Planning an outdoor wedding? Outdoor weddings are more popular than ever. Planning your perfect wedding day doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s everything you need to know.
Planning an outdoor wedding? Here are a few things you need to know.
Whether you choose a backyard, state park, national forest, or golf course, the possibilities are endless.
Let’s talk about tents.
Basic pole tents
Generally inexpensive, these must be installed on grass or where stakes can be driven into ground.
High-peak pole tents
These tents are more graceful in appearance than the basic pole tent, with elegant peaks and sweeping lines.
These retain heat in the cooler months and provide privacy while hiding unpleasant outside scenery.
In warmer months, these provide ventilation while keeping bugs out.
Cathedral window sided tents
These protect guests from the elements but allow them to see outside. The windows give a distinguished look.
These withstand winds better than pole tents.
Plan to have a dance floor for your outdoor wedding
If you have …
You will need a 40′ x 40′ tent with a 9′ x 12′ dance floor.
You will need a 40′ x 60′ tent with a 12′ x 16′ dance floor.
You will need a 40′ x 100′ tent with a 12′ x 21′ dance floor.
You will need a 40′ x 120′ tent with a 12′ x 21′ dance floor.
things to consider when planning an outdoor wedding
Before choosing a tent, consider these things:
- What is covered in the cost of a tent?
- Do you need fans or heaters? Audio-visual equipment? Lighting and electrical set-up?
- Do you need a dance floor, and if so, how large?
- Do you need room for a band?
- Will your venue or location support a tent?
- Do you need a floor inside of the tent?
decorating ideas for outdoor weddings
These add a pop of color and can add to the mood, ambiance, and vibe of the day.
Add drama at nightfall!
Chandeliers create an elegant backdrop, perfect your wedding.
paper, fabric, or floral garlands
Give us all the flowers.
framed photos or empty gilded frames
Hang these from the ceiling or along the walls. This can lead to a vintage feel.
Bring the outside in for a whimsical and earthy-vibe.
floor-length table skirts
These are a must! Add colorful toppers for a splash of color.