What You Need for An Outdoor Event

Outdoor events can be magical, but they do come with a certain amount of risk. You never know what the weather is going to be like, so it’s a good idea to prepare for anything. Here are a few things you’ll need to help you get through your next outdoor event. 

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Tents

Tents are beneficial regardless of the weather. They are a great way to get some shade and avoid major sunburns, and they will also help protect your guests from the rain. You may want to have a completely enclosed tent if you anticipate rain as water can blow in the sides when the wind picks up. Although tents are a great option for some weather trouble, you’ll want to have a backup plan in place in case of severe weather, such as an alternative date or location. 

Restrooms

Many people forget that they may need to provide restrooms at an outdoor event. If your event location has an indoor area as well, check to see if guests are allowed to go inside to use the facilities. If not, you’ll need to find a way to provide your own. Event restroom trailers are a great option to bring in. 

Flooring

If your event is in the grass, you may want to bring in special flooring, especially if you plan for there to be dancing. If this is a formal event, you can expect that many women will wear high heels, which easily sink into the grass. If it’s recently rained, tables and chairs will do the same, so have a hard floor available to keep everything level. 

You may want to consider hiring an event planner to help with all of the details as planning for an outdoor party can be particularly tricky at times. Remember to expect the unexpected. Planning out different scenarios can save you a lot of trouble later on. 

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