Imagine it: a gorgeous, lush landscape, a small gathering of guests, and you and your partner exchanging vows under a canopy of bright green leaves. Sounds amazing, right? Well, thankfully it doesn’t have to just be fantasy. Many national parks and outdoor public lands around the world allow people to have their wedding there. Getting married on public land give nature lovers the chance to exchange their vows in a place which they hold near and dear to their hearts. Let’s take a look at some of the perks of getting married out in nature.
The Permit Costs:
One of the most enticing aspects of using public lands for your wedding is how little the permits costs. For example, in the US, it is only about 200$ to reserve your spot. In the UK, getting married on public land is free, but you will need to double check on if there are fees for any extras like using speakers or temporary event notices. So, for couples who are trying to keep costs down, getting married on public land maybe a great way to have an amazing venue at a fraction of the price. Plus, most of the money these spaces and parks take for wedding fees goes into keeping these wonderful spaces running. So, really, by choosing this route, you are giving back. Nice!
Saving on Decorations:
In much the same way getting married on a boat can help keep decorating costs down, so can getting married in public spaces. Mother Nature is a great decorator and by using what is on hand, you can have some spectacular and memorable decorations. Just remember, if you are going to bring in extra decorations, be sure to take them with you. Most public spaces have a “Leave No Trace” policy, so, if you bring it in with you, make sure it goes out with you. This is to ensure people can continue to get married in these public spaces for years to come.
Odds and Ends:
As with any wedding there are always a ton of odds and ends which need to be taken care of. While some, like making sure your guests are able to get to and from the event easily may be one of the first things which comes to mind, making sure there are enough bathrooms available is another story. So, remember to add in the cost of renting and removing toilets if need be. It may not be glamorous, but it is important.
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