Planning An Outdoors Wedding This Summer?

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Outdoor weddings are great. Just thinking about all the possibilities makes you giddy with anticipation. You can’t help but think your outdoor wedding will be the envy of all of your friends. That’s until you realize the sheer number of moving parts involved.

Planning an outdoor wedding is like planning a siege. You have to think like a chess master and think ten steps ahead. There are just so many variables involved that many people simply give up mid-preparation. However, you shouldn’t have to give up your dream outdoor wedding just because there’s so much to do. With a little planning and a bit of luck, your nuptials can be as enchanting as you pictured them in your mind. Here are a few tips from the trenches guaranteed to make your wedding not only successful, but memorable.

Mind Your Outfit

It is very easy to get carried away by that divine bridal dress you saw in a bridal magazine. The dress will most certainly turn all the heads at the wedding, but will you survive through the summer heat in it? Choosing the wrong bridal dress can be disastrous in any season, but going with a dress that doesn’t allow your skin to breathe is courting disaster.

Tight bridal dresses, especially those made from synthetic materials, make it impossible for your skin to breathe. That means after a couple of hours you’ll be sweltering under the summer heat till your make-up runs off.

You should consider getting a loose-fitting wedding dress, preferably made from natural fibers. You’ll find lots of these wedding dresses, and even some with a sundress design. Such a dress offers the right mix of comfort, stylishness, and formality like any other wedding dress.

Hydration

Again, the summer heat will leave you and your guests feeling a bit perched.  It’s thoughtful to place bottled drinking water in arms reach so that everyone can hydrate whenever they want. As the bride, you may not have this luxury when walking down the aisle, so make sure you hydrate well before you march down to take your nuptials.

Sweat

You want to avoid thick layers of powder or any other makeup. Ask your beauty editor to apply a thin coat of makeup to avoid sweaty rundowns. Also, you can dab your face with blotting paper to absorb the oil before stepping out into the open. For the groom, you should ask him to use some anti-perspirant in the morning as well as a couple of hours before the event.

Mind Your Shoes 

 Stilletos will make you look great. But they are not so great outdoors. Wearing a pair of stilettos for your outdoor wedding means you’ll be sinking into the glass or tripping over cobblestones. Therefore, think of some sensible shoes like wedge heels or ballerina flats, for outdoor wedding

Outdoor weddings are great. Just thinking about all the possibilities makes you giddy with anticipation. You can’t help but think your outdoor wedding will be the envy of all of your friends. That’s until you realise the sheer number of moving parts involved.

Planning an outdoor wedding is like planning a siege. You have to think like a chess master and think ten steps ahead. There are just so many variables involved that many people simply give up mid-preparation. However, you shouldn’t have to give up your dream outdoor wedding just because there’s so much to do. With a little planning and a bit of luck, your nuptials can be as enchanting as you pictured them in your mind. Here are a few tips from the trenches guaranteed to make your wedding not only successful, but memorable.

Mind Your Outfit

It is very easy to get carried away by that divine bridal dress you saw in a bridal magazine. The dress will most certainly turn all the heads at the wedding, but will you survive through the summer heat in it? Choosing the wrong bridal dress can be disastrous in any season, but going with a dress that doesn’t allow your skin to breathe is courting disaster.

Tight bridal dresses, especially those made from synthetic materials, make it impossible for your skin to breathe. That means after a couple of hours you’ll be sweltering under the summer heat till your make-up runs off.

You should consider getting a loose-fitting wedding dress, preferably made from natural fibers. You’ll find lots of these wedding dresses, and even some with a sundress design. Such a dress offers the right mix of comfort, stylishness, and formality like any other wedding dress.

Hydration

Again, the summer heat will leave you and your guests feeling a bit perched.  It’s thoughtful to place bottled drinking water in arms reach so that everyone can hydrate whenever they want. As the bride, you may not have this luxury when walking down the aisle, so make sure you hydrate well before you march down to take your nuptials.

Sweat

You want to avoid thick layers of powder or any other makeup. Ask your beauty editor to apply a thin coat of makeup to avoid sweaty rundowns. Also, you can dab your face with blotting paper to absorb the oil before stepping out into the open. 

Mind Your Shoes 

 Stilettos will make you look great. But they are not so great outdoors. Wearing a pair of stilettos for your outdoor wedding means you’ll be sinking into the glass or tripping over cobblestones. Therefore, think of some sensible shoes like wedge heels or ballerina flats, for outdoor wedding