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Thinking of decorating ideas for an outdoor wedding can be a challenge since there can be a lot of ways to decorate an outdoor space. Usually done in a garden setting, backyard, or by the beach, newlyweds-to-be choose to push through with this idea because of the serene ambiance it gives and the often scenic location that brings more character to the occasion.
From bringing more life to the event to making things personalized to your liking, these outside wedding decoration ideas should help you enjoy the biggest days of your life. Okay, now back to Outdoor Wedding Ideas You Might Want To Consider
1. Make Use of Bistro Lights
Utilizing lighting helps make a wedding reception more magical and interesting. Incorporating bistro lights throughout the venue gives a welcoming effect and becomes a great way to make each spot of the site Instagrammable.
This is also a great idea to make a wedding more unique and lovely, especially when the sun goes down.
2. Prepare For Unexpected Weather
When thinking of wedding decoration ideas for the outdoors, you always have to consider the uncontrolled circumstances that may occur. One of which is preparing for rain, which can ruin an event if it wasn’t considered during the planning stage.
If the weather forecast tells you that there may be a chance of rainfall on your wedding day, the simplest solution is to set up a tent.
You can consider a gazebo-style tent for a more intimate setting or sets of large tents for a more grand gathering.
3. Add More Greenery
Even though you’re outdoors, in a garden, or out near trees, adding more greeneries can make the event setup more well-aligned with the venue.
For tent setup, you can incorporate vines and other plants as drapery or ceiling decor to give it more life and make it lusher.
For full outdoor setups, you can add flowers and plants on the aisle to give it more accent and liveliness.
As for the stage or altar, you can decorate it with wall panels and green backdrops to complete the look. Sites such as CV Linens offer wholesale event tablecloths and flower wall panels at wholesale prices so you can save money as you buy more.
4. Don’t Forget About The Small Details
Preparing for a wedding may become overwhelming because of all the things you need to consider. Some forget about the small details which help complete a look.
For instance, a dinner table setup is not just about having wonderful event linens laid down. You can include accents on a simple place setting by adding sprigs of rosemary or fresh herbs on top of table napkins to bring the theme to the table as well.
5. Incorporate Nature’s Offerings
One of the best things about having an outdoor wedding is that you can include trees and landscapes in your event.
If there is an old and full-grown oak tree standing in your backyard or at an event place, you can use that as a focal point for the wedding ceremony or reception for a great visual impact.
You can set up a stage or an altar in front of it which can work as an astounding backdrop.
6. Unique Aisle Ideas
There’s a lot you can do to make a unique and elegant aisle for the bride and groom to walk through.
For a simple setup, you can add bunches of flowers or lavenders in a vase by the aisle to make your entrance not only elegant but smell fresh as well. For rustic wedding or fall themes, you can use hay bales, wheat, or dried flowers for a different vibe.
If you’re having a backyard wedding where you have a pool, you can create a bridge across it that can lead toward the altar or stage. It can also be used as a walkway or entrance to the reception area. This can also be used as a great focal point for the wedding.
7. Lawn Decorations
Make the venue more comfortable for your guests by adding lawn decorations and outdoor activities. A few ideas include:
- Adding picture shelves from stacked white crates displaying pre-wedding photos is a great idea to add decors to a very open space.
- You can also set up a wooden cart as a drink station by serving fruity juices in mason jars to keep guests entertained while waiting for the wedding program to start.
- You can also add an interactive welcome board at the entrance of the reception area to serve as a guest book and encourage guests to write their well-wishes to the newlyweds.
- To entertain guests, even more, you can also set up a giant Jenga lawn game. You can paint the game blocks with the color palette of your wedding theme.
What is the best month to have an outdoor destination wedding?
Unlike summers in Canada, the best months to book your destination wedding in the Caribbean (as far as weather goes!) are from December to April. That being said, we often see couple’s book on the “shoulder season” of May/June and October/November to score a lower rate for their guests (and who can blame them!). Ultimately, if you are planning an outdoor wedding at a resort in Mexico or the Caribbean, you ALWAYS want to ask about the backup plan (and make sure you book your wedding at a resort that you love Plan B too!).
These decorating ideas for an outdoor wedding can make your big day more unique and fun. Apart from enjoying your big day as bride and groom, your guests will surely have a memorable time as well. Congratulations!