11 Important Things to Know About Hosting an Outdoor Wedding
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Get Hitched Without a Hitch
An outdoor wedding is trickier to plan than an indoor affair — and the weather isn't the only factor you'll need to keep in mind. Celebrating outside will significantly affect logistics, the day's timeline and (most importantly!) your catering. Remember these important considerations to help things go as smoothly as possible.
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Your Caterer Is Not Your Wedding Planner
While some caterers might take a lead role in planning your day, they might not help with tasks like handling non-food vendors, coordinating the day’s timeline, decorating the tables — or (a biggie for outdoor weddings!) creating a full-scale plan B if rain forces you inside. Outdoor events come with extra considerations and complications, and a dedicated wedding planner can help ensure that everything goes well.
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The Season Will Dictate Your Menu
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A Rustic, Woodsy Wedding Could Cost You
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Family-Style Dinner Might Bump Up Your Budget, Too
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Consider How the Food Will Get to Your Guests
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You’ll Need Plenty of Nonalcoholic Beverages
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Last-Minute Menu Changes Might Be Necessary
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A Casual Menu Can Still Be Memorable
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A Site Visit Is a Must
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Local Noise Ordinances Could Affect Your Party
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Don’t Mess with Heat and Cake
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