A marquee wedding can most uniquely reflect the personalities of a couple and here at A Lavish Affair we absolutely L-O-V-E marquee weddings! There is a lot more hard work involved but with the right management you can create anything you desire with this blank canvas and you’d be surprised, with the right guidance, it may not be as expensive as you think! So, what does it take when considering a marquee wedding? Here are a handful of our top tips to start your thinking process.
Marquee wedding tip 1 – Location
One of the first elements that your wedding planner will consider is choosing the location for your marquee structure and whether the site is suitable. It is important to consider the ground on which the marquee will be built, access for guests and suppliers, even considering where the sun will be during the day and how to angle and position the marquee based on the lighting and any views.
Marquee wedding tip 2 – Additional Services
Your wedding planner will also assess whether or not you will need to bring in services that may not already be sufficient on site. For example, if you are having the marquee on private property the bathroom facilities could be insufficient for your number of guests and hiring additional facilities would be required. If you would like the marquee to be built at a venue where the kitchen is too far from the marquee, a temporary kitchen will need to be installed, including water, lighting and power. Having someone on board who can ask the right questions and source quotes to create the infrastructure is a massive help!
Marquee wedding tip 3 – Construction
Depending on your wedding location construction will often start the week of the wedding. You will need to have someone available to visit the site and regularly check the progress allowing you adequate time to correct any of the elements well before the day. By delegating this task to a wedding planner it will allow you and your family the joy of relaxing in the lead up without any additional stress.
Marquee Wedding tip 4 – Styling
With a marquee wedding you are working with a blank canvas so it is very important that you carefully plan how this space will be styled. This is where it can be very easy to blow out the budget and to avoid doing this we have created some clever design and styling ideas to fill a room without breaking the bank. It is very easy to miss the mark when creating the ‘wow factor’ and having a planner there to share in your vision and ultimately bringing it to life through creative design and decorating ideas it will help you to achieve the most beautiful space for your wedding day.
Marquee wedding tip 5 – Saving Finances
The first 4 tips already highlight where costs can increase very easily and we strongly recommend the services of our A Lavish Affair team who have created many clever designs to save our couples a lot of unnecessary expenses. Utilising someone who is extensively experienced in marquee weddings can save you time and money in creating your dream day.