From trendy weddings to anchorage plans, here are the most read articles on InTents in 2019.
Frank Sinatra sang about New York City, “If I can make it there, I’m gonna make it anywhere.” Tent installers who have worked in the Big Apple might sing, “If I can tent there, I can tent anywhere.” Installing commercial tents on pavement in an urban environment is demanding and complex, yet lucrative and rewarding when done right.
Rain or Shine Tent and Events Co. of Randolph, Vt., has installed numerous tents for weddings at the picturesque Edson Hill resort in the Vermont ski town of Stowe. But the scale of a July 2019 wedding required ingenuity and creative problem solving on the part of owner Perry Armstrong and his Rain or Shine team.
The anchoring plan for your tent or structure is the one part of your permit submittal package that will change from job to job. The key to any plan is to present a professional, easy-to-read document for your permit official to follow and understand.
When Arnon Rosan started working in the event industry some 25 years ago, flooring and staging were not top considerations for tented affairs—in fact, they were rarely considered at all. “When I’d approach people, they’d look at us like we were speaking a different language,” says Rosan, CEO of EverBlock® Systems LLC, a New York, N.Y.-based company that produces modular flooring and building blocks. “‘Tent flooring? Why do I even need tent flooring?’ It took a solid 20-plus years until flooring became a must-have product.”
IFAI’s staking and ballasting studies have helped to push the tent rental industry forward in terms of safety and professionalism. Here’s how tent rental companies can use the studies to set their business apart, plus anchoring tips from the experts.
Tented weddings have a timeless appeal, combining the open, airy feel of an outdoor wedding with protection from the elements. Design and decor often come down to personal taste and geographical location. And yet, every season brings its own trends in lighting, ceiling treatments, floors, tables and seating, color palettes and linens. Here, industry experts weigh in on what’s hot—and what’s on its way out—for tented weddings in 2019.
It’s all about fast installation, more customization, easy handling and style—the qualities that tent and event rental companies demand.
Focusing on internal processes has helped Made in the Shade create a better experience for both clients and employees.
Tent Expo 2019 in January kicked off with a young professionals happy hour, where Ramsey Duqum, CEO of AAble Rents, gave a spirited message to those gathered about advancing the tent rental industry. To continue that energy, InTents is for the first time honoring five industry professionals under age 40 who are making a name for themselves and their companies.
Awarding excellence and innovation in the event tent industry.