With one of my first Weddings of the year approaching I felt it would be a good time to focus on Marquee weddings.
I am often asked what my favourite weddings are and Rustic Outdoor Weddings and Marquee Weddings are always top of my list. They literally give you a blank canvas in which to create your own style and add your own personal touches. Whether it is a contempary or country style, really use your imagination, it is your day and anything goes.
When choosing a marquee also try not to limit yourself to traditional choices, there is a much bigger selection nowadays with Teepees and yurts these often add something unique and different to your day. Whatever style of marquee you decide to choose it is sure to be a talking point of your wedding.
Something different how about this pink delight from
Once you have an idea of the style of marquee you want, before contacting the suppliers there are a few key things that you need to check beforehand
Is there enough space for a marquee and is the ground flat?
is there enough parking close by?
is there good access for deliveries?
where will the caterers be located?
When thinking about space, is there enough room for guests to move around the marquee, is there an area for the guests to have a drinks reception, somewhere to chill out?
How far away is accommodation for your guests?
Transport to your location?
Once you have made the final decision to move forward with a marquee wedding here are a few more ideas that you may find useful.
Consider looking at images such as pin interest to get ideas for decor both inside and out. It is a great aid to guide you through the many choices of decorations and props.
Garden games are great if you have children on your day.
Its a great idea if you hire a wedding planner to assist you executing your plans for the big day, someone to take over the stressful parts and worry, make sure that all the finer details are in place, someone to welcome your guests and generally overseeing the wedding as a whole including keeping things on track.
Marquee weddings are so versatile again with food anything goes, so whether it is a sit down three course meal your after, bbq or hog roast make sure you check out local caterers as well as big companies as sometimes they can offer you a great deal as well as supporting your local small business. Where I can I always recommend local suppliers as they are usually the ones who will go that extra mile for you.
Finally, make sure you have a contingency plan for extras such as heating if it is a cold day. Umbrellas kept handy just in case the sun does not happen to make an appearance.
I really am looking forward to my first marquee wedding of this year, the bride and groom are lovely and have had very definite ideas from the beginning which has made my job so much easier. I am sure the sun will shine on the day for them. I will keep you posted!