Whether you want a whimsical garden wedding, a beach wedding or an intimate backyard wedding, having an outdoor wedding can be magical. But, like most things in life, celebrating your love under the stars can have its downsides too. Before you book your perfect outdoor wedding venue, here are the pros and cons of an outdoor wedding.
Celebrate Underneath The Stars
There’s nothing more romantic than celebrating your wedding underneath the stars. No matter where you choose to have your wedding, stringing up some fairy lights, adding beautiful lanterns and an outdoor fire pit will create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic night. Don’t forget to have a few outdoor heaters on hand in case it gets a little chilly.
An outdoor wedding allows you to take full advantage of the stunning scenery that surrounds you. Natural landscapes make for a beautiful backdrop for your wedding ceremony, reception, and your wedding photographs. You might even save on decor costs as the Mother Nature adds a fantastic visual aspect.
Beautiful Natural Lighting
There is nothing more beautiful than using natural lighting in your wedding photographs. With sunset (golden hour) being the best time for pictures, make sure you hire a photographer that knows how to take full advantage of this time (and knows how to take stunning photos before and after sunset).
Family Friendly Atmosphere
If you plan to have children at your wedding, an outdoor wedding gives them enough space to run around and have fun. Set up a few lawn games that will keep the kids occupied and adults will love too. Don’t forget to stock the kids’ table with plenty of activities like coloring books and puzzles.
Weather can be unpredictable and having an outdoor wedding put you and guests at Mother Nature’s mercy. Rain, wind and even snow can turn your magical night into a disaster. It is essential that you plan for unpredictable weather and make sure you have a marquee, umbrellas, raincoats, and blankets on standby.
Outdoor wedding venues usually come with nothing so you’ll need to rent everything which could set you back a few thousand dollars. From lighting and a dance floor to portable restrooms and tables and chairs, you’ll need to think about it all.
Depending on your wedding venue you might have some uninvited guests – bugs! The last thing you want is mosquitoes, flies and other insects buzzing around your guests and the buffet and other food. To avoid this, make sure you have bug repellent and cover the food when needed.
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Hard To Get Reservations
During the warmer season, outdoor wedding venues get booked up fast. It is often hard to book a beautiful outdoor venue so not to be disappointed make sure you book way in advance (a year would be ideal).