Weddings are generally a community effort in townships. Everyone(neighbours) is available to help. You don’t even have to ask. They just turn up. Hence, why we erected a tent in the middle of the street without any objections. A tent in the middle of the street? Yes, I know right, my in-laws have the best neighbours ever. I would advise checking in with your local municipality if you’re considering having a tent on the street. Especially if you live in a mixed-race neighbourhood.
Our tent was by MPR hire. It didn’t cost a lot but that was about seven years ago. I’m not sure about their prices now. We hired an aluminium frame tent and chavari chairs. Unfortunately, our hiring quote didn’t include the décor so we had to do it ourselves. If I could go back and change one thing it would be the way the tent was decorated.
We ran out of money (paying for two weddings had taken its toll) and we were so exhausted. We desperately needed the whole wedding done with. So, when my sister-in-law told me a lady had volunteered to decorate, I was so relieved. Little did I know her style didn’t jell with mine (still I’m grateful).
Tented weddings are magical if decorated correctly. You can be in the middle of a township, walk in a well-decorated tent and you’ll think you’re somewhere in Mayfair, London.
Drapes will make any tent look dreamy. Please make sure you hire a reputable company. And make sure they prepare a mock-up before you sign any contracts. A mock-up will give you an idea of the quality of their work.
Chandeliers will add an instant luxurious feel to your tent. You can hire chandeliers from www.whiteweddings.co.za
Kristen Weaver Photography
Lanterns blue Photography: CLY by Matthew .