Friday, June 5, 2009

Advice on Outdoor Weddings

It's time to bring Unofficial Outdoor Wedding week to a close. I know, it's rather sad, but don't worry, I've found a few sage words of advice from the good 'ole Martha Stewart Weddings website.

Whether to have some sort of shelter from the elements is an important consideration. A roof or canopy doesn't just guard against rain; it can also provide shade from the strong afternoon sun. Check what time the sun will set on your wedding day so you can make sure you will have enough light if the party continues after dark.

Take care to enhance, not overwhelm, the natural beauty around you; an aisle for the processional can be created with stones or flower petals. Since it can be hard to hear outdoors (especially if the wind is blowing or the waves are crashing), think about using microphones so that guests will be able to listen to the words spoken during the ceremony.

If you need help finding locations, consult travel guides, the Internet, local chambers of commerce, or a wedding planner. As you consider each place, keep in mind that natural scenery changes dramatically from season to season. "A vineyard is perfect from August through October," says wedding planner Francesca Abbracciamento of Francesca Events in New York City. "But in spring, the vines will be bare."

Have a great weekend everyone! See you on Monday! :)

Photos by Jose Villa, found via Style Me Pretty


{The Perfect Palette} said...

love the forehead kiss

Twisted Limb said...

Great considerations! Outdoor venues can also be budget-friendly--like state parks.

Here Comes a Bride said...

Great hints for an outdoor wedding. If you don't plan on using a canopy, we have a few other suggestions for shielding your guest from the sun at your outdoor wedding

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