Top 8 Tips for planning a bespoke Countryside Marquee Wedding
If you are like me and love countryside weddings, then the option to have a marquee wedding is probably near the top of your list! So I thought I would share my top tips on how you can have a relaxed and rustic-inspired countryside marquee wedding that is not only gorgeous but also full of personalised details.
8 top tips for a personalised marquee wedding:
1.CHOOSE A VENUE WITH SPACE AND ACCESS
Look for a venue that has gardens or grounds that is big enough for your marquee, easy access for deliveries/setup, parking options, and accessibility. You don’t want your guests to trek to get to your marquee!
2.SELECT YOUR MARQUEE STYLE AND SIZE
From traditional canvas tents, pole tents, sale tents, see-through marquees or tipis - there are so many options to choose from. Choose a style that matches your overall wedding vibe and complements your surroundings. We help you choose the right size to accommodate all of your guests.
3.DECORATE OUTSIDE YOUR MARQUEE.
Don't forget the outside spaces at your venue! Chances are you will have space to add decor, lighting, games, photo booths etc outside your marquee for your guests to enjoy. Include activities or entertainers that you love!
4.DECK OUT YOUR MARQUEE WITH PERSONAL TOUCHES
Decorate with coloured linens, personalised backdrops, hanging decor, unique lighting and bespoke flooring. Create the perfect vibe and ambience through these decor design touches and even add your wedding monogram if that’s your thing!
5.CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR PALETTE
With the option to choose the inside colour of your marquee through fabric draping and lighting, opt for complementing colours to the rest of your table design.
6.BESPOKE FLORAL CHOICES
Express your personality through your floral designs. From rustic bud vases to elaborate hanging floral displays. The sky is the limit when choosing the size and colours of flowers for your marquee!
Configure your reception tables into any design or shape you like. As your marquee is a blank canvas, it gives you the freedom to have any size or shape tables and select any layout. Whether you want rustic long benches, traditional round tables or something truly unique!
8.TRANSFORM THE SPACE FROM CEREMONY TO RECEPTION
Your marquee is such a flexible space that you can completely transform it from your ceremony to wedding breakfast to evening party. By moving around tables and floral displays and turning on lighting, the mood and atmosphere can be changed throughout your wedding day.
Your marquee can look fabulous but it also needs to be accessible! As your wedding planner, we help you plan and book all the logistics of having a marquee wedding. From hiring generators and drawing up site maps to creating parking areas and adding electricity to the space.
But most importantly we focus on ensuring you and your guests have the best time possible at your marquee wedding, from adding signage to guide guests to your venue, planning walkways to your marquee, creating your own glamping site and booking nearby hotel rooms and we look after all the details.
So if you've set your heart on a countryside marquee wedding celebration, I hope our expert wedding planning advice was helpful! By remembering to plan the decor and design as well as location and logistics, you will have the perfect personalised marquee wedding.
Thanks so much to Jenny at JS Events for sharing these super helpful tips for planning a marquee wedding. To find out more about the services that Jenny provides, head over to www.jenniferstanniforthevents.co.uk/ or follow her socials www.instagram.com/jenniferstaniforthevents 🤎