Wedding days are one of the most important events in people’s lives as they mark the beginning of a new chapter in life. Most people love to have a wedding party. Some prefer it indoors, while others love outdoor weddings. Both weddings need a lot of preparations and planning to ensure that the day will go as the couple dreamed it would. If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding, this article will help you figure out the things that you should consider when planning an outdoor wedding.
Dress and Shoes
Outdoor weddings are charming and all, but you need to consider the weather and decide on your clothes accordingly. If it is during summertime then light, breathable fabric, and light-colored dresses are recommended. However, if the wedding is held in the winter, go for heavier fabrics and matching cardigans. As for the shoes, brides and women better go for thick heels and wedges or flats to walk comfortably on grass or gravel and to avoid sinking in the grass. You can add a nice note on the invitation to remind the guests that it is recommended to put on comfortable shoes.
One of the most important factors that you need to consider when planning an outdoor wedding during the day is shades. If the wedding is in spring or summer, then you will need to provide shade so that guests don’t stay in the direct sunlight. Use the nature around you to add a warm unique ambiance to your wedding. For example, you can hang unique-colored crystal chandeliers on trees to add a majestic, magical touch to your wedding. There are many ideas for your outside wedding to choose from. All you have to do is surf the internet to find some cool ideas for your outdoor wedding. Also, you can match the table cloths and chairs to the colors of the flowers and plants around you to complement the scenery.
Sound & Photo Lighting
When you are planning the sound and lighting for your wedding, ensure that there are no noise restrictions in the area your wedding will take place in. Contact sound professionals so that your vows can be heard clearly by all the guests, and the music would be clear and loud enough for everyone to dance and have fun. People at the wedding venue should know the perfect spots for taking good pictures. Contact your photographer and have them work with people working in the venue to find the best locations and time of the day to take nice photographs so they can capture the essence of the day.
It goes without saying that before setting the date of your wedding, you have to check the weather forecast and make sure that the day is clear. However, the weather forecast can’t be 100% accurate, and the weather patterns can suddenly flip, so you better have a plan B prepared. For example, have fans and coolers prepared in case the weather becomes too hot for the guests to enjoy the day outside. Umbrellas and a place to stay away from the rain is a good backup plan for winter weddings. Just make sure that you check the weather forecast two weeks before the wedding, and be prepared for any sudden changes, this way, your wedding day will run smoothly, and everybody will enjoy the day.
Bathrooms & Transportation
If the parking area is far from the actual ceremony, you will need to provide your guests with golf carts, shuttles, or any means of transportation to take them from the parking lot to the ceremony. Bathroom locations are very important too for the convenience of your guests that is why you need to make sure that they don’t have to walk long distances to reach the toilets. Before deciding on the place, check the bathrooms to make sure that they are clean and convenient.
Outdoor weddings with natural scenes all around definitely have their charm. However, they need to be very well prepared to avoid any inconveniences. To have the perfect outdoor wedding, you need to make sure that the weather is right on the wedding day and choose the clothes that suit the weather conditions. More details need considering in outdoor weddings than in indoor weddings like, if needed, transportation means that would take the guests from the parking lot to the wedding ceremony, the bathroom locations, and the lighting conditions. Take your time to plan everything right to enjoy your day and create the best memories.