Bridal Club Magazine
7 Tips for your Outdoor Wedding Reception
You're getting married soon? Congratulations! Taking this big
leap would certainly change your life in a way you can never
imagine and since you'll be doing this with your one true love, you
cannot help but feel overly excited and ecstatic about it.
Planning for your wedding can be just as exciting. The fact that
you are preparing for an outdoor wedding reception makes things
more thrilling for you because you know that there are more things
you can do to make the event special and memorable. To spark some
inspiration and help things run smoothly, here are some creative
and practical tips for your outdoor wedding reception.
Tip # 1 - Choose a meaningful and practical
Some of the best choices for outdoor receptions include parks,
beaches, forests, lakes, mountains, golf courses, country clubs,
boats, backyards, wineries, and so on. It would be best to choose a
location that has some sentimental meaning for you and your future
spouse. For example, if you met at a winery, you may want to hold
the reception there to make the event more meaningful. It is also
smart to consider the budget for the occasion. Holding it in a
country club may be way out of your budget while having a backyard
wedding reception can be practical and just as beautiful if you
know how to play your cards well.
Tip # 2 - Cover the place with a tent.
The weatherman said that your big day would have a sunny weather
but you can never be too sure. You don't want unexpected rainfalls
to ruin your big day. It is best to cover up the area with a tent
just to be sure. The tent would also be good for protecting the
guests from the heat of the sun.
Tip # 3 - Take advantage of the outdoor scene for the
If you are getting married at the beach, you can find various
kinds of beach treasures that you can incorporate into the
reception decoration. For instance, you may use seashells,
starfish, and corals as embellishments for the floating candle
table centerpiece that you are planning to have. Moreover, you can
also illumine the area with tiki torches and beach lanterns for a
Tip # 4 - Select an ideal menu.
Since the food is one of the most essential parts of the wedding
reception, you have to ensure that you are able to choose food and
drinks that are ideal for the outdoor setting. If you are getting
married at a winery, a wine and cheese type of reception may be
ideal. If you are tying the knot at a beach setting, you may want
to have a grilled barbecue feast. For receptions to be held at
state parks, having a picnic-like reception is also a creative
Tip # 5 - Be sure to inform your guests
It is important that you give your guests heads up that you are
going to hold an outdoor reception. This way, they can prepare
properly for it. They can bring umbrellas, jackets, or hats in case
the weather turns sour.
Tip # 6 - Provide bathroom facilities
If there is no accessible bathroom nearby, you would need to
provide a portable toilet facility for the guests.
Tip # 7 - Use gazebos, trellis, arches to adorn the
Outdoor receptions can be made even more beautiful if you throw
in some gazebos, trellis, and arches fully decorated and adorned
with luscious blooms of flowers, embellished with ribbons and
Getting married is an event like no other. Walking down the
aisle to exchange vows with that person you want to grow old with
is surely a momentous occasion that you would really want to
prepare and plan for.