Alright, fellas! As much as we all love outdoor venues, y’all should know what to expect while planning an outdoor wedding. While outdoor weddings look stunning and are a lot of fun, planning one isn’t as rosy as it may seem. There are many crucial things to consider to have a seemingly perfect wedding at an outdoor venue. And that’s where we step in! As always, we’ve done the dirty work for you and listed down all the things you need to know while planning your outdoor wedding. Now go ahead and note them down!

Important Things To Keep In Mind While Planning An Outdoor Wedding-

1. Plan Out Your Budget

It is always important to have a set budget for your wedding planning. Because it’s easy to get sidetracked while planning and go off-budget. So set a budget limit in advance and then head over to finalize your decor, venue, vendors, etc. It will help you keep track of your expenditure, as well as, save you from making hasty last-minute decisions.

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2. Make Advance Bookings

Outdoor weddings are not as easy to set up as indoor weddings. The open area requires a dedicated station for food and drinks, seating area, entertainment, etc. All this will naturally increase your cost of expenditure. And an easy way to make sure all that doesn’t hurt your budget is to make all the bookings in advance. Last-minute bookings always cost more. 

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3. Expect The Unexpected

As a rule of thumb, you have to consider a change in weather on the day of the event. It could get windy, rainy, too hot, or too cold. And for that, you need to have a backup plan. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that the weather will act up on your wedding day. You just need to consider the ‘what ifs’ beforehand. A great way to play it safe is to have an indoor space nearby. For example, if you’re having an outdoor wedding at a farmhouse, then you will have an access to a barn where you and your guests can take shelter. 

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4. Be Mindful Of Your Wardrobe While Planning An Outdoor Wedding

Yes, you’ll have to consider your wedding outfits based on the kind of venue you’re going for. If you’re planning a beach wedding, then keep your outfits light and breezy. And if you’ve planned your outdoor wedding at a hill station, then opt for something warm and cozy. These little things can make a huge difference on your wedding day. And notify your guests regarding the same so that they too have a good time.

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5. Seasonal Refreshments

One thoughtful thing that you can do for your guests is to have seasonal refreshments. If it’s a summer wedding, make sure you’re serving chilled refreshing drinks. Similarly, if it’s a winter wedding, ensure that there’s a dedicated hot drink station serving coffee/tea, hot chocolate, mulled wine, etc. Such thoughtful gestures will make a great impact on your guests.

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6. Outdoor Seating Area

The weather will dominate a lot of your decisions for outdoor wedding planning. So the seating arrangement will need climate consideration as well. Have some kind of a shade set-up for your summer outdoor seating. Install some mist fans or you can offer umbrellas as a wedding favor to your guests to keep them cool during the day. During the winter months, you may offer them shawls or have heaters near the seating area. 

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7. You Can Save A Lot On Decor

Whenever you’re planning an outdoor wedding, we recommend opting for a venue that is lush with greenery and surrounded by scenic views. That way, you don’t have to spend a lot on your wedding decor. You can easily capitalize on the surrounding beauty. Opt for minimalist decor and let nature work its magic. For evening events, you can save on lighting by using LED decor lights.

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8. Alfresco Dining Situation

What’s more magical and romantic than having dinner under the stars? With an outdoor venue, you get to do that with all your lovely guests. It’s definitely the most awesome experience. You can either have a long table setting to accommodate more guests at one spot. Or you can have small tables for each group of guests. Outdoor weddings do have their own charm!

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Now that we’ve spilled the beans for you, go ahead and start planning your outdoor wedding. Remember to enjoy and have loads of fun.

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