Wedding Decoration Ideas for the Outdoors Wedding Decoration Ideas for the Outdoors

Some wedding decoration ideas will be outlined hereunder to show how the couple or the wedding organiser can manage to create a wonderful atmosphere for their upcoming wedding relatively simply and cheaply.

Weather Considerations

First of all you need to bear in mind that since the wedding is going to be held outdoors the weather can make or break your work and your long awaited day. If a large part of the wedding venue is not covered in some way or another you need to make sure that the climate and the weather will not ruin everything. There must at least be a covered area and an indoor area too. If you wish to play safe you could ask whether you can make a temporary covering yourself. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as by using trellis, plastic, pergolas or gazebos.

The Style and Theme

Every couple should decide on the theme of their wedding, in order to have all the aspects of the wedding incorporated in a common way. This can be modern, Victorian, classic, traditional or country for example.

The Colors

Once you have decided on the theme of your wedding you can then focus on what color or colors will make up the various aspects of the wedding. The color or colors you choose will need to be complimented in the decorations, bouquets, attire and souvenirs amongst other things. If you choose more than one color make sure that they complement each other.


Flowers are a main aspect of any wedding. First of all you need to choose between artificial or fresh flowers. Evidently fresh flowers have a greater appeal, but some types of flowers might be seasonal or difficult to import. Cost might also be an issue. It is important to complement the arrangements of the flowers with the theme of the wedding. There are so many kinds of flowers that the sky is your limit. You can make hanging flower arrangements, bouquets, garlands, and arrangements in a miriad of shapes and sizes.

Bows and Ribbons

Bows and ribbons are a very simple yet effective wedding decoration. They can be complemented with flowers or with other accessories. They can also be hung from the trellis, around columns and with benches and chairs. These ideas can also be used in the case of flowers.


Gazebos create very appealing wedding settings and apart from being used for practical reasons they provide great decorative opportunities.


Lights are required to light up the wedding but they can also be used as a decorative element. There are various kinds of lights which can create a lovely atmosphere depending on the intensity of lighting you need. Lanterns are often used for outdoor weddings as they are ideal in windy conditions. There are also hurricane lamps which are protected against gusts of winds. Candles are a very good decorative and lighting option, but they need to be protected accordingly since they are going to be used outdoors.

Tables and Chairs

Tables and chairs can be covered with fabric and adorned with matching ribbons or little flowers to match the other decorations and the overall colors.

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