10 things to consider when planning YOUR ceremony, making this process easier.Yes we all dream of the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony – blue skies, gentle breeze, perfectly manicured grass or golden sands – some of it we can control, parts we cannot. Plan, Plan and more Planning will ensure the parts you can control are taken care of as for the rest – yes weather, it will be what it will be.
Can I use rose petals? Check with your venue if they are happy for you to use fresh petals/faux petals depending on your preference. Outdoor venues often prefer fresh biodegradable rose petals. Silk petals may need to be picked up, and that’s no fun.
Who and how of notifying your guests of any change of ceremony location? Set up a group email of your wedding guests so notifying them all, is one quick email regarding the changed location. Remember to advise them on your invitations to check their emails if the weather turns bad on the morning of the wedding.
How will your guests access your remote and private ceremony location? Can a vehicle drive on the beach or through the bush. Remeber there may be guests that find walking over uneven terrain difficult. Will your guests be best in jandals or heels? Make a note on the wedding invitations what footwear will be most comfortable for the walk to your lovely outdoor venue or location.
Watching the Weather
What will the weather on the day be? Weather – what can we say – the one thing you cannot change is the weather on the day you’ve choosen months if not years prior, so relax knowing you have a plan B (you do have a plan B right!!!)Sun / heat. This summer has been wonderful and your outdoor midday wedding on an absolutely beautiful still hot day, will have your guests looking for shade. The hours between 11am and 3pm are often the hottest of the day. Consider hiring lace wedding parasols, umbrellas or marquees to provide some shade. Areas with large trees will also offer relief from the suns rays. What can my guests do after the ceremony before the reception?
Wanting a Beach Wedding? Remember to check the tides well in advance of printing those wedding invites unless you are planning on your guests paddling in the waves.
Food and alcohol restrictions – check your booked outdoor area for conditions regarding serving alcohol and food after the service.
Who will Pack Down? You can arrange for either your guests or specialist décor company, think Covers Decoration Hire and Installation Team. Do you really want your guests to be carrying chairs, arches etc.
Who will set up the beautiful flower arch hire, wedding chairs, signing table and other for the ceremony? For a stress free start to your big day we recommend you hire set up specialists. Covers, are Event Decorators Auckland. We go to great lengths to ensure everything is as it should be for the arrival of your wedding guests.
Sun / heat. This summer has been wonderful and your outdoor midday wedding on an absolutely beautiful still hot day, will have your guests looking for shade. The hours between 11 and 3 are often the hottest so consider hiring parasols, umbrellas or marquees to the sides or choose an area with large trees. What can my guests do after the ceremony before the reception?
What will your guests do while you take off for your wedding photos? Arranging entertainment, light refreshments, games will help the occassion flow.