Sunday 25 June 2017

Top tips for an outdoor wedding

While the weather might not always be on our side, if you're getting married in the UK during the summer months, or you've opted for a destination wedding, there's a chance you might just get sunshine on your big day. There's no denying that sunny weather makes people happy, and so an outdoor wedding theme could be a winner. 

But before you get stuck into planning, check out our top tips to ensure you effortlessly pull of your outdoor wedding theme.

Back it up

With weather proving somewhat unpredictable, smart girls will always have a backup plan. The best way around this is to choose a venue which affords the option to host your wedding inside should you need to. Unfortunately even during the summer months, there's no guarantee that it won't rain so a venue with both inside and outdoor facilities is perfect. A glamorous marquee is a great options as it affords you the luxury of feeling like you are outside, but with the added advantage of being under cover.

Dreamy decor

The summer months are the perfect time to get creative with your choice of theme, and embrace the great outdoors. Choosing a venue, such as a beautiful garden means a lot of the hard work has been done for you. Opt for dreamy fairy lights, candlelight and statement floral centrepieces to easily adopt a classic Midsummer Night's Dream theme.

Fab finishing touches

The combination of rustic flowers, our sequin vine table cloths and apple place settings are giving us real Garden of Eden vibes. An outdoor wedding opens up a whole world of options when it comes to your finishing touches. Think outside of the box and get creative.

Cocktail corner

On a hot summer's day, nothing other than cocktails will do. Consider ditching your Champagne reception for a cocktail corner instead. You can even create your own signature cocktail, which is a reflection of your joint personalities.

Just add sparkle

Having your wedding outside means tons of natural sunlight, which is the perfect accompaniment to sparkle. The lighting will capture it perfectly and dazzle all day long. From subtle vine, to full on sequin table cloths and runners, add as little or as much as you like.

Fantastic favours

An outdoor wedding also opens up the options when it comes to favours. Give your guests something which they'll definitely thank-you for. Provide baskets filled with mini suncream bottles, sunglasses or flip-flops, which are always a hit with lades who want to hit that dance floor!

Sitting pretty

Seating is important at any wedding so just because your wedding is outdoors, don't forget that your guests need somewhere to chill. Chairs finished with sequin covers are perfect for a formal sit-down meal, while you can get creative with hay bales or beanbags for a more relaxed affair. And if you plan on remaining outdoors for the duration of the day, provide guests with cosy blankets when the temperature drops.

Ditch the desserts

If you're looking for an alternative to classic wedding desserts, ditch them in favour of ice-cream. Hire an ice-cream cart or van, and wow guests of all ages. They definitely won't forget about it in a hurry!

Have fun

Planning an outdoor wedding really offers you the chance to plan a day with a difference. Whether you opt for chic vintage vibes or an alternative festival feeling, it's all about creating your day, your way!