Outdoor weddings which are held in the scenery and landscape of the venue is breathtaking. Yet, with the weather changing ever so unpredictably, it becomes almost a must for couples to use a wedding tent or marquee to provide assured shelter for themselves and their guests while outdoors. There are many types of wedding marquees to choose from depending on the couple’s needs and preferences. These marquees may also vary in size as well as in price. There are many other types of wedding tents and marquees out there, here are 4 common types of used for weddings.
The framed marquee is the most expensive of all. Despite the price, this type of marquee can provide the utmost glamour and luxury for the wedding day. Sturdy metal frames, hard floor as well as structured walls and windows consist this framed marquee. Heating, air conditioning and lighting may be added to the wedding tent design. The adequate space in this marquee could also accommodate a bar area, dance floor and dining space. It is most suitable for a big formal wedding on winter season or summer season.
Small weddings such as those held in a home’s garden can do well with a conventional canvass tent. It is flexible, whereby the sides are removable to accommodate the good weather. It is perfect on a fine day as the tent may not withstand water and wind. Poles are utilized to erect the marquee along with tent pegs and guy ropes to keep the tent secure and upright. It is perfect indeed for a garden wedding or afternoon tea wedding. It may also be accessorized with flowers and wrought iron tables and chairs. The perfect seasons to use this type of tent are summer, early autumn and late spring.
The Indian tent or Bedouin is based on a traditional pole or frame tent design. It can be a canopy or open pavilion. The interior decoration of this marquee that is both luxurious and exotic is what sets this apart from the rest of the tents. There are Indian fabrics in rich colors draped all over the walls and ceilings of the marquee. The interior can possibly be dark and thus it is perfect for evening weddings. Cushioned furniture and low tables go best with Bedouin tent.
A tepee marquee is constructed on tripod poles using guy ropes for the interior and exposed beams. Small tepees could be used if additional space is required for an outdoor reception. They may also be connected to each other to create a village. It is perfect for beach weddings or something similar.