Planning for an Outdoor Wedding
By Marley Majcher
Planning for an outdoor wedding requires some foresight, but can be achieved regardless of the weather as long as you are organized. Avoid an outdoor wedding disaster with advice from a celebrity event planner in this video on outdoor wedding planning.View Transcript
Hi, I'm Marley Majcher, a celebrity event planner based here in Los Angeles. Today we're going to be talking about how to plan a fabulous outdoor wedding. Now there are a lots of ways to plan different weddings as we all know; but planning one outdoors requires a little bit of extra foresight. So, after all my years of experience, I'm going to tell you a few things that you need to know that are really going to help you out. Okay, first of all; make sure to check the weather because if it's going to be unseasonably hot or unseasonably cold, you want to make a plan. You can get through anything as long as you've got your organize and you got to plan ahead of time. If it's going to be really sunny, why not consider getting and providing your guests with some fun parasols. Really inexpensive and they can shade themselves from the sun and that way they won't be hoping that your ceremony is going to go so much faster. The next thing that you want to make sure is that you always check the sunrise and sunset charts. And if you're going to get married on the beach, make sure you know the tide; what the tide is going to be doing. Yes, I can't tell you how many times you got to setup and you did the walk there a few months before and now guess what? It's high tide or low tide or the sunset that you're planning around is already set. So those are a couple of important points. Remember doing an outdoor event like a wedding, you want to really take into consideration the lighting. So check the lighting at the time that the event is going to be held, and if necessary, make sure that you have all kinds of extra paper lanterns; things to create a really soft fabulous glow if your event is going to run into the evening. And third, make sure that you carry the theme through your event. What we've got here is we talked about doing a fabulous beach wedding; but we kind of want to spice it up with some saucy colors. We found a cake in a book that was perfect inspiration and then we recreated it here. So there's so many ways that you can carry your whole theme throughout your wedding even when it's outdoors. And just make sure to consider these couple of points that I've brought up and you will have a fabulous wedding guaranteed. I'm Marley Majcher, signing off from the Pretty Goddess. Thank you.
About the Expert
Marley Majcher is the CEO of The Party Goddess!, a nationally acclaimed full service event planning and catering company that originates all aspects of large scale functions including menu planning, cuisine preparation, prop styling, floral design, furniture and accessory rentals, staff hires and music. Since the company's beginnings in 1992, her client list has included Earthlink, Cedars-Sinai, Georgetown University, Art Center College of Design, Rusnak Automotive Group, San Diego Polo Club, See's Candies, Cal Tech and Whole Foods Market.
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