Summer is on its way, and so are the outdoor weddings! There are a few things you should keep in mind while planning your outdoor wedding…
Some locations may come with requirements and permissions when holding an event outside. Be sure to check with the local police department or town halls regarding firework permits, parking, alcohol consumption, food and beverage preparations, exemptions from noise ordinances and curfews and anything else they oblige you to have.
When planning outdoor weddings, Mother Nature is a guest that can make or break your day. Always have a backup plan in case of sudden and unexpected rainfall and thunderstorms. If you are having a ceremony outside and an indoor reception, use your reception venue as a backup plan! Tent rentals are always an option, and some rental companies even let you put them on ‘stand-by’ until the week of your wedding. This way, you can keep an eye on the upcoming weather and let them know the week-of if you will need their services or not.
Add some extra details for your guests to be more comfortable outside. If it is a hot, sunny day and your guests will be sitting for a while during the ceremony, provide baskets of parasols to shield from the sun and have a table set up with bottles or glasses of ice water.
Not only does Mother Nature affect your wedding in bad ways, but you can use nature to your advantage! Save décor costs by using the natural décor of your outdoor venue. Plan a special moment of your wedding around the sunset to make for an extra-special moment.
When would you plan for your sunset – saying ‘I Do’, the first dance, dinner?