Tips for a successful outdoor wedding

Tips for a successful outdoor wedding

by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

If you're planning to take your wedding outside, consider this advice to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch.

Some tips for celebrating nuptials al fresco:

  • Protect candles from the wind by covering them with hurricane lamps.
  • Practice walking on the lawn, mulch or gravel in heels.
  • Face guests away from the sun for photos.
  • Serve thirst-quenching drinks, such as sparkling water or lemonade, to guests in summer. Serve coffee or tea if it's chilly.
  • Attach a large Popsicle stick to the program so it can be used as a fan. Or, create the program in the shape of a fan.
  • Opt for chairs made of wood or other materials that won't retain heat and burn a guest like a metal chair will.
  • Attach beads or spray-painted tiny fishing weights to the veil to keep it from blowing in the wind.

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