Aww, planning to get hitched al fresco? The bright blue skies, the gorgeous beaches, the romantic breezes ... at least, that’s how you envisage it, right! The truth? They aren't as easy as they may look, there's a significant amount of legwork and arrangement that goes into planning an outdoor wedding.Including the things, that you probably didn’t think of (power generators and e-toilets) there are several other things that you need to consider to pull off that gorgeous and glamorous outdoor affair.To help you, DreamKraft – the best wedding event management company has put together a quick guide for “things to keep in mind for an outdoor wedding!”
1. RULES AND PERMITS
Getting hitched at the garden near your childhood home may seem like an exciting idea, but that garden may have rules and regulations than you didn’t know about. It’s better to find out what kind of rules and permits you’ll be subjected to before you plan anything.
2. USE A PROPER SOUND SYSTEM
Make sure that your guests will be able to hear your vows! Depending on how open or busy your space is, you may need to hire someone to set up a proper sound system for you.
3. BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE)
To cut costs, many budget-savvy couples look out for a venue that lets you bring in your own alchol. But it’s not as easy as walking into the liquor store and picking up a few bottles of your favorite booze. Talk to your vendor before stocking up on liquor, and also check with your venue.
4. DON'T LET YOUR GUESTS FREEZE!
Tents act like greenhouses in winter. We recommend using a clear top tent if you're getting married in winter. They can be put just about anywhere. Also consider laying quilts over chairs, serve hot chocolate/cocktails or rent heaters if possible. Making sure that your guests’ are comfortable throughout the ceremony.
5. AVOID HAVING A MARILYN MONROE MOMENT
If wind is a possibility, double check that all your wedding decorations can withstand a very strong breeze. Avoid light fabrics like chiffons silks in your dress and the bridesmaid dresses.Inform your hairstylist that you'll be having an outdoor wedding so she/he can plan a style accordingly.
Whether you’re planning to host your wedding on the beach or in a field, there needs to be easy access to the venue. Double check if the signage is visible to ensure that guests know the location of key facilities (i.e., reception, food counter and restrooms).
7. DON’T SERVE HOT SOUP WITH A SURPRISE IN IT
Insects are the ultimate wedding crashers. You should just know that you are going to have bugs crawling all up in your dress. To avoid insects on your wedding day, place citronella candles throughout the place or hire an exterminator and spray the area a couple of days beforehand.
8. DON’T LET THE RAIN RUIN YOUR BIG DAY
They say raining on a wedding day is a clear sign of good luck, Like really? It’s your day, so why should Mother Nature steal all the attention? And you wouldn’t want your guests leaving with soggy and muddy shoes, right?So make sure that the tent you rent is sturdy so it won't flip over or create a backup plan for the inclement weather.
Bonus Tip: String up the lights and fire up the grill! Make it memorable with special treats and comfy decor.