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Want a Gorgeous Outdoor Wedding Outdoor Venue Must-Haves

Monte Cristo Ballroom wedding photos by Luma Weddings

Outdoor weddings can be some of the most beautiful and captivating ceremonies around. If you have planned and decorated well, that is. There are a few extra challenges and essentials that must be considered for a beautiful and effective outdoor wedding. These are just a few of the outdoor wedding must-haves that you should prioritize when selecting an outdoor wedding venue. 

Immaculate Landscaping

When it comes to an outdoor wedding, the landscaping is the venue. Go for a space that has truly beautiful landscaping during the time of year that you are planning your wedding for. Whether that means lots of beautiful flowers, a wide open field, beaches, or trees with the leaves starting to turn for you, you can find any of these options, if you know what you are looking for. For your outdoor wedding, always put the landscaping ahead of any other amenity at your wedding – the landscaping is your venue, so choose wisely. 

Quality Lighting

Lighting is one of the most essential mood and ambience cues that you have for your wedding. Therefore, it is paramount that you choose a venue that has quality lighting options. During the day, your outdoor venue may have immaculate natural light, but if your wedding is going to stretch into the evening, or you are having your reception outside as well, then you need to make sure they have lighting that works and is elegant for when the sun goes down. 

Good lighting Is also essential to make sure your photos turn out exactly how you want them. There are different types of outdoor lighting that can be used to create different levels of illumination and lighting effect. Talk with your photographer and venue to make sure you’ll have the lighting you want. 

Temperature Control

While you can never have complete temperature control in an outdoor setting, making sure that your venue has heating elements for a cooler season wedding, or cooling elements for warmer season weddings, will pay off big time when it’s your big day. No one wants to be shivering or sweating during your I do’s. Discuss your temperature control options with the venue before booking to make sure you’ve got it under control. 

Having an outdoor wedding is a wonderful option to create a truly stunning day. But there are a few key essentials to make sure your outdoor wedding goes as planned. If you can check these three items off your list at a venue, then you can be sure that your outdoor wedding will go on without a hitch.

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