The days leading up to your big day may feel like a circus act, but rest assured, having a wedding tent to shelter your guests will look nothing like a circus…unless, of course, that’s your wedding theme.
I recently encountered a bride-to-be who exclaimed, when asked if she was planning to rent a tent, “I am not getting married in a circus tent!” I wasn’t sure if she’d been to a tented wedding, but I assured her that wedding tents look nothing like circus tents.
Not to stay that the traditional red and white stripes of a circus tent can’t be an inspirational element to your wedding. Check out Stacey & Josh’s circus wedding on Green Wedding Shoes to see first-hand how one couple tied the knot under the big top.
Some tent rental providers do rent circus tents, but we don’t. What we do rent are beautiful, white party tents. We offer several tent styles to fit your location, wedding party size, and budget.
Frame tents offer flexibility for a variety of spaces, and are a budget friendly option. Because there are no center poles to deal with you, can put tables, chairs, dance floors and DJs wherever you want! The inside of the tent looks a little more technical to keep together — you will see cables and a frame, but with the use of lights, the space can be quickly transformed.
High Tension Pole Tents
High tension pole tents can be a great deal larger than frame tents and have gorgeous peaks. There are center poles—the number of poles is dependent on the size of your tent. Pole tents use standard 7’ metal side poles at the edges. Another option is to use 10’ side poles, which provide a more open, airy feel to the tent and enable guests to more easily see your outdoor venue.
The latest trend in wedding tents is a sail cloth tent. The tent top is made of sailcloth, which is more translucent than a traditional vinyl top. The material allows natural sunlight to brighten the inside of the tent during the day, and at night the tent appears to glow from the interior lighting. The effect is quite stunning. Additionally, the center poles are made of strong wood that offer a more natural, elegant feel, versus traditional metal center poles.
No matter your budget or location, a full-service tent provider can offer a tent that will match the look you want. And look nothing like a circus tent – unless, of course, that is the look you are going for. With beautiful lighting and creative decorating (check out our other blogs for more inspiring ideas) ideas you can make a tent reflect the vision of your day! And we at Lakes Region Tent & Event would be happy to help you build your vision!