An outdoor venue is a wonderful idea for your wedding. The natural scenery is much more beautiful than any decoration that you can put up. It’s also a lot more unique than traditional indoor weddings. However, beauty and uniqueness comes at a price, because outdoor weddings aren’t easy to organize. There are a lot of considerations to be made, especially for the sake of your guests. Here are 6 outdoor wedding essentials that your guests can’t do without.
Portable Luxury Bathrooms
Since you’re hosting an outdoor wedding, your guests may have trouble attending nature’s call. In order to relieve your guests of this predicament, you should hire portable luxury bathrooms. Luxury is the key here, because traditional portable bathrooms just won’t do. You don’t expect a man wearing a tuxedo or a woman wearing a gown to use a regular portable bathroom, do you? A luxury bathroom has all the amenities that one requires. Plus, you’re not cramped up in a cubicle trying to do your business. It’s definitely an investment that you should make for the sake of your guests.
Hand Fans And Refreshments
Things could get heated up at your wedding due to the sun. If you don’t want your guests to faint from a heatstroke, then you need to take certain precautions. Providing refreshments such as freshly squeezed orange juice will keep them hydrated. You must have also seen guests using the itinerary as a fan at outdoor weddings. What do you expect them to do? They have to keep themselves cool somehow. A better thing to do would be to hand out fans. That way your guests won’t have to rely on the itinerary.
You don’t have to worry about Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn crashing your wedding, but you do have to worry about bugs. They’re sure to attend your party when you have an open venue. If you want to keep those pesky invaders at bay, then you’ll need to put up bug zappers. Otherwise, your guests will be swatting bugs while you take your wedding vows. That’ll just ruin the whole ceremony. You also need to protect the menu from these nasty critters, so I suggest that you cover the food as well. Otherwise, you won’t be able to tell whether there’s a nut in your pecan pie or a cockroach.
There are some things that can rain on your parade, like rain. An open venue doesn’t have any sort of protection from unforeseen circumstances like this. That is why you should put up a marquee tent just in case. That way your guests won’t have to scurry for cover like a couple of cockroaches when the light is turned on. I just realized I’ve mentioned cockroaches twice in this article. I guess now you won’t be able to get married without thinking of one. Sorry about that, I promise I won’t do it again.
Hand Sanitizers And Wet Wipes
We’ve already established that outdoor weddings can become a little heated. It’ll be a good idea to distribute antibacterial wipes to your guests, so they can wipe their face. You’re supposed to wash your hands before eating, that’s common knowledge. However, that’s not really possible when you’re attending a wedding and there are refreshments being passed along. That is why you should also distribute hand sanitizers to your guests, because some of them might have a germ phobia. Wet wipes and hand sanitizers will take care of the hygiene department, so you can concentrate on more important things.
If your wedding celebrations are supposed to run late into the evening, then it’s best to have lanterns at your disposal. It’s a much more artistic way to light an outdoor wedding than to use harsh lights. You can even place the lanterns under the dinner tables and watch the table cloth being illuminated. There’s a lot more to be done with lanterns, you could hang them from poles and make a path for the bride to the altar. It’s all about using lanterns creatively. It would also be a nice idea to use shadow lanterns. The projections from these lanterns will definitely be a sight to behold.
Now that you know the essentials of an outdoor wedding, you can incorporate them into your plan. I’m certain that you’ll organize a beautiful and unique outdoor wedding. – EventChecklist.net
Nicola Joseph, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger, currently writing for, After Touch, a renowned natural hand sanitizer. She enjoys her weekends watching her favorite sitcoms with her family. You can get in touch with Nicola via Twitter @NicolaJoseph.
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