Wedding Planner—For Rent
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Once mere utilitarian structures, these temporary shelters have become ultracomfortable, outfitted with everything from air conditioning to entrance canopies. And they're as decorative as the receptions they hold. Sperry Tents, in Marion, Massachusetts, makes luminous sailcloth designs with a nautical look, some in midnight blue strewn with white stars. To create an ambience fit for a maharaja, rent an earth-toned Indian-style canvas tent with printed patterns from Big Sky Tents, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Some look like miniature sultans’ palaces; others are simple canopies with crenellated (notched) edges. But what can beat Mother Nature when it comes to romance? That's where clear-top tents come in, says John H. Crabbed Jr., of the Vermont Tent Company in Burlington. "It's magical to look up and see the night sky."
Where To Rent It: Sources
Look in the yellow pages under "rentals," "party stores," and "theatrical prop houses."
Organizations: the American Rental Association (ararental.org); the International Special Events Society (ises.com)
Tableware: Party Rental Ltd., partyrentalltd.com ‘Linens: Just Linens, 212-688-8808
Furnishings: Propper Source, proppersource.com; Props for Today, propsfortoday.com
Foliage: Hartmann Studios, hartmann-studios.com; Renny and Reed, rennyandreed.com
Floors (and tents): HDO Productions, hdotents.com
Tents: Big Sky Tents, bigskytent.com; Sperry Tents, sperrytents.com; Vermont Tent Company, vttent.com
Miscellaneous: Amazing Animal Actors, amazinganimalactors.com