(Closed) What made you decide to have an outdoor wedding? – Location/date dilemma

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We just couldn’t find anything else in our budget.

Many places that do outdoor weddings have a back up plan in case of rain (depending on the area, of course) So when looking at prospective venues, ask what their back up plan is for incliment weather.

Post # 4
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had always wanted an outdoor ceremony but with no guarantee on the weather I chose indoor.  Since your reception place doesn’t have an indoor backup, you may have to rent a tent last minute.  Something to keep in mind for the budget.  I would probably change my date so there is no risk.  You will probably find in all wedding planning that it might be hard to make a decision and so really frustrating to have to change it.  But you will end up loving the change after not too long.  A free ceremony venue would be hard to pass up.

Post # 5
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had an outdoor ceremony and reception – everything was in open air, on the sand. I love the beach and wanted a casual sunset ceremony. The venue did not have an indoor space. I had to make the decision on whether to erect a tent three days before the wedding, based on the weather forecast. I was on pins and needles about it because I REALLY wanted it all to be under open sky. When the time came, the forecast was no rain, but there was a possibility of excessive wind. I decided NOT to put up the tent, and everything was fine. It was a perfect day.

I love outdoor weddings, and I would risk the chance of rain any day for a gorgeous outdoor venue. And tent weddings can be gorgeous, too!

Post # 6
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ooooh! That is a hard one but if you go outdoor route you need a backup. If it poured what would you do? A tent can work depending on time of year. Blowing rain can make it miserable if you live in hurricane country. If it was me I would change the date or spring for a good tent.

Post # 7
157 posts
Blushing bee

I would insist on an outdoor wedding, it sounds to me like that’s really what you really WANT anyway and it’s YOUR day!! I’m having an outdoor ceremony & cocktail hour – call it a leap of faith, call it wishful thinking but I predict nothing but sunshine on my wedding day (doesn’t every bride?)! If our venue didn’t have an indoor backup space, I would have absolutely rented tents. Either way, your guests are covered from rain, a small portion of wind that might blow through or the scorching sun depending on the weather where you live.

Post # 9
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would change the date… I think that it would be very sweet to get married in the church he has belonged to since a child.

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