Having a great 50th birthday

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Having a great 50th birthday

I'm so excited about my 50th birthday. This is the first party I've had in nearly 20 years where I don't have to organise babysitters! I finally have money to have a really huge party, so we are going all out. I've got a great events organiser coming who has got a cool DJ and a great caterer coming. It's a lot of work organising all of my friends and family, but it's going to be worth it to have all the people I love together for one night of fun. If you are also organising a great 50th birthday party, then keep reading.

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Outdoor weddings are arguably the most common type of wedding. The disadvantage of these weddings is that guests are often exposed to weather elements such as the sun's heat and rains. Marquees will help protect your guests from harsh weather. Besides, they enable you to continue with the ceremony even if the weather patterns change. So what considerations should you make when hiring a marquee for your wedding? Below are some essential tips. 

The Number And Size Of Marquees

The number of guests, the activities you will conduct inside the tents and the site conditions are your primary determinants when deciding the number and size of marquees you will have during the wedding. Therefore, conduct a site survey to determine the orientation of the wedding venue. Ideally, marquees should be installed on a level, dry ground. Beware of overhead hazards such as power lines and branches that could cause accidents such as electrocution or the collapse of the marquee. 

How many guests will you invite? Marquees come in various sizes, each with a specified seating capacity. You could opt to go for larger marquees to ensure that guests have adequate spacing. It is a sure way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If guests will dance or eat food inside the marquee, it would be wise to increase the number of marquees. 

Book The Marquee In Advance

Do not assume that the marquee will be available when you need it. Most marquees hire companies are busy during the weekends and holidays when most people hold their events. Therefore, call the rental company and put down a deposit as a guarantee that you will use the marquee on your D-day. Check the company's deposit policy. For example, will they refund the deposit if you postpone the event due to unavoidable circumstances? Besides, ensure that the company guarantees that the marquee will be available.   

The Terms Of Hire

Ideally, the company should have reasonable terms of hire. For example, the marquees should have extra amenities such as lighting and an AC system. Additionally, the company should offer services such as the installation of décor and the provision of chairs and tables. As a rule of thumb, they should also transport the marques to and from the grounds. 

Most companies are very specific about how you use the marquees. For example, they will charge a penalty if you return dirty or damaged marques. You could also be penalised if you are late to return the marquees. 

When hiring a wedding marquee, choose an appropriate size, book the marquee in advance and assess the terms of hire.