Tips And Decoration Ideas For An Outdoor Wedding

Your wedding day will be one of the most special days of your life. On your wedding day, all of your family and friends will join together to celebrate this special day with you and your significant other, so you want to be certain every detail is perfect. From choosing the right dress to finding the perfect location for your big event, a wedding includes plenty of planning if you want it to be a success. If you have chosen to have your wedding outside and you want your wedding to be truly memorable, here are some great tips and decoration ideas for an outdoor wedding.

1. Eyes On The Sky

When planning an outdoor wedding, you are going to have to pay attention to the weather because the conditions outside can drastically impact your special day. For example, if it's going to be hot outside, make sure you keep bottles of water handy so your guests do not get dehydrated. Also, it's good to have a backup plan in case your sunny day turns into a rainy day. If you're planning an outside wedding, it's not a bad idea to have part of the wedding party contained under a tent just in case it begins to rain. You do not want the weather to have a negative impact on your wedding day.

2. Must Have Backdrops

If you are having your wedding in a backyard, you may want to include an arch or trellis in your wedding decorations. An arch or trellis is the perfect place for you and your significant other to exchange your vows because these items provide the perfect centerpiece. Decorate the arch or trellis with beautiful flowers and you will have the perfect backdrop for which to exchange your vows of eternal love.

3. Bug Control

If you're having an outdoor wedding, there will be bugs. If you want to ensure that your guests are not pestered by annoying insects, you will want to have bug zappers or citronella candles placed around the area where your wedding will take place.

4. Lighting

During the day, the natural light provided by the sun will make great lighting for your wedding. Chances are, though, that the reception will carry on into the night when natural lighting is hard to come by. If you want to create the perfect ambiance for your wedding after the sun goes down, try lighting candles. Or, you can include some pretty outdoor lighting fixtures. Both candles and outdoor lighting fixtures will provide the perfect amount of light needed to brighten up your wedding party.

5. Utilize Mother Nature

The great thing about an outdoor wedding is that mother nature's natural beauty will provide much of the needed decoration. If you have potted plants or flowers around the yard, simply arrange these beautiful, all natural decorations in a way that adds instant decoration to your outdoor wedding space. Or, use the trees to hang decorations from. Not only does mother nature provide all natural wedding decorations, but these decorations are way cheaper than the store bought kind.

Your wedding day will be one of the best days of your life. If you have chosen to make your wedding day even more special by having it outside, there are many ways you can utilize the great outdoors to create an ethereal environment for your special day. If you want to ensure that your outside wedding is a total success, any of the above listed tips and decorating ideas will help make your outdoor wedding perfect.

Author Bio:

Jaimie Buehrer is a wedding planner and owns her own business.  She has been planning weddings for eighteen years and really enjoys helping couples create the wedding of their dreams.  She uses for beautiful flower arrangements and always gets a great deal!


2 Responses to Tips And Decoration Ideas For An Outdoor Wedding

  • Heidi says:

    Just a little planning does indeed go a long way in a successful outdoor wedding. Thanks for these tips!

  • Jen says:

    Outdoor weddings are so nice. That's what we had I would not trade the memories for anything. The advice here is very useful if you want to plan an outdoor wedding.

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