March 20th marks the official start of spring! Soon, we can once again put away our winter coats and start planning for the outdoor spring and summer activities ahead! If you are trying to plan one of the best outdoor weddings that Chicagoland has seen, it is important that you plan ahead and think outside of the box during the planning process to end up with an unforgettable wedding your guests won’t be able to stop talking about. Keep in mind that outdoor weddings require a good amount of planning and preparation, so the sooner you start, the better!
Weatherproof Your Set Up
Especially in Chicago, you just never know what the weather will be like. On such an important day, you want to be prepared for anything. If your wedding or reception is completely outside, make sure to have an indoor or covered backup plan in the case that it rains. Helpful tools include portable air conditioners, tents, and wall panels to block the wind.
Lighting is Key
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of your outdoor wedding. It is a chance for you to be creative and bring your vision of a fairytale wedding to life. Consider adding elements like paper lanterns, twinkling lights or impressive chandeliers. The best outdoor weddings are always beautifully lit. Just make sure to have an electrician look over everything before the wedding to ensure it passes code.
Let the Setting Influence Your Music Choice
Certain venues lend themselves better to a particular genre of music. Backyard receptions are great for folk or bluegrass while more elegant venues are great for beautiful orchestras.
Our team at Carriage Greens Country Club is always one step ahead of the planning process, making it enjoyable and stress-free for you! Contact us today to get started.