May 22, 2019
If you’re planning a ceremony in a location that’s not connected to your wedding venue, we have some advice for you! We’ve had our fair share of wedding ceremonies in forest preserves or parks. Through this experience, we’ve complied a list of questions you should be asking yourself or to another professional to ensure a smooth and successful afternoon.
Where will your guests sit for your ceremony? Are you interested in renting chairs or benches? Here are a few questions you may want to ask:
If you’re in the middle of a field or park, chances are they may not have electricity nearby. The one solution for no power is to rent in a generator but that’s not always the easiest thing to manage so it’s nice if your venue has outlets near.
Before committing to a ceremony space, make sure you check to see if you need to get any permits for the land. This may include some of the following:
Many times when someone drives to a forest preserve or park, there is no one guiding them to the actual ceremony location. Consider one of the following options to help your guests locate you on time.
Will guests be driving to the ceremony location or will you be shuttling them? Some things to consider below:
If you’re getting married outside you have to think about the natural things that could affect your guests’ experience.
Do you want a “grand exit” when you come down the aisle once you’re married? Here are some fun ideas that you should get approved before purchasing the materials. Every venue or space has different restrictions, all resorting back to if those items will damage the grass or property.
We hope this helps you prepare planning your outside nuptials!