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If you're planning on having an outdoor wedding, congratulations! An outdoor wedding can be very romantic and memorable. While outdoor weddings may have some pitfalls, it doesn't mean you should stress out until your body goes numb. By following these simple tips, you're bound to shine on your wedding day:

Guests Should Be Comfortable

If you plan on getting married in the warmer months, make sure that your guests are comfortable. Most guests don't want to sit in a seat, staring at the sun for an hour for the wedding to start. To make them comfortable, allow them to sit in a shaded area minutes before the wedding starts. It's also not a bad idea to offer them water to quench thirst while you walk down the aisle.

Backup Plan

Whether you're working with wedding vendors or on your own, always make sure that you have a backup plan. Even if you plan on having your wedding in a perfect destination such as Hawaii, it doesn't mean it won't rain or wreak havoc on your special day. No matter where you're getting married, always make sure that you have an indoor site planned that is nearby.

Plan for the Wind

Wind can happen no matter where you plan on getting married. Even the slightest wind can blow the flowers away or lift up your dress just a pinch. Because of this, it's best to avoid light fabrics and just make sure everything is buckled down just in case. Again, if you're working with experienced wedding vendors, most should already know this, but just to make sure, it doesn't hurt to bring it up to see what they can do for you.

The Noise

If cars are driving by or the ocean is crashing the shore, it may be hard to hear everybody up at the altar. Since you don't want people concentrating too hard, it's important to have a nice audio system setup. Before the wedding even starts, consider running the audio system on your practice day to make sure everything works.

Tasty Treats

Whether you plan on eating outside or even serving a simple appetizer, make sure that you know what foods to avoid. Food that generally needs to stay cold may not fare well if it's sitting outside, even in the shade. If the wedding vendors are working with the food, get a menu ahead of time, and make sure that it's suitable for an outdoor scene.

As long as you're ready, having an outdoor wedding can be beautiful. Take your time, talk with vendors and practice the scene. By doing so, you're bound to have an experience you can't forget.


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