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5 Important Things You Need for a Successful Outdoor Wedding

Charming country barns. Breathtaking beachfronts. Blissful gardens.
There’s nothing quite like an outdoor wedding!

However, planning an outdoor wedding is no walk in the park. Apart from the normal preparations of a typical wedding, you need to go the extra mile to ensure that the location, lighting, and weather is perfect.

Here are some tips on how to plan a good outdoor wedding:

1. Have a Backup Plan

Given the uncertainty of the weather, it's important to make sure that you've got an alternative location for your wedding. Without a backup location, your wedding may have to be postponed.

One of the easiest backup plans is setting up event tents near the outdoor venue. Although they may not be strong enough, they can protect you and your guests from mild weather conditions such as light showers and wind.

You may also want to consider getting a wedding insurance policy, just in case there are accidents due to external events.

2. Don’t Forget About the Extra Costs

Whether held in the outdoor or indoors, wedding are quite expensive.
With an outdoor ceremony, comes additional costs such as sanitation services, security, and parking spaces. These expenses are especially common when the outdoor wedding destination is at a remote place.

Nonetheless, there are ways to mitigate these costs. For instance, you can avoid taking foodstuffs at the site, to cut on the sanitation fee.

3. Create an Appropriate Wedding Menu

Just like any other wedding, you cannot afford to overlook the importance of an appropriate wedding menu. If the food is going to be served outdoors, it needs to complement the current weather.
For instance, it would be difficult to serve mayonnaise salads in the scorching heat. Such foods are best served cold.

You can incorporate some wedding entertainment ideas to keep your guests engaged when dining.

4. Add Some Decorations

Even though outdoors provide a picturesque setting, you’ll still need to do a little fine tuning to match your wedding theme. The venue may need some mowing or supplementary flowers to enhance the existing ones.

It’s recommended to visit the site a day or two prior to the wedding just make sure everything is perfect. Moreover, you need to ensure there are signs to help guests navigate the area.

5. Provide the Necessities

When holding an outdoor wedding, ensure your guests don’t miss necessities such as restrooms, sunscreens, and flip flops. Providing these essentials leaves a good impression.

You can hire mobile washrooms online or from a local provider. Also, you can rent some fans or space heaters to help control the temperature. However, ensure these equipment don’t look unsightly at the wedding venue.

Start Planning Your Dream Outdoor Wedding

Planning an outdoor wedding can be an overwhelming task due to the intensity of the preparations involved. But, planning one shouldn’t cause you sleepless nights! Use the tips above to guide you through the entire process.
Check out this post to find more wedding planning tips.


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