Outdoor Wedding Must-haves From Denison Ridge

 June 2, 2017

Outdoor weddings are a trend that isn’t going anywhere soon. We have so many great outdoor venues in the Inland Northwest, but it’s important to choose a venue that is thoroughly prepared to rock your outdoor wedding. Denison Ridge is definitely one of those, and today they’re tackling how to handle the common threat of rain on your wedding day. (Don’t worry it’s not the end of the world!) Outdoor weddings can hold many surprises. Being mentally prepared with the must haves can easily turn negatives into positives. Rain seems to be the big heartbreak to some on wedding day. However, if rain is an issue but an outside wedding is a must, I have some tips for you.

Choose a professional caterer: A professional caterer knows how to work in all kinds of weather and will make sure everything runs smoothly, rain or shine.
Make sure the venue has a covered area: This area will need to accommodate all your guests, food service and DJ. Ask if they provide tents if the covered area is not big enough or will you need to rent them?
Know the linen situation: If you wait to move inside and your linens get wet are you provided with another set? Extra linens can sometimes be provided at an extra cost to you.
Choose a professional photographer: Bad weather will not discourage a seasoned photographer! Some of the most stunning photos have been taken in nasty weather.
Patio heaters for warmth: It’s nice if there are outdoor heaters provided. Guests and wedding party will want to be comfortable if bad weather arise

A good attitude: Attitude “is” everything when things do not turn out as expected.  The bride and groom will set the tone for the day, good or bad. Be grateful, smile a lot, and ooze with happiness. Again, if an outside wedding is a must, take these tips into consideration during the planning stages. Knowing these must-haves will be sure to keep things in a positive light no matter what the weather throws at you.

{All photos by Jerome Pollos Photography}

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