Creating an Unforgettable Outdoor Wedding
Dreaming of saying "I do" amidst the beauty of nature? Planning an outdoor wedding ceremony can be a truly magical experience. Picture the sun-kissed landscapes, gentle breezes, and the serene ambiance that only nature can provide. However, before you embark on your journey to create an unforgettable outdoor wedding, there are several important factors to consider to ensure a smooth and memorable event.
In this blog, we will delve into the essential aspects that deserve your attention when planning an outdoor wedding ceremony. From selecting the ideal location and weather considerations to logistical arrangements and decor choices, we will guide you through the process step by step.
British weather is known for a lot of things, but its predictability is not one of them. However, don’t let this stop you from creating the big day that you’ve always dreamed of. The two key factors here are aiming for the months that have the best weather and having an equally beautiful, sheltered back up plan. Now, obviously, when you’ve set your heart on your fairytale garden wedding, the last thing you’re going to want to do is turn around and go in another direction. But, you have to think about all of the possibilities and if the heavens open you are going to want to have prepared for it and even though it won’t be your first choice you can guarantee that your venue dressers will do everything in their power to make it just as magical.
Time of Day
Now that we have begged and pleaded for the sun to shine on your special day and our prayers have been answered with clear skies, we need to ensure that, while you’re out there declaring your lifelong commitment to one another, it isn’t too hot for you and your lovely guests. Planning what time of day you are going to get married when your ceremony is out of doors is going to be just as important as what time you're going to be having your wedding breakfast. You wouldn’t want your guests to have to leave with heatstroke! A key thing to remember is that the sun is and its hottest (and most dangerous) between the hours of 1pm and 3pm. So you may want to consider an earlier or later ceremony. But even taking these precautions can be insufficient, you may want to also consider having a refreshments table close by so that you and your guests can rehydrate before and after the ceremony as well as providing extras like personalised fans for your guests to make use of.
There are no wrong answers here! However, when planning what colours are going to be decorating your space you may want to utilise all of the beautiful and enchanting natural scenery around you to draw your inspiration from. Think of a gorgeous garden wedding in Spring with wonderful pastels to match the blooming flowers you will be celebrating amongst, or a summer wedding on a beach with dazzling blues and golden shades to accent a sunset over the water. You have so many natural elements to play with, you could use a complimentary colour palette to form a cohesive design with your surroundings, or you can go with something completely different to create a dramatic contrast.
Holding your ceremony can present you with some unexpected extra costs that you will have to think about; your wedding venue may charge a premium for having to hold two separate spaces for you in the event that you are rained out and you may want to dress both of the event spaces as a precaution so that if there is a sudden change in weather you can just move straight from one to the other. This is something that you are really going to want to factor into your decision for holding your wedding outside, as if you are on a strict budget then it may mean that you are going to be making compromises along the way with other aspects of your special day, which you may not want to lose out on for the possibility that you might have to use another space. So just take the time to consider whether this is one of your more important aspects.
In conclusion, planning an outdoor wedding ceremony can be a magical experience, but it requires careful consideration of factors like weather, time of day, colour scheme, and budget. With proper planning and preparation, you can create a memorable event amidst the beauty of nature. If you're looking for the perfect venue to host your dream outdoor wedding, get in touch today. Let us help you turn your vision into reality and create an unforgettable celebration in a stunning natural setting.