5 Tips for Summer Outdoor Weddings
We’re still in prime wedding season, especially for those couples who plan on having an outdoor ceremony. Summer is the perfect season for outdoor weddings whether you’re exchanging matching wedding bands under the shining sun or the glow of the moon. If you’re planning on getting married outdoors sometime soon, here are a couple tips to keep in mind:
Rain is not a friend to outdoor weddings. No one wants it to rain on his or her wedding day, but you always need to keep that unfortunate possibility in mind. You need to be prepared for inclement weather and have a backup rain venue or outdoor tents on hold just in case. Figure these “worst case scenario” costs into your overall budget.
Don’t let pests crash your wedding! Make sure to have plenty of citronella candles or have the area sprayed with repellent before your big day.
If you’re exchanging matching wedding bands in a public outdoor area, do your homework in advance to ensure you are following the law. Some public places require a permit, especially if you plan to serve alcohol at your event.
Be conscientious of your guests when planning your wedding logistics. Consider your area of the country’s weather combined with the time of day you’re having your wedding and plan accordingly. No one wants to sit through a 3 p.m. wedding in Mississippi in August — the heat index is guaranteed to be over 100 degrees! Also, communicate pertinent environmental factors in your invitation or on your wedding website. For instance, if your ceremony is going to take place in a grassy area, your guests might not want to wear high heels.
Alcohol is dehydrating, so make sure you’re providing plenty of other hydrating beverages as well, especially if your wedding is taking place somewhere exceptionally hot. Lemonades, teas, and fruit punches are great options.
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