|Picture Perfect Tented Wedding|
Weather is top concern when planning any outdoor affair, now double that for a wedding. Of course, rain (or snow) is the number one issue, but extreme cold and heat as well as bright sunlight and damp evening dew come into play. When it comes to planning an outdoor wedding, the brides need to follow the Boy Scout Motto: BE PREPARED!
- Be Covered: unless you have a pavillion in your backyard, tenting is a must. Of course, tenting offers some protection against those stray showers, but also offers protection against the harsh sunlight and the evening dew for you and your guests. Be sure to provide tenting as well for your DJ or Band (they need to keep equipment protected), and for your food (sun and potato salad don't mix).
- Be on Guard: The last thing you want is for your guests to be eaten alive by mosquitos, or worse, stung by a bee. Spray area down with a good repellent like Yard Guard. We also recommend using citronella - candles or oil in tiki lamps can be incorporated into your decor, adding to the romance as well as offering protection.
- Be Cool: Or warm as the case maybe. How much fun can anyone have if they are sweating or freezing? Set up fans in summer, and outdoor heaters in winter. Do not rely on the indoors - thinking those who get too hot (or cold) are welcome to go inside to cool off ( warm up), unless that is where you want the party to end up at.
- Be Hydrated: WATER - it is vital for those summertime weddings. Tea and punch are nice, but water is a must have. (and cheap!)
- Be Ready: All the above will not work if it comes severe weather. Be sure to have an alternative plan to move it all indoors. If you plan to move into your house, be sure to already have it 'mapped out' as to where everything will go to avoid last minute stress.
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