More and more people are opting for a beautiful outdoor wedding instead of the traditional indoor one. There’s something incredible about an outdoor wedding: the exceptional beauty of a sandy or a rocky ocean shore, a romantic field or garden, or the warm intimacy of your backyard. Outdoor weddings are so romantic, passionate as it seems like nature is granting a bit of her glory to your wedding day. But as beautiful as these places are, there’s also a significant amount of preparation that comes with planning an outdoor celebration. From the venue to contingency plans, here’s how to achieve a perfect tented wedding event.
Choosing a location
When picking a location, you may want to choose something significant but also practical. For instance, some couples would love to hold it in the backyard of their childhood home for the ceremony. This location is most likely familiar to everyone — family and guests– the wedding ceremony would only need a few touches to modify it to something magnificent. Whenever the outdoor ceremony isn’t possible to be done for some reason, the indoor ceremony is a good contingency plan since it’s just next to their home. When searching for locations, don’t disregard other options. Consider the month or season for your wedding date. The more green and luxurious a garden is, the more vigorous everything else will look.
Make sure that you have an area that can serve as a central focal point for your guests to captivate their attention. Make sure also that it is highly accessible. There must be an easy way in and out– don’t forget to take into consideration the elderly or disabled people in your guest list. Themed signages are an excellent way to assure that your guests won’t get lost and know where vital areas of your event are, such as restrooms, main event area, etc. When your space is wide and large, You can use some areas to create a lounge or rest spaces.
Moreover, make sure to think strategically. Weddings happen within a specific time frame. You don’t want any downtime with travel, sudden or additional setups. Also, there has to be a good flow to the event. There should be an area for cocktail time.
As soon as you pick your dream location for your outdoor dream wedding, you need to select your plan B location. This one is crucial. Weather and any outside forces can change at a minute’s notice, making your guests, musicians, and other vendors struggle to look for cover and attempting to rescue what is left of the wedding event. It may feel like you are planning two weddings–plan A and plan B– make sure they are something that you can live with even if adjustments and changes have to be made. For instance, clear roof tents need to be booked or ordered more advanced. A tent cannot be put together and erected within a few hours before the wedding. It takes an entire crew who needs ample time to plot its position and consider for any mishaps that might happen. If there are indoor options near the wedding location, look into these and see if your outdoor plan A can be redone at your Plan B location. Remember that there’s nothing to stress about! If you need to make some changes before the wedding, your guests won’t know you had prepared something different.