word of the week: sidewalls
If you’re planning an outdoor event, one of the first things you’ll probably do is secure your tent. You will likely hear a lot of words that are new to you when you’re selecting a tent. One of them might be sidewalls.
In case of bad weather, sidewalls are your friend. They protect you from wind and rain. If you look at the picture above, you’ll see clear walls surrounding the tent. Those are sidewalls. They’re versatile in that you can remove panels or add panels, so you’re not surrounded by walls all night long unless you need to be. Sidewalls come in many different materials. Clear walls are shown above, but you might have the option to order solid white, white with windows, mesh, etc.
In addition to sidewalls, you may want to consider other rain plan options for your tent: fans in case of hot weather or if you’re using sidewalls to keep air circulating, a cocktail hour tent (or more square footage in your dining tent as a rain plan), a ceremony tent, on-site event service from your tent company (a dedicated person from the tent company who can assist with sidewalls, etc.), flooring, and a marquee (a covered walkway) from your catering tent to your dining tent.
image courtesy skyline tent company