To allow the designer to tailor the marquee to your requirements and to save time it is worth considering the following prior to the initial meeting:
Have an approximate idea of numbers
Small wedding marquees (20‐100) are often more economical to buy rather than hire. ‐ Lightweight ‘party tents’ that use 230g/m2 roof material are the cheapest option. ‐ Marquees that use at least 480g/m2 roof material are better quality and will last longer. ‐ Linings are starting to become available for these tents and marquees ‐ Tents and Marquees with flame retardant material are advisable
For large weddings (300+) consider a wedding planner: ‐ Large scale organising can become a full time job ‐ Wedding planners have contacts for other services
Ask around for personal recommendations of marquee hirers.
Try to keep it local ‐ To avoid paying a premium for travelling time ‐ To ensure a quick response in the event of a problem (very rare!)
Get at least 3 quotations for differing designs and ideas as well as costs. You can always return to your preferred hirer with an alternative design.
If you have previously seen a theme or style you like, obtain pictures for the hirer to view.
Would you prefer a traditional canvas marquee with centre poles and guy ropes, or a modern frame marquee?
Find out if there are any underground pipes or cables in the desired location.
The “Complete Confetti Guide to Marquees” was written and submitted by Spencer King.