10 Mistakes Brides Make When Planning An OUTDOOR Wedding
February 25, 2014
February 25, 2014
Not coming up with a plan B: You may not want an indoor wedding, but mother nature is very unpredictable. It's best to come up with a solution for inclement weather, otherwise you might be celebrating in the rain.
Getting a cake with regular icing: Fondant has a time and a place, and it's at summer weddings. It will hold up in the heat, unlike other creamier frostings, which will melt and turn into a giant mess.
Not providing chair covers: Have you ever sat in a chair without a cushion that's been sitting out in the sun for hours? Okay then, you know it's not a pleasant feeling. Do your guests a favor and provide chair covers, cushions or basically anything that will prevent the scorching hot chair from burning their skin. [via Ryan Ray Photography]
Not providing SPF for guests: Drinking alcohol and sitting out in the sun is a recipe for a massive sunburn. Provide SPF for guests, as it's probably something they didn't even think of bringing to your wedding. We love the idea of mini custom SPF bottles for wedding favors. [via Beau-Coupe]
Serving the wrong foods: Be weary of foods that might melt or spoil in warm temperatures. Avoid things like cheese, dairy, spreads and anything that must be served cold. Opt for menu items that will look and taste awesome. Melted cheese is not a chic look, FYI.
Not having bug spray: If you're getting married outdoors in the heat of summer, bug spray is a must. I got eaten alive by mosquitoes at a wedding once, and decided to leave the reception early because the bites were so unpleasant. Place a few bottles in bathrooms and around common areas at your wedding venue. And if you don't want your guest smelling like deet, try this Burt's Bees All Natural Herbal Insect Repellent.
Wearing the wrong dress type: Both you and your maids are going to sweat like crazy and be miserable if you choose dresses made with thick, heavier fabric. It's summer, so opt for lightweight fabrics and shorter styles. No one, including yourself, wants to look like a hot mess the entire day. [via Ryan Ray Photography]
Not having enough hydration: Sure, booze might be the focal point of the reception, but it's important to keep everyone hydrated too. Have coolers of ice water or watermelon wedges set up around the bar area for guests to grab as they please.
Wedding Ceremony Timing
Starting the ceremony too early: If you're having a 1pm ceremony that takes place outside, you and your guests are going to fry. It's best to start your festivities around sunset when it has cooled down a bit. Sunset wedding photos are also absolutely stunning. [via KT Merry]
Not providing shelter for guests: While you and your maids might love basking in the sun all day long, grandma would probably prefer some shade. If you're venue doesn't have trees, rent a small tent or umbrellas so people can escape the sun for a few minutes when needed. [via Brookelyn Photography]
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