Top Things You Need for an Outdoor Wedding

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Do you want to get married at an outdoor venue? Here are a few important things you’ll need for an outdoor wedding to make it a day like no other.

Planning an outdoor wedding comes with a unique set of challenges, but the payoff is worth it! Every wedding is extraordinary, but something about an outdoor ceremony and reception feels genuinely magical. Being able to exchange vows surrounded by nature is enough to make any couple feel like they’re on top of the world.

Here are the top things you need for an outdoor wedding to ensure your day is perfect and stress-free, so keep reading to guarantee your special day goes off without a hitch!

Sunscreen and Umbrellas (Just in Case!)

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One of the great things about an outdoor wedding is that you can take advantage of the beautiful weather. On a sunny day, it’s always a good idea to have some sunscreen on hand and umbrellas in case of a sudden rain shower. Just be sure that the bride doesn’t get any sunscreen on her beautiful dress!

You’ll also want to make sure your guests know about the possibility of sun or rain, so include information about the weather in your invitations and have sunscreen and umbrellas available at the ceremony and reception. Not only will your guests be grateful, but they will also be impressed by your foresight.

Cold Water and Hand Fans

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If you’re having a summer outdoor wedding, make sure your guests stay cool and hydrated. You wouldn’t want anyone experiencing heat exhaustion during the ceremony. You could supply bottled water and hand fans upon entry, or supply iced water jugs and cups on a table for anyone to hydrate as they need.

Tents, Chairs, and Tables

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Of course, you’ll need tents, chairs, and tables for your outdoor wedding. Sitting under umbrellas under the sun might not suffice, so make sure your guests have a place to take a break from the heat. You’ll also want to secure enough tents to cover your guests in case of rain. Creating a wedding tent layout is key to ensuring your day goes off without a hitch.

Don’t forget about the little things, like tablecloths, napkins, silverware, and the best flowers for a wedding!

Food Canopies, Hydration Stations, and Lighting

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An outdoor wedding is not complete without fantastic food. If you hold the reception outdoors, you’ll need to make sure your food stays fresh and cool. Canopies and hydration stations are a great way to keep food and drinks cool. If your outdoor reception goes into the night, you’ll also need to provide sufficient lighting for your guests to see their food and each other!

Planning an outdoor wedding can be a lot of work, but it’s worth it. If you have all your bases covered, you’ll surely have a day you’ll never forget.


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