How to make an entrance at an outdoor wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Can you describe the surroundings a bit better? For example, is it actually in the woods, or is it in a park with a large open space? Can you park close by, or do you have to walk a fair bit? It might be harder to make that “entrance” in an open space, but I bet you can make it work!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Where will you be getting ready at? On site?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you walk up the road from the cabin… is it a long walk? Will you get too hot walking? What about a golf cart? a vintage automobile?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve seen a wedding where the all bridesmaids all carry the paper /wooden umbrellas to shield the bride as she walks over. Then walk down the aisle one by one. It was really cute and unique.

Natural & outdoors sounds like a beautiful wedding. good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m dealing with a similar situation. We’re getting married at a park in a forest. There’s a building, but it’s an open-air historical building. The building is really long and we’re using 1/2 for the ceremony and 1/2 for the reception. The reception tables, decor, and everything will be set up before the ceremony. I’m desperatly searching for a way to seperate the two spaces and create an “entrance” too. We’ve looked at renting accordian fold dividers or fabric panels hung on metal frames to create a definete “entrance”. (I’ll have to walk through the reception area to get to the ceremony area) I think for you this could work. It would give you a place to wait and hide without having to walk a million paces or ride in on an animal. My local rental company has dividers for only $15 a piece, per day. Not too expensive for the statement your trying to make!

 I’m looking forward to seeing some more ideas on your post here!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I saw a wedding (I think it’s on Once Wed?) where the bride was driven in on the back of a vintage pick-up and her (numerous) bridesmaids surrounded her so she was blocked from view.  It sounds kind of weird but it looked like it was cool.  Maybe something outside the box like this could work?  Or maybe the extended walk-up time will make it very dramatic!  🙂 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am definitely in the same boat about my entrance! The distance from the parking lot to the isle will be about a minute-to two minute walk, but during the final countdown I think those steps will feel like the longest steps in my life. The reception(lodge) is 15 minute  away so the idea of using that is shot. Panels or dividers I thought of but that is a bit tacky! To me anyway, to you or someone else it may work though! If all else fails I will have my FI not look for me but just have his eyes on the end of the isle so that way I know he knows not to look at me getting out of the car and walking to the isle. Besides that I dont think theres anything else, and yeah the horse and buggy is out of the quest. not my style  really either and too much dinero. So… just have to trust my FI on on his word and and make good of the situation is all I will do …unles someone has any other bright ideas 😉 email me!Smile

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi,  I am new to ths board and my actual wedding isnt until next year but when I found the park I wanted the ceremony at I knew how I wanted 2 enter. My all-time favorite soap couple is Reva and Josh, and even though I was a little grl when thy 1st married, I have loved the way Reva entered being rowed to shore on a row boat. The park where our ceremony will be is a large all-in-one spot: has a community center with tables and chairs to fit up to 350, and has a small lake. Not to mention all for under $400. So I will be able to have my Reva Shayne moment! My soon 2 be step-father in-law is a big outdoorsmen soo he can use one of his fishing boats.!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@motto: this I love…DO THIS!!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My ceremony was also outdoors and I hid in a limo nearby and then hid behind a little shed. Maybe ask the venue what others have done for weddings there in the past?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I like the bridesmaid parasol idea, otherwise, maybe you could get a limo to drive onto the grass or nearby somewhere… I’m also doing an outdoor ceremony in the park, and I’m hoping I can pull of an entrance from a limo-or some other nice car of some kind, so I dont have to walk very far. It is So strange how MUCH you have to think about with the ceremony, reception, everything, isn’t it? lol, My FI keeps thinking we are going to be done figuring out the details soon, but every time we figure out a solution, something else we hadn’t thought of always comes up. what did you end up going with?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

THIS. Please please please do this. I will not be having an outdoor wedding, so I need to live vicariously through someone who is.

 

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