Taking the big “I do” leap is a joyous experience for the intended couple, but has its attached stresses as well. Aside from picking a venue for the reception, it is more-so important to discover a place to tie the actual knot, which adds both an extra task and cost onto the overall day. To abate these additional headaches, though, couples search for places where they can have both the ceremony and reception in one concise place.
To avoid indoor congestion, the betrothed opt for outdoor weddings and the opportunities to make them stellar are endless. Wedding planning tips and ideas are in abundance, especially in the spring, summer, and fall.
Strive for Comfortable Style
When it comes to ceremonies, guests are rarely comfortable. From hard as rock church pews to outdoor lawn chairs that cause aches, the ceremony comes with some stipulations that are less than desirable. Whether you are planning an outdoor wedding somewhere else or it’s a wedding at your own backyard, throw some decorative pillows on there for outdoor seating. Consider your colour scheme for an element that is both decorative and practical.
Parasol Through It All
When it comes to choosing perfect wedding date, the best time for the outdoor wedding is the summer because of the odds for better weather. However, the scorching heat can make for an uncomfortable ceremony, which makes incorporating decorative parasols into the day a win for everybody. Simply place one on each seat for a pleasant surprise or use a bucket full of them as an aisle marker.
Ample Options for Adequate Hydration
Again, summer and even portions of spring and autumn are hot, so providing guests with enough options to hydrate and stay cool is essential. Whether you line your aisle with customized water bottles or place adorable iced tea and lemonade stations close by, your guests will be thrilled and get to enjoy the ceremony more.
Get the Favors Over with, Too
Choosing the perfect wedding favour is one of the most difficult portions of the entire planning process, but the outdoors provide the planner with a whole new world of excellence. Wedding cake, individual bug spray repellents, sunglasses, flip-flops, and even the above-mentioned parasols are all great choices for favours and highly functional also.
Sit on Bales of Hay
Outdoor wedding ceremony ideas are endless, especially in the fall. Bales of hay punctuate the entire day with cosy fall undertones, but they are surely uncomfortable to sit on. To make them more bearable, adorn them with colourful quilts. This idea will set the day apart from any other as the chances of someone utilizing the same blankets as you are slim to none.
Pick a Dreamy Destination
Unfortunately, you can’t just throw an outdoor wedding anywhere because of factors like space, permits, and parking. So if you have to venture out of your comfort zone at all, why not go all out with a destination wedding? There are popular wedding destinations like Hawaii, Bali, Maldives, Caribbean Sea, Venice, Phuket, Samui Island or One of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Bangkok, for example, is the Peninsula Hotel, an Urban Oasis on the River Of Kings. Everybody opts for the tropical beach setting, so why not dare to be different on your special day?
Here’s the Scoop: You Must Get an Ice Cream Cart `
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Hiring an ice cream cart for your wedding will have people talking about your day forever. This icy treat will keep the day cool, fresh, and tide guests over while they wait for the main course. Basic dining rules need not apply during weddings, right?
Light up the Night with Lanterns
When the sun sets and the party rolls on, ample lighting is essential for safety and decorative purposes. Using lanterns to ignite walking paths is a great way to illuminate the good times had by all and using the lanterns under tablecloths will make evening dining and drinking a rustically classy affair.
Use Flower Boxes as Much as Possible
Aside from adorning the boxes with the obvious flowers, you can use them as nifty drink coolers as well!
Lace Curtains Make the Perfect Photobooth Backdrop or Entrance
String up these vintage delights or hang them from trees so the photographer has a perfect background for classic shots. They can surely be used as a ceremony backdrop, too.
Aside from being a digital marketer and content coordinator, Caroline Bird is a lifestyle and inspired writer. She loves sharing her thoughts and personal experiences related to travel lifestyle, healthcare, personal improvement, productivity, wedding planning and home improvement. Connect with Caroline on Twitter @bCarolinebird12