Does every little girl dream of having a fabulous wedding and wearing a white dress?
There is something about these wedding stories. Every bride and groom certainly wants a unique celebration.
It is meant to be magical, just as you dreamed it would be.
The wedding industry makes these dreams come true by making the most imaginative wedding ideas come true.
We will reveal to you the recipe for an outdoor wedding and reception.
It is the undisputed leader among wedding trends.
An outdoor, civil-only wedding?
While it's certainly the hottest trend in the wedding industry, it's still rare.
Outdoor wedding. In this case, a civil ceremony, because let's not hide that it is definitely easier to organize than a church wedding in the open air. Like any wedding ceremony, it requires the completion of all the formalities at the Registry Office. This procedure also takes place in the case of a church wedding.
However, an outdoor civil wedding requires the preparation of additional documents and incurs additional fees.
Usually the cost of a civil wedding in the open air is about 1000 PLN, this price includes: the outfit of the registrar, the cost of travel, insignia with the image of the eagle, hairdressing services, remuneration for the deputy head of the registry office.
The venue for an outdoor civil wedding must match the solemnity of the Registry Office. No jokes about a serious institution.
Outdoor church wedding
Organizing an outdoor church wedding is already quite a problem.
It requires more paperwork from brides.
Church approval for an outdoor wedding is almost impossible to obtain; the priest is operating under canon law, which makes it clear that marriages should be performed in the parish because it is a hallowed place.
However, all is not lost.
All roads lead to the bishop, or more specifically to his office.
If you really want to have a church wedding in the open air, you must apply to the bishop, point out ironclad arguments and expect a positive answer.
You may have to wait several months for a response, so don't wait until the last minute to write to the bishop.
An outdoor wedding certainly stands out as a unique setting.
If it is to be held in a beautiful garden right next to hotel for a weddingIt certainly gives the entire ceremony a cohesive and unique feel.
It is also a great convenience for guests, especially older ones, who will find it easier and more comfortable to move from the ceremony site to the wedding hall.
Outdoor weddings - where and for how much?
An outdoor wedding and reception are among the most beautiful.
Phenomenal decorations created by nature itself, summer weather and a ceremony under a cloud.
This kind of wedding is certainly impressive, and since such weddings are relatively few in number, attending one remains in the memory for a long time.
However, organizing an outdoor wedding on your own without the support of a hotel or a wedding hall is not only a big organizational undertaking, but also a considerable expense.
Often far superior to a traditional wedding hall reception.
An outdoor wedding, besides looking like a fairy tale, is a good solution for couples who plan really big weddings: even for 300 guests and more.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right venue for such a large wedding.
Organizing an outdoor party needs to be well planned.
If you decide on a more expensive option, i.e. to reserve a place, e.g. a forest, a garden, a clearing and hire service providers, you have to think about many details.
You don't want your guests, especially women, to break their heels on a forest glade, do you?
Yes, even the hardening of the surface you must take care of, but no kidding, what is the difference between organizing an outdoor wedding on your own and the one organized by the hotel, besides the price?
Put off any search for service providers and reservations until you find a venue for your outdoor wedding.
Choosing the place and getting dibs on it, then formalities in the Registry Office and finally talks and negotiations with service providers: band, photographer, photo booth, etc.
It's time to answer the question: where will you host your dream outdoor wedding and for how much?
A dream wedding requires a lot of commitment from the bride and groom.
Of course, if your funds allow you to do so, you can hire a wedding agency and take the help of female professionals.
Wedding agencies specialize in outdoor weddings and are sure to take care of every detail of your celebration.
However, if you are not planning on hiring a consultant, check out what tasks are ahead of you.
All right, you've got your spot picked out.
A beautiful clearing by the woods, the civil wedding will literally take place in the treetops.
You will need chairs for the guests, for the wedding ceremony, but also chairs for the wedding hall, in this case for the marquee, which you also have to rent, but about that in a moment.
Tables and chairs
Let's focus on the location of the wedding itself.
Provide stable ground for guests, especially ladies in stilettos.
How about a wooden white platform or stage to seat all your guests?
The cost of renting one chair varies from £12 to as much as £100. It all depends on the type of chairs you choose.
Those gold American glamour style ones you know from movies look divine and of course are the most expensive.
We have the chairs, it's time for the tables.
Their choice depends on the number of guests, the cost of one table is about 100 zł.
Speaking of weddings.
Guests have to play somewhere.
The best solution, of course, will be to rent a tent with space for dancing and tables of guests.
Here there are several solutions at different prices.
Glass tent, fabric tent with windows, with decorative chandeliers, with air conditioning.
The more upscale the tent, the higher the price.
Of course there are some elements you just can't give up, a summer wedding without air conditioning?
The cost of renting a tent - prices start at a few thousand and can go up to several thousand.
When booking a tent as an outdoor wedding venue, don't forget a very important detail - the restroom.
If there is no hotel near the event that will provide restrooms, you need to think about portable toilets.
The cost of one is about 300 PLN.
The most important point ahead.
Food and alcohol at a wedding must be.
Many people believe that, on balance, it is at these points that one should lean the hardest.
Something about it.
When choosing a caterer, we should focus on companies that have experience in preparing food for a wedding.
The second question remains - how will the dishes be served?
Where will they be stored?
Will you need to purchase additional storage space for these dishes?
The matter of catering is difficult because you have to take care of really many elements.
The company should ensure the continuity of serving dishes and their quality.
The catering company will certainly offer us several menus, it's important to have a choice.
Chances are, we'll be able to order everything from entrees to alcohol and cake in one place.
How much does catering for a wedding cost?
Here, in most cases, we pay for the proverbial plate: from 100 to 400 zł per person.
The number of dishes and the choice of a specific menu are, of course, matters to be agreed with the company.
Wedding service and tableware
This point actually depends heavily on the catering company you choose.
Well, if in addition to food, the company also offers event service and a set of tableware that's great.
It's worse if you have to search for such a company on your own.
Here's a hint, if your caterer doesn't rent tableware, perhaps your table and chair company offers that service.
It's worth checking out. How much will it cost?
Waiter's hour - from 15 to 30 zł
Plates - approx. 0,90 zł/piece
Cutlery - approx. 30 PLN/piece
Glass - approx. 0,50 zł/piece
Glasses - approx. 0.45 PLN/piece
This is the cost and list of "things" you need to take care of when hosting an outdoor wedding on your own.
This means without the help of a hotel or a wedding hall. What does it look like to host an outdoor wedding that a hotel offers?
Here are the details.
Wedding and reception in the open air - organization by the hotel or wedding hall
This solution, or rather this type of wedding organization seems to be definitely simpler.
For you, of course.
Hotels and wedding halls that offer guests the opportunity to organize a party under the cloud, there is no shortage.
There are several options here. You can organize a wedding reception at the hotel, and an outdoor wedding, for example, in the garden of the hotel.
If the resort is located in an attractive place such as a lake or a picturesque forest, there will be plenty of places for the wedding ceremony in the open air.
Another option is an outdoor wedding and reception, such as in a tent that the hotel owns and hosts receptions in.
Why do we think this is the most convenient option for hosting an outdoor wedding and reception?
Because it doesn't require such a huge amount of work and commitment from you.
The organization will rest on the shoulders of the hotel and its experienced team.
The staff will prepare the setting for the wedding, set up decorations, chairs, tables according to your instructions.
The hotel will not only provide the event staff, but also the tableware, chairs, tables, themed tables, will take care of everything.
Most importantly, provide meals, because they will be served by the hotel kitchen.
All in one place.
The cake will be safely waiting in the hotel fridge at zero hour, the champagnes will be chilled, the waiters will efficiently and comprehensively serve the wedding party, there will be enough bathrooms for all the guests and just as importantly places to stay.
If your wedding will be a two-day affair, you need to think about accommodations for your guests.
An outdoor wedding with the full support of the hotel solves this problem, guests will be able to sleep in the hotel.
Deciding on the second option of organizing the wedding and reception you pay one fixed amount per plate - i.e. from 150 to 400 PLN (depending on the hotel), the setting is taken care of by the hotel and its efficient team watches over every detail. This proposal is definitely less stressful, although do not forget that the cake, the photo booth and the band. You have to take care of these elements personally:)
Organizing a wedding and reception, whether outdoors or indoors, requires a great deal of commitment from the bride and groom..
After all, it is one of the most important days in our lives.
To make this wedding venture go according to your dreams, bet on experienced and professional service providers who will help you go through this difficult time stress-free.
More about organizing a wedding and reception at the Magellan Hotel you will find here.