How to Plan the Perfect Outdoor Wedding

An outdoor wedding can be a magical event, whether you plan a winter wonderland kind of wedding, a wedding by the beach in the summer, or a woodsy fairytale wedding. However, planning an outdoor wedding is no easy task. Wedding planning, in general, can be difficult, with so many different things that need to be done and arranged. 

Planning an outdoor wedding has its additional challenges. That doesn't mean that it can't be fun and exciting planning the perfect outdoor wedding

We’ve put together a list of some things you may want to consider when planning your own outdoor wedding. From tents and décor to invitations and lighting, we’ve got it all covered. 

  • Consider If You Will Need a Tent

Even if you keep an eye on the weather app religiously, there is no guarantee that it won’t start to rain or snow on your special day. If you’re planning the wedding outdoors, it may be a good idea to consider getting a tent set up. If you really want to be married under the open sky, there are different types of tents you can choose from. 

Along with a tent, a vendor can also provide you with tables, chairs, and linens for rent, as well as stages and temporary flooring. Some tents even come with air conditioning and heating, so you don't have to worry about the weather coming in the way of the perfect outdoor wedding that you’ve always wanted. 

If you’re looking for tents for events in Hollywood, FL, you should get in contact with Sunshine Tents & Event Rentals. Visit their website https://www.sunshinetentsfl.com/contacts/ or call them on (954) 374-0169. 

  • Let Your Guests Know Beforehand That the Wedding Is Outdoors 

Letting your guests know that the wedding will be outdoors is a good idea to come prepared. If it is chilly out, they may bring along their wraps and scarves, or maybe a sunhat if it's a summer wedding. Some of the women may even choose not to wear high heels that tend to sink into grass and lawns. A good way to let them know is to mention it on the wedding invitations. You could simply state that the wedding is outdoors or say something along the lines of "join us as we get married under the stars" for a more poetic sound. 

  • Let The Nature Around You Inspire Your Décor

Nature will be your number one décor for your outdoor wedding. A wonderful view, the starry sky, trees, and flowers should guide you in coming up with a theme for the wedding or any additional décor. For example, if you're getting married by the beach, you may choose light blues and sandy neutral shades for your linens. If you're having a wedding in a forest, a rustic theme would be great, with wildflower table centerpieces and fairy lights strung up in the trees. 

  • Keep Refreshments Available During the Ceremony 

When outside, it is important to stay hydrated so that you feel refreshed and calm. The same can be said about your guests. It may be a good idea to keep some refreshments or drinks available during the outdoor ceremony. If you're planning a winter wedding, you can arrange for beautiful little cups of green tea, hot chocolate, or some spiced rum to keep your guests warm. For a summer wedding, you could arrange for fresh lemonade or some fruit-infused water. 

  • Ensure That Restrooms Are Available 

When scoping out a venue for the perfect outdoor wedding, don’t forget to keep restrooms in mind. Rolling fields can be the perfect place for your wedding, but not if the restrooms are a fifteen-minute walk away. You can also consider renting restrooms. These days you can get surprisingly good quality rental restrooms set up, which come with all the basic amenities as well as heating or cooling, scented soaps, fresh towels, and more.  

  • Keep Out Unwanted Guests 

Is there anything worse than when somebody you don’t want around shows up to an event? In this case, we’re talking about bugs and insects. Make sure to keep pest control in mind in your wedding planning. You can hire an exterminator a day or two before the wedding, choose flowers and plants for décor that do not attract mosquitos, and light some citronella or lemon balm incense to ward off bugs. 

We hope our list will help you with your wedding planning and help you achieve a great outdoor wedding. Congratulations, and good luck!