06 Jul Is a bell tent wedding right for you?
As June swiftly moves into July we find ourselves in the midst of the wedding season with many bell tent weddings already under our belt and a lot, lot more still to come!
We’ve had such lovely feedback from our couples and their guests but how do you know if we’re right for your wedding? Having your guests on site really does add to the whole wedding atmosphere. Everyone who’s going to be staying can relax and enjoy the weekend as soon as they arrive without thinking about taxis, or who’s going to be drinking and who’s not. It creates a great party vibe with everyone letting their hair down and fully embracing the occasion.
We’ll arrive the day before and set up all the bell tents and then come back the day after the wedding to take them down again. Our Atlas Bear package includes coir matting, double airbed, bedding and blankets so your guests can simply turn up with their pyjamas and toothbrush.
Why not just have the guests put up their own tents if they want to camp? Well, it’s a hassle. For you and for them. Do you want them setting up their tents while everyone else is having a great time at the reception? Probably not. Plus, pitching a tent in heels or a suit? No, thank you! Which means they need to come and pitch it the day before. But for a lot of people that’s probably not a viable option either because of work commitments or because they live further away.
Also, if we’re being really honest most people’s tents are ugly. It’s a fact. On a campsite no-one bats an eyelid at a field of nylon tents – it’s what you expect to see. But at your wedding? The day you’ve been planning for months, if not years? They’re a bit of an eyesore. Beautiful canvas bell tent = festival wedding vibes and photo opportunity. Nylon tent, not so much.
Finally, on the morning after, feeling hungover but still in the party-spirit and tucking into a hearty breakfast, no-one will complain at not having to take down a tent and try and squeeze it into an impossibly small bag. Especially if it’s raining.