1.Remember to make your guests as comfortable as possible. Keep in mind the time of year and think about what the weather might be like at that time of year and the time of day. You could have your ushers giving out cold water bottles for guests on a hot day. Or you could consider hiring some umbrellas to hand out as extra shade from the hot sun. Don’t forget to have plenty of sunscreen on hand as well. For a very warm location, look into renting large electric fans (don’t forget a generator) and/or a tent to shade the suns rays. If it will be cold and damp, make sure you tell guests that so they can wear extra layers. You might want to have small blankets on hand, or rent portable heaters.
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2. Have a backup plan What will you do if it rains? The ideal outdoor wedding location has an indoor location waiting just in case. A marquee is another option, but only for light rain. Heavy rain would soak the ground and make it ver wet and muddy for guests and the bride and groom! Also remember outdoor areas can get very windy. Plan for wind and avoid light materials in your dress and the bridesmaids dresses.Let your hairdresser know it is an outdoor wedding so you can plan a suitable hairdo or extra product to keep it in place.
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3.One of the bonuses of an outdoor wedding is the natural beauty around you, lessening your need to decorate for your ceremony. Depending on the season you may need to supplement the natural beauty with extra decorations. You could consider an arch or trellis to focus the ceremony and frame the bride and groom as they say their vows. Or a lovely heart of flowers hanging from the above branches over the happy couple. Aisles can be framed with fresh rose petals or jars of fresh blooms.
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4.Be sure to put out citronella candles or a bug zapper so that your guests won’t spend the whole ceremony swatting at the air.
5.Consider the timing of your outdoor wedding for sunset where your guests will see you take your vows surrounded by the warm glow of the sun. Or if you are having a day time ceremony be sure to have the guests set up so they are not looking directly into the sun !

6. Don’t forget to contact your city parks department or other local government to get a permit for an outdoor wedding. Be sure to ask about rules concerning flowers,rubbish removal and anything else that may effect your day.