Flowers are ideal for dressing up a tent reception. Also plan to invest heavily in lighting. Use spotlights with colored gels and twinkle lights to create interesting shadows. Project patterns onto walls, floors, and ceilings. Light up corners and poles to create drama.
"Lighting can diffuse, mask, or take the eyes where you want them," Gregoli says.
Big surprises can sneak up on a bride when planning a tented wedding or reception. To avoid being thrown for a loop, follow this advice from JoAnn Gregoli.