Considerations for Outdoor Weddings
Today we are going to look at considering the weather when planning an outdoor wedding.
So, you have always wanted to walk down the aisle in an outdoor setting to say I Do. You have it all pictured in your mind. It’s a nice sunny day; there is a beautiful green lawn with rose petals leading you to your smiling partner. You have white chairs for our guests and a cool summer breeze at your back– the perfect wedding day!.
Permits are arranged, guests invitations are sent and ceremony furniture and decorations are organised to be set up. As much as you can wish and pray for perfect weather, sometimes things don’t always go to plan. Other times, the weatherman could get it very wrong.
Our advice is to be prepared for wet as well as hot weather. Make sure you have a plan for when to make the final call, who will help to reset things and how to advise guests if needed. Here are some of our considerations for outdoor weddings.
For wet weather a backup location or possibility a marquee could be helpful. We can help you with the logistics of getting this set up in time as you will need the manpower to relocate your furniture and decorations. We can also help you in getting the message out to all your guests in case they need to drive to another location.
Let’s face it, are you really going to ask your bridal party to call each and every guest as they are getting ready themselves or ask your family and friends to move the set up for you while in their formal attire? This is where our team could come in handy for you and help reduce any stress. We are on the ground ready and watching the forecast. We also ensure that we communicate all movements with you for peace of mind, notify all suppliers and can also get the message out to all your guests to let them know of the change of plans.
Hot And Sunny Weather
For hot weather, some shade and cool drinks would help keep your guests happy. If there are no trees in the area, a marquee and large umbrellas can provide shade for your guests. Our team can help with guest fans and a hydration station with cool drinks and sunscreen if needed.
So, when planning your outdoor wedding, be sure to check out our considerations for outdoor weddings. Be sure to consider a wet weather backup plan and if you are getting married in the warmer months, consider something to keep your guests relaxed, cool and happy.
If you would like our help with these, please contact us. Our team is ready and willing to help you.
Until next time, Happy Planning!
Are you planning/did you have your wedding outside? Did you have a backup / alternative location if it rained? Let us know and join the discussion down below 🙂
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