A tented wedding reception is unique and if done right, the type of reception that will be memorable. Although a lot of planning goes into such a reception, it is worth it! Especially because marquee tent hire prices are affordable and you can select the tent according to the number of guests, the style of the wedding and location where the wedding will be hosted.

Although there are certainly beautiful function venues, somehow they all look the same, but a marquee tent has a classical element to it that is simply so unique that it will give the panache you want for your reception.

What makes marquee hire well worth the effort is the amazing décor possibilities, which often lack when using a set venue. Of course, you are not limited to marquees. You can select a Bedouin style with the stretch fabrics or a lightweight aluminium frame tent that can be erected on just about any type of surface. Once you have decided on the tent style, you can think about décor.

Lighting is highly effective to highlight centre pieces, while it can also create a romantic ambience. Flowers are perfect for décor, while draping is considered the ultimate in creating a stylish reception. The combination of all three will help to transform the tent into a space out of a fairy-tale storybook.

Next also consider the sound, dancing and music requirements. You may want to rent a dance floor in addition to an event floor. The tent and catering company will also have the tables, chairs, tableware, cutlery and glasses that you will need. Discuss the dining style, such as buffet, sit-down or cocktail, with the catering company to determine how many tables you will need and how to place the tables.

If you plan a tented wedding, be sure to follow weather reports. Fortunately, most tents today are waterproof, but it makes sense to have a contingency plan in place, such as making provision for a non-slip path that is covered to the restrooms and having umbrellas at hand.

Attention to detail is important. Make sure that you have enough restrooms for the total number of guests, that there is power for the music and lights, and a backup generator in case of a power outage. Remember to switch off the sprinkler system timers at the venue to avoid being drenched in water at a specific time.

You will appreciate our expertise, product offering and affordability at TentWorx regarding catering, décor and marquee tent hire in South Africa.