3 Things To Think About When Planning An Outdoor Wedding

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By choosing to host your wedding outdoors, you gain access to lush, natural surroundings for your vow exchange. Texas Old Town offers four different venue options that provide stunning views of our Texas Hill Country landscape. With the right approach to planning, you can give guests an incredible experience at your outdoor event. With that said, make sure your plans for your special day take your setting into account. With the right mindset, you can create the event of your dreams while making guests comfortable and making the most of your natural surroundings. While your choice does not require drastic changes, these minor accommodations can make a big difference in the experience you and your guests have!

1. Your Guests Should Know In Advance Your Ceremony Is Occurring Outside

Your guests should have some idea that your wedding is taking place outdoors. Letting them know affords them the opportunity to dress appropriately for the venue, which can be important if the weather is expected to be warmer or cooler. You can include this detail in your wedding invitations by mentioning it in your attire preferences, or in describing the event. You should also indicate that your event is outdoors on your wedding website (if you create one).

2. Provide Refreshments Before The Wedding Begins

Seasonally appropriate refreshments can lift guests’ spirits before the ceremony begins. For a warmer wedding, offering lemonade or fruit-infused water for people when they arrive can keep them cool before the event is underway. If you are hosting a fall or winter wedding, beverages like cider, cocoa, and coffee can be appropriate. If you plan to have an all-ages wedding, you should include something sweet as an alternate drink option if you decide to serve coffee.

If you want to do more for your guests to keep them comfortable, you can also provide wedding favors that make the outdoors more pleasant. If your wedding is taking place during the day, sunglasses can be a welcome gift. For a wedding during the warmer season, you can personalize fans that you give out before your event starts.

3. You Can Do More With Fewer Decorations During The Ceremony

By doing too much decorating, you can interfere with the stunning natural view afforded to you by your outdoor venue. With a light touch, you can still add to the theme of your wedding without it becoming a distraction. Select pieces like a framing decoration at the altar, or aisle runners, can add to your surroundings while still letting the landscape beautify your event.

Celebrate A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding At Texas Old Town!

Texas Old Town provides stunning venue options for couples who want to host outdoor wedding events! To find out more about our location and amenities, please fill out our online contact form or call our Kyle, TX venue today at 512.396.1800!