Planning an outdoor wedding in Naples this summer? Your friends at Floral Design by Heidi can help you with every aspect of your floral arrangements. If you’re tying the knot within the next 3 months, it’s time to book a Floral Design by Heidi Wedding Consultation. We have provided blooms for hundreds of weddings over the years and we know just what to do to make your day gorgeous and special. In the meantime, if you’re planning an outdoor summer wedding in the Naples area, there are special considerations to keep in mind. Prepare yourself and your guests with these insider tips.
Consider the Heat
If a heat wave swoops in and the temperature reaches 80 degrees or higher, it may be uncomfortable for guests. Have your ushers give guests ice-cold bottles of water as they are seated. Don't forget to have plenty of sunscreen on hand and consider printing your wedding program on a fan so that guests may cool themselves.
Be Mindful of the Wind
Although a gentle breeze is beautiful and romantic, many outdoor weddings in Florida suffer from windy conditions. Tell your hairstylist that you'll be having an outdoor wedding so they can plan a style that works. If you're wearing a veil, make sure that it is securely placed in your hair. If using tablecloths on your reception tables, add tiny weights to prevent them from blowing away in the breeze.
Inform Your Guests
If you’re holding an outdoor wedding in Florida, it's important to inform your guests ahead of time that you're holding the event outdoors. The sooner you give out details about your wedding, the easier it'll be for your guests to find the right attire.
Check Sunset Times
You’ll want to capture the perfect photos on your big day so make sure to time everything right so you can take advantage of our gorgeous sunsets. In summer, the sun doesn’t set until later in the evening, so check the local weather outlets for up to the minute sunset times so you can be sure to have the right light to capture the moment.
Choose the Best Outdoor Florals
Certain flowers don’t perform well outside. Hydrangeas, peonies, and anemones are all considered fragile flowers and they have a tendency to wilt when exposed to high heat and direct sunlight. Bulb flowers such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth also have a tendency to droop. But not to worry, the experts at Floral Design by Heidi will help you choose the best floral options for maximum beauty and enjoyment.
Always Have a Plan B
Don't let unplanned weather changes ruin your outdoor wedding dreams. When planning an outdoor wedding in Florida, you MUST have a backup plan. The ideal solution would be to choose a venue that has an indoor area where your wedding ceremony and reception can take place in case of inclement weather.
Know Your Budget
The wedding team at Floral Design by Heidi is here for you when you are ready to choose your wedding day florals. We recommend creating a wishlist of all the flowers you desire for your big day. Bring us your wishlist and we will accommodate your requests to match your budget.
Don’t Forget Wedding Insurance
Wedding insurance is a good way to protect your wedding investment, as it can cover a multitude of things, from relatively small issues to unforeseen circumstances that can cause the cancellation or postponement of the entire reception. Remember, if you have to rebook your wedding, some florals may not be available, so take that into consideration when making your plans.
GETTING MARRIED WITHIN THE NEXT 3 MONTHS? IT’S TIME TO BOOK YOUR FLORAL CONSULTATION HERE.
The Floral Design By Heidi DIY Orchid Lei
If you’re looking for a fun activity for an engagement party, or something to do with your bridesmaids, we’ve got the perfect DIY! Learn how to design and create your very own Orchid Lei for a perfect addition for summer weddings and parties. Watch it here.
-Team Floral Design By Heidi
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