Wedding Photographer FAQ – How to Prepare for Your Outdoor Ceremony

Depending on what season you are having your wedding in, there is a good chance discussion of an outdoor wedding ceremony has taken place. If you live somewhere which is captivated by feet of snow in the winter, then you may be thinking indoor. Either way, this is a big decision which can effect many other parts of your wedding.

There are the obvious cons of having an outdoor ceremony, such as rain or extreme heat. If an outdoor ceremony is something that you have already decided on, then a rain-plan should be in order in case a sudden storm takes place. If the chosen site has an indoor area as well, that is an easy way to solve your problem without having to worry about guests shuffling from here to there when some last minute rain hits.

Wedding Ceremony Exchanging Rings

A ring exchange during the wedding

A little rain won’t completely ruin an outdoor ceremony, so having umbrellas on hand can combat the weather while creating a great photo opportunity. A fun idea is having different colored umbrellas which can coordinate with your theme. This will not only look great in photos, but can distract some of your guests from the rain.

An important wedding photographer faq is discussing what the photographer has planned in case of rain. Discussing the possible change of venues with not only your wedding photographer, but your florist as well is a smart idea in order to guarantee you are prepared.

Rain isn’t the only weather aspect which could put an unexpected damper on your day. If you plan on having a summer wedding in a location which tends to get hot, prepare yourself for the chance of extreme heat. In places such as Minnesota, you never know exactly how hot or humid might get. By booking an outdoor ceremony during the hot summer months, you are risking the chance of 90 plus temperatures. If you are one who doesn’t sweat in the heat, then you don’t have too much to worry about. It is however important to think about the elderly and Young children that may be present at your wedding. This is just another great reason why you must have a back up plan for your outdoor ceremony. Making water available to your guests during the ceremony is wise because it could take longer tan you may have expected. This shouldn’t have too much of an extra expense to your budget, and you can easily personalize water bottles if it is something you are interested in.

Perfect beach wedding kiss under the sunset

A successful outdoor wedding can be romantic and you'll have pictures that offer a lifetime of memories!

If you do choose that an outdoor ceremony is for you, there are some great ways to create an enchanting look in the site of your choice. Benches made from trees, signs hung from the scenery, as well as mountain backdrops are all doable if you decide to take the plunge. Depending on your area, there are likely many great sites which you can choose from for your outdoor ceremony.

Although the planning and concerns that may come along with having an outdoor ceremony can add up, if you end up with a great day outside you will not regret this choice. Many of the best weddings I’ve attended have been those that have taken their vows outside, surrounded not only by their friends and family, but the beautiful scenery