Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. You get to dress in formal clothing and dedicate your life to your future spouse. However, with an outdoor wedding, you have a different set of concerns for your physical setup. You need to arrange for seating, food, and entertainment, but there are solutions for your portable needs.
If your caterers prepare your food at the event location, they will need access to running water. Most catering companies have resources, which include portable access to water, but if you are having a loved one cater the event, you need to supply her with access to running water for food preparation and sanitation. In addition to plumbing in the kitchen, you may also consider portable options for guests to relieve themselves at the reception. If you plan to have portable toilets on location, make sure you rent a portable sink for guests to access as well, limiting the spread of germs at your wedding.
You can’t expect your guests to stand the entire time, so securing enough chairs for your event is crucial. If you rented the outdoor space, the event coordinator may have access to chairs used for weddings and other events. However, if you are getting married in a family member’s backyard or a public venue, you need to contact local rental companies to rent enough chairs for each person to have a seat.
One of the most exciting parts of a wedding reception is the entertainment. Local DJ’s and bands usually request a fee, but having live entertainment makes it easy to keep the party going with a fresh take on the music you want. Make sure to schedule your band or DJ a few months ahead of time to secure the timeslot for your wedding. Some private outdoor venues have a house band, allowing you to book their services for your wedding.
While a wedding can require a lot of planning on your part, the right level of preparation makes the entire day go smoothly. If you have a difficult time organizing all the areas of your wedding that need attention, create a checklist with a deadline for each item. Before you know it, your wedding day will come and go, leaving you with exciting memories and moments you can reminisce about with your new spouse.