Are you considering an outdoor wedding to celebrate your nuptials? You’ve probably already got a clear picture in your mind of how it’s going to be. Bright blue skies, a romantic breeze, the sound of the ocean crashing on the shore are just some of the things that will add to the atmosphere. But what if it rains, swarms of mosquitoes choose to join in the celebration, or there’s nowhere for your guests to sit in comfort?Doesn’t sound quite so romantic when you put it like that. To help you pull off the perfect outdoor wedding, here are some great tips.
There are going to be pros and cons of every location you consider, so remember to bear them all in mind. While the sound of waves lapping on the beach sounds dreamy,there’s also going to be a steady sea breeze you need to cater for. You’ll need to make sure the décor and your hair are secure, the candles stay lit, and you’re not likely to get caught out by a tropical thunderstorm.
A wedding planning company such as Sweet Hawaii Wedding will be able to answer all your questions and make the necessary arrangements for you, saving you lots of hassle and sleepless nights.
- Extra Costs
If you’ve decided on a public outdoor space,you may have to pay a fee to use the space for your wedding. A beach, campsite or park that’s open to the public isn’t always going to be free of charge. Similarly, if the location you’ve chosen is remote and off the beaten track,there may be additional delivery charges to take care of.
- Power Sources
The scenery is provided for you but electricity for caterer’s appliances, for the band or DJ’s amps and speakers and lighting for when the sun goes down have to be provided by you. If there’s no electricity supply on site, you’ll need generators. Fans, air conditioners or portable heaters may also be needed depending on the time of year. A professional electrician should be able to offer some guidance on the right power source to use.
- Have a Contingency Plan
Planning a wedding is challenging enough without having to make a Plan B.It is, however, advisable because it’s better to be organized should the rain start falling than be left standing at the altar in your soggy wedding dress with your feet in a puddle of water. If you’re lucky, there will be an indoor area you can use. Alternatively, put a deposit down on a tent, just in case. Having a stash of umbrellas to offer guests some shelter and a stack of fluffy towels will make a rain shower easier to bear.
- Have a Website
A wedding website is a great way to communicate with your wedding guests, keeping them informed of your plans and tips such as what to wear. If some of your guests are traveling a fair distance,it’s a great idea to post last-minute changes to the weather.
Take heed of these five tips, and you stand a much better chance of pulling off the perfect outdoor wedding. It doesn’t have to be hard, but you will need to think out of the box and prepare for the unexpected.