Outdoor Fall Wedding
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and whilst most people don’t think that an outdoor fall wedding is a particularly good idea, it could make your wedding incredibly memorable and unique.
Most people are put off by the idea of the cold weather, but you don’t have to be. Although autumn can be quite cool, it’s not very often that it rains heavily, so you should be OK on that front. On the other hand, the beautiful colors of the fall can be the perfect backdrop for your outdoor wedding, a much more interesting experience than the usual fall wedding.
Planning is key when it comes to organizing a wedding that’s going to be held outdoors, and you’ve got to try and make sure that all of your bases are covered so that nothing major goes wrong.
You should pick a venue that gives you an excellent backdrop with fall colors; otherwise it’s just not worth the extra hassle. Pick deciduous trees as your backdrop because they’ll be looking more beautiful than ever during the fall. Other areas to consider include places where there are elms, oaks, birches or maple trees, since these will also give you beautiful fall colors to outline your wedding day.
It’s important to plan for the worst, because then nothing can go wrong without you having a say in it. For example, plan for cold weather with things to stop the wind from blowing into your venue, and by using slightly heavier materials for the bride’s dress. You should also think about using outdoor heaters that will help keep your guests comfortable instead of allowing them to freeze.
You should definitely have a solid shelter instead of something flimsy or too open. If the rain starts lashing down then your roof needs to hold up, and if the wind blows, you don’t want the venue to collapse on top of the whole wedding party.
One of the best parts of having a fall wedding is the ability to use nature as part of your decoration. Planning an outdoor fall wedding means that you can use the fruits of the recent harvest in your decorations, while you can use the outdoor setting to increase the amount of color surrounding your wedding. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your decorations, since you’ll want them to be 100% unique.
Remember to notify your guests that the wedding will be held outside, the last thing you want is complaining guests because they weren’t properly warned.
Whilst there are a lot of things that will make you think twice about having an outdoor fall wedding, there are also a lot of benefits. If you’re brave enough to have one, an outdoor fall wedding could be an amazing experience for everyone, and you’ll truly get to use nature as your own wedding guest.
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