When it comes to your special day, more and more brides are moving away from the traditional wedding setting and instead are opting for a beautiful outdoor setting, that brings together their perfect vision. Be it the beachside, in a field or garden, outdoor weddings are incredibly romantic. Tucked away and nestled in Mother Nature, these types of wedding provide the best backdrop in creating some unforgettable memories. However, there are some things that you should consider when planning for an outdoor wedding:
Choosing the location
As with any location, you want to choose something that is meaningful but also practical. When searching for your perfect locations, take into account the more non-traditional options. Also, consider the time of year and what will be growing that season. The greener and lush a garden or field, the more vibrant everything else appears with it.
Make sure that you have an area that can serve as a focal point to your guests in order to attract their attention. You also need to make sure that your venue is easily accessible. There needs to be an easy way in and an easy way out. Also, don’t forget the elderly or disabled guests. Make sure that it is easy for them to enjoy your special day. Fun signage is a great way to ensure that your guests don’t get lost and know where the important areas of your event are. As you have quite a bit of space on your hands, you could use this to create lounge rest areas. This way your guests can have a quick breather from the evening festivities.
Things to consider:
- Make sure that the food areas are well covered. The last thing you want is food flying everywhere or insects landing on it.
- 9 times out of 10, your event will go into the evening, make sure that all areas are properly lit up. Whether you opt for tiki torches or festoon lights, make sure that you have enough light.
- Also, when looking for venues, look for power sources. You may need to bring in a generator to accommodate the needs of your caterer, band/dj, lighting, etc.
- Try to view your venues around the same time you are thinking about getting married. This way you can see what factors you need to take into account when planning for your big day.