Post # 1
Hi Bees 🙂
We are having our August wedding at a rustic fruit ranch near vineyards & the beach. I’m in love with charm and natural scenery at our venue, but the sunlight will be a problem during the ceremony. (I know this, because I have attended a summer wedding at our venue before!)
Because there are time restrictions with our venue, we will be having our ceremony at 2 PM. Unfortunately, during this time of day, the result is extremely bright light and not a lot of shade during the ceremony. I’m concerned about guests being uncomfortable, but umbrellas (in my opinion) look ugly and will detract from the elegant feel we want to have.
i’ve attached a photo of the ceremony/reception site. i’m considering draping some burlap fabric or something similar over the site, but it’s SO large. is this doable or too high-maintenance?
any ideas would be really appreciated!
Post # 3
I would call one of those party planning stores and tell them you’re having an outdoor event and that you need one of those pretty white tent things. You would probably need two to cover both sides of the aisle. DO NOT tell them it is for a wedding or they will charge you out the wazoo!
They’re actually pretty affordable. We used two of them for an outdoor picnic we were having where we were worried it would rain (it did) and they were perfect! I think we paid $700 for the two of them (they were HUGE).
Post # 4
Could you find a party rental company to see about putting up a tent?
Post # 5
@ViaMinorViator: Thanks for the suggestions…we’d rather not rent a tent because of cost, and aesthetic reasons. I’m thinking maybe we could put poles on each side of the seating sections and drape fabric back and forth?
Post # 6
Your space is beautiful. I don’t know how exactly you would go about doing this but dyning canopys might not be a bad idea. i’m just not sure how big they come and how you logistically do it.
Post # 7
has anyone tried something like this? i think it’s magical & gorgeous…but i’m worried about it going horribly wrong during the wedding!