Backyard weddings are trendy, and there is nothing like saying your vows in the place you call home. When planning your backyard wedding, make sure that your guests are not sitting directly under the sun. Whether your wedding date lands in the summer or the winter, ensure your backyard is covered with shade for maximum comfort. Here are some shade options to consider for your backyard wedding.
Provide shade for your guests in an affordable way by putting up shade sails. The design of sails is classy and elegant and will enhance your backyard decor. The benefit of sails is they come in a variety of colors and sizes based on different needs. Sails are made from UV-resistant materials to help protect your guest from excessive exposure to the sun. While choosing the right sail type for your backyard wedding, begin by measuring your space so that you have the perfect fit.
Clear Top Tents
Provide shade while maintaining an outdoor environment by renting a clear-top tent. These structures provide some shade while also allowing for natural light to peek in. Guests can enjoy the outdoor views while staying protected from UV rays. For extra coverage, consider ceiling draping’s. Clear top tents are also classy and enhance the ambiance of your backyard wedding.
An easy set-up canopy tent is the perfect option for providing shade at your wedding. Set the canopy up in no time, and guests will be delighted to enjoy the wedding festivities in a cool environment. To create a fancier and more appealing environment, consider hanging string lights to the inside of your canopy to create more of a romantic feel.
Design the illusion of a ceiling by using drapery. Drapes provide shade and room for the sun to peek in. To add more of a design, consider weaving garlands throughout the
drapes to create a more outdoors feeling, or perhaps even strands of light for a magical touch.
Choosing umbrellas as a shade option for your guest can be a good portable option. Placing table umbrellas at every table for the reception is an easy way and convenient way to add shade. Umbrellas can be decorative as well and can overall add to your wedding theme or look. Consider also providing guests with umbrellas for the ceremony. Although this might have the potential to block someone’s view, it is an option that may work depending on the layout of your space.
If your wedding is in the late afternoon or early evening when the sun is about to set, then perhaps shading your whole backyard is unnecessary. Tented lounge areas for guests to enjoy during a cocktail hour will provide guests who want additional shade with comfort. These spaces can also be elegantly designed and add to your wedding features.
Keep Your Guests Cool
While shade is a must for outdoor backyards, there are also other ways to keep your guests cool. Creative ideas can include personalized hand fans with the wedding itinerary or chilled towels. Perhaps also consider having an iced water station for guests to take advantage of, or even a sunscreen station. Lastly, personal fans or spaced-out outdoor fans might also be a solution to consider.