An outdoor wedding is a great way to incorporate natural elements into your big day. However, it can be less than perfect without the proper planning in place. If you are planning an outdoor wedding, here are some tips to remember.
Have a Backup Plan
The weather can sometimes be unpredictable. Even with a forecast for good weather for your wedding day, it is important that you have a backup plan that you can quickly implement in the event that there is a drastic change in the weather.
For instance, you can still hold your wedding outdoors, but put a deposit on tents. The tents will provide the covering your guests need and allow you and your intended to exchange vows without worrying about rain ruining the event. In the days leading up to the wedding, you can determine if the tents will still be necessary and decide to keep or drop them.
Rent Portable Toilets
Even if your outdoor wedding is held in close proximity to an indoor facility, you want to be sure that there is an option to use the restroom located conveniently outdoors. Portable toilets are more than just the basic types of which you are most likely familiar. You can opt for fancier rentals that feature nice mirrors and sinks.
If you do rent portable toilets, ensure that they are not placed too close to the ceremony and your reception. Not only do you not want guests going to the restroom near the dining area, but you want to avoid having images of the toilets in your wedding pictures. For more information about the types of toilets available, contact a business such as Walters Portable Toilets.
Advise Guests on Footwear
It is important that your guests are comfortable during the wedding and reception. To ensure they are, be sure to include information about the walking surface for the wedding. You can suggest types of shoes that your guests to wear to be comfortable. For instance, "lawn friendly" shoes on your invite would indicate that guests should avoid high-heeled shoes and opt for wedges.
You want guests to remember your wedding day because it was a special moment for you and your intended. Unfortunately, a sunny wedding can ruin that memory. To avoid sunburns, choose someone in your wedding party to be responsible for handing out sunscreen throughout the day. Alternatively, you can set up a station that guests can visit to apply sunscreen when necessary.
While planning your outdoor wedding, look for other ways that you and your intended can make the experience exciting and comfortable for all of your guests.Share