Are you planning an outdoor wedding? Congratulations! Outdoor weddings can be beautiful and romantic, but they also require extra safety precautions. Here are some essential things to keep in mind when planning your special day.

Choose the Right Venue

First and foremost, choose a venue that is suitable for an outdoor wedding. The Lodge at Bridal Creek, located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Tulsa, is a perfect option for an outdoor wedding. With its stunning natural surroundings and well-kept grounds, you can have peace of mind knowing that your guests will be safe while enjoying the beauty of nature.

Have a Backup Plan

As much as we hope for perfect weather on our wedding day, it’s crucial to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather. This could mean having an indoor area available or renting a tent to provide cover for your outdoor ceremony or reception. The Lodge at Bridal Creek has both options available, so you can rest assured that your special day will still go smoothly even if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Consider the Time of the Year

When choosing a date for your outdoor wedding, consider the time of year and potential weather conditions. If you’re planning a summer wedding, keep in mind that it may be hot and humid. Make sure to provide shade and plenty of water for your guests. For fall or spring weddings, be prepared for cooler temperatures by providing heaters or blankets for your guests. And for winter weddings, make sure to have a warm indoor area available for your guests to escape the cold.

Inform Your Guests

Make sure to inform your guests that the wedding will be outdoors so they can dress appropriately and bring any necessary items such as sunscreen or bug spray. You can also include this information on your wedding invitations or create a wedding website with all the relevant details.

Provide Adequate Lighting

Outdoor weddings often continue into the evening, so it’s important to provide adequate lighting for your guests. This not only creates a beautiful ambiance but also ensures that your guests can navigate safely in dimly lit areas. The Lodge at Bridal Creek has various lighting options available to create the perfect atmosphere for your outdoor wedding.

Be Mindful of the Terrain

Another important safety precaution to keep in mind is the terrain of your outdoor wedding venue. If there are uneven or rocky areas, make sure to mark them off and provide warning signs for guests. You can also consider providing comfortable footwear options for guests who may have difficulty walking on certain types of terrain.

Hire Experienced Vendors

When it comes to outdoor weddings, it’s crucial to hire experienced vendors who are familiar with the challenges and safety precautions involved. From catering and bartending to photography and music, make sure to choose vendors who have experience working in outdoor settings.

Enjoy Your Special Day

Last but not least, don’t forget to enjoy your special day! With proper planning and safety precautions in place, you and your guests can have a memorable and safe outdoor wedding experience. The Lodge at Bridal Creek is dedicated to providing a beautiful and secure setting for your special day. Contact us today at (918) 376-3267 to learn more about our outdoor wedding options and see how we can make your dream wedding a reality!