Outdoor wedding season is almost here! In case you missed it, our brand new Abigail’s Garden Tent is up and gleaming in the sunshine! With trees in bloom and warmer weather just around the corner, it’s hard not to daydream about a summer wedding. Outdoor weddings are the best way to spend a summer day, and the following are things we think you should know when planning your summer day.

 

 

 

Tents

A tented reception space truly captures the best of everything for your summer wedding day and brings your vision to life. Possibilities are practically endless in this versatile space. Whether you dream of a whimsical garden party, or an elegant outdoor evening, a tent proves to be the perfect place to set your scene. When planning your tent decor, keep in mind the time of day and surroundings. Envision the atmosphere and environment that fits your unique style and personality, and build around that. Cafe lighting, full drapery, and vibrant floral arrangements all bring a tented reception space to life.

 

 

 

 

Games

Everyone knows a real party has engaging games and activities, and weddings are no different! Especially in an outdoor setting, lawn games entertain guests of all ages. Consider going old school with croquet or horseshoes, or create your own giant Jenga or corn-hole. Also take into account your younger guests and children. Set up a “Kid’s Station” with coloring activities and a kid friendly centerpiece to keep any squirmy mini-guests at bay. For more outdoor game ideas and DIY tips; check out this blog post by Deer Pearl Flowers.

 

 

Weather

Weather is always a top consideration when planning an outdoor wedding. It is highly recommended to create a back up “rain contingency plan” and prepare accordingly. When planning for warmer weather, keep your guests comfortable with cute garden parasols to shade them from the sun, or pass out sunglasses as wedding favors. Keep your bridal party in mind as well when deciding on bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos. Opt for lighter material and less layers, or short summer dresses that flow easily.

 

 

 

 

 

Favors

Who needs traditional almond favors when you can give your guests a one-of-a-kind gift to remember your day forever? Put together a summer soundtrack with your favorite nostalgic and current tunes. This will be sure to send your guests home dancing! Or, order these customized seed packets for eco-friendly favors your guests can plant themselves. Homemade honey or jam is another sweet treat for your guests, and they’ll beeee forever grateful!

 

 

Outdoor weddings are magical and exciting, and we love seeing a couple’s dream come to life! Share your top outdoor wedding tips below!