Inviting your dog to your wedding?
After all your dog is family, so why wouldn't you invite them to the wedding? Well for one reason if your event is help indoors then most facilities do not allow pets inside, which is just another reason to have your wedding outside. Over the years we've seen dogs attending outdoor tented weddings more time than we can count on one paw. As long as your dog is well behaved, since you don't want them eating the cake before it's cut or barking so much that they take all the attention away from the bride, then why not? Of course we think the dog should be dressed for the occasion after all it's a wedding, here is a photo of a dog that attended an outdoor tented wedding at Katherine Legge's "The Lodge" and he literally out dressed most of the men at the event.
Tents for small Events
We literally get just as excited about small tent events as we do for large tented weddings. We understand each and every party is a celebration of friends and family and there will be memories made that will be locked in minds and captured in photos taken on that special day. Here is a perfect example of a 90th birthday party held under two 15 x 15 frame tents to block the sun and create an outdoor dining room room housing a long single banquet table. Though this party was on the small side of tenting it had just as much love and importance as any other tented event. The family decorated with the colors of the Italian flag, simple floral pieces and red checkered table cloths that reminded them of years past.
"This is how we hosted Italian dinners back in the day, out in the yard on a few long tables dragged out from the house" - Gina
Weddings sure have changed over the years...now here's a groom that's styling and smiling and wearing what he wants to! Heck it was an outdoor tented wedding on a warm summer day so why not wear shorts? The point is enjoy your day and don't worry what other people think. If you want to wear shorts as the groom...wear shorts, if you want to wear a tuxedo then have-at-it and if your feeling a tuxedo T-shirt well just make sure your bride is OK with it first. I know a bride that's getting married this summer as she's set on a black wedding dress (why not?)...remember it's your day, do it your way! You may just regret it otherwise.
Party tent Rentals, Hinsdale, IL
Hinsdale, Illinois Tent Rentals - Tent Spot Light
Today we are highlighting a party that was hosted at an incredible historical home in downtown Hinsdale, IL for a Halloween/Dueling Pianos party. Chicago Tent, LLC. Rentals and Sales was asked to tent the area just outside the back door to house two pianos, high top tables, heaters, cathedral side walls, string lights and of course a dance floor! The guest were able to travel from the main home into the 30 x 30 party tent through an all enclosed marquee tent. The party was catered by Taste of Home of Hinsdale and was the talk of the town as the guests sang their hearts away into the night all cozy on a chilly fall night.
Rain, Rain...go away!
As the saying goes rain on your wedding day is "good luck" and since it's out of your hands the best thing to do is smile and roll with it. You can always add additional tents and walkway marquees, but try to make it fun with a good attitude. Some of the things we've seen are ushers, ushering in the guests with large umbrellas or handing out umbrellas. You may want to keep an eye on the ring bearer as he may get a bit carried away in the puddles, but seriously take after him and enjoy yourself. be sure to take photos with the bridal party all holding umbrellas in the rain or a photo with just the lovely couple cuddling under one. Another tip is don't wait for it to rain to start your umbrella photos, if it looks like it's going to rain beat mother nature to the punch. - Good luck...you'll need it that is if it doesn't rain.! ;)
There are 10 packs of Wedding White Umbrellas available on Amazon.
We've seen many creative ways to honor family members that are no longer with us. From saved seats with a signature hat to photos in frames. Any way it's done it is always special and a beautiful way to touch guests hearts. Here are a few ideas we found on Pinterest and we show case one example that one of our team members created which is available on Amazon.
A beautiful way to pay tribute to family and friends who are in heaven, this well-crafted sign is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and special events.
The original vintage style design is perfect as is, or can be personalized by adhering your photos in the bottom half. Standing at 18" tall x 14" wide, this framed memory sign showcases custom-made lettering screen printed on real wood. The sign looks beautiful standing on a table, leaning against a chair, on an easel or hanging from the twine attachment. It's a perfect gift for the bride and groom or a wonderful surprise to honor a loved one at a special event.
John Scaletta has been involved in the special events business primarily in tenting for over 25 years.