If you’re from Minnesota, chances are you are a lover of winter. So planning a winter wedding is a must for those cold-loving couples. Although, not everyone is a huge fan of the cold, and if you have friends and family coming from out of state, you might want to offer them a place to escape from the chill.
When planning a wedding, there are a lot of things to take into consideration, especially if your wedding will be outdoors during the winter. Even if only part of your evening will be spent outdoors, making sure your guests are comfortable, warm, and well taken care of is essential to providing a memorable experience. You don’t want your guests wishing they had marked “No” on the RSVP card. Here are some tips and tricks to make your special day perfect for you and your guests.
Warn Your Guests
There is nothing worse than attending an outdoor ceremony that you weren’t prepared for. If you are planning for the ceremony to take place outside, make sure that is clearly stated on your invitation. This way guests will come equipped with the proper clothing and mindset.
Keep Your Ceremony Short
If you are planning to only have the ceremony outside, and the reception will be in a heated tent or building, make sure to keep it short and simple. You don’t want guests to complain about sitting out in the cold for an hour. If you just can’t stand the thought of being inside during the ceremony, accommodating for your guests’ comfort is a must.
Provide a Heated Area
One thing that is crucial for an outdoor winter wedding is to have a place for guests to escape the cold. Hosting your reception in a heated area is a great way to provide comfort and pleasure for your guests. If there are no heated building options at your venue, consider some of these portable heating options. On Site can provide you with a variety of ways to heat your area.
Direct Fired Heaters
Direct fired heaters are an efficient, powerful way to heat your outdoor wedding. As a fuel heater, they convert 100 percent of the fuel being used to heat, which lowers fuel consumption and operating costs. This type of heater is great for an area that might be left unattended during the day because of the various safety features standard on these machines.
Indirect Fired Heaters
These dual fuel heaters will provide you with comfortable portable, temp heat that is environmentally friendly and easy to handle. Indirect fired heaters are an enclosed flame heat alternative that works by venting harmful combustion by-products outside, while also eliminating harmful contaminants and moisture from the air.
Direct Fired Enclosed Flame Heaters
Direct fired enclosed flame heaters are portable, quiet, and are easily moved from one area to another. These units are a great option to tuck away in a tent.
Electric space heaters are designed to be used in small spaces where non-combustible heat sources are required. Electric heaters don’t need to vent out fumes, allowing you to heat any area in a safe and efficient manner. This equipment is clean, quiet, compact and does not add any relative humidity to the space that they are located in.
Convection heaters are perfect for use when you need temporary heating, but you do not have electricity or natural gas available for a fuel source.
Heat exchangers are used to process liquid heat into clean, dry heat that can be vented into any space. With the addition of heat exchangers, you can dispense heat throughout a larger area.
Consider Luxury Restroom Trailers
With an outdoor wedding, sometimes a port-a-potty isn’t the right choice. Consider providing your guests with luxury restroom trailers instead. If you would like something for your wedding that is a little more elegant, our larger restrooms can offer heating and air conditioning, stereo systems, porcelain sinks, and individual stalls. A heated restroom will be especially appreciated by your guests during an outdoor winter wedding. At On Site, we have several options to fit all of your restroom needs.
Stay Warm with Portable Heating from On Site
Outdoor winter weddings can be magical, but very cold. Make sure you have taken the proper steps to ensure that your guests are comfortable and warm. At On Site, we can provide you with all of your outdoor winter wedding essentials such as portable heaters and luxury bathroom trailers. With our exceptional customer service, we can help you make your big day memorable for years to come. Contact us for a quote to get started today!