Have you got your heart set on an outdoor wedding? Don’t plan a thing until you’ve read these top tips…
Considering a wedding in the great outdoors? Yurts for Life last week celebrated the launch of a stunning, artisan 40 foot yurt perfect for weddings, with capacity for up to 250 people standing or 120 sitting.
Simply find your dream outdoor space and the Yurts for Life team will install your yurt, including flooring, and de-rig it afterwards. You can even request special touches such as chandeliers to dress the yurt beautifully.
Yurts for Life owner Sacha Macey has shared with us her expert advice for combatting issues with outdoor weddings. Read on for her top tips and head to yurtsforlife.com to discuss options for your special day.
Prepare for any weather
Living in the UK means that we are more than used to changes in the weather and rain is always a possibility. Getting married outdoors means that you really are at the mercy of mother nature, so you should try and prepare for any type of weather. You could encourage your guests to bring their own wellies and brollies, or if budget allows you could even have some made to fit your theme or colour scheme.
Let there be light
Any outdoor event that’s likely to go on into the night needs a lighting plan of action. Swedish Lanterns can create a beautiful, natural atmosphere, as can fairy lights, but they might not be powerful enough to light a large enough area, so be sure to check this well in advance of your big day.
Solar powered lights are a little brighter and do not rely on electricity to work. It’s also worth hiring a generator for your big day, as not only can you use this for any evening entertainment, it can also power some more heavyweight lighting if required.
Lawfully wedded bliss
Getting married outdoors may seem like a boho and fun option, but there are some particular laws and regulations that you will need to consider.
In Scotland it is completely legal to get married outdoors, which is great if you live North of the border. However, in the rest of the UK you need a fixed roof to say I do under, in order for it to be a legal ceremony.
If the location, you are looking at doesn’t have these options then you could hold your official ceremony indoors and continue the celebrations in the great outdoors!
Think about your guests
Whilst you may love the idea of being outdoors for your entire wedding day, remember to ensure your guests are comfortable throughout. Good toilet facilities are a must, and it’s worth adding some comfy treats such as baskets of blankets. Many of our guests will hire our 40 foot yurt as a reception area as well as some smaller capacity yurts to surround it – these are used to create silent discos, kids play areas, ‘hats, coats & presents yurt’, photo-booth or be used as overnight glamping accommodation.