Tents can be used to protect against bad weather, regulate temperature, create a specific ambiance, match an event aesthetic, or act as a predominant feature of a venue. While couples may opt to utilize a tent on their wedding day, many often struggle to find ways to creatively decorate the interior of the tent in a way that matches other elements of their special day. Indoor spaces (depending on the venue and their specific rules) generally allow more flexibility for decorative elements such as ceiling hangings, picture frames, wall drapery and uplighting, etc. However, the unique shape and structure of a tent often pose a challenge to couples who don't know where to begin. That is where we come in!
Before diving into some of our favorite ways to decorate tents, it is important to note that before proceeding with any tent decor, it is critical to check with the policies and rules of each individual venue and/or rental company to make sure that specific decorative elements are allowed. That said, let's jump right in!
Lighting can be used to add personality to any kind of space-- both indoors and outdoors! When it comes to decorating a tent, lighting can be hung along the top of the tent to mirror its shape, or can be draped loosely across to make the lights appear as though they are floating in the middle of the space. However you chose to display your lighting, it is sure to add a magical vibe to your special day.
Adding natural elements, such as florals and greenery, is a great way to bring the outdoors inside. Greenery can be used to create a smooth transition between the outdoors and the inside of the tent for those who want a natural, outdoor feel while also leveraging the functionality of the tent.
Can't pick between lighting and natural elements? Choose both! You can integrate lighting into natural elements, or you can add greenery, florals, and strings of lights separately to create a unique look.
Using drapery is a great way to highlight and mirror the aesthetic of a tent. Drapery can either match the colors of your wedding to create a cohesive theme, or can match the interior of the tent to add dimension to the space while seamlessly blending in to the existing structure.
Feel free to reach out to us for more ideas and help on how to decorate for your big day!