South Florida is ideal for outdoor wedding receptions during the right season. We all like to take advantage of the beautiful weather and scenery this area brings from its beaches to tropical gardens. If you're planning an outdoor party and feel overwhelmed, here are some tips to keep in mind.
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Spring and summer can be a time of humid and pesky, uninvited guests--no, not that second cousin once removed who just waltzed in because she felt like it- mosquitoes. Everybody is going to be miserable if they become a feast for bugs or if the food attracts insects. Fortunately, there are a few different ways to avoid such a fiasco. Consider putting out sunglasses, sunscreen, bug repellent, or bottled water for your guests as well as citronella candles around the food and sitting areas of the reception venue to deter bugs.
No matter what the weather is forecast to be on the day of your event, include a back-up plan. We've all woken up on those days where the weather was supposed to be sunny and clear only to find it pouring outside. If you're having your event at a venue, ask about indoor spaces that are available as a Plan B. If you're having it in a backyard, it might not be ideal to have to move your graduation party into your basement or living room, but it's better than expecting everyone to socialize in the pouring rain. Therefore, consider a tent rental.
A tent will allow you to have the outdoor event you want but ensure everyone- and everything- stays dry. Some tents even come air conditioning or with sides that can be rolled down so everyone stays warm. Just be aware that you might need a permit to put up a tent.
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