Outdoor weddings come with totally different logistics from traditional indoor events. How will we keep guests comfortable? How do we decorate? What do we do to plan for the weather in an outdoor wedding? How can we keep food cold at an outdoor wedding reception? Here are some outdoor wedding ideas that are not just fantastic – they are utterly brilliant!
Create a sense of space through boundaries – this rustic archway is a cute and effective way to define the room 🙂
Bug spray can be an outdoor wedding lifesaver!
Sunny and hot? Don’t leave your guests uncomfortably melting – have your ushers give guests ice-cold bottles of water as they are seated. A wheelbarrow works as a great icechest – refill after your ceremony and wheel it to the reception!
Consider printing your wedding program on a fan so that guests may cool themselves!
Raining Lights to create a sense of space and romance… Inexpensive and gorgeous! Can be bought on Christmas clearance specials for up to 90% off!
No guarantees when it comes to the weather! Consider renting a tent so you have a backup plan waiting if it rains. It can do double duty by offering shade if the day is a scorcher!
On your wedding invitations include your detailed plan b location and if needed a map, as well as a contact number for your guests to ring and check if they are unsure of which location they need to be at on the day. Make sure any tent you rent is sturdy so it won’t flip over, and that it has thick and weighted sides.
Brilliant Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Decor – lightbulbs catch the sunlight beautifully Utterly Brilliant Outdoor Wedding Ideas – click to view more
Brilliant use of outdoor friendly barrels to create this unique outdoor wedding desert table.
Let there be light! When planning a sunset, evening or early morning wedding, make sure to plan for enough light – check sunset and sunrise times, and use supplemental lighting that can act as a backup for a cloudy day that has no sunset!
If you’re holding your reception outdoors, consider a tent with removable roof – you and your guests can gaze at the starry night – but there’s still a backup plan should things cloud over!
Everyone loves a sparkler – they’re a ton of fun, and make for great nighttime photos! Utterly Brilliant Outdoor Wedding Ideas
Hopefully these tips come in handy as you plan your own Okanagan outdoor wedding (or elsewhere!) And remember that every wedding should be captured, which is why Tailored Fit Films is so passionate about creating Okanagan Wedding Films here in our hometown, and internationally. If you’re looking for a wedding videographer in Kelowna, wedding videographer in British Columbia, or wedding videographer in Northwest America, enquire about your Tailored Fit Film and book your wedding video here