Tag Archive | guests

Top Tips for an Outdoor Wedding

Top Tips for an Outdoor WeddingThere are many reasons to want all or part of your wedding outdoors. If you have an open air venue that’s special to you, then there’s plenty of things to consider to make things run smoothly for you and your guests.

A venue which often has outdoor events will be prepared for the big details, but there are plenty of little details to prepare for which an indoor venue may not require.

Be covered

It may seem obvious, but there are many ways to stay covered. Gazebos and tents will keep people dry, cool and covered, but what about umbrellas, food covers, or even blankets? Depending on the location, length and time of year of the ceremony and reception, a good rule of thumb is to ask yourself “is it covered?”.

Run with it

If you’ve chosen to have an outdoor wedding, then you should embrace the idea of having an outdoor wedding. Food, decoration, invitations, wedding party outfits and the general atmosphere can be influenced by your choice of venue and natural atmosphere. Finding out some interesting facts about the venue or sharing why it’s important to you is another good way to make it even more special.

Transportation consideration

An outdoor venue can have different transportation requirements to indoor wedding venues. Giving your guests plenty of notice in advance to prepare how the will arrive and leave will help take pressure off both you and them. Depending on the venue, hiring mass transport such as a bus or minivan could be the best way to transport your guests.

Wedding Car Hire Top 10 Tips

Moving guests

Beyond arriving and leaving the venue, the movement of you and your guests is an important consideration. Make sure you know if there are any guests with mobility issues, and that they are able to have full access. For venues with grass or sand, inform guests in advance that certain types of footwear may not be advisable.

3 Free Apps for Wedding Planning

Apps for Wedding Planning

You can guarantee that there’s an app for any occasion, and we’ve found three of the best free apps for wedding planning. These apps are a great way to get organised by quickly collecting and sharing information before, during and after the big day.

3 Great Free Apps for Wedding Planning

Evernote (iOS, Android) [download iOS] [download Android]

Apps for Wedding Planning - Evernote


Evernote is an extremely powerful productivity app, used by millions of people for millions of reasons. In terms of wedding planning, the Evernote app is incredibly useful. One of the most exciting features in the app is the ability to scan documents and store them. This is especially useful when you’re in the early stages of planning and don’t want to drown under the mountain of business cards, price lists, menus, shop signs and other miscellaneous bits of paperwork which will inevitably come your way.

Other features of Evernote include the ability to create and sync calendars, note-taking, camera capture and the ability to make checklists and set reminders.


Wedding Happy (iOS) [download iOS]

Free Apps for Wedding Planning - Wedding Happy

Wedding Happy is a great free planning app specifically designed for wedding planning.

the apps is designed to help you manage all kinds of event planning and set up deadlines, checklists and schedules. The app also features the ability to sync and share tasks, messages and progress notes across a variety of platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.

Wedding Happy comes with a very approachable and easy to navigate design, and a ton of glowing user reviews.


Wedding Planner (Android) [download Android]

Free Apps for Wedding Planning - Wedding Planner


If you like the sound of Wedding Happy, but don’t own an Apple device, then Wedding Planner is a great wedding organisation app for the same tasks of managing guest lists, checklists, budgeting and organising vendor contacts. The app also features the ability to back up your plans to external cloud storage platforms, such as Dropbox.

The Wedding Planner app has a clean and simple interface and very positive feedback from its many users.

How to make your wedding less annoying for guests – Part Two

Continuing from last week’s article, here’s our final advice for making your wedding less annoying for guests:

4/ The “Traditional” Wedding

Look, sticking to all the rules and traditions means that the best you can ever hope to achieve is a perfect, carbon copy of every other traditional wedding your guests have ever been to, which means that, after all your effort, it won’t even stand out in their memory as a distinct event, blurring into one mnemonic mega wedding. Continue reading

Ways to make your wedding less annoying for guests – Part One

This article is part one of a two part series:

Weddings are strange things, they’re supposed to be for you and your betrothed to celebrate your union, but in reality they are really just huge expensive parties to impress, placate or otherwise pander to as many friends and family as you can afford.

However, having accepted the fact that a successful wedding is one that keeps as many guests happy as possible, why is it that so many brides and grooms stick rigidly to old traditions that only annoy or inconvenience those guests? Continue reading