Autumn has arrived and it's the best time of the year for outdoor events. With this perfect weather, many holidays are coming up and we have many ideas for this season. Outdoor weddings are very romantic because it is like Mother Nature is lending a bit of her own glory to your wedding day; besides that, creativity flows when you see trees and a lot of green.
The Garden Villa is a venue that has the perfect spaces to make your event magical. That is why today we will give you some tips that should be reviewed before an outdoor event and make it a wonderful experience. Here we go!
1. Choosing a Location
Choose a perfect venue for your event, something that looks pretty and you feel identified. Preferably a place with expansive grassy lawn with blooming flowers and full of trees. You need something with plenty of space. The more green and lush a garden, yard or field is, the more vibrant everything else appears with it. Keep in mind that the weather can change at any time, the place you choose should give you a second option just in case.
Photos by Michelle Rosalie Photography
Make sure that you have an area that can serve as a main focal point for your guests to attract their attention. You will also want to make sure it is easily accessible. There needs to be an easy way in and easy way out. Fun signage is a great way to ensure that your guests don’t get lost and know where important areas of your event are.
Photo by Denyaroots Photography
3. Think Strategically
Ensure that your food areas (stations, buffets, cakes, etc.) have proper cover and protection from wind and insects. If your event will go into the evening, consider what you will do for your lighting– will you bring in tiki torches, string/bulb lights, lamps, or dramatic lighting? Last thing, try to see your location at or around the same time you are planning to have your wedding to see what factors need to be taken into consideration.
Photos by Ashleyjane Photography
4. Plan For Wind
Many outdoor events suffer from windy conditions. If the events is a wedding avoid light fabrics like chiffons and china silks in your dress and the bridesmaid dresses. Tell your hairstylist that you'll be having an outdoor wedding so she/he can plan a style. Men in the wedding party should use pomade or other styling product.
Photos by LF Photography
5. Food & Drinks
Does your caterer have experience planning an outdoor wedding menu? Make sure they're planning things that will keep well outdoors in the heat. For drinks consider serving a variety of lemonades, teas, punches and a refreshing cocktail. Be sure to have plenty of ice and water around as well.
Photos by The Garden Villa
6. Have Fun
The day of your event is the most important day, enjoy it, smile, dance and have fun until your feet hurt from so much because of the dancing and your stomach hurts from laughing so much.
Photos By Danielle Taufer