Are you considering an outdoor wedding venue for your special day? Outside weddings can be beautiful and incredibly romantic, which is why many couples dream of exchanging their vows in a gorgeous garden setting.

However, getting married outside can pose some additional challenges that you don’t encounter with indoor wedding venues. To make sure your celebration of love goes off without a hitch, consider our outdoor wedding venue tips.

Consider the Time

Try to visit your wedding venue at the time you plan to tie the knot, as this will give you an idea of how the lighting will be. For a daytime ceremony, you’ll want to make sure the guests aren’t blinded by the sun. And, for an evening ceremony, you may need to plan for additional lighting.

Prepare for Wind & Bugs

Windy weather can wreak havoc on some outdoor wedding decorations, which means you’ll want to choose flowers and décor that can stand up to guests. Insects can be an even bigger problem, so ask your wedding venue for suggestions to keep the bugs at bay.

Set Out Plenty of Seats

Although a few of your guests may prefer to stand, most will want to sit during the wedding ceremony. Provide ample seating, enough to accommodate everyone, but make sure to leave ample walking space between the rows, so that guests can easily take their seats.

Think About Sound

Your guests will want to hear you exchange your vows – and you need to make sure they can. To save your outdoor wedding ceremony from going unheard, you may want to consider a speaker system with microphones for the bride, groom and officiant.

Take Care of Your Guests

This is your special day, but you want your guests to be comfortable. If the weather is sunny and hot, you might want to provide ice-cold bottles of water or print your wedding program on a fan. For outside weddings held during the cooler months, lap blankets and portable heaters can keep everyone warm.

Have a Backup Plan

The weather in northern Utah can change at a moment’s notice, so a backup plan is a must for all outdoor ceremonies. The ideal outdoor wedding location will have a beautiful indoor area ready and waiting, just in case. Tents are another option, but they won’t offer much protection against heavy storms – especially with gusty winds.

Aspen Landing is a custom-built indoor and outdoor wedding venue and event facility located in scenic Taylorsville, Utah. We’ve hosted countless ceremonies in our lush gardens, which make for a glorious backdrop for your ceremony. And, if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, the wedding festivities can always move to our elegant indoor spaces.

Every Aspen Landing wedding venue rental includes complimentary personal assistance from an expert event planner. Hold your outside event here and we’ll make sure we have all the contingencies worked out.

Visit our website today to take a virtual tour of Aspen Landing and to browse our photo gallery from past weddings. If you’d like to schedule a personal, guided tour of our luxurious and affordable indoor and outdoor wedding venue facilities, contact us today.

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