Summer is finally upon and that means that wedding season is now in full swing! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 10 must–have decorations for any outdoor wedding…
1. The Wedding Tree easel
Guest books are a lovely way to treasure your guests favourite memories of your day, and The Wedding Tree have created a fabulous flat pack, easy to assemble Easel to hold your guest books! These are a must–have for any wedding, but would look perfect placed outside to hold guest books, welcome signs and even seating plans!
The wooden frame is made for a country–themed wedding and will take less than 60 seconds to assemble! The easel can also be painted into any colour you like, which is ideal if you want it to match your wedding theme.
2. Rustic ladder
Rustic ladders are the new craze for 2015 and even though they’re super popular, they always look original as you can decorate it to you and your hubbys’ own tastes.
Tailoring it to your own wedding theme is simple, by decorating it with picture frames, bunting, colourful material or even your favourite flowers. This is the perfect addition to an outdoor wedding!
3. Ribbon bunting
Ribbon bunting is an inexpensive but effective way to dress up any outdoor venue and set the mood for your wedding day. Using ribbon bunting is also different to using standard triangle bunting and gives you the opportunity to add more colours, different types of materials and styles.
Drape it around the entrance to your venue, the car park and your marquee – anywhere that you think needs to be ‘dressed up’. You can buy or DIY bunting of any colour or material to suit your wedding theme – from stripes to florals, to reds to blues!
4. Photo tree
We love the idea of a photo tree to capture your wedding day memories as they happen. Adding fun props, a polaroid camera and the chance to write a message will be fun for everyone to take part in, and is a lovely reminder of your day.
If there are no trees around your wedding venue, why not buy a mini tree that you can plant in your garden after your wedding day for keepsakes?
5. Vintage bike
If you’re having a vintage wedding based outside, then a vintage bike will jazz up the outdoor are and set the theme for your wedding day. Decorating the bike with your fave flowers or ribbons will not only look fabulous, it’ll definitely get the guests talking!
6. Seating plan
Why not try something a little different for your seating plan? Base your plan on your outdoor wedding and decorate it with outdoor items, such as plant pots or watering cans. This is a simple way to create a fun seating plan – and you can use the plants afterwards too!
7. Wellies and umbrellas
It’s always a risk having an outdoor wedding in England, so be weather–wary by decorating your venue with brightly coloured umbrellas and wellies in case it rains! A vintage, white umbrella will look beautiful for the bride and will set her apart from the other colours. And even if it doesn’t rain, your venue will look fun and colourful.
No outdoor wedding is complete without wedding signs! Make it easy for your wedding guests to find their way around by using signs to show the direction of the toilets, parking and most importantly – the bar. If you’re having a country–garden, rural or rustic wedding a wooden signpost will really set the theme. Plus, it also means your guests won’t get lost if you’re getting married somewhere quiet!
9. Ice cream van
What better way to celebrate your wedding day than a yummy ice cream van? This is a super alternative to wedding deserts and will help cool your guests down if it’s hot day. This will keep all your guest happy – especially the kids!
10. Head–in–a–hole photo
We love the idea of a head–in–a–hole photo stand to create some entertainment for your outdoor wedding. This will be sure to create some laughs between your guests, and will take up some space if you have a large outdoor area to fill! Order a stand to match your wedding theme or get creative and make your own!
If you’re unsure about whether or not to have an outdoor wedding, these 6 fabulous outdoor wedding venues will definitely persuade you!