribute to such a joyful occasion — so you might as well take advantage of their generosity.

19. Try not to mention the ‘w-word’ at first when hiring a vendor.

Many florists, bakeries, photographers, and musicians mark up their services — sometimes by a lot — just for weddings. Formal gowns are often far more expensive in white. The same cover band that plays at a bar downtown on a Saturday night for $1,000 might charge $5,000 for a wedding. This is partly because of the added pressure and preparation that a wedding involves, but it’s also partly just because they can.

When shopping around, try and get straightforward quotes for the services you need — without mentioning the wedding part at first. You need a tasteful cake for 100 people. (It could be a corporate event or retirement party.) You need someone to photograph an outdoor event for about five hours. (What would they charge to take photos of a high school track meet?)

At some point, you’ll need to come clean and explain that it’s for your wedding, especially before signing a contract. But if you can get a ballpark estimate for the services you need before revealing that it’s actually for your big day, you might have better negotiating leverage when they suddenly try to apply a hefty wedding markup for the exact same service.

20. Plan, plan, plan.

When you’re trying to have a wedding on a budget, it’s important to plan ahead. List everything you can think of and walk through these items step by step.

The earlier you get started – and the more things you think about early on – the less “last-minute stress” you’ll have, and the more time you’ll have to find sales and discounts and research other good ideas.

21. Don’t stress.

Something will probably go wrong at the last minute – a little detail of some sort won’t work out. For example, our pastor almost missed our rehearsal dinner, so we barely rehearsed.

Don’t worry about it. Just assume something little is going to go wrong and avoid the urge to throw money at the problem. Most likely, no one will even notice the little issue, and quite often someone in your wedding party (or someone helping out) will come up with a pretty good solution to fix things.

*If you’re interested in hiring a stretch tent for your perfect day – just turn to Tentickle International Tents. They offer a range of stretch tents and hire around the world, including tent hire Manchester, tent hire Kent, tent hire Essex.

Article source: https://www.thesimpledollar.com/eighteen-tips-for-a-frugal-not-cheap-wedding/

5 Reasons to Hire Stretch Tents

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Looking for stretch tents for hire? Got a big event coming up and trying to decide what type of tent to hire? Not all tents are created equal and while you certainly can’t pick your weather, you can pick your perfect tent. When it comes to the toss-up of choosing between stretch tents or marquees, many prefer to hire stretch tents.

#1 They Give the Appearance of Style

A South African invention that originated from the outdoor trance dance scene in the early ‘90s, also known as Bedouin Tents and Freeform tents, stretch tents are an inspired tent style that is able to transform even the dullest of venues into stylish and magical spaces that will allow for breathtaking backdrops.

#2 Can Be Set Up Anywhere

An extremely stylish and cost-effective alternative to the traditional peg and pole marquee, stretch tents are the latest and greatest in terms of flex tent technology and are widely used for large events, such as weddings, corporate parties, product launches, fairs, festivals and special private parties. Engineered to perfection, flexible and quick to assemble, this is a tent style that will allow you to set up an event on almost any terrain, come rain, thunder or hail. Whether on a mountain top, in the middle of a forest, on a field, in your back garden, on your business premises, on the banks of a river or on the beach.

#3 Found in a Variety of Freeform Organic, Curvaceous Sculpted Shapes

One of the greatest benefits of stretch tent hire is the availability of size. Coming fully open to let in more light and fresh air in summer, or partially closed for a warmer atmosphere in winter, stretch tents can also be joined together or attached to fixed structures to create a covered space of unlimited size. One of the many reasons why so many people prefer stretch tents over marquees are for the different unique and captivating shapes that they offer. Available in the most incredible range of organic, curvaceous sculpted shapes and colours – using creative rigging techniques, we can transform any venue into a glamorous and elegant space.

#4 Waterproof, UV Resistant and Fire Retardant

Made from some of the most advanced flex fabrics in the world, these freeform sculpted stretch tents are not only 100% waterproof, but they are also UV resistant and fire retardant, ensuring that they are immune to just about every type of weather element.

#5 Stretch Tents Offer a Brilliant Branding Opportunity

Fundamental to ensuring maximum brand exposure – every corporate understands the power of branding. Events not only play a vital role in building a corporation’s image, but they also play a huge role in marketing and branding strategies, which is where stretch tents are so advantageous. Ideal for displaying your brand for the entire festival, conference or expo to see – stretch tents can be used to bring your product or company branding to life.

Now that you have some excellent reasons to choose stretch tent hire over any other type of tent, as we see it, the only problem you have now is selecting the right tent hire company. But that can all be made much easier with TentWorx. Situated throughout Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and the Free, when you partner with TentWorx, you can rest assured that you will receive top-quality service and assistance, irrespective of the size or type of function that you are planning.

To find out more about stretch tents for hire – contact Tentickle International for a comprehensive quote. By working with you every step of the way and achieving exactly what you require, at the right price too – we can certainly help you bring your event to life with stretch tents.

Article source: http://www.tentworx.co.za/5-reasons-to-hire-stretch-tents/

Des décors de chapiteaux grandioses pour votre mariage !

[Note from the blogger:

Every once in a while we try to accommodate our global readers and today we found this great article for our ‘comrades-in-tents’ in France. Thank you, www.mariage-original.com for a fantastic read!]

Pour une décoration digne d’un mariage royal

Envie d’une salle personnalisée à l’occasion d’un mariage au grand air ? Optez pour un mariage sous un grand chapiteau, un chapiteau mariage entre ouvert ou sous une immense tente. Une célébration de mariage se doit, en effet, d’être organisée dans un lieu unique rempli d’une panoplie de décors de chapiteau original pour mariage. Entre un décor avec des lustres accrochés sous la tente et des guirlandes de lierre champêtre suspendues aux plafonds, agrémentez votre lieu de réception de lampions géants, de soliflores, de bouquets de fleurs géants ou d’accessoires de décoration grandioses de votre choix. Outre ces idées, nous avons compilé, pour vous, des idées déco incontournables pour un mariage à la déco grandiose, promettant des moments inoubliables et sensationnels.

Du chapiteau étoilé à la tente des mille et une nuits

Vous souhaitez décorer votre chapiteau élégamment, de sorte que vos convives puissent se sentir comme à la belle étoile, dans une cérémonie digne des mille et une nuits de l’orient. Pour obtenir cet effet ciel étoilé pour votre chapiteau, l’idéal serait d’opter pour des lustres de faux diamants de cristal à suspendre. Glamour, romantisme et élégance se retrouveront dans ce décor avec des lustres accrochés sous la tente. Le lustre ou les guirlandes de cristal tombantes s’illumineront, en effet, grâce aux jeux de lumière. Et quoi de mieux pour illuminer le plus beau jour de votre vie que des cristaux de diamant scintillant à la manière d’un ciel étoilé ? Il est également possible de dériver le style « ciel étoilé » en optant par exemple pour des lanternes de papier colorées. En ajoutant votre touche personnelle à ces lanternes, pourquoi pas quelques boules disco autour, vos invités auront l’impression que plusieurs soleils se sont donné rendez-vous pour illuminer votre soirée et emplir vos invités de souvenirs inoubliables.

Nos astuces pour avoir une jolie déco de mariage champêtre sous un chapiteau

Pour un mariage au plus proche de la nature, de jour comme de nuit, le mieux serait d’opter pour un chapiteau entre-ouvert. Avec une vue imprenable sur la nature environnante, il sera aisé d’obtenir un joli décor de chapiteau original pour mariage dans ce type de chapiteau. Ici, le décor avec des lustres accrochés au plafond reste d’actualité. Lustres de faux cristal, de bouquets de fleurs ou faits de lanternes suspendues agrémentés de feuilles tombantes siéront parfaitement à votre déco champêtre. Avec le mariage entre les lanternes blanches et le vert des feuilles, vous obtiendrez un somptueux décor de chapiteau avec lanternes géantes . Agrémentez ce décor d’éléments naturels à l’instar de guirlandes de lierre champêtre suspendues aux plafonds, contrastant élégamment avec le reste de votre décoration faite de feuillages et de compositions florales.

Une magnifique tente décorée pour un mariage de nuit

Pour un mariage de nuit, il est préférable d’opter pour une tente ou un chapiteau entre ouvert. L’obscurité de la nuit rehaussera, en effet, la tente décorée de nuit pour un mariage ou le décor de chapiteau entre ouvert. Pour ce dernier, c’est-à-dire le décor de chapiteau entre ouvert, ne lésinez pas sur les éléments naturels pour un décor rendant hommage à la générosité de Mère-nature. Des bouquets de fleurs suspendus alternés avec des lustres de faux diamants, des guirlandes de feuilles ou des lianes vertes auxquelles seront suspendues des soliflores ronds sont autant d’idées pour obtenir un joli décor de chapiteau original pour mariage. Utilisez la même décoration, agrémentée d’un décor avec des lustres accrochés sous la tente, pour une magnifique tente décorée  pour un mariage de nuit, sans oublier les sources de lumière : des bougies par terre ou sur les tables, des boules lumineuses accrochées au plafond… Au bord de l’eau ou dans un écrin de verdure, votre réception de mariage champêtre sous un chapiteau sera placée sous le signe du glamour et de l’élégance tout en assurant une communion exclusive avec la nature. Avec ces idées de décor de chapiteau original pour mariage et un peu d’imagination et de créativité, vous obtiendrez la décoration de mariage de vos rêves, une déco dans laquelle la convivialité, l’amour et la simplicité seront assurément au rendez-vous, de quoi faire votre bonheur et la joie de vos convives.

Source: https://tentsavvy.weebly.com/blog/des-decors-de-chapiteaux-grandioses-pour-votre-mariage