Wedding Ideas

Tips For Planning Your Tented At-Home Wedding

Posted on March 02 by Francesca Sgambati

Kate and Jeffrey Brave The Storm at Their Backyard Wedding[Kate and Jeffrey’s Backyard Wedding. Lilian Haidar Photography.]

Tips from JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions on how to throw the perfect tented wedding at your home:

Plan it: Take the time to get a floor plan from your planner to show how the lay of the land will work out.
Prep it: Spray for bugs, make sure you are not near any septic fields or water lines.

Tent it: Hire a company who supplies clean tents and make sure they actually come to measure and stake it out.
Rent it: Retain a great rental companies who have the rental items that replicate your desired look.
Insure it: You must carry wedding insurance and liability insurance.
Protect it: Have a rain plan in place, be sure you have heaters, fans and tents on standby.
Light it: Lighting is the key to creating a wonderful environment within the tent structure, great lighting transforms a space.
Personalize it: Make sure your style is reflected in the overall event, project monogrammed gobos onto the tent, make it your own, if you love corn hole have games during cocktail hour.
Theme it: Easier to plan an event that has some sort of theme: garden, country, whimsical.
Enjoy it: Relax and enjoy the day!

Kate and Jeffrey Brave The Storm at Their Backyard Wedding