So you want to celebrate your big wedding day outdoors? We have done hundreds of out door wedding and have seen almost everything. Here are 10 good tips for having an outdoor wedding... #1... Let your guests know in the invitation that it’s an outdoor wedding, so they can dress appropriately for the day.
#2... Enclose detailed maps in your invitations, so guests can find their way and not get lost.
#3... Make sure you have enough bathroom facilities. If the outdoor reception is at home, you might want to consider renting a portable bathrooms. Most rental places have wedding models, complete with a flush toilet and sink.
#4...Make sure your wedding site is in an area that won’t get muddy or flood out if it rains.
#5...Make sure the site has access to electricity,you don't want the noise of a genearator.
#6...The general rule of thumb for a sit down reception is to allow for 15 to 20 square feet per guest. If you do the math, and make sure your tent is big enough.
#7...If you are having the outdoor reception at a private residence, find out ahead of time where the tent will be placed. That way when you are doing your spring/summer planting, you can choose flowers in your wedding colors and plant them around the tent.
#8...Offer parking that is close by it should a wedding not a hike for your guests.
#9...Let the neighbors know you are having an outdoor wedding reception ahead of time so they won’t be outside with lawnmowers and leaf blowers.Or maybe invite them so the music does not bug them.
#10...Have mosquito and bug spray handy. Citronella candles are not enough if mosquitoes decide to crash your party. Also if it during the day have sunscreen and umbrellas