Confetti Fall/Winter 2019

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We're excited to welcome our friends from Great Events Rentals to the Confetti blog to talk about just how dreamy Calgary tented weddings are and the details you need to know before you decide if a tented wedding is for you! 

After touring venue upon venue, finding little that truly speaks to you as a couple, it's been settled: you're going to celebrate your love in a beautiful tent-a blank canvas that will allow you the opportunity to decorate exactly how you please. 

You'll skip the hassle to fight for expensive, coveted establishments by creating your own.

Can't you just picture it? Your event becomes seamless with the beautiful outdoor surroundings as you pull back the walls of the impressive tent; rolling pastures and mountain views become natural backdrops. Create your own room: keep it simple if that's your style, or go all out with gorgeous photo-opp vignettes, lighting of your choice, a stage and dancefloor for that talented band you saw hype up your local pub, elegant harvest tables with old-fashioned chairs and rustic benches, and your favourite-coloured napkin at each impeccably-trimmed setting. You're getting excited, aren't you!


Now what?

The best place to start is a consultation with a tent expert. At Great Events Rentals, we have two, with combined experience of over thirty-five years, and they're ready to sit down with you to map out your provisional wedding venue. 

You'll need to gather a few details.

How many guests? How would you like them seated or otherwise arranged in the room? How will you feed them? Will you need a stage? Perhaps a dance floor? 

You'll also need to consider the location. Few spaces within the city limits allow private tents to be erected on public property, especially without permits. Your own property is a wonderful choice if you have the space in your yard. You'll have the comfort of home right at hand and can potentially house a few of your guests-if you're into that! Perhaps use a relative's land outside the city for an extra-special rural experience. 

It's a good idea to read through the FAQs on our website to establish your knowledge and walk into your consultation prepared. 

We're here to support you throughout the process. Our tent managers will help you pick the right style and size of tent, calculate the number of tables you'll need, set a day for a site visit and impart a quote. They'll provide you with the information you'll need to get arrange for Alberta One Call (please note this will be your responsibility) as well any other inspections that could apply.

Next, let our rentals experts assist with choosing the perfect décor for your upcoming day. Bring your betrothed; bring your mom; bring your planner. We've stocked our showroom with our expansive inventory-even a few inspiration tables to get that creativity flowing-and we welcome you to come and play.  Once everything is selected, we'll set a date to deliver and erect the tent. We can do so a few days ahead of your event so you'll have plenty of time to get everything in place for the big day. 

Now it's just a matter of celebrating romance, under a canopy...


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