While planning a wedding can be stressful, nothing makes wedding planning more stressful than having to deal with the unknown on your wedding day. And if you’re wanting to have your wedding take place outside, a lot of what happens on the actual day of your wedding is going to be completely out of your control. Luckily, there are things you can do to help prepare for all possibilities and ensure that you’re still going to be able to have an amazing event for your wedding day. To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for planning an outdoor wedding.
Wear The Right Shoes
Because both you and your guests are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors for your wedding day festivities, it’s important that you and all those in attendance wear the right shoes for the occasion. To keep everyone in the loop, make sure you mention in your wedding announcement or invitation that all the events will be held outdoors. This will ensure that no one wears shoes that they are worried about getting dirty in any way. Additionally, according to Alex Reardon, a contributor to Wedding Wire, everyone should avoid wearing stiletto high heels or kitten heeled shoes. This will ensure that no one sinks into the ground or winds up with some wardrobe malfunction due to wearing improper footwear.
Consider The Elements
Even if the weather in your location is usually pretty predictable, the last thing you want to do is take a chance on the weather on the day of your wedding. So to ensure that you’re not going to wind up having to change everything the morning on your events due to unexpected weather, it’s important that you consider the elements when planning from the get-go. According to Nina Callaway, a contributor to The Spruce, you should have some kind of backup plan ready to go just in case the weather really takes a turn for the worse on your wedding day. Not only this, but you should also plan your events so that things like the sun. bugs, wind, or extreme temperatures don’t throw a wrench in your plans.
Get Your Lighting Taken Care Of
Proper lighting can really make or break your wedding, especially when it comes to things like photos or video. And because outdoor lighting can be particularly temperamental, you’re going to want to ensure you plan for good lighting during your outdoor wedding events. To help with this, Anja Winikka and Sophie Ross, contributors to The Knot, advise that you put up more lighting than you think you might need and vary the types of lighting that you use. If you’re concerned about your ability to take care of this, try enlisting the services of both an electrician and a wedding photographer or videographer so you know what you’ll need and how to best supply it.
If you’re wanting to have an outdoor wedding, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you plan and prepare for this unforgettable day.