Outdoor Wedding Receptions

Written by Scott Martin
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Outdoor wedding receptions are of course best suited to the summer months and beautiful weather. Nothing can quite capture the spirit of romance and fresh love like the beauty of the outdoors. If you're interested in outdoor wedding receptions, there are many different options to consider. Preparation is key as you want to be absolutely pleased with your special day.

Things to Consider for Outdoor Wedding Receptions

Location is one of the most important things to consider when it comes to outdoor wedding receptions. Since you get the most beautiful decorations of the great outdoors for your reception, you want to ensure that you choose a picturesque location. Whether nestled in a tree-filled mountain setting or spread out on the lovely beach with an ocean view, you want to choose a location that captures nature's elegance.

You can choose either a sit-down, serviced dinner for your guests or a buffet-style meal for the reception. Buffets are very common in the more relaxed outdoor settings. If you are having your reception beach-side, a clambake is an excellent choice for the beach locale, complemented by the fresh, ocean view.

Outdoor wedding receptions bring with them certain special considerations. You'll want to ensure that you have adequate lighting set up if the reception will run into the evening. You'll also want to consider heating options such as heat lamps if the night could bring chilly weather with it. If you employ a catering company, they will most likely take care of these things for you so you don't have to be overwhelmed with reception specifics in addition to your wedding planning.


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