Why you should host a marquee wedding
03 Jan 2017
A marquee wedding can serve to make your special day truly unforgettable. Here are just some of the reasons why, as detailed by UK Marquee Hire
Marquees are becoming an increasingly popular option for couples looking to host their wedding celebrations in a less traditional setting. Offering a whole host of unrivalled benefits, marquees can make every couple’s dreams a reality; UK Marquee Hire explains why.
Make it your own
Marquees offer a completely blank canvas that you can embellish, furnish and accessorise exactly how you wish without breaking the bank. They can be simple and modest or wildly extravagant; it’s totally your call. UK Marquee Hire offers set themes, but clients can also choose their own. UK Marquee Hire can create packages to fit the budget, eliminating a lot of stress that comes along with choosing all those small but important details.
Fit to size
Whether you are having a small intimate dinner or a big party with everyone you know, there is a right size marquee to suit your needs. A lot of people are opting to host their wedding at home which cuts the cost dramatically and a marquee is the perfect addition. Alternatively, to give your wedding a wow factor, you can place a marquee in the beautiful grounds of a manor house or castle. A lot of these types of venue have rooms that are licensed to hold your ceremony, which means you won’t have to transfer your guests to a separate venue.
A season to suit
Marquees can be used all year round; here are some ideas in how you can dress your wedding marquee to suit the season:
Whatever your style and taste, there is a theme for you and your marquee. A popular theme for summer weddings is a rustic/festival vibe and these are great for weddings on a budget. A simple marquee is what’s needed here. If you’re lucky enough to pick a day where the sun is shining, keeping the sides off the marqueeis a great way of making the day less formal. Having only roof lining with fairy lights and festoon lights is simple yet striking, and provides enough lighting when the evening draws in.
Depending on where the marquee is situated, you can even leave out the flooring so that you can enjoy the grass – also cutting costs. Wooden tables and benches give a relaxed, friendly feeling, while limewash chiavari chairs provide a more formal aesthetic. Bunting, barrels and hay bales are great authentic décor ideas, while popcorn machines, candy floss machines and bouncy castles add to a vintage vibe. Marino fire pits are also a great addition for a summer wedding, allowing guests to continue to enjoy the great outdoors when the temperature drops.
A lot of brides may not even consider having a marquee during the winter season, but with modern heating the cold is no longer an issue. Many heaters are quiet and are situated outside so they don’t take up any space. They can also be controlled via a thermostat so the marquee will be the perfect temperature.
A winter wonderland theme can be really striking, especially with the right décor. A fully lined marquee with fairy lights, crystal chandeliers and blue uplighters will create a winter’s night atmosphere, with white carpet offering the illusion of freshly fallen snow. Ice chiavari chairs are the perfect accompaniment, complemented by hanging snowflakes, tall light-up twig trees with matching table pieces and a snow covered bar. A snow machine really adds a really magical touch. The only limit is your imagination.