You’ve been dreaming of an outdoor wedding forever, but you also know mother nature reports to no one, and things can change in the blink of an eye. So, how do you decide if it’s really worth it to have an outdoor wedding?


For starters, you’ve got to figure out with your partner how important it is to be outdoors. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Can you imagine the day anywhere but outside?
  • If it starts raining during your ceremony will you be mad or take it with grace?
  • Are you willing to do an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception?


Let’s say you’ve decided it’s not worth the risk and you’re willing to move your wedding inside. How can you bring the outdoors in? Easy, it’s just a matter of beefing up the greenery and florals in your design. A hanging greenery piece or floral chandelier would especially help with that.


So, now, let’s say you’ve decided you can’t imagine the day anywhere but outside. Rule number one: Don’t go crazy with checking the weather. Weather forecasts can change in a matter of hours, let alone days or weeks. We recommend looking at the forecast the Wednesday before wedding day to get a somewhat realistic idea. If you do have any rentals, like a tent, you need to make a decision on or before that Wednesday. Then of course, you should check the forecast before you have to make a decision. Then, rule number two, create a backup plan. If you’ve got an indoor space figured out, great but if you are relying on a tent it may be worth the peace of mind ahead of time to put a deposit down just in case.

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