Despite being engaged only a little over a week, Michael and I have already made lots of progress with our wedding plans. Since we *hope* to have a 2012 wedding (hinging on whether we can get a reception site we like), we have only 10 months to get every single detail completed! Our biggest concern at this point is our reception venue. Everything pretty much hinges on that – our wedding date, our ceremony venue, our decor, how many invitees, and the time of day we plan to have the wedding & reception. We’ve been throwing around a few ideas…below 🙂
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- I have a clear vision of what I want it to look like – soft decor, chiavari chairs, flooring throughout the entire tent, clear side panels, drapery from the ceiling (like the photo above), chandeliers, pretty lighting, etc. My fear is that I won’t be able to make it look like that…and I don’t want a tacky tent reception.
- What if it rains? I’ve heard horror stories about people having mud up to their KNEES from walking on the muddy ground around the tent.
- The bathroom situation. I will absolutely not have port-a-potties at my wedding reception. I know, you can rent “bathroom trailers” blah blah blah…I just don’t like it. Plain and simple.
- The cost – after adding up all of the rentals (high peak pole tent, chairs, tables, flooring, side panels, lighting, electricity, etc.), we are just as good or better off renting an upscale, indoor venue.
With all of that said, the plus side of this choice is that we may be able to use a friend’s property on the river if we chose to have a tented reception. I’m sure that most of my worries about a tent reception are actually not a big deal, and I’m sure it would turn out lovely. I just think my anxiety (and do I have a LOT of it…ha) would get the best of me when planning this type of reception.