/ Outdoor Wedding Tips

Three Tips For Planning An Outdoor Wedding

There is something truly special about an outdoor wedding. Whether you’re choosing your wedding day to be outdoors for the scenic background or to be COVID-19 friendly, exchanging vows and having your reception outside is a wonderful way to get married!

Why not take advantage of the beautiful outdoors, with the added bonus of having an open air venue, that gives you the best chance of matching the health and safety guidelines of the coronavirus.

When it comes to an outdoor wedding there are certain factors and tips to take into account when planning your special day in the great outdoors! Nature can be unpredictable so it's best you be prepared!

That is why we put together a few of our favorite tips and tricks to take into account when planning an outdoor wedding!

Enhance Nature

Garden Wedding

Photo Credit: Lindsey Rickards Photography

One of the perks of having your wedding outside is being able to use the nature around you as a beautiful backdrop! Imagine saying “I do” with a breathtaking view of mountains behind you. Let the outdoors inspire you when it comes to your decor by stringing twinkly lights on tree branches around you or letting the flowers around you speak for themselves! Don’t be afraid to go bold either and bring elements of the indoors to the outdoors!

Weather

Tented Reception

Photo Credit: Lindsey Rickards Photography

With an outdoor wedding you must prepare for any weather conditions. Remember that rain is a possibility on your wedding day but it’s also a sign of good luck so don’t stress! That is why we recommend renting a tent for your special day. With a tent you are able to keep the outdoor feel while also being prepared for rain! Luckily tents come in all shapes, sizes, and material so you are still able to match whatever decor you choose! Worried about mud? Don’t be! You can rent a dance floor and depending on the weather you can even rent a fan or heater!

Vendors

Photo Booth

When planning your outdoor reception get creative with vendors! With more space and backdrops comes more room for unique touches. Impress your guests and surprise them with a travelling photo booth that doubles as a retro bus and can roll right up to the reception! You can also rent a vintage truck that serves cocktails or beer on tap. For food options you can stand out and rent a fun food truck. There are even desert trucks for those with a sweet tooth. These unique vendors are sure to give your guests a night to remember!

Check out all of our amazing outdoor wedding venues we have to offer at https://www.mayflowervenues.com/