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When to book a marquee

The pretty proposal happened and you’re engaged. Congratulations!

But the most important question your asking yourself is when to book your sussex marquee?

Your head is swirling with what your big day could possibly look like and as you start to get lost in the details of considering your wedding, you both decide that you like the idea of an outdoor wedding. While you don’t know exactly what you do want, you know that hay bales and bunting just are not your style. Another mistrust is the weather. Which is never guaranteed, even at the peak of Summer, so a marquee seems to be the safety formular of choice. While a safety blanket is comforting in its private way, there really is no need for your marquee wedding to be like a well loved and tatty quilt.

Your marquee need to be one that wows you and your guests, and should be focused on your individual vision. But where to start? As amazing as a clean canvas seems, it can also be terrifying. For many brides and grooms, the way to create their perfect day is to involve your wedding planner and events company like Raise the Roof Marquees and Events. This professional team know everything you will find to know about weddings, parties, the best suppliers and even the small personalized details that will create smiles and memories, long after the exact dancing has stopped.

The average wedding takes between 300 to three hundred hours to plan from start to finish. Let’s be honest. Life is hectic enough without having to find these more hours to plan your wedding. Emma and Simon Turner, are the husband and wife team behind Raise the Roof Marquees plus Events. They work with a whole team of trusted vendors on a daily basis to bring weddings to life across Sussex and Kent. As well as magicking these extra hours into existence, you might also get to adopt Emma as your new best friend until your current big day is here. An extra cheeky little bonus, along with secure feeling and less stress.

Emma becomes your fairy godmother, your own personal knight in shining Armour and your very own Wonder Person all rolled into one! You need a person who you can rely on to be handled by you, to guide you to the best solutions for your day whilst your budget, but also a person who is truly invested in your day. You will be expending a lot of time with your Planner, divulging personal details, and perhaps needing a shoulder to cry on when it most of becomes too much. So finding yourself a person who you mouse click with, a person who you can laugh with, and a person who an individual trust with one of the biggest days in your life, is really important.

Whether it’s over coffee, with mood boards and marker pens, or as simple as a phone call, Emma will start to work with anyone and your fiancé to get an idea of what you would like for your personal day. Usually this will start with a rough idea of spending plan and guest numbers for the day, a basic plan for tables, standard, dance floor, and potentially a venue, if you have one in intellect. The great thing about marquees is that they can be as spacious as you need them to often be. And they don’t need to be a stand along space. The exact Raise the Roof team work with many venues where the marquee can be used to expand the existing space of a venue. So if you currently have fallen in love with a venue that just does not fit in your guest list, additional marquee space may suggest that you can still keep the venue you want and entertain your whole guests.

Planning and liaising with suppliers in your local area or further afield will mean that your wedding day vision shall be bought to life by Emma. Each detail is looked into and booked in over the weeks that build up on your big day and care is taken just as if it were her own big event. As your Wedding Planner, Emma will be talking with manufacturers about your big day, while you are working, enjoying a coffee, going the kids to school, or while you are out grabbing a mouthful to eat. It will all be happening in the background. Hours of communicating, emails and chasing. And as well as all this, Emma will assure that budgets are kept up to date, and that deposits, expenses and balance payments are kept on track as the many days tick by, relieving yet another area of stress for many Gals and Grooms.