While I would have loved to have an out door wedding, in a beautiful location, we are having our wedding in Melbourne in Australia, where the weather is notorious for being unpredictable and “four seasons in a day” is the catch phrase (what it lacks in predictable weather, it makes up for in awesome vibe, great food and drinks and art).
We are having our wedding in a placed called Montsalvat, which has an indoor and an outdoor option, but we decided to keep it easy and just go for indoor.
Other than not knowing whether it will be sunny, or a blistering rain – we also factored in other things that we may not have any control of, some of which was based on things we’ve seen before.
Outdoors means you don’t have any control of the elements.
Wind, I’ve been to a wedding, where the wind was blowing the brides veil/hair into her face the whole time, blowing the dress around, dust – things like that.
Sun – sunburn, (as a makeup artist, I don’t recommend wearing sunscreen on the day, as it can bounce back with the light, particarly flash photography, leaving the skin looking white) sun in the eyes.
Being either too hot, or too cold (haha I don’t like to be cold, but I’m funny like that haha).
Other things to thing about are things like grass, has it been raining lately, is the ground softer than normal? Are ladies with heels going to sink into the grass? Are people shoes, hem lines going to get muddy?
It all totally depends on where it’s going to be, but just things to concider.
You’ll also need to make sure that you have good sound/speakers for music/ celebrant can be hurd and anybody doing a reading, singing, that type of thing.
Often venues/celebrants might be able to provide that for you, but good to note.
But I do think that outdoor weddings are so beautiful, and I kind of wish that we had had ours outdoors – the photos look so amazing from some that I’ve seen 🙂
Good luck with your decision!