1 Jun

How to Plan the Perfect Outdoor Wedding Reception

Summertime is one of the busiest times of year for weddings and wedding receptions. Many newly married couples are celebrating their special day outdoors where they can enjoy longer days. Planning the perfect outdoor wedding and wedding reception with a live DJ in summer, will be essential to ensuring your special day is perfect. To help you get started planning, here are some great tips!

Choose a venue as soon as possible. All of the great outdoor summer venues are booked months or years in advance. You will want to make sure to secure your venue as soon as you select the date of your wedding and reception.

Create a backup plan in case of inclement weather. No one can predict what the weather will be like on your wedding day. While we hope it will be sunny and pleasant, there is no guarantee Mother Nature will fully cooperate. You want to make sure you have a contingency plan in place in case it rains, thunderstorms, or is too hot to be outside.

Find a wedding DJ that has experience performing outdoors. There is a difference to performing indoors and outdoors. The types of equipment, setup, and other such factors will be different. You deserve the best performance possible from an experienced DJ that understands acoustics and sound and how these change in open outdoor spaces.

Find out if the DJ has any special setup requirements. Depending on the venue, you may need to plan to take care of certain things yourself, like ensuring electricity is available, a portable dance floor is set up, and there is a covered, shaded space for the DJ to setup and perform.

Reserve any outdoor equipment, tables, and other items you may need well in advance. Just like selecting your venue, you will want to take care of these things, if necessary, as soon as possible. Some venues will have tables, tents, and other such things you can use and others will not.

Find out what overnight accommodations are nearby. Get a list of hotels and other overnight accommodations that are close to your outdoor wedding and reception venue. Include these in your wedding invitations for any out-of-town guests that may want to stay nearby or guests who have a long distance to drive home after the reception.

Delegate planning tasks or hire a wedding planner. You and your loved one should get help with planning tasks. The bridesmaids and groomsmen are great resources to use if you are planning everything yourselves. Another option is to hire a professional wedding planner that takes care of tasks based upon the input you provide.

To book a wedding DJ in Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, Toronto, and the surrounding areas with outdoor DJ performance experience, for your outdoor wedding and wedding reception, please feel free to contact Airwaves Music at 1-888-676-7772 today!