(Closed) Outdoor brides- are you “hiding?”

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Do you have a place to hide?
    Yes- a near by building : (12 votes)
    48 %
    Yes- some trees or bushes : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Yes- I'm having a tent : (2 votes)
    8 %
    No- I'm just hanging out with the guests! : (5 votes)
    20 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My sister had the same problem, she got married in a park and had to walk quite a ways to the waiting spot behind a huge evergreen tree 🙂  We all just huddled around her and walked down the path until she could hide, but for you, yeah, that won’t work.  I think the tent would be fine, but really, tents are quite expensive so I would check into that before you make it your only option.  Usually tent walls also have those plastic “windows” too so you’d still have to cover them up.  Have you thought about waiting somewhere else in the park entirely and someone can let you know when it’s time to come?

    Post # 4
    18645 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think a tent would be a good idea.  Plus it keeps you out of the sun all day.

    Post # 6
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I think the tent idea is pretty good – you’re right, it’d be a great place to hide if you’re so inclined, and stay out of the sun. don’t want sweaty pits in your pretty dress! and you can stash stuff in there. But it’d be hard to figure out how to make it not just stick out like a sore thumb, no?


    Post # 7
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think that’s a good idea.  You definitely need a place to ‘hide’.  My friend got married last summer in an open field.  It was kinda awkward because she opted to just do the LONG walk from a little building to the aisle.  It felt like we were waiting for her for 10 minutes, which might not sound like a long time but it was.

    Post # 8
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    What I’m doing is arriving very last minute. My dad will be talking to my coordinator, so we will roll into the park about five minutes before the ceremony, and then I won’t get out of the car until everyone is there.

    I can do this because we are providing the transportation for the guests to the ceremony, as there is only room for five parking spots. So I have more control over arrivals. The tent sounds like a nice idea, though.

    Post # 9
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re getting married outside of an antebellum mansion.  I was worried that I couldn’t have my grand entrance so we turned the ceremony around.  Now, instead of facing the house and getting married on the stairs, everyone will face a wooded area and we’ll get married under this adorable hanging tree bough.  That way I can make my grand entrance through the door of the house and down the stairs.

    Post # 10
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    that sounds like a good idea. but could you not just arrive at the time the ceremony is supposed to start?

    Post # 11
    9 posts

    The park that I am having my wedding does not allow tents. Have you looked in to the rules for the park you have reserved? We are renting a hotel room near the site to get ready, and I am going to arrive right as the ceremony begins.

    Post # 13
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think the tent sounds like a good idea.

    Post # 14
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    You could also just use a big umbrella or parasol and face away from the crowd so nobody can see your face & it will make for some cute pics! [attachment=810793,102508]

    Post # 15
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    You might even want to consider buying a tent rather than renting.  This one is $134.88 for a 10′ by 30′ tent, with free shipping.  You would probably have to use sheets on the inside of the windows to avoid being seen.  However, it would also provide some backup for the ceremony in case of rain, as it’s white and meant for weddings.

    Alternatively, this one is smaller, but meant as a cabana/changing room, so you would have complete privacy inside it.  And it’s $68.99 including the shipping.

    In either case, you’d end up with something that you could either resell or use after the wedding.

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