Top 6 Tips for planning youR Lakeside Wedding
Rent an Airbnb to get ready at
Do you live close to a lake? If not, you’ll probably be expecting to travel a bit to get to your wedding venue. Rather than booking yourself into a hotel, why not rent an Airbnb instead! This gives you a private condo or whole house where you and your closest friends get ready and not worry about being in a cramped room. Family can come get ready there as well!
2. Set aside time to take in the view
You’re obviously getting married in a beautiful location. Take some time to research the surroundings. Spend a few days touring the sites. Scout out good spots for your wedding photo session.
3. Do a first look
First looks are intimate. Share the experience together or with your closest friends only and spend some quiet time together before your “I Do’s”. It’ll be romantic!
4. Plan for bad & great weather
It’s never what we hope for but it’s always a good idea to have a plan B in case it does decide to rain. Most wedding venues have an alternative to their outdoor ceremony location. It’s best to chat with your venue to make sure ahead of time. Sometimes you can have your chairs set up and just wait out a short shower.
Why would we need to plan if the weather is going to be great? If you’re getting married in the middle of the summer, we know how hot it can get! Be sure to keep your guests well hydrated and have your venue provide a water station. Your guests will be very happy!
5. PLAY lawn games
Unleash the inner child in all of your guests with some fun lawn games. It helps break the ice and it’s fun!
6. Sneak out for sunset photos
Beautiful place, beautiful couple, beautiful light. How can you go wrong? Sneak out with your photographer for sunset photos!!
I know you’re going to spend the rest of your lives together but lastly remember to have fun and be present with one another!
JMESHOOTS | BURNABY DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
My name is Jamie Poh and I have 8 years experience in the industry and have shot over 100 weddings & family sessions.