I have had the privilege of attending quite a few outdoor weddings and the feeling is always exhilarating. Settling on a wedding venue is one of the most important decisions to make especially when planning for your wedding. In this article, you will find a few benefits that you can enjoy if you choose to have an outdoor wedding.
Wonderful scenery and ambience
The calming sounds of the wind rustling and birds chirping as well as all the green that nature has to offer creates a relaxing atmosphere that allows you to enjoy your wedding day. Moreover, if you go for an outdoor venue that is well taken care of, you can save some of the money you could have used on decor.
If you are a lover of nature, an outdoor wedding is your best option as it allows you to commune with nature on one of the most important days of your life.
It’s the best option with Coronavirus
Let’s face it, as Covid-19 rages the last thing you want is for your guests to contract the virus. People are more likely to contract the virus in a closed space as opposed to an outside venue. If you keep your numbers to the minimum in an outdoor venue, social distancing becomes less hectic.
Moreover, an indoor wedding space may be stuffy, especially, under hot weather. An outdoor wedding allows you some fresh air.
An outdoor venue allows you the freedom of utilising your creativity to come up with the sitting arrangement that you would like due to the vast space and few structural obstacles in the venue.
Outdoor spaces give photographers more options to work with. They can try different angles to create whatever artistic effect they want and there are endless options for beautiful backgrounds. Moreover, natural lighting allows your guests to take some beautiful selfies with their phones.
A wedding is supposed to be a happy day where people let loose and just celebrate the couple’s milestone. In a closed space, the entertainment options may be limited. In outdoor venues, however, there is vast space for guests to dance. You can even set up a playing area to keep the children busy.
You can have the wedding and reception at the venue
Having your wedding in a church, for example, gives you the headache of having to move your guests to the reception venue. This presents the challenge of guests getting lost, not to mention the time spent moving among other challenges. An outdoor wedding saves you the hustle of moving up and down. Some venues also offer picturesque venues where you can have your wedding photos taken.
It can cater for everyone
An outdoor venue makes it easier for people with disabilities to attend your wedding as there are few structural barriers. Just ensure that the basic facilities like washrooms cater for people with disabilities.
The choice of whether to have an outdoor wedding venue or an indoor wedding venue depends on your preferences as a couple and the vision you have for your wedding.