Rustic weddings in rural outdoor settings are in vogue and, from the experience to the pictures capturing your special moments, are beautiful events.
If you’re searching for inspiration and tips planning your rustic outdoor wedding, look no further:
• The rustic touch. Little rustic touches can really pull your look together. Natural, wooden place card holders or cards strung on lines with wooden clothespins are great ways to pull your rustic wedding feel into your reception. Mason jars, for everything from flower vases to drinking glasses, are also handy.
• Rustic writing is another great, small way to bring together your rustic vibe. Typewriter-like typefaces are a subtle nod to nostalgia and rustic life. For a more handmade look, chalkboard signs with distressed frames make great rustic signs.
• Incorporate rustic fabrics—burlap, chambray, lace, or linens can be used for anything from bouquets to tablecloths, centerpieces to chair covers.
• Alternative guest books. Make your guest book channel your rustic wedding feels. Consider interactive options like having your guests snap polaroids of themselves, or ask them to sign a larger object like a keepsake canvas.
• Exciting send-offs! Using sparklers or fireworks as you leave is a great night twist on birdseed or rice.
• Outdoor amenities. Last, but not least, your rustic outdoor wedding might want just a few polished amenities. In more rural venues, easy access to restrooms may be an issue. We have a variety of restroom trailers that could fit the needs of you and your guests.
If you’re still looking for the perfect rustic outdoor wedding venue, consider barns, farms, wineries, or even picturesque open fields. Any of them could be your ideal wedding spot!
At Edmunds Waste Removal, we hope to be more than just the restroom trailer providers for your event. No matter what kind of celebration you’re throwing, we want to help you plan it perfectly! Here are five tips for planning your fabulous outdoor party:
• Don’t limit your venue. Outdoor parties are a great opportunity to be really creative with your venue, so don’t feel like you have to limit your event to just a lawn or backyard. Historic sites, woodland areas, and city spaces are all options as well. Let your imagination run wild, but just check to see if the venue you want requires any permits for outdoor events.
• Keep everyone informed! Having an outdoor party in summer? Tell your guests if there will be any opportunities to be indoors in case of rain or a major heat wave. Let people know what time food will be served for longer events.
• Let it shine. Don’t forget the lights at your outdoor party. Elegant string lights can give off a fun ambience and help your guests’ eyes adjust as the night progresses.
• Don’t forget the seating! Especially for outdoor parties, it’s important to make sure guests who want the option of sitting down can do so. For more casual outdoor events, pretty blankets and quilts can allow people to gather, picnic-style.
• Master your music. Too loud, and guests will avoid the speakers; too soft, and no one can hear the music. For the best musical setup, try four or more speakers set at a lower volume and spread across the space. You can’t go wrong with upbeat classics, but throw in newer favorites as well. Ideally, plan for five hours of music so that tracks aren’t repeated over and over.
Don’t forget the luxury restroom trailers so that you’ve got all the amenities you could need at your event space. What tips to you use for throwing a fabulous outdoor party? Tell us in the comments.
Whether you’re in last minute wedding prep or just getting started planning your big day, here are some of this year’s most popular wedding trends:
1. Retro elegance
There’s a big return to formality and old fashioned romance this wedding season, and you can thank Hollywood. Smash hits like The Great Gatsby have brought the Roaring Twenties back in vogue, and this nostalgic look is manifesting in weddings with concepts like big bands, crystal candlesticks and fine china, and more formal wait staff.
Here are some fantastic ideas from Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/vividexpression/classic-vintage-or-retro-weddings/
2. Think pink
Shades of pink are increasingly popular in wedding color schemes—think nudes, blushes, and warm peach tones for bridal party attire. Pink flowers are also making a comeback, with peonies and garden roses as popular choices.
Here are some pink wedding ideas from the Knot: http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-colors/pink-wedding.aspx
3. Unique invitations
Couples are spending more time customizing their invitations. From completely original designs and freehand illustrations, paperie boutiques are helping couples create wedding invitations that channel their unique personalities. Invitations are also getting smaller—smaller even than the standard 5×7 letter.
Red Orange Weddings do some lovely work: http://www.redorangeweddings.com/
4. Spicy, family-style foods
Two trends in feeding the loved ones you’ve invited? Think spicy and intimate. Chili oils and sriracha are spicing wedding menus up, and the trend towards formality isn’t holding true for meal presentation. Though wait staff are likely to wear black dinner jackets and white gloves, more weddings are presenting food family-style, rather than plates. Family-style presentation seems more approachable, and allows guests to be more interactive, than the tradition plated option.
Family style wedding ideas from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/02/family-style-wedding-menus_n_4855547.html
5. Seasonal cake flavors
According to wedding experts, cake flavors tend to be driven by season. Summer weddings often have cakes with light, fruity flavors like lemon or orange vanilla. In the winter, richer cakes like chocolate with accents of caramel or mocha become more frequent. This season, many wedding cakes are beginning to glitter, too—as faint as a fine fairy dusting or as bedazzled as a disco ball.
Some yummy ideas from YumSugar: http://www.yumsugar.com/Wedding-Cake-Flavor-Ideas-30442542
Remember, this special day is unique to you. Whether you go with the trend or stick traditional, be sure it feels good to you!