3 Tips To Help You Plan Your Outdoor Wedding

When you decide on an outdoor wedding, you are setting yourself up for one of the most beautiful days of your life—not only because you are getting married to your best friend and soon-to-be life partner, but also because you will be committing yourself to this person in the middle of nature, which can be so beautiful at the right time of year. However, by having your wedding outside, there are some considerations that you must account for. Whether you are planning to wed under the sun or the stars, here are three tips to help you.

Tip #1: Ensure Your Guests Are Comfortable

Since you will be planning your wedding several months in advance, you will have no idea what type of weather to expect the day of your wedding. Therefore, you need to be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather. If you are getting married during the summer or possibly early fall, you will want to ensure that you have shade and bottled water for your wedding guests so that no one overheats. If you are getting married in the spring or fall, make sure that you let your guests know to bring a light jacket or sweater. It may also be a good idea to have umbrellas on hand in case it sprinkles or rains as well as portable heaters for chilly evenings.  

Tip #2: Consider Your Electrical Needs

Your wedding and reception are going to both require electrical power—think about lighting, audio equipment, catering equipment, etc. If there are not power hookups near the outdoor wedding venue, then you will need to rent a generator. However, as a general rule, most outdoor event spaces—professional ones anyway—offer electricity. Work closely with the event site's coordinator to make certain that you have access to all of the electricity that you will require on your big day.

Tip #3: Have a Contingency Plan

This is your big, special day and you don't want anything to ruin it, including strong winds, summer rains, and the like. Therefore, it is imperative that you have a backup plan in place. The best thing that you can do is to look for a wedding venue that offers both indoor and outdoor options for your wedding and ceremony. Fingers crossed that this will not be needed, but it is always a good idea to have that contingency plan in place as it will help reduce your stress by having that peace of mind.  

For more information, contact outdoor wedding venues near you.