Summertime weddings are most people’s idea of a dream. The warm summer days, the bright colours, the lush greenery. It doesn’t have to be a formal ceremony either. Summer weddings are among our favourite types of wedding planning because they’re casual and fun, but that doesn’t mean you should leave your wedding day to chance. Planning an outdoor wedding doesn’t have to be painful: Consult with specialists for tips and advice about every aspect of your special day.
1. Know The Venue And Its Limitations.
Is it a park? Make sure to follow the rules. Is it private property? Make sure your wedding doesn’t violate any restrictions: no alcohol, smoking, camping, or other activities you don’t want your guests to participate in. Check with the appropriate government agencies to make sure you aren’t violating any rules or laws that may be in effect in the area at the time of your event.
2. Get Everything Ready In Advance: Site Plan, Menus, Flowers And Decor sets.
Having all the details available in advance ensures that you won’t have any last-minute hassles, and this is especially important when planning an outdoor wedding.
3. Find Out About The Traffic Conditions In The Area For The Day Of Your Event.
If there’s a busy road nearby, or if you need to use a lot of equipment, find out about any planned construction or other road work for your wedding day.
4. Think About How You Want To Handle Bad Weather Conditions.
If you’re planning a winter wedding, maybe you want to add in some indoor activities so that your guests aren’t bored and antsy in case of bad weather.
5. Be Aware Of The Potential Hazards On Site, Especially If You Have Children Or Elderly People Attending Your Event.
Make sure you know where all the dangers are, and make sure that if you do any activities at the site (like games or contests), those are done away from obstacles and other areas that could be dangerous to adults and children alike.
6. Have A Backup Plan For What To Do If Bad Weather Hits, Or If There Is An Emergency Of Some Kind (fire, earthquake, etc.) Within the area.
Have a cancellation or postponement plan ready in case bad weather strikes, and be sure you know where to go for help if something goes wrong.
7. Plan The Activities Well In Advance, So You Can Reserve The Right Number Of Locations And Time Slots.
We all love surprises, but waiting until the morning of your wedding to find out that your venue doesn’t have a nice place to eat brunch won’t make anybody happy. Take into account other factors such as restaurant availability, and make reservations well in advance so they’re not wasted by having to cancel them at the last minute.
Depending on your venue and the kind of outdoor wedding you want, there are a lot of questions to ask, and a lot of things to keep in mind. But if you’re looking for a fun getaway from the city, or simply don’t have much free space where you live, then an outdoor wedding will be perfect for you. Don’t let planning your big day stress you out too much. Enjoy the process! Visit Tenbrink and Company for more information.