I have planned a few outdoor ceremonies and receptions during my career, and for 2012 the DE Team is spending a lot of time outdoors with our couples. When considering an outdoor ceremony and/or reception, their are some major things to take into consideration...outside of having a Plan B. Check out the list below:
- How many people can the outdoor ceremony and/or reception accommodate?
- What time of day will the ceremony be held? The reception? Asking these questions will determine if you need specialty lighting.
- What kind of foods will be held at the reception and how will they be served? Buffet-style? Plated?
- What types of flowers and decor will enhance the "space". Many flowers can't hold up well in direct sunlight, so select hardy flowers.
- Make sure your photographer knows the ceremony and/or reception will be outdoors. He or she may need specific equipment to make sure the photographs come out correctly.
- What is the venues back-up plan in the event of rain?
- Will the lawn be treated for pesky bugs and mosquitoes?
Until next time...WEDologize!
(photo credit: ceremony - The Knot; Reception - Elizabeth Anne Designs)