Every girl dreams about having a fairytale wedding! You want everything to be perfect and memorable on your big day. But for that to happen, you must begin planning everything from the venue to the decor months before you say “I do“. 

This is even more important if you’re planning an outdoor wedding because there’s a lot more you need to take into account. Not sure where to begin? We have listed down everything you must consider to have an unforgettable outdoor wedding.

 Work Out What’s Realistic

An outdoor wedding planning is undoubtedly more complicated and time-consuming than planning an outdoor one. Before you plan an outdoor wedding venue, determine whether you’re ready to put that much effort and time into planning your wedding. 

If you feel like you won’t be able to deal with all the wedding pressure as well as the added pressure of planning your big day, consider hiring a wedding planner. That would help take the burden off your shoulders a bit.

Plan the Date Carefully

If you live in a city with unpredictable weather, then you must plan your wedding dates very carefully. To be on the safe side, it’s better to skip the rainy and monsoon season completely. Try to plan it in the dry season. Summer is an ideal choice for outdoor weddings.

August and September and October are the peak seasons for weddings around the world. Renting a venue can get difficult around this time, so you might want to book ahead of time.

Think About the Venue

When it comes to outdoor weddings, there are countless options for venues. Consider whether you want your wedding to take place on a beach or in a garden. Moreover, when choosing the venue, make sure to keep your budget in mind. Some venues that specialize in outdoor weddings might do all the setup for you. But if they don’t, you’ll have to do everything yourself from contacting frame tent rentals to stage decor specialists.

Have a Backup Plan

One of the biggest mistakes you can make while planning an outdoor wedding is not having a backup plan. The last thing you want is for your wedding to get ruined because of the weather. 

For example, if you’re planning a fabulous backyard wedding, consider whether your home would be enough to accommodate the guests in case it rains. You can always get creative with moving the furniture and making more space. For weddings in venues such as orchids and gardens, it’s better to have an indoor venue reserved nearby just in case.

Protect the Guests Against Bugs

We all know how annoying bugs can be and you don’t want your guests to catch malaria or bug bites from your wedding. So make sure to come up with a solution to protect your guests from bugs. One solution is to hire a pest control business to get the grounds of your venue to be treated professionally a few days before your wedding. You can also consider setting up natural repellents such as lavender or light citronella candles.