7 Tips for Planning A Rooftop Wedding

Originally posted on The Knot Blog:

Picture-perfect views, towering skylines and a spectacular sunset —  a rooftop venue is an amazing option. That said, pulling off a beautiful rooftop ceremony comes with some serious wedding planning logistical know-how. San Francisco Bay Area wedding planner, Erica Becks, shares her most-helpful rooftop wedding planning tips below. Our advice? Don’t even book your venue until you read them.


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1. Have a Backup Plan

This is the most crucial piece to creating a beautiful rooftop wedding. Beyond the rooftop with perfect panoramic views, look for a space with a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces. It’ll make planning much easier, give you options for your decor and provide you with a plan B in case of inclement weather.  (The Mandarin Oriental Hotel San Francisco shown above has just this.)

2. Plan For Wind

Rain is the obvious concern, but don’t forget about wind! It’s best to expect that there…

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