Wedding Trend: Tents as Decor | Arizona Weddings Magazine

One often-understated element of the wedding world is seeing an exciting new upgrade: the stretch tent! What was once accepted as merely the back-up plan in case of inclement weather is now being expanded to its full potential in order to give brides more options for their wedding day. Debra Doss from Scottsdale Stretch Tents gave us incredible insight into how the game has changed for wedding ceremonies and receptions, and we’re excited to share it with you!

Scottsdale Stretch Tents: Tents as Decor

Wedding Trend: Tents as Decor | Arizona Weddings Magazine Wedding Trend: Tents as Decor | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Scottsdale Stretch Tents, which services weddings all over Arizona, offers a better way to incorporate tents: by considering them décor. Debra points out that brides have many on-trend options, “as opposed to just simply a rain shelter with a universally unattractive look.” Gone are the days where rusted and sun-bleached tents are utilized only if necessary and certainly take away from the beauty of your day. Instead, the elegant, time-tested housing of choice for the nomadic Bedouin people inspired these new, flowy white tents that resemble low clouds on the horizon. The structure and design of this ancient desert shelter provides the blueprint for the modern wedding tents. No matter the terrain, they can be sturdy – this includes setting up over steps or varying landscape. Artistry and versatility marries in a fashion-forward union to produce the incredible stretch tents used by brides now.

Wedding Trend: Tents as Decor | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Stretch tents typically serve as a shady repose from the festivities or house the center of action. This often includes the dining area, a dance floor, and buffet line if one is present. Since tents themselves can now be considered décor, there isn’t much decorating necessary. Debra explains that because the stretch tents feature a soft, pillowy sweep to them, drapery is not required. With this in mind, brides can often save quite a bit on décor by using this modern tent versus a regular venue. “Tents can be configured in many different ways depending on the intimacy, the views, and the landscape,” says Debra. If a couple wants to show off a particular view, that side of the tent can be removed to showcase the breath-taking scenery. Scottsdale Stretch Tents works to bring the outdoors in with an emphasis on an organic, elegant, and unique atmosphere for weddings.

Wedding Trend: Tents as Decor | Arizona Weddings Magazine Wedding Trend: Tents as Decor | Arizona Weddings Magazine