How to Plan an Outdoor Wedding

Congratulations on your engagement AND congrats on your decision to have an outdoor wedding. Outdoor weddings are romantic and beautiful and it’s a great way to let mother nature decorate for your big day! That said, there is a lot of extra planning and consideration that goes into an outdoor wedding; they come with their own unique challenges and rewards. Here are some tips to ensure your outdoor wedding shines regardless of the weather!

Have a Backup Plan for your Backup Plan:

This is the first step any an wedding planning, but especially for an outdoor wedding. There are a number of things that are just simply beyond your control when your wedding is outside. The weather is obviously the biggest uncertainty, but it’s certainly not the only concern. Many couples opt for an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. This way, if there’s a monsoon outside it’s just a matter of moving some tables around to bring the ceremony inside. Don’t for about the lighting and electricity. This could become an issue during even light rain. In the event that your ceremony is planned for mid-July and the normal pleasant weather suddenly feels like the surface of the sun, consider fans or a tent to provide shade. If you’ve planned a fall outdoor wedding, consider having your wedding favors be some sort of scarf.

Is the Wind Winding Down?

Many outdoor weddings suffer from windy conditions. Avoid light fabrics like chiffons and silks in your dress and the bridesmaid dresses. The same rule applies to your decorative fabrics. Be sure to tell your hairstylist that you’ll be having an outdoor wedding! Banners falling onto guests, aisle runners chasing the flower girl, flower arrangements rearranging on guests’ laps; it all sounds like something nightmares are made from. Be sure that everything is secure and reinforced! Candles and wind aren’t usually a great combination either, opt for battery operated ones for the same flicker effect.

The most important thing to remember is that regardless of what happens, it’s going to be a perfectly imperfect day; it’s your wedding day! Enjoy it!

How to Plan an Outdoor Wedding

Congratulations on your engagement AND congrats on your decision to have an outdoor wedding. Outdoor weddings are romantic and beautiful and it’s a great way to let mother nature decorate for your big day! That said, there is a lot of extra planning and consideration that goes into an outdoor wedding; they come with their own unique challenges and rewards. Here are some tips to ensure your outdoor wedding shines regardless of the weather!

Have a Backup Plan for your Backup Plan:

This is the first step any an wedding planning, but especially for an outdoor wedding. There are a number of things that are just simply beyond your control when your wedding is outside. The weather is obviously the biggest uncertainty, but it’s certainly not the only concern. Many couples opt for an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. This way, if there’s a monsoon outside it’s just a matter of moving some tables around to bring the ceremony inside. Don’t for about the lighting and electricity. This could become an issue during even light rain. In the event that your ceremony is planned for mid-July and the normal pleasant weather suddenly feels like the surface of the sun, consider fans or a tent to provide shade. If you’ve planned a fall outdoor wedding, consider having your wedding favors be some sort of scarf.

Is the Wind Winding Down?

Many outdoor weddings suffer from windy conditions. Avoid light fabrics like chiffons and silks in your dress and the bridesmaid dresses. The same rule applies to your decorative fabrics. Be sure to tell your hairstylist that you’ll be having an outdoor wedding! Banners falling onto guests, aisle runners chasing the flower girl, flower arrangements rearranging on guests’ laps; it all sounds like something nightmares are made from. Be sure that everything is secure and reinforced! Candles and wind aren’t usually a great combination either, opt for battery operated ones for the same flicker effect.

The most important thing to remember is that regardless of what happens, it’s going to be a perfectly imperfect day; it’s your wedding day! Enjoy it!

 

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