Many weddings take place during the spring and summer months. The weather is warmer and more predictable and the growing trees and flowers make for the perfect backdrop. An outdoor wedding can add a sense of romance and excitement to any wedding. However, planning an outdoor wedding requires careful planning and some creativity to make it unique and personalized.
Consider a backup plan
Getting married outdoors can be beautiful and exciting, unless is rains. Even worse, it could thunderstorm or there could be dangerous weather conditions that prevent people from being outdoors. Every planned outdoor wedding should have some type of a backup plan. Even if the odds are low and previous weather during this time of the year has been nice, poor weather is always a possibility. Back up plans can include moving the wedding indoors, putting up an exterior tent, or changing the date of the ceremony.
Choose a unique outdoor backdrop
There are many places that you can get married outdoors. You could say your vows in your own backyard, if you wanted to. Many couples choose to get married in outdoor venues. These venues already have seating and an aisle way set up. Smaller weddings have the opportunity to travel further for more unique of outdoor settings. Some examples include resort weddings, mountain weddings with cabin rentals, and overlooking a local lake.
If you and your spouse to be are truly adventurous, consider getting married at a state mountain or park. The Pocono Mountains, for example, feature 2,400 square miles of mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and forest in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. In the Pocono Mountains, you have many options to choose from as your backdrop. Your guests can also explore through the mountains and water ways. You will find that many of these parks offer wedding packages, along with overnight resort accommodations.
Book with an all inclusive resort
If you want minimal work involved with wedding planning, but an exceptional outdoor backdrop, an all inclusive resort might be ideal. These resorts often provide all of the planning, including the booking of the DJ, the photographer, and the caterer. You can simply show up at your destination wedding with your guests, for a low stress wedding. Lake resorts are all inclusive wedding locations that overlook beautiful lake views.
According to Priceline.com?s 2016 Traveler?s Sweet Spot survey, 38% of men and 24% of women said romantic getaways were the best vacations. What if you could combine the romance and excitement of the vacation with your wedding? Extend your wedding trip even longer and spend your honeymoon in a suite, overlooking the lake or mountains. If you and your new spouse enjoy camping, you can even choose to stay in a mountain side cabin.
Consider location when planning decorations
Decorations are one of the parts of wedding planning. One of the benefits, however, with outdoor weddings, is that you do not have to budget as much in terms of decorations. The backdrop of outdoor scenery makes a wonderful decoration on its own. Even if you choose to move the wedding reception indoors, the views from the windows will be enough for decorations. If you plan to travel to a destination wedding, you will want to keep decorations to a minimum. Traveling with boxes and boxes of decorations may not be very simple.
More and more couples are moving toward outdoor weddings. Approximately 35% of weddings are now outdoor occasions. Fortunately, you have many options available when it comes to planning your outdoor wedding. You can keep it local, and set up a ceremony location in your own backyard. You can also book an outdoor venue that is local. The most adventurous couples choose to travel to a well known outdoor location for their wedding nuptials. Whatever you choose, you will find that there is a level of romance to an outdoor wedding that cannot be achieved indoors.