How to Have a Successful Outdoor Wedding No Matter the Weather

Posted by dynamohi on February 9th, 2016

If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding that is memorable and classy; then outdoor Gatlinburg weddings are not only beautiful but also romantic. However, unless carefully executed, you may miss out on your dream wedding. Outdoor weddings have a few weather challenges but by following this expert advice you will have your Cinderella wedding and more.

99% of your wedding is all about what your guests will experience therefore making your guests comfortable should be top on your agenda list. Try to think about the likely weather on the month that you choose to have your wedding. Do you envision a sunny day or a hot day? It will be quite unfair to have your guests sweltering in the heat- ensure that there are ushers that will keep your guests cooled off with ice cold water. Another great idea is to print your program on fans that will have a dual purpose of informing and cooling your guests. Plenty of sunscreen will also come in handy and so would large electric fans rented for the occasion. Have a standby generator just in case there is a power shortage and you are unable to run the fans. Tents would also be very useful in creating shaded areas for your guests. On the other hand, if you expect the weather to be cold, rent portable heaters as well as lap blankets. You could also inform your guests to wear extra layers of clothing.

Having a plan B is another thing you ought to include in your wedding plans. What will you do in the event that it pours? A majority of the companies that offer weddings in Gatlinburg have standby indoor locations in case it rains on your wedding day. Many wedding couples prefer to have the ceremony conducted outside while the reception is hosted inside. Another option is to have a tent where there are moderate or light rains. Ensure that the tent is sturdy enough not to flip over in case the rains come with a strong wind. The tent should have weighted sides and also be thick.

A common weather mishap is having a boisterous day. To avoid any embarrassment, don’t include china silks or chiffon in your dress or those of your bridesmaids. When you and your bridal party are having your hair done, inform the stylist that you will be having an outdoor wedding so that he or she can hold your hair in way that will not be ruined by the wind. As for the groom and his groomsmen, have the hair styled with gel or pomade to hold it in place. Inform your guests early enough so that they too can be dressed appropriately for the weather. Lastly, ensure your tent is strong enough to withstand any strong winds or have an indoor reception.

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