There are lots of reasons to be married al fresco, and you don’t have to be limited to the hot summer months! With contingency plans, you can tie the knot in the great outdoors during any time of year (yes, even winter).

Here are some things to consider:

  • Plan for inclement weather
    They say that if it rains on your wedding day, it is supposed to bring good luck to the marriage. This is only true for those couples that have a backup rain venue, or a ton of umbrellas.
  • Consider time of day
    During the summer, an evening wedding might be preferable due to excessive heat during mid-day and even through the late afternoon. Also, the wedding reception will then go into the night, when there will surely be some relief.
  • Make your venue accessible and comfortable for guests
    This means providing shade if it’s going to be hot, or a source of warmth if it may be chilly (consider a heated tent – although this isn’t exactly cheap; blankets are a cozy alternative and can be shared…how romantic).

    Give special consideration to elderly and handicapped guests, for whom the elements and terrain of the venue can present increased difficulty.

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