Monday, May 25, 2009

umbrella chic.

outdoor events in minnesota.

as you have witnessed in minneapolis this week, weather here is as unpredictable as American Idol. 40 on one day and 95 three days later…and that’s in May! the summer is the same. so, how is it possible to have an outdoor event in minnesota in june?

a few things to keep in mind:

a tent.
with sidewalls. if its nice you roll them up. or if you see that the forecast looks clear, cancel it. you will pay a nominal restocking fee but peace of mind is well worth it.

plan b.
if your event space is not conducive to a tent, you MUST have a back-up plan. many hotels will double book you with a back up space. granted, it may be a meeting room on the third floor, but it is probably better than wet hair on your wedding.

if your event is outside, communicate to the guests where to go and what to do in the event of inclement weather. a back up space should be listed as well as rain or shine if you will be in the same locale, come hell or high water (literally).

roll with it.
if you’re having an event outdoors, a part of you must like being out there. having the attitude that what happens, happens is realistic, relaxed and memorable!

i'm off to LA…stay tuned for some of my west coast event inspiration spaces. (and me next to michael jackson's hollywood star.)

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