Planning a Marquee Wedding

Planning a marquee wedding can be an exciting endeavour! Here’s a guide to help you navigate the process:

  1. Choose the Right Location: Select a suitable location for your marquee wedding. This could be in a garden, on a farm, or even in a public space (subject to local council approval). Consider factors such as accessibility, scenery, and any necessary permits.
  2. Determine the Size of the Marquee: Decide on the size of the marquee based on your guest count, seating arrangements, and space requirements for other activities such as dancing and dining. You may need us to help with a scale floorplan.
  3. Consider Layout and Design: Plan the layout and design of your marquee, including the placement of tables, dance floor, bar area, and any additional features such as a stage or lounge area. Work with a professional marquee company to create a customized layout that suits your vision.
  4. Think About Amenities: Consider the amenities you’ll need inside the marquee, such as heating or air conditioning, lighting, restroom facilities, and power sources for entertainment and catering equipment.
  5. Hire Reliable Suppliers: Research and hire reliable suppliers for your marquee wedding, including caterers, florists, decorators, and entertainment providers. Make sure they have experience working with marquee events and can accommodate your specific needs.
  6. Weather Contingency Plan: Since marquee weddings are often held outdoors, it’s important to have a weather contingency plan in place in case of rain or inclement weather. Consider the wall configuration, heaters, or fans to ensure the comfort of your guests.
  7. Decorate to Your Taste: Personalise your marquee with décor elements that reflect your style and theme. This could include floral arrangements, lighting effects, drapery, and furniture. Work with a decorator or stylist to bring your vision to life.
  8. Plan for Logistics: Coordinate logistics such as transportation, parking, and accommodations for out-of-town guests. Provide clear directions and information to ensure that guests can easily find the venue.
  9. Enjoy the Experience: On the day of your marquee wedding, relax and enjoy the experience! Trust in your planning efforts and suppliers to execute your vision and focus on celebrating with your loved ones.

By following these tips and staying organized throughout the planning process, you can create a magical and memorable marquee wedding that reflects your unique style and love story.

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