January 12, 2017
There are many weddings that are held outside of traditional religious facilities, including out-of-doors, in historic manor houses, on beaches and in unique, out of the box locations, such as forests and libraries. These areas can offer a great, unusual occasion that shows off your personality and style, as well as giving your guests a distinct time to remember.
Nothing is nicer than using outdoor wedding venues, as long as the weather cooperates. This is of course, never a guarantee and people planning to have an outdoor wedding should consider stunning outdoor wedding venues that have indoor options as well, in case of nasty weather. Very clear directions need to be given on the invitation to guide guests to the ceremony, and these directions should be tested prior to sending out the invitations by someone unfamiliar with the area or someone who is not told where the ceremony will actually be, and instead follows the directions without the destination in mind. There should also be information on where the ceremony will be held in the event that the ceremony needs to be moved indoors due to weather.
When considering outdoor wedding venues for your ceremony, you should consider an area where there is abundant shade or a destination which is cool most of the year. The wedding party will be standing up for the entire emotional proceedings, and too much heat would take its toll. Any older guests attending the ceremony should be thoughtfully considered and you will want to choose outdoor wedding venues which are easy to navigate and do not require hiking to the ceremony or reception space. Remember that if you do not choose outdoor wedding venues that are already equipped, you will have to arrange for a seating, a sound system and decorations to be provided at the outdoor location, so a dry run will be important to determine needs as far as electrical cords and seat placement.
Historic libraries can be an ideal place for a non-traditional wedding ceremony, so long as you are ensured of adequate space. Beach and forest weddings are rarely affairs in which a large number of guests will take part, but you will want to ensure that there is available seating for those who do wish to attend.
Outdoor location weddings are a great and memorable way to hold your special day, if they fit within your budget. Outdoor wedding venues can also offer some opportunities in terms of convenience as they offer the opportunity to be held right at the location of both your ceremony and reception. They can also be a very special part of the occasion, as most of the time you will not be able to spend time with the friends and family who attend your wedding. A location wedding allows for the entire party to be together over a period of several days, with lots of time to visit.
For some originality, why not consider outdoor wedding venues, a less traditional space for your wedding ceremony? These suggestions are all ideal for both small and large weddings and might even save you some wedding planning stress in the long run!