Outdoor wedding ideas to enchant and excite you and your guests

With the longer days and warmer temperatures, taking your celebration outdoors is a must. Summer is the ideal time to enjoy your wedding both inside and out, and truly make the most of your chosen wedding venue. In this blog post, we take a closer look at the outdoor ideas made for summer wedding days and evenings.

Say “I do” outdoors

Your wedding ceremony décor is certain to be a top priority when planning your big day, but by hosting an outdoor ceremony, you can let nature do the hard work for you. Here at Country House Weddings, we allow outside ceremonies across all our venues apart from St Audries where couples can enjoy the best of both worlds by marrying in our stunning orangery.

Whilst your beautiful, nature-inspired décor is sorted, there are many other considerations when planning an outdoor ceremony. These include little touches to keep you and your guests comfortable, such as advising on sunscreen use and adapting your wedding ensemble with your ceremony in mind.

Summer may offer the prime time to say “I do” outside but the great British weather isn’t at all predictable. Little Mac Design Weddings shares their advice on being prepared for anything:

“Having a backup indoor plan for your outdoor wedding is a smart choice, but make sure it’s a plan that makes you happy. Of course, your dream ceremony will take place outdoors, but if you don’t have things you love about your backup plan, you’re headed for huge disappointment if the weather turns bad. Make sure to thoughtfully incorporate fun details into your Plan B so that your wedding day will be a blast no matter whether it’s inside or outside.”

Capture your venue’s stunning surroundings

Immortalise the beauty of your wedding venue’s stunning surroundings in print by taking your wedding photoshoot outside. The natural world provides the most beautiful backdrop, delivering settings that inspire you on your wedding day as well as bring you joy long after through your wedding album.

From lovely lakeside shots to gorgeous woodland looks, the great outdoors offers the chance to get creative with your wedding photography in the most romantic way.

Host an evening buffet with a difference

Whilst wedding breakfasts cannot be served outside, you can be a little more imaginative with your evening buffet. A BBQ or Hog Roast served outdoors will give you the means to relish great food and even better company on your wedding day in the most splendid surroundings.

Expand your entertainment offering

No wedding timeline would be complete without a little entertainment. There are now more options than ever when choosing wedding entertainment that complements your big day theme, entertains you, and excites your guests.

Whilst many venues (including our own) have strict policies on amplified music, going out with a bang is still possible. Evening entertainment like fireworks, fire eaters and jugglers, LED dancers, and sparklers are perfect for enjoying outside after dark and adding something different and daring to weddings big and small.

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