The date for your wedding is set; you have sent out all the invites; you have selected a dress and you even have the bridal party all chosen. The only thing that is left is to plan what your marquee wedding will look like. It can be rather daunting, but not if you are organized. Marquee weddings come with many advantages but most people choose them because they allow them to customize your wedding to their desire. A marquee is like a blank canvas – you can do whatever you want with it.
When planning a marquee wedding, the first thing you should do is draw up two lists, one showing all the suppliers that you will need to make your wedding happen and the other showing how much they will cost you. A list ensures that nothing is left out. It helps if you can sit with someone who has had a marquee event – they already know all that is needed. If you cannot find anyone, you can visits a marquee company – they give free consultations all the time.
Once you have a list visit the marquee company that you have chosen and see the kind of marquees that they have on offer. Choose one that can accommodate all your guests. Don’t forget that you will need space for food, a dance floor and even maybe a changing room. You should take all these things into account when you are deciding on size.
Now that you have a marquee you can go ahead and visit the site where it will be set up. The marquee company will send someone along with you to advise you aspects such as which direction the marquee will face (views are important on your wedding) and also things such as where your guests will park. You will also discuss things such as flooring, heating, lighting, microphones and speakers. Ask about toilet options – the ordinary portable loo is not suitable for your wedding so find out if they have luxury toilets – they are spacious and they look good at weddings.
If you don’t have a caterer this is a good time to ask the marquee company if they can provide one. The great thing about a marquee wedding is that you can choose whatever menu you want, including having an outdoors barbeque (they are so much more fun!). Hotels usually insist on doing the breakfast wedding and pre-wedding dinner buffet but with a marquee wedding you can avoid these additional expenses and just focus on providing your guests with one wonderful meal.
Now that you have everything all set it is time for you to go back and do last minute preparations. The marquee company will set up the day before the wedding and make sure that everything is ready.