Outdoor Wedding? Things to consider

Things to consider if you’re having an outdoor wedding in summer

Warm weather, long sunny nights, your Guests enjoying your outdoor wedding in summer – perfect isn’t it….

Don’t forget we’re in England, so there are some things to consider if you’re having an outdoor wedding in summer…..

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ALWAYS HAVE A BACK UP PLAN:

A supply of umbrellas for your Guests

Remember Heating / Airconditioning if you’re having a marquee / tipi wedding

Blankets for your Guests if it is planned to go chilly at night

In the unfortunate event of rain – encourage your Guests to wear wellies

THINK ABOUT THE ICING ON THE CAKE

Hot weather and marquees don’t make the ideal setting for a beautiful iced wedding cake. (Believe me, I was having last minute conversations with a cake maker last year for the same reason for a wedding that I was working on)

Consider fondant icing or a naked wedding cake – or a complete alternative to a wedding cake.

WHAT ABOUT SEATNG?

Avoid plastic chairs, unless you are having chair covers. There is nothing worse than legs sticking to hot plastic chairs in the heat. As an alternative, think about wooden chairs instead.

SUNSCREEN

Have a courtesy box in the toilets and remember to put some sunscreen in for your Guests to use. Or perhaps even think about getting some personalise small bottles for favours?

FOOD CHOICE

If it’s expected to be hot for your wedding, avoid anything such as cheese, dairy, meats or anything else that might be served cold. It may be an idea to have food trucks and Guests to go an be served when they feel like eating rather than having a formal sit-down mealtime. If you are eating inside this is not so much of a problem,

BUGS LOVE OUTDOOR WEDDING AS MUCH AS ME!

(But I don’t love bugs!) And neither will you or your Guests. Again, a handy addition to your Courtesy box would be some insect repellent. Also think about having some citronella candles spread about your wedding.

DRESS FOR THE SUMMER

You don’t want to be uncomfortable, so opt for a lightweight or shorter style dress

MAKE SURE YOUR GUESTS ARE HYDRATED

I know it’s easy to hit the bar when you’re a Guest at a wedding, but remember this:

Sun + Beer = Ill Guests

Make sure that you’ve got a good supply of mineral water (Preferably chilled) near to the bar and dotted around on tables so that your Guests can keep hydrated.

YOUR WEDDING DAY TIMINGS

Avoid the hottest part of the day (midday – 2:00p, m) if you’re planning an outdoor wedding ceremony, unless there is some shade for you and your Guests.

Outdoor wedding - avoid these mistakes

HIRE AN ICE CREAM VAN

A perfect alternative to desserts, and even a wedding cake, and an ideal way to keep your Guests cool.


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