To Buy Or to Rent a Wedding Tent?
You could make your wedding even more memorable by holding it outdoors. But it's not all that wise to trust Mother Nature with such a special day; a sudden drizzle might ruin the trimmings, or a scorching hot summer sun might cause some health problems among those who attended. You will need to have something over your head - therefore, it would be a good idea to rent a wedding tent.
A wedding tent could also be known as a "wedding gazebo," or simply a gazebo - a portable, often collapsible, open structure that allows wind to pass through it freely. Few outdoor weddings are conducted inside closed tents, because of the informal atmosphere this would bring about - although in very damp or rainy seasons or areas, this may not only be practical, it may be a necessity. Gazebo tents are also in the market for such occasions - hard-top tents that have detachable canvas walls. These are useful for times of unpredictable weather, when you are not sure if you will need an extra layer of protection from the elements.
If you've made up your mind to acquire a tent (or gazebo tent, or a gazebo, whichever you'd prefer) for your wedding, the next step is to figure out if you should rent or buy it. If you're out to save on money without compromising too much of your budget - and this is foremost on the minds of many soon-to-be-wed couples - there's no question about it: renting is the way to go.
Renting is more practical, especially if you don't plan to use your gazebo frequently after the wedding - for friends' and relatives' weddings, outdoor family gatherings, and such. Anyway if your friends and families should need gazebos for their own gatherings, they could easily get them from rental stores that are nearer to their residences!
Of course, you may fancy an elaborate tent that your wedding planner had shown you, and it may be difficult to acquire exactly that design of tent for renting. Wedding gazebos are often elegant, highly decorative, and if you have set your sight on one specific design, it may be hard to consider settling for other models. The smart thing would be to rent the gazebo now, and just recommend the rental store or individual you rented it from to other concerned parties, should the need for a wedding tent arise.