Outdoor wedding planning is no easy task. It is only natural to run into some roadblocks along the way.
Follow our planning an outdoor wedding checklist to make sure everything goes smoothly (even if it rains)!
Planning Before Budgeting
Every couple dreams of having the wedding of their dreams but most forget how expensive the wedding can actually be. It is very likely that you will have to cut back on a few elements if you are on a budget. When planning an outdoor wedding on a budget, it is crucial to establish this ahead of time.
A set budget will enable you to only spend according to the amount that you have set aside. Include every expense in your budget: from your dress, to the venue, to the vendors and catering. Stick closely to your budget so you are don’t run out of money by the time you finish planning.
Not Having a Backup Plan
A backup plan is absolutely crucial with planning an outdoor wedding. As you could imagine, if the weather is not on your side on the day of the event, your worst nightmare will very quickly become a reality. Consider investing in a tent so you and your guests have somewhere to escape if the weather becomes unpredictable. This will effectively save your outdoor wedding reception and your shoes!
It is true weddings can become nerve-wrecking but try to focus on staying calm and don’t turn into a bridezilla. Be sure to take it easy because (as always) not everything will not go EXACTLY according to plan. The sooner you realize it, the better it will be for you to deal with any unexpected issues. Try to let things go and don’t let your nerves or anxiety get the best of you.
Ignoring the Guests
Since your guests made the effort to be a part of your big day, don’t forget about them! Try your best to make it to each table to thank people for coming. When planning your wedding, keep your guests in mind whether it be the weather, terrain, location, or any other detail related to the event itself.
Getting Carried Away
It is easy to arrange a massive event that lasts all day and night, but don’t forget to remind yourself to not get carried away because it can become overwhelming.
Bringing a Wedding Planner on board is crucial for the success of any outdoor wedding. They are experts at planning outdoor weddings and will help guide you in the right direction. They will walk you through how to plan an outdoor wedding and will make sure you have plan A, B and even C.
Contact us to get started planning today.