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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Having an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception will add a touch of nature to your big day.  Planning ahead for an outside wedding is key to a successful event.  Consider some of the following factors and tips as you make your preparations

Unpredictable Weather

– Find out if your venue can provide a canopy or marquee
– If windy conditions might occur, consider the material of your wedding gown, veil, and hairdo
– Try to seat your guests so that the sun is not hitting their eyes, but is on their back

Summer Wedding

– You wedding guests will be very thankful for some cold water on a hot summer day
– Personal electric fans can be used to keep the heat away
– Hand held wooden fans can also be personalized and giver out as a party favor
– Some sun screen to protect guests from the sun rays should be available

Winter Wedding

– Have some cute blankets available if a guest gets cold
– Portable heaters are always available for rent at party supply stores

Avoid Technical Difficulties

– Check to see if your outdoor location needs a sound system so that everybody can hear you
– Make sure your caterer is able to serve your wedding menu regard less of the weather
– Let the ladies know if high heels might be a hazard based on the walking surface

Outdoor Décor

– Consider the wind factor when deciding on table centerpieces
– Taping and weighting down your isle runner is a must
– Watch the weather forecast if you plan on decorating outside the night before


Posted on November 25, 2010


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