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When you buy an event tent, you want to be sure you're getting the right thing for your money. How do you know you're getting the right clear span tent for your needs? Here's what to look for when you're shopping around.

Do You Need To Buy?

What are you buying a tent for? If you're planning on using it several times over the summer months, then you'll want to buy yourself a tent that you can reuse for years to come. If you only need it once though? Then you may be better off just renting one. Remember, if you buy one you'll have to do all the work putting it up and taking it down, and then you'll have to wash it down and find somewhere to store it afterwards. If you really don't want to do any of this, consider renting your tent instead of buying one. 

Consider Where The Tent Will Sit

The surface your tent will sit on will affect what kind of tent you buy. In most cases, you'll be putting your tent on grass or other soft ground. Any kind of tent can be staked down here, so you don't have to worry too much. If you're going to be on a harder surface, then you'll have to be careful which tent you choose. Clear span tents are the best option here, as they don't need to be staked down. Instead, they can be weighed down. Talk to a clear span tent supplier to see what they can give you. These can be used on concrete, decking, and more, giving you more options.

Think About The Space

When picking a tent, you need to think about the space that the tent will be sat in. Firstly, you need to know that there's enough space for the tent to sit in on your property, or wherever you will be using it. Smaller tents just need enough floor space to be sat in that footprint. If you're using a larger tent, remember that you will need clearance around it. At least 6 feet is usually recommended by suppliers. This is to allow you to put down tension ropes to keep the tent in place. 

What Color?

The vast majority of event tents are white or another neutral color, and there's a good reason for that. This is because the color can be used for any kind of event, all you need to do is put up decorations in order to get the look you're going for. You'll find though that there are actually a wide range of colors available. You can get your tent in a solid color, or in stripes. Think about the events that you're planning. Would a specific color work for you? For example, if you use a lot of green in your company branding then you could use a green tent to stand out from the crowd. Think carefully about what color would be best for you. 

Who Will Set The Tent Up?

If you're buying a tent, you need to think about who's going to be setting it up on the day. As you've bought the tent, you'll be responsible for setting it up yourself. That's going to be difficult if you're on your own. If you have a few staff on hand though, then that's not going to be a problem. If you need the tent, but you won't have the manpower, then again you'll need to think about renting. When you rent, you'll have the option to have staff come and help you get the tent up and ready on the day. Will you need that help?

Talk To Others

If you're still not sure which tent to get, talk to other event planners about what you need. It's easy to find forums online, and they will be happy to share with you their ideas. Many will have used tents before, so they'll be able to tell you what you'll need for your event. 

There you have it. Use these tips in your search for the right tent for your event. Using these, you'll have a tent that's just right for you, the event, and the space that you'll be using. 


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