Clear Top Tent
Personally, I find the idea of unpredictable Vermont weather terrifying. While planning an event, you always hope for a beautiful summer day, not too hot, not too cold, sun shining, a cool breeze blowing…
But this is Vermont, and it seems that the weather here is even more unpredictable than anywhere else in the country. I’ve come to learn that when the weatherman predicts “50% chance of rain”, he usually means he has no idea, and it could go either way.
To be fair, I don’t think that any amount of meteorologist study could help them figure out the out of control nature of the Vermont sky.
Planning an event, in general, is stressful. As someone who has planned events in Vermont, a fair share of them being outdoors (because really, who can resist the beautiful landscape), I always like to know my options in case the weather turns poor.
It’s pretty rare that Weddings, Tents & Events will not be able to accommodate many last minute tent changes. Since I’m still new here, I asked Jenna about some typical cases that event hosts and clients face when planning an outdoor wedding. Here are some of the answers she gave me:
Q: If I find out that my fears are confirmed, how soon do I need to order a tent?
A: We always recommend that if you’re having an outdoor event you rent a tent regardless of the chance of rain. Rain isn’t the only thing I worry about when putting on an event outside – summers can get hot, and the sun only makes the heat more intense. It’s always nice to have some coverage, whether you’re anticipating a little rain, or a bright hot summer day.
However, some people are not planning to have a tent at all-whether it be for reasons of budget or aesthetics. The best advice I can give is to check the weather forecast the Monday before the event. If it looks ominous, plan for that.
Otherwise, don’t be afraid to call us and ask!
Q: If I already have a tented or indoor reception, but an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour, how could I prepare for the bad weather?
A: Weddings, Tents & Events offers smaller tents to accommodate your guests for the ceremony and cocktail hour. For especially rough weather, we also offer walkways that will shield guests in transit to each area of your event.
Q: What kind of tents do you offer?
A: We offer a large variety of tents that come in all different sizes. Styles include:
- Clear Top
- High Peak
- Frame Tents for smaller events and
- Rounded and Peaked Modular Tents
For more information visit our website: http://weddingstentsevents.com/interior.php/pid/4/sid/1
Q: What if we have a last minute emergency or realize on the event day that we forgot to order something?
A: We always recommend that you review your rental order 10 days before your event, and compare it to the caterer’s and bar service orders. However, if the unexpected happens, you can call our emergency pager and someone will get back to you asap. (802) 749-3258
– Maddy the Intern