Planning a Tipi Wedding: Part 3 Locations
Location location location.
Deciding upon the location of your wedding will be an important part of planning your big day.
However, it is even more important to consider when planning a tipi style wedding.
Deciding on the right location for your wedding day means knowing what will create the most idyllic ambience and atmosphere for the bride, groom and all of the guests attending.
So how do you go about choosing the perfect location for your tipi wedding?
Consider the Budget
Whether you would like to plan a large, luxury and lavish wedding, or even if you were wanting a smaller, more intimate affair; budget considerations will always be at the forefront of your plans.
The beauty of outdoor weddings, especially under a beautiful tipi, is that it gives you the chance to break away from the traditions of original style weddings.
Therefore, it is important to consider the size and style of your tipis, and where you will be located on the day.
All of these factors contribute to the budget, and the money you have set aside for planning the location.
Consider The Theme
Once the budget has been set for the location, you can then start thinking about the theme. Some brides and grooms know exactly what they are looking for before they even get engaged.
However, if you are in a position where you are currently in the earlier stages of planning your big day, themes do not have to be set in stone. They can be discussed initially, yet there will always be room for changes to be made along the way.
The beauty of outdoor tipi weddings is that whatever theme you would like to choose for your big day can be created, designed and implemented to your exact needs and requirements. Even if those personalised themes are more towards the simple side, or in comparison towards a more extravagant side, any atmosphere can be created for you.
Themes can range from certain colour schemes, to movie or tv set themes, or even event themes such as festivals. Regardless of which theme you go for, all of these can be fabricated with the right location.
In addition to your budget and chosen theme, accessibility is another vital element to location planning for your tipi style wedding. When it comes to choosing a location that is completely accessible for you or your guests that may have limited mobility, there are just a few more considerations to keep in mind.
A lot of outdoor weddings have to be HSE-approved for civil marriages and partnerships to be approved. However, just because they are officially approved, this does not mean that all locations are completely accessible.
Accessibility does not just come in the form of your guest accessing the ceremony or reception, and whether they are wheelchair friendly. There are other accessibility factors consisting of whether all entrances are available, parking and bathroom accessibility, as well as general space and mobility for all guests attending.
By choosing a location which is completely accessible will not only make your guests happier, but will provide you with peace of mind. Knowing that there will be no accessibility issues throughout the day, will make it a stress-free environment for all.
When considering the location of your big day, budgets, themes and accessibility are all important. However, being happy and knowing you will get beautiful photographs and memories of the big day is just as important.
No matter how professional your wedding photographer is, some locations are more photogenic than others. Setting up the range of tipis, whether it is tents for the reception, ceremony, or even glamping tipis for afterwards, they will look beautiful in that chosen location to make your day even more special.
Choosing your perfect wedding location is a big decision to make and it can be tricky for brides and grooms to decide if they don’t have any initial plans in mind. Do plenty of research, whether that is discussion with friends and family, or looking at inspiration on Pinterest. You can then start to figure out what your perfect and special day will begin to look like.
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Stay tuned for Tip 4 of our tipi wedding blog post series at Events Under Canvas, coming out next week. Missed Tips 1&2? Check them out below:
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