When clients approach us about wedding lighting and event lighting in a tent they usually think about what it can add to the tables, the dance floor or even fabric along the sides of the tent. Don't ignore what is above you! Adding a little 'texture' to the top of a tent can be fun too! We can either project a pattern right onto the tent ceiling or onto fabric installed in certain areas of the tent.
Another idea- if your guests will be approaching the tent after dark, light the exterior top of the tent! It makes for great photos! Here is an example of a pattern on fabric.