A marquee is quintessential of a classic wedding; metres of white fabric and a large grassy space sets a romantic scene. These days there are so many styling options available that any bride can make a marquee wedding fit their style.
If you’ve been dreaming of a wedding below a marquee there are some unique challenges to think about. Here are 4 things you’ll need to plan for pulling off the perfect day:
These days there are lots of different marquee styles and shapes to choose from. Think about where all of your wedding elements will be located, from the food to the dance floor. The number of quests you’re planning on inviting will help you decide the size of marquee you need. Visit a few marquee suppliers to see what they have on offer. Most will have an example one set up for you to take a look at. Going for a boho style? Why not try a tent marquee.
The great thing about a marquee is that it allows you to have an outside wedding, while staying protected from the elements. If you’re planning a wedding in the middle of an Australian summer consider fans or air conditioning to ensure the comfort of your guests.
Due to the portable nature of a marquee you’ll likely have to organise your own catering, from cutlery to the glassware. Once you have decided on a caterer, ask them if they can supply all the crockery and utensils you need to save having more things on your to-do list. If you’re going for a vintage vibe, why not have a food van. It will add a fun element to your night and won’t put as big a dent in your budget.
There’s nothing glamorous about a traditional port-a-loo but these days there are glammed up versions available. Or look for a location that has a house on site, allowing your guests to use its amenities.
Organising an outdoor wedding with a marquee has its challenges. With the right planning you’ll be able to bring your dream day to life.
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