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If You’re Thinking About Having A Barn Wedding, Read This First!

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When it comes to planning a barn wedding, there are two types of people.

  1. Either you lived on a farm, some experience are you’ve visited very often!
  2. You do not have any experience. Actually, the closet you’ve been to a farm was the zoo!

Let’s start with #1: The person who lived on a farm!

For someone who has lived in the country are spends lots of time on a farm, you have a big advantage over someone who has not.

Therefore, planning a barn wedding for you can be fun and a lot easier because you have an idea of what to expect and how to plan for it.

However, for someone who has not lived in the country!

Planning a barn wedding could be a little bit of a challenge because you might forget a few very important things that should not be missed when it comes to the country.

For example

  • You might want to consider hay allergies.
  • Extra generators.
  • Plenty of bug spray for your guest. If not, the mosquitoes might crash your wedding.

So, be sure you think ahead a little further than floral accents and farm-to-table fare since you have not shared this type of lifestyle.

Despite the Fact.

Barn weddings can be breathtaking photos and the perfect wedding venue location for the right bride/groom

So let’s check out a few details you’ll need to cover when planning a barn wedding.

If a Barn Wedding is What Your Thinking About. Read This!

1. Be Sure You Set Aside A Budget For Barn Extras

You’ll most likely be responsible for the tables, chairs, dishes, and any other extras.

Normally this applies to any venue that isn’t full service, but particularly weddings on a barn.

2. Be Sure And Make Plans for Bugs

A night wedding with fireflies and chirping crickets can be very romantic for a barn wedding.

But a night wedding with fireflies, chirping crickets, and bug-bites can spoil a barn wedding for sure.

So stock up on citronella candles and have them set up around the perimeter of the wedding venue.

If a Barn Wedding is What Your Thinking About. Read This!

3. Be Sure and Waterproof Your Guest

Parasols and paper fans can be more than just decoration in the summer time, because during summertime, weddings in a barn are notorious for holding heat.

Therefore, you want to have plenty of options for circulating air throughout the barn, whether it be paper fans or industrial fans.

4. Allergies are Going To Flair Up at Barn Weddings

Animals and hay are just about impossible to avoid for barn weddings, but it creates the perfect setting for someone with allergies to have a full-blown allergy attack during your wedding.

In the event that animals are around, do what you can to keep the animals in their area. I also read that offering Benadryl in the bathroom or in a first-aid basket wouldn’t hurt either.

Be Sure and Pretty Up the Powder Room

Unless your barn wedding is a full-service venue, you’ll need to tidy up the bathrooms a bit and make sure it’s comfortable and up to sanitary standards.

Most likely you need to rent an outdoor restroom and decorate it so that it completely blends in with your barn wedding.

And don’t forget the air fresheners, it’s a must for each restroom.

If you’re in the market for a great place for a barn wedding in Houston, TX, try the Armand Bayou Nature Center in Southeast Houston.

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