If you want to embrace nature and have the perfect outdoor wedding day, then there are a few things to consider when you are planning your special day. BBC news says that is isn’t your ‘typical wedding’, which is true in the most positive way, as it gives you a more personal and intimate ceremony for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
One of the things to consider when planning an outdoor wedding day is your wedding venue. There are so many different types of wedding venue for you to choose from, but a certain few really make your outdoor wedding day the perfect celebration. These include marquees, tipi’s and woodland wedding venues. Having a venue such as the latter means that you can decorate the space available to really compliment your upcoming nuptials. A common way to go with decorating an outdoor wedding day, is to really welcome the rustic atmosphere that naturally occurs with the great outdoors.
A more and more popular theme for brides is that of a festival theme, a relatively new style of wedding. It coordinates really well with a marquee or tipi for your wedding day, and it gives a more personal spin on the traditional celebration.
Another main feature to consider when planning your outdoor wedding is how you are going to decorate and style the space you have. Whether you are having your ceremony outdoors or just the reception, it is a really great way to express your creativity and feel closer to the natural scenery around you. Accessorizing the natural greenery around you means that you can add your own spin, like bunting, flowers, chalkboard signs and string lights.
Lighting is actually a really important thing to consider too. Especially if you are using the outdoor space of an indoor wedding venue and you are using a marquee or just a woodland space. When the sun goes down, you can light up your venues with lanterns, fairy lights, a bonfire or even little spotlights. It depends on what mood you are trying to achieve. You can accomplish a really romantic atmosphere with the lighting of an outdoor wedding.
If you are having your ceremony outdoors as well as your celebration, then it might be worth exploring all the ways you can decorate the backdrop to where you are exchanging your vows. A typical idea is to create an archway simulating that of a church, but there are some really stunning examples out there of more unconventional ideas: like a circle of your wedding flowers or even a pair of doors can create a unique place to exchange your vows.
Planning an outdoor wedding celebration presents different challenges than that of an indoor wedding day. The weather being a large factor to consider in your plans, it is really crucial to have a backup plan, in the event that you are presented with undesirable circumstances. Even something as small as the wind can spoil your big day, so plan ahead for all scenarios!
Catering is another feature of your wedding that can differ with an outdoor wedding venue. You need to make sure that your catered can accommodate the outdoors and can make sure that the food is kept up to standard in all conditions, including keeping away any pesky bugs looking to share.
A great idea to incorporate into your outdoor wedding day is games! Having an all the space of the outdoors, you can enjoy games such as Giant Jenga, Connect Four or the more classic Croquet. If you are looking for a hands-on feature to include in your wedding celebrations, then a DIY bar is another great way to get your guests involved. Whether it is a sweets cart or a Smores bar, there are so many was to inject some fun into your outdoor wedding day.