We have been apart of lots of outdoor weddings and wedding ceremony’s and over time we have come up with a few tips:
Be On Time!
If you are like most couples you will probably be having the wedding ceremony outside. If you are getting married during the summer it can be extremely hot outside or if you are getting married during the winter it can be freezing. We recommend that you do whatever it takes to be on time in those extreme temperature conditions. We have seen people pass out due to the heat and we have seen guests just leave because it was too cold. It is your day, but avoiding complete guest discomfort should be on your list. May I also mention extreme temperatures are tough on sound, video, and photo equipment and they sometimes have a mind of their own. Don’t blame the DJ because we told you here first.
Don’t forget the Bug Spray or Sunscreen….
Guests as well as yourself should protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun. Having some around for you and your guests can be helpful. It you are in area where you have lots of trees and plants we highly recommend bringing bug spray. Anytime we know we are going to an outdoor event we don’t leave home without it. It you are going to be by lakes, rivers, streams, or water in general you may also want to think about citronella for mosquitoes.
Where is the Restroom?
If you haven’t thought of directional signing it may be a good idea. Where is the ceremony, restroom, drinks, etc… This is also a great opportunity for awesome wedding decor and have some fun with the signs. We always recommend you check with your venue on any rules for hanging or staking in the ground.