Looking to book a party tent for the event you’re planning? They’re perfect for anything, including weddings, concerts, festivals, and more. If you’re going to book a traditional tent, there are a few things you need to know to get the most out of it. Here’s the definitive party tent guide, so you’re able to pick the best tent for your needs.
Rent Or Buy?
The first question you need to ask is, are you going to buy or rent your tent? There are advantages to both, so one is just as good as the other. It’s all down to your specific needs.
For example, is your event going to be a one day event? Are you going to have the time to put up a tent, when you’re running around organising other aspects of the event itself? Do you not have somewhere to place the tent and keep it safe until the next time you use it? If this sounds like you, you’ll be happier renting a tent. It takes a lot of the responsibility off you, and you’ll be able to focus on other aspects of the event that need your attention.
On the other hand, you may need to use that tent on a regular basis. If you’re planning on holding several events, or want to put on the same event on an annual basis, then you’ll want to buy the tent. It’s also a very good idea to own your own tent if you’re looking to move your event round the country. You will need to take care of the tent and store it carefully, but as you’ll see this is very simple to do.
Tent Guide Type
Now, you need to consider what kind of tent you need. There are two main types, the pole tent or the frame tent.
A pole tent is also known by other names, such as a high peak tent. As the name implies, the tent roof is held up by poles. These look fantastic as the poles give the roof a sweeping look that looks amazing in photos. You will need to put up with poles being in the middle of your tent, though. For some events this won’t matter as much, so a pole tent will be the right option for you.
The other option is the frame tent. These tents are held up by sturdy frames, so they don’t need the poles to keep the roof up. These make them an excellent option when you want a clear view the whole way through a tent, such as for a concert or wedding. They do come in pre set sizes, so you’ll need to have the roof for them. If you want that clear space though, they’re the right choice.
Weatherproofing Your Tent
You would think that a tent can only be used in the summer months, but that’s not true at all. In fact, you can use a tent all year round and still be comfortable inside. It’s all about how you set up the tent to cope with the weather. Firstly, you’ll need the tent to be waterproof, to stop rain getting inside and putting a dampener on things. Most tents will be designed to be tough in the face of water, so you can ensure that no event will be a washout.
Next, consider the temperatures inside your tent. In winter, you don’t want to be freezing, and in the summer, you don’t want to boil. That’s why you can get full AC or heating systems for your tent. Once they’re set up and running, you’ll see that the tent is just as comfortable as any indoor venue.
Finally, when you book or buy a tent, ensure that it comes with attachable walls. These are the best defence against wind or rain. Your tent’s not going to be much defence if the wind is blowing rain right into it. Use the walls to block it off if the weather turns sour.
Decorating A Tent
Once a tent has been put up, you’ll be ready to decorate it. This is one of the main advantages of trio tents, as they provide a blank slate that you can use for your event. You can decorate them however you choose.
This is one reason why tents are so popular for weddings. They offer you the chance to create a look that’s all your own for your wedding day. Flowers are easily placed on tables and even strung from the rafters to tie in with the wedding’s theme. Other popular options are lanterns to add light, although if you use these be sure to use LED candles, in order to reduce the fire risk in the tent.
Looking After A Tent
If you buy a tension tent, then you’ll need to know the best way of taking care of it. The better care you take, the longer that tent will last for you. It’s not that hard to keep it in the best condition, either.
Once you’ve used the tent, take the canvas sheeting off and lay it flat. Use this time to inspect for any small rips that can be repaired. Doing this now will prolong the life of the fabric. Once you’ve done this, it’s time to wash it. All you need is some soapy water and a soft brush. Use this to gently scrub the fabric, removing any dirt or stains.
After it’s been washed, hang the fabric over a clothes line ans hose and hose it down to rinse it. Allow it to dry fully, and then roll it up to be stored in a cool and dry place. That’s all there is to it, and your tent will be ready for the next event in no time.
This covers all the basics you need to know about party tents. You’ll be able to pick the right tent for you, choose whether to rent or buy, know how to decorate it, and even how to take care of your tent.