Although we know outdoor weddings are not always sunshine and daisies, many brides do not mind chancing it for some of the most promising picturesque views that only Mother Nature can offer.
Lucky for you, the Central Texas area flaunts some of the most romantic nuptial settings. So let's put away those rain scares and think outside of the box of tradition, as we tell you why selecting an outdoor venue will be the second best decision you will make for your big day.
Bridal budget friendly
Let's talk numbers. Often times the cost of an outdoor venue proves itself much less expensive when a bride is looking at venue options. Typically, the venues for the ceremony and the reception require separate payments. Brides usually opt for a church ceremony, while they host the reception at a nearby venue. However, many outdoor venues have special accommodations to cover all aspects of the wedding.
Ambiance in the air
Possibly the greatest thing about having an outdoor venue is using natural light to set the mood. Let the evening flow with the patterns of the afternoon to set an ambiance that will make you and your new hubby fall in love again. For example, a sunset ceremony, dinner at dusk and a moon lit dance floor will deliver a magical night that you and your loved ones will never forget.
The scenery says it all
Nature takes the typical out of traditional when you decide to have an outdoor wedding. The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to choosing a perfect wedding day scene to fit your taste, personality and theme. Whether you opt for a small garden party, a celebration by the river, or a rustic barn ceremony, it's easy to find a perfect setting without worrying about the gritty logistics of a confined space.
Decorations and DIY
Decorating is made easy when brides are not competing against bad drapes or ugly carpets. If you've ever wanted to go DIY crazy, outdoor weddings would be the perfect place to let your creativity run wild. On the contrary, if you wish for something simpler, some outside weddings require very minimal decorating. Whichever you choose, outdoor spaces give you all the room to reveal your flawless vision and let your personality pop.
Picture perfect memories
If you know anything about photography, you know that natural light is the best light. However, that's only one of the many reasons why outdoor photography takes the cake! Nature provides a perfect backdrop of it's own, and any scene with a view will surely make a great photo. Throw in a sunset during the reception, and the photographer will certainly have an amazing evening to capture. Outdoor weddings provide many moments for flawless photography that an inside wedding cannot begin to compare.
Jessa is a part-time freelance writer and full-time mom to two energetic children. She was a long-time resident of Bell County, but is now enjoying life in the Waco area, running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity in craft projects and home decor. She finds inspiration everywhere she goes and uses these experiences to create articles that inspire and touch those who read them.