Three big tips for your outdoor wedding

Warm weather has finally arrived in the Poconos and we can’t help turning our thoughts to outdoor weddings!  There is a reason outdoor ceremonies and celebrations are so popular. It is romantic as well as meaningful. Standing under the blue sky, with nature all around, is a dream come true. Whether the setting is fields or mountains, by a lake or stream, in a garden or woods, nothing speaks to our senses like nature. As a photographic backdrop – nothing beats nature either.

Whether you are having just the reception or both the ceremony and reception outdoors there are three very important things to keep in mind.

Photo Credit: Lisa Rhinehart

First and foremost, the obvious: beware of weather! Have a good backup plan. No, make that a great back-up plan. Whether a tent or indoor space, nothing is more important.

And number two: beware of weather! Not just rain, but wind might cause havoc for you and your decorations. Be sure they are heavy enough, or tied down!

Number three: beware of weather! Ok, you get it.

Please consider your guests – their comfort is important. Will it be too hot sitting in the sun? Is it too far for some to walk?

Outdoor weddings can be especially great for children and pets – as both have an opportunity to run around! Just make sure you provide water for them.

If it’s a DIY project – remember to consider what is behind you when setting up.  Try to see it from the photographer’s point of view – what is the focal point? Which way is the sun and will it be in your eyes?

Remember that in the warm weather flowers wilt, and drinks get warm, so plan accordingly.

Electricity. Is there a way to run extension cords and have enough power for musicians, caterers, lighting or other needs? Don’t run all of it off of one circuit.  If a generator is being used, where will it be set, because it will be noisy! And don’t forget about rest rooms.

If you have a large space – use it. Spread out and use a large area by setting up tables in one area, dancing, outdoor games, music, and ceremony all with lots of space between them! Enjoy the outdoors and make the most of it if you are planning an outdoor celebration!

 Thanks as always to Lisa Rhinehart  for the gorgeous photo!

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