A Few Quick Tips for Outdoor Weddings

For some, having a summer wedding that’s all indoors is like driving a convertible and never letting the top down.  It just feels wrong.

Of course, there’s good reason why many avoid the outdoor wedding.  It’s just a tad unpredictable, and they want comfort and control on their special day.  We understand the sentiment, but for those ready to roll the dice and enjoy all the beauty and wonder that summer has to give, we have some simple tips.

Some are fairly obvious, but with all of the things you’ll have on your mind regarding your wedding, it doesn’t hurt to make sure.

Think about Your Guests

With an outdoor wedding, many parties are keen on making sure the wedding party is as comfortable as possible. But let’s not forget all of the people sitting out there, witnessing your declaration of love.  For an outdoor ceremony, the guests will usually be out in the sun longer than anyone else.

If you can, try to get the seats in shade.  When that’s not possible, some weddings will actually provide parasols for the guests to shade themselves.

Other great ideas include complimentary sunglasses (which double as a party favor) and sunscreen.

As for the seats, try to avoid metal if they’re going to be under direct sunlight.  Some nice seat cushions can go a long way.  On the reverse side, you should prepare for an overcast day as well.  Try and keep as many umbrellas on hand as possible.

Mind the Grass

If there’s going to be a lot of grass to walk across, you might want to mention something in your invites.  That way, the ladies can plan ahead accordingly.  Another good idea is to keep some heel covers on hand.

Make Sure Everyone Knows Where to Go

For weddings on a large farm or acreage, guests might not always be able to figure out where they should go.  Some cute little signs can be helpful and add to the aesthetic of your wedding.

Prepare for Sweat and Wind

If you’re having an outdoor wedding in the summer, sweat is pretty much a guarantee.  Wind is also a strong possibility.  Keep hairspray, makeup touch-up kits, and maybe even some extra deodorant sticks on hand.

Keep a Contingency Plan

We know the last thing you want to think about is your special day getting rained out.  But all the hopes and dreams in the world can’t keep storm clouds away.  And it’s not like you can postpone your wedding at the last minute.  A plan B is a must have for an outdoor wedding.

It might be as simple as having some pop-up canopies on hand

Protect the Food

Flies and other insects are on the hunt during the summer months.  Make sure you keep the food shielded as best as you can.  Also, when possible, keep it out of direct sunlight.

And, of course, you should make sure that your food is high-quality and delicious.  Rudy’s offers catering for weddings of all sizes and styles. Contact us today and find out how we can help make your summer wedding a little more wonderful, whether it’s indoors or outdoors.

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