Post # 1
FH and I definitely both love the idea of an outdoor possibly garden feel wedding….so far i’ve thought of
1) park or campground (with picnic areas) (if i’m able to find something with an open field cuz i wanna be able to have free reign on decorating and i dont want to have to work around picnic tables and such)
2) vineyard (tho i dont kno if they charge per person???)
3) FH’s parents back yard… its free, and next to a church so parking wouldnt be a problem…but its in a small town out in the middle of nowhere, plus i dont kno how i feel about putting that burden on them….i’m sure they have no problem with it since they are the ones who offered it as an option….but i’m not 100% sure about it yet…
4) our old high school grounds….. we dated in high school for maybe like a week or two then 6 yrs later re-united and fell in love….i thought it would be cool to possibly see if our old alma mater would let us get married on their front lawn (very big) and there’s a mature, beautiful tree that’d be perfect for the ceremony….parking again, not a problem, and i’d rent portapotties (which is in the plan regardless of location)….problem is FH isn’t keen on the idea (he cant envision it) and i dont even kno if the school will let us esp since our date is after school will have started…
any advice, suggestions i havent thought of?? how did u choose your outdoor wedding location?
Post # 3
Since we were on a tight budget for our daughter’s wedding, I just looked for places that would give the type of feeling she wanted, and found a place that fit the budget! Then they chose what they felt most comfortable with/what they wanted.
Post # 4
We are havng an outdoor wedding (weather permitting) at a small planation style house. The backyard is set up for weddings with flagstones and hurricane lamps, and an ivy covered arbor.
I always wanted the ceremony outside so I looked for a place that fit what I wanted. Thankfully it was in the right price range and they gave us an even better price since we are having a very small number (40). Look for places that museums that have outdoor courtyards. There is a small town here that has an old gazebo that you can rent for weddings, so maybe look for something like that.
Post # 5
We rented a vacation rental property that happen to have 2 full-sized homes on a 12 acre lot. We are doing it in the yard between both homes.
We rented the entire property for the weekend so half of our 50-guest list will be staying on-site while the others will be driving in. Those staying on-site are family, wedding party and very close friends who will be traveling long distances to see us. All of them will be helping set-up and tear-down for the wedding.
Doing the weekend rental also helps us spend time with those we don’t get to visit with very often. That way, it will be more than just a meet & greet at the tables during reception. I used Craigslist, VRBO.com and Homeway.com to do my search.
Post # 6
i’m having my wedding at a museum..they have a small outdoor butterfly garden where we will have the ceremony and then the reception will be indoors in an exhibit hall…i like the idea of having it at your high school…very meaningful…