Tips for Having a Great Outdoor Wedding

Tips for Having a Great Outdoor Wedding

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Wedding Venue

When it comes to your wedding, you of course want it to be perfect.  Because of this, you need to start planning as soon as possible because there are likely to be challenges that will need to be overcome.  Planning a wedding takes a lot of time as well as a lot of patience.  The first thing you need to decide is whether or not you want the ceremony to take place indoors or outdoors.  If an outdoor wedding is possible, you should definitely opt for this choice.  There are many advantages to be gained with an outdoor ceremony.

Four Great Reasons to Have an Outdoor Wedding

Nature At Its Finest

If you have an outdoor wedding, you’ll get to choose the setting that you want it to be in.  From a wedding set in the mountains or on the beach, outdoor weddings boast nature at its finest.

Great Looking Photographs

Sure, you can get great pictures indoors, but pictures taken at outdoor weddings tend to be far better.  There’s so much scenery that looks amazing when doing outdoor wedding pictures.

Lots More Room

Regardless of how many people you’re inviting to your wedding, having a lot of room is essential.  You don’t want a wedding ceremony where everyone feels cramped together.  With an outdoor wedding, the atmosphere will likely be very open.

Sunsets Are Amazing

Romance and beauty are optimized when you have an outdoor ceremony, and there’s no better way to have a beautiful wedding than by having it outside during the time of day that the sun is setting.

How To Host an Outdoor Wedding

Here’s a quick checklist to help you plan your outdoor wedding:

  • If possible, hire a wedding planner that specializes in outdoor weddings
  • Choose your venue and book a date
  • Rent a tent, chairs, etc…
  • Make sure there is appropriate lighting
  • Choose a time of day that the sun won’t be blinding you or any of your guests

Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Wedding

Always Have a Rain Plan

You can’t control the weather, so you’ll definitely need a rain plan incase on the big day the weather doesn’t permit for your ceremony to take place outdoors.

Prepare for Bugs

No matter the place that you’re wanting to have your outdoor wedding, there’s a good chance that there will be flies, horseflies and other types of bugs.  Because of this, you need to have your venue sprayed for bugs a good week before the ceremony is to take place.  Also, setting up fans around the venue will help to keep the air flowing, which helps to keep the bugs away.

Check the Electric

You may want to hire an electrician to set up your electrical items, including speakers, lighting and more.  You don’t want something catching on fire because their isn’t proper wattage.

Make Sure There Are Bathrooms

Just the same as with an indoor wedding, the guests at your outdoor wedding will need easy access to bathrooms.  If there are no on-site bathrooms, you’ll have to rent porta potties.

The Take Away

There’s no doubt that you want to have a great wedding.  To do this, make sure you consider your options, and most importantly, keep in mind the above mentioned tips.


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