Here are the quick details: I'm having my wedding March 21st at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC. It will be outside with the reception under a tent; about 100 people.
I'm worried about women wearing heels sinking in the grass during the reception. (I'm aware of the protective heel covers for walking on grass; would rather not resort to these). Our caterer provided us a quote for flooring the 40x60 tent and it was over $10,000 which is insane.
I'm looking for a carpeting option or something like that for far cheaper (think in the $1000-$2000 range) to cover a 40x60 tent. I like the idea of seagrass carpeting but I'm finding quotes of $1.75 per sq.ft which comes to $4200.
I HATE the idea of astroturf which is very cheap. I think it will look extremely tacky. I've even gone as far as looking at just buying outdoor carpeting at Lowes or Home Depot and then donating to the venue afterwards or something along those lines.
If anyone has come across this issue I'd love to hear your advice, what you did for your tented wedding. Please include specific vendor names if in the area, prices, sizes, etc. Any advice will help!!