Planning a wedding is easily one of the most stressful things a person will ever go through. At times it can feel like a full-time job and as though it can be hard to see the vision coming together. If you are planning on an outdoor wedding, then there is a whole other element of stress and planning, as some aspects will be totally out of your control, such as the weather.
As you work to put together a special, romantic, and memorable day in celebration of your union, here are some tips that may help the process to go a little smoother.
Have a Backup Ceremony and Reception Space Plan
An outdoor wedding can be one of the most beautiful types of weddings out there. Being able to say your vows as you are surrounded by the beauty of nature just adds that extra level of romance to the day. Obviously when you picture the day in your mind, you think of gorgeous sunny weather that is warm and comfortable, but unfortunately, no-one can control that aspect of the wedding. That is why it’s imperative you have a backup plan for outdoor weddings.
The backup plan needs to include indoor space or at least be sheltered space in case of bad weather. Guests cannot be expected to sit out in the rain, so knowing what you will do should it happen will help to relieve some of that stress. This could mean renting a tent or moving to an indoor space at the location.
Think About the Facilities Offered for Guests
Depending on how rustic the outdoor venue is, there may not be proper, or enough, washroom facilities on-site. If that’s the case you can actually rent portable restroom trailers that feel every bit as luxurious and spacious as an indoor washroom.
Make Use of Natural Décor Plus Additional Elements
While the surrounding nature will obviously act as the main décor, it’s also wise to think about additional items that you can use. With just a couple of simply added touches such as potted plants, lanterns, strings of lights, etc. it will look truly spectacular.
Ensure There is Shade for Guests
For those who plan on having a summer wedding, temperatures can get pretty hot, especially in the full sun. This is why you will want to ensure there are areas that your guests can seek shade in. This could mean setting up tables with umbrellas, gazebos, or even a few large tented areas with tables and chairs.
Give Guests a Heads-Up Regarding Footwear
Because the outdoors isn’t really known for level terrain, it’s a good idea to give your guests a heads-up regarding footwear. Suggest that people opt for flats so that they get a better footing as they walk around. You can word it as “lawn-friendly footwear”.
Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams
Each of these tips is designed specifically for outdoor weddings to help ensure that they go off without a hitch and the day is exactly as you hoped and dreamed it would be.