Tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding: A Complete Tent Guide

The allure of an outdoor wedding is undeniable—the natural beauty, the open sky, and the romantic ambiance all contribute to a dreamy celebration. However, to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch, meticulous planning is key. In this comprehensive tent guide, we’ll share essential tips to assist couples in planning their dream outdoor wedding, focusing on tent selection, weather considerations, decor, and seating arrangements.

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The Perfect Tent: Size, Style, and Setting

Begin your wedding planning journey by choosing the right tent. Consider the size of your guest list, the style of your wedding, and the setting. Frame tents are versatile and work well in various locations, while pole tents exude a classic charm. Ensure your tent accommodates not only your guests but also the dance floor, catering area, and any additional features like a photo booth or lounge area. Work closely with your tent rental provider, such as Big T Tent Rental & Sales, to determine the best layout for your specific needs.

Weather-Proof Your Day: Plan for All Possibilities

Mother Nature can be unpredictable, so it’s crucial to have a solid backup plan in case of rain or extreme weather conditions. Consider renting sidewalls for your tent to protect against wind and rain, and communicate your backup plan with your wedding coordinator, vendors, and guests.

Decorate with Style: Personalize Your Tent

Complement the natural beauty of your outdoor location by incorporating elements of the surroundings into your decor. Consider seasonal flowers, local greenery, and other natural elements to enhance the overall aesthetic of your wedding tent. Create a magical atmosphere with strategic lighting. Big T Tents can install lighting in tents, so you can choose a lighting option to create the right ambiance for the evening celebrations. 

Crafting Your Picture-Perfect Day with Big T Tents


Planning an outdoor wedding comes with its challenges, but with careful consideration and the right tent, your dream day can become a reality. At Big T Tent Rental & Sales, we specialize in providing high-quality tents to suit your unique vision. Contact us today at 816-861-4999 to explore our range of tents and accessories, and let’s work together to create the outdoor wedding of your dreams.