We are getting married in June 26th and it is showing 70% chance of rain 😭. I just ordered clear umbrellas for the photos, but my big problem is finding a tent to rent that isn’t crazy expensive. I’m thinking I need a 20x20 tent but the prices I’ve seen for rental is like $500 or more! Would it be cheaper to buy?
The cost of a tent rental seems high though its the going rate vs. purchasing one to store after for so many years of not being used.
Is the venue able to have a back up plan for indoors if the weather is showing for rain? It would be good to talk to them and ask them what they can do in this case.
It is early to accurately predict rain but in the event it will happen, I would still rent one and have their licensed team secure it for you. If you buy one and it's lightweight, it may not hold rain properly. And god forbid in the event it's unstable or a heavy gush of wind blows it over to your neighbours (it does happen!) your sister can have a major ding on her homeowners insurance.
Crossing my fingers the weather will cooperate with you!
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We are doing the wedding in my sisters backyard with 20 of us 2 metres apart. No indoor option unfortunately. I’m thinking it might be worth it to wait a little and see if the rain will change and if not just buy one off of marketplace or kijiji
For the ceremony, if the venue doesn't have a rain plan, I would move it indoors if you can since you're allowed 15% capacity.
For the reception, since you only need three square tables max for 10 people (2 x tables of 4 + sweetheart table for you), you can probably make do with a 10'x10' tent. Renting is definitely cheaper than buying because for a tent to have a solid foundation and be structurally sound enough to hold heavy rain water, you'll need something heavy duty which won't come cheap.