Wedding Venues

How to Have a Park Wedding

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To ensure that your outdoor celebration stays on track, you'll want to do a little advance work.

Point the way. Let guests know where to find you by including detailed directions with your invitations or on your wedding web site. Be specific about where they should assemble: "The gazebo at the duck pond, Liberty Park"—not "Liberty Park." If allowed, post signs in the vicinity.

Get wired. If you plan to use a microphone, make sure the location has an electrical source.

Mark the spot. To prevent unwanted guests from wandering in, partition off the ceremony area (tying white satin ribbons around trees is a nice touch) and appoint someone in your party to welcome all invitees—having an official "host" will discourage drop-ins.

Just in Case

Because you can never be too prepared, keep the following on hand to safeguard against any calamity that may occur during your ceremony.

  • Bug spray
  • Water bottles
  • Umbrellas
  • Paper fans
  • Sunscreen
  • Cell phone
  • Tissues/paper towels
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