7 Tips for your Outdoor Wedding Reception


7 Tips for your Outdoor Wedding ReceptionPlanning can be just as exciting. Okay, outdoor weddings are wonderful, from breezy beaches to botanical gardens, there is something romantic and beautiful about letting the beauty of the outdoors be the backdrop for your perfect day. But outdoor weddings are not easy to pull off; they can be stressful. The fact that you are preparing for an outdoor Caribbean wedding makes things more thrilling for you because you know that there are more things you can do to make the event special and memorable.

To spark some inspiration and help things run smoothly, here are some creative and practical tips for your outdoor Caribbean ceremony and reception.

1. Location, Location – Meaningful and Practical

Some of the best choices for outdoor receptions include parks, beaches, gardens, mountainside, golf courses, country clubs, yachts, and so on. It would be best to choose a location that has some sentimental meaning for you and your spouse. For example, if you met at a park or in a garden, you may want to hold the reception there to make the event more meaningful. It is also smart to consider the budget for the occasion. Holding it in a country club may be way out of your budget while having a backyard wedding can be practical and just as beautiful if you know how to play your cards well.

7 Tips for your Outdoor Wedding Reception

2.  Tents Are Very Handy

The Caribbean enjoys a lovely weather, but your big day would have a rainy weather due to the hurricane months (June-November). You don’t want unforeseen rainfalls to ruin your big day, it is best to have a tent in hand in the event rain should come. Also, the tent could also be used for protecting your guests from the heat of the sun.

3. The Outdoor Scene for Natural Decoration

If you are getting married at the beach, you can find various kinds of beach treasures that you can incorporate into the reception decoration. For instance, you may use seashells, starfish, and corals as trimmings for the floating candle table centerpiece that you are planning to have. Moreover, you can also light up the area with adorable beach torches and beach lanterns for a dramatic effect.

4. Choose The Perfect Menu

Since the food is one of the most critical parts of the wedding reception, you have to ensure that you are able to choose food and drinks that are ideal for the outdoor setting. If you are getting married at a golf course, wine coolers and cheese may be ideal. If you are tying the knot at a beach setting, you may want to have a grilled barbecue feast. For receptions to be held at parks, having a picnic-like reception is also a creative option.

5. Inform Your Guests of the Outdoor Settings

It is important that you give your guests heads up that you are going to hold an outdoor reception. This way, they can prepare properly for it, by carry the most appropriate clothing. They can bring umbrellas, jackets, or hats in case the weather turns ugly.

6. Provide bathroom facilities

Ensure proper is no accessible bathroom nearby, you would need to provide a portable toilet facility for the guests.

7. Use gazebos, trellis, arches to adorn the place

Outdoor receptions can be made even more beautiful if you throw in some gazebos, trellis, and arches fully decorated with blooms of flowers, blown up with ribbons and laces.

Getting married in the Caribbean is an event like no other, walking down the aisle to exchange vows in a perfect tropical backdrop is surely a momentous occasion that you would really want to prepare and plan for.