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10 Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Spring Wedding

If you are a couple that enjoys the outdoors and want to host an outdoor wedding, hosting an outdoor spring wedding can be magical, with the blooming flowers and mild weather adding to the ambiance. We want to share our 10 Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Spring Wedding, to ensure your outdoor spring wedding is a success.

tips for hosting outdoor spring wedding

10 Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Spring Wedding

1. Weather Contingency Plan

First on our list of 10 Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Spring Wedding is having a weather contingency plan. While spring weather is often pleasant, it can be unpredictable. Have a backup plan in case of rain or extreme temperatures. Rent a tent or have access to an indoor space nearby to accommodate your guests if needed.

2. Comfortable Seating

Ensure your guests are comfortable by providing ample seating. Consider renting chairs with cushions or blankets for cooler evenings. You could also provide parasols or fans to shield guests from the sun or unexpected drizzle.

3. Timing is Key

Take advantage of the mild temperatures and longer daylight hours in spring. Plan your ceremony and reception times accordingly to make the most of natural light and avoid the hottest part of the day.

4. Bugs and Pests

Be prepared for insects and pests that may be more active during the spring months. Consider having bug repellents available for guests, citronella candles, or incorporating natural insect repellent plants like lavender or rosemary into your décor.

5. Appropriate Attire

Advise your guests on appropriate attire for an outdoor spring wedding. Light, breathable fabrics and comfortable shoes are ideal. You may also want to provide guidance on dressing in layers to accommodate changing temperatures throughout the day. You should include this information on your wedding details cards.

6. Seasonal Décor

Embrace the beauty of spring by incorporating seasonal décor elements into your wedding. We recommend using blooming flowers, pastel colors, and natural elements like branches and greenery to enhance the outdoor setting.

7. Sound System and Microphones

Outdoor spaces can sometimes pose challenges for sound quality. Ensure that you have a reliable sound system and microphones for the ceremony and speeches so that all guests can hear clearly.

8. Food and Beverage Considerations

Keep your menu light and refreshing to suit the spring season. Offer a variety of chilled beverages to keep guests hydrated, and consider incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables into your menu.

9. Ground Conditions

Pay attention to the condition of the ground, especially if your event will take place on grass. Consider renting flooring or providing pathways to prevent heels from sinking into the ground and to ensure accessibility for all guests.

10. Permits and Regulations

Check with your venue and local authorities regarding any permits or regulations for hosting an outdoor event. Be aware of noise ordinances, fire regulations, and any restrictions that may apply to your chosen location. If you plan on hosting your outdoor spring wedding at home be sure to let your neighbours know.

If you want to learn more about our 10 Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Spring Wedding, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.



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