An Essential Wedding Planning Tip For Your Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

If you have decided to have your wedding ceremony outdoors, the best wedding planning tip you can be given is to consider the comfort of your guests. There are several different factors which can affect your guests’ comfort and enjoyment of the ceremony. The obvious factor is the weather.

Consider what kind of weather will be likely during the month and time of day you plan your outside wedding ceremony. Is your ceremony taking place in a desert locale where it will be unbearably sunny and hot? You may want to consider having some sort of misting system available to cool things off. Think about having the ushers hand out cold bottles of drinking water as your guests arrive. Depending upon the size and scope of your ceremony and guest list, it may be desirable to rent a large canopy and several large, electric fans.

Is it likely the weather will be cold and damp? Inform you guests, well in advance, they may need to bring warm clothing and they should layer their clothing. You can include a small insert inside the wedding invitation. Consider renting a large tent and portable heaters.

What will you do if it rains? An additional wedding planning tip you should remember: many venues for outdoor weddings will have a backup plan in case of rain. When deciding on the “perfect location” for your outdoor wedding ceremony the availability of a backup plan is extremely important. Your ideal outdoor location will have an indoor facility available if the weather suddenly becomes inclement.

Will your guests be able to hear the ceremony? This is your “special day” and it is very important that your guests can comfortably hear your entire ceremony. Ask your wedding planner or venue officials about available options for a public address sound system. Your DJ may be able to assist with microphones and a sound system.

Is there a chance that it could become windy during your ceremony? Will your tent stand up to heavy, gusting winds? Consider using heavier materials in your bridal dress and the bridesmaids’ dresses. Inform your hairstylist and whoever is doing your makeup that you will be having an outdoor wedding ceremony.

There are so many factors and variables to consider when planning your outdoor wedding ceremony and choosing “just the right” outdoor venue. The best wedding planning tip you should remember is to seek further information and advice.

Budget Wedding – Planning Tips

Just because you are planning your wedding, literally on a shoestring budget, doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be beautiful, memorable and talked about. Planning a wedding on a low budget basically means cutting out all the vulgar pomp and grandeur and extraneous ostentation which some cheap people indulge in during their weddings to show off in front of people.

The problem is that most brides dream about a fairytale wedding right from their childhood, but when the wedding bells start ringing and they realize that such grand fairytale weddings come with an expensive price tag; they get extremely demoralized and despondent.

Well, there is no need to fret so much just because you are going in for a budget wedding party planning. In this article, you will receive a few solid tips on budget wedding planning reception that won’t eliminate beauty and elegance from your wedding!

Budget Wedding Planning tip # 1

It is in most cases the wedding venue which costs a bomb and burns away your pocket. Instead of choosing a 5 star or 7 star wedding in the Bahamas or Hawaii or Tahiti or some other exotic location, why don’t you get married in your local parish church or in the beach closest to your house or in your own beautifully landscaped garden, if you have one?

If you don’t have a garden of your own, convince your grandparents or your uncle and aunt and coax them into letting you use their garden as your wedding venue! This will reduce a heavy expenditure.

Budget Wedding Planning tip # 2

One of the most important aspects of a budget wedding party planning is to get the photographs clicked by your friends and relatives who are good with the camera instead of hiring a photographer who will charge you a bomb. Come on, we all possess sophisticated cameras and have decent camera skills. There is simply no need for a photographer and videographer in current times.

Budget Wedding planning tip # 3

Instead of lavishing money on a stupendously big fat show offy wedding cake, go for a small decent sized, beautifully decorated wedding cake that will serve as the display centerpiece. Serve the guests with homemade sheet cake from the kitchen. These two cakes will also double up as your dessert and you can cut out sweets and ice-cream from your menu.

Budget Wedding Planning tip # 4

The last tip is to hire or borrow or make yourself as many things as you possibly can! Come on, it is possible to borrow the bride’s shoes, jewelry and wedding gown from the bride’s mother or maternal aunts or from granny. You can add a contemporary twist to these items yourself!

Then you can borrow toasting glasses, serving set, cake knife, cutlery, serving dishes, dinnerware etc from friends and relatives. This way you won’t have to remortgage your house or your parents and their house to conduct your wedding.

Some Wedding Planning Tips

Looking forward to your wedding? Have you started the research and gathering of the information you’ll need to plan it properly? It is better to start now instead of ending up in a stressful situation. Here are some wedding planning tips.

Who is doing what?

Sit down with your future spouse and discuss openly and honestly the “planning” responsibilities. Who will plan the entertainment? Who will plan the menu? Who will decide on the baker and see it through? The many, many details are important.

Visit a couple of wedding shows

There are lots of wedding shows going on all the time and you can attend a wedding show or two in your area. The best strategy is to attend two shows, actually. The first time, your purpose can be “information gathering”. See what vendors offer, look at jewelry, gowns, hairstyles, cakes (and taste them too), tuxedos, flowers, balloons, etc. The second visit should be around four-to-six months before your wedding with the purpose of making appointments with vendors you like, asking detailed questions about their services and gathering information about pricing.

The wedding sites of your dream

Write a list of sites that you have always dreamed of having your wedding. On the beach, in the largest cathedral in the city, in the country, at the Country Club, at your dad’s beautiful backyard. There must be hundreds of sites available in your city or in another city (destination weddings is the rage). Narrow the sites to three of your favorites, then check to see if your wedding date is available at the site before making the visit.

How many wedding guests?

The size of the guest list is one of the most important issues to discuss. You know the rule of 50% of the guests should come from the bride’s family and 50% from the groom’s family.

When planning the guest list, consider two components: number of guests invited or the wedding budget. Usually, a small wedding consist of 100 guests or less. These are normally a smaller budget because the reception (food and refreshments) consist of 40% of the cost of the event. However, a small wedding could have a large budget of say $20,000 consisting of the finest food and wine and other accommodations. The small wedding budget is in the range of $1,000 to $10,000.

In average, a wedding consist of 200-300 guests which means the average budget may come as a surprise to you. Providing a seated affair or buffet, champagne and entertainment at the reception consist of 40% of the budget. An average wedding in the USA for the last couple of years is $22,000. Of course, there are many ways to slim the budget with a little creativity.

So, what is a large wedding? A large wedding can consist of 300-500 guests. This is mostly an extravagant affair, and the budget isn’t as important as the celebration itself. Providing a wonderful reception for a large number of guests can really add up! With an unlimited budget, why not serve a savory menu and serve the best refreshments for your once-in-a-lifetime event? Usually, a large wedding cost anywhere from $40,000 to $200,000.

It is always a good thing to plan a wedding well in advance. Be careful however, not to let your wedding planning get in the way of your normal responsibilities. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to someone you trust, such as a minister, priest, rabbi, or counsellor, who work with engaged couples daily and understand the stress you may experience.