Here at Fennes, we love a good outdoor wedding and we help arrange many every year. There is something so special about getting married outdoors and it can make your big day one that everyone will remember for a long time to come. Whether you’ve settled on an outdoor wedding or you’re still considering your options, below we discuss some ideas to make it the best it can be.

Warn your guests about appropriate footwear

If your wedding guests are going to be walking on grass, it’s always a nice touch to let them know beforehand so they can prepare. It will especially be appreciated by those wearing high heels and stilettos! A nice little touch that we recommend here at Fennes is to consider giving guests heel covers as a wedding favour. Not only will it be much appreciated by many of your female guests it will make their life a little easier on your big day and shows that you’ve really considered the finer details of your wedding.

Provide ample hydration for guests

If the weather forecast is looking like your big day is going to be a scorcher, it’s a really good idea to call your wedding venue and ensure that they provide cold drinks for guests on the day. Sitting in the sun without a drink can be very uncomfortable and there is nothing worse than restless guests during your ceremony. Having ample hydration available will make your guests’ day much more enjoyable and will enable them to fully concentrate on your ceremony.

Sunglasses can make great wedding favours

 Just as sitting in the hot sun can be uncomfortably warm, it can also be uncomfortably bright. You’ve spent a lot of time and money on your big day so you’ll certainly want all of your guests to be able to see you and your partner take your vows. Providing guests with a complementary pair of sunglasses is a great idea and is a thoughtful touch. With a host of options available, you can choose fresh and funky colours or go for something a little bit more conservative.

Don’t be afraid of having the wedding you want

Don’t be afraid to think out of the box a little bit when planning your big day. If you want it to be a little bit different, then don’t be afraid to go for it. Speak to your wedding venue’s organiser and ask their advice. Here at Fennes we get asked about a host of unusual ideas every year and we always do what we can to make our client’s dreams come true. For example, if you’re looking for a more informal wedding, why not think about forsaking traditional seats for bales of hay covered with colourful blankets. Small individual touches can often make your wedding that bit more special.

If it’s a little cold, provide guests with wraps or blankets

Unfortunately, whilst most guests would love to get married in the lovely warm sunshine, thanks to the good old English weather sometimes things can get a bit chilly. The last thing you want is for your guests to be freezing cold whilst watching the ceremony so a great idea is to provide guests with complimentary blankets and wraps. You could even get them personalised with your names and date of the wedding to give them a nice little keepsake of the day.