Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CSW: Planning An Outdoor Wedding

When it comes to planning an outdoor wedding ceremony and/or reception, there are some important things to consider.  Chicago Style Weddings invited me to give some advice on hosting an outdoor.  Take a look:

"You want to think about your guests and their comfort, " advises wedding coordinator Desiree Moore Dent of Dejanae Events.  If you're doing a summer wedding, hand out fans or parasols as a keepsake so people can cool off a bit. Sunglasses and small bottles of sunscreen are another nice idea.  If you're getting married in July or August when the temps really soar, Dent says, take it a step further: have an air conditioned area accessible where guests, particularly the elderly, can "go inside and take a breather." Depending on your venue, you may need to ward off bugs, mosquitoes, and flies. Survey the space ahead of time, and if necessary, find an eco-friendly bug zapping product to treat the area "so your guests aren't swinging and fly-swatting during your ceremony," Dent says.  "Brides love outdoor weddings," she adds, "but it can take a toll on your guests."

You can view the entire article and others in Chicago Style Weddings eMagazine at

Until next time...WEDologize!

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