If you're getting married outside, you've likely dreamed about the gorgeous landscape and photos that you're going to have on your big day. However, you probably haven't considered a few of the drawbacks. Check out a few of our top tips to make sure you're not surprised by difficult terrain, weather, or sunlight!
Select appropriate footwear: Dying to rock a pair of sky-high stilettos? You might want to reconsider if you're wedding is primarily outside. Stilettos with a sharp point are likely to sink right into the grass, so you want to be sure you have a block heel, flats, or wedges to make sure you're as comfortable as possible. (Hint: You can find some great wedge, flat, or low heel options in the Bridal Shoes blog post!)
Consider an outfit change: If you're getting married outside, especially if it's hot, you may want to exp a reception dress! You might be more comfortable in something a little shorter or more breathable as you dance the night away.
Wear your hair up: This one isn't a must, but if you're expecting wind you may want to think about an updo. Long, flowing locks are gorgeous, but you don't want to be battling the wind all day.
Select your dress accordingly: Make sure your dress is ready for the elements. You don't want to be dragging your heavy ballgown or lengthy train around an outdoor garden or beach. Think about your scenery while selecting your dress and choose an option that compliments your venue.
Consider your bridal party: Just like you'll be making sure to dress for the elements, help them out too! Make sure you're selecting breathable suits and dresses for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Think about the time of year and choose colors or patterns that are most appropriate for an outdoor wedding, such as light colors or florals.
Fashionable Party Favors: Consider selecting wedding favors that are not only fashionable, but also functional. For example, if you're expecting a lot of heat or sun, provide guests with sunglasses or lightweight fans to help them beat the elements in style.
What other tips would you add to this list?