Keep guests cool.Spring weddings may not get too terribly hot, but summer ones can. Make sure there is a shady spot nearby so that everyone can get out of the sun if necessary. Renting a few high-powered outdoor fans can be a great comfort, but make sure you get the quiet ones. Keep lots of water close for everyone to refresh with. You can provide big iced tubs of personalized water bottles or a few water containers filled with fruit-infused waters.
Little gestures will make a big impact. Having sunscreen and even bug spray handy for guests to use will be greatly appreciated. If you are being wed in a particularly sunny area, sunglasses make excellent outdoor wedding favors. You can also find some adorable parasols and sun hats for your guests to use if they want to shade themselves.
Provide outdoor comforts.
Offer warm-weather treats.When you expect the day to get extremely warm, offer your guests a few cold treats. Serve frozen drinks from the bar, or hire someone to man an ice cream cart. Sundae bars go great with cake. Shaved ice stations are also a very cool treat to offer your guests.
Don't let the cake melt.
Wedding cakes and outdoor temperatures don't usually mix well. Do not bring the cake outside until you are ready to cut it. It should remain in a cool spot indoors. When it is time to serve it, make sure the cake table is protected from bugs and direct sun. Shady spots are best, and surrounding the cake with pretty netting hung from the ceiling can look beautiful.
Dress for the occasion.
When you shop for your wedding dress, keep the time of year and season in mind. You will want to go for lighter fabrics that breath well. Choose shoes that will not get stuck in the ground. There are pieces that you can add to heels so that they do not sink into dirt. If you will be walking on sand, sandals may be your best option. Carry blotting papers and powder in your wedding day emergency kit to get rid of any shine the heat gives your skin.
Use nature for your decor.The best part about an outdoor wedding is that you are surrounded by the beauty of nature. Choose a venue that is filled with gorgeous natural features and very little, if any, decorations will need to be added.
Have a backup plan.You can avoid a lot of worry about the weather taking a bad turn on your wedding day by making sure you plan for the worst. The piece of mind that comes from knowing you won't have to cancel everything because of a sudden downpour is well worth the extra planning time. Make arrangements with your venue to either reserve some space indoors or reserve a weather-resistant tent for the day. You probably won't need it, but if you do, you'll be glad it is there.
Outdoor weddings can be absolutely breathtaking, but weather can play a big part in the preparations for the day. Let us know your venue details when you shop at our West Palm Beach bridal boutique and we can guide your fashion choices. We will make sure that you not only look stunning, but you are comfortable as well. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches carries exquisite gowns for you and your bridesmaids in a wide variety of styles and materials. You will find something absolutely perfect for your outdoor wedding.
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