One of the most picturesque weddings imaginable is a gorgeous spring day, with flowers blooming everywhere, out in the gardens in the brilliant sunlight. Outdoor weddings can be beautiful, amazing affairs, but there is a lot that goes into planning and preparing for an outdoor wedding. Make sure you consider all of the options and what goes into having an outdoor wedding and think about these things when you make your final decision.
Time of Year
There are a few factors that go into this consideration. The first is temperature. You don’t want a day that is too hot, or a day that is too cold. You don’t want guests freezing and shivering during your ceremony, but you also don’t want them sweating the whole time either. In most climates spring and early fall are the best time to have you wedding, but depending on your location that can differ. If you are further north a summer wedding might be perfectly enjoyable, and if you’re further south a wedding in the later fall might be what you want. Also take into consideration the precipitation in your area. Although you certainly can’t control if it rains, in some places during some seasons it’s more likely than others. Become familiar with your local weather.
There are many places that you can have an outdoor wedding, but make sure you pick a place that best accommodates your needs. While a backyard wedding might seem quaint, if you are planning on inviting hundreds of people it might not be realistic. There are many other lovely outdoor options if you do your research. For instance, your hometown might have a botanical garden or a city park that you could rent for a small fee that would work wonderfully. Many reception sites also offer outdoor locations on their premises, and they are prepared to handle outdoor weddings.
Always Have a Back-Up Plan
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, no matter how much research you do and how well you plan, there is always a chance that mother nature might interfere in some way. Whether it is excessive heat, a thunderstorm, or even unexpected snow, make sure you have an alternative. The best alternative is to have an indoor location available. Perhaps it’s another property owned by the place that you are renting your outdoor space from. You could also go with tents for you wedding, which will cover you in case of rain. Just keep in mind that you’ll need big tents with plenty of space, because guests seated at the edge of the tents may just get a shower they don’t want if there’s wind that day.