My venue is a gorgeous mansion in the hills of WV, but my wedding is in April, and the mansion couldn't hold nearly as many people as I am inviting (reception style). I'm worried about inclement weather, so I'm going to rent a tent. However, I received a few quotes and they are FAR too expensive. I'm wondering about your experiences, how you got the price down to fit your budget, and maybe a few tips on renting a tent?
I really hope I don't have to take out a loan to pay for it, but it's starting to look like it may be necessary.