Are you thinking about tying the knot in the great outdoors? If so, you're not alone! Many couples choose to exchange their vows surrounded by nature's beauty, but before you take the leap, here are a few things to consider.
One of the biggest concerns with outdoor weddings in the UK is the weather. No one can predict the weather, even on the sunniest of days. Make sure you have a backup plan in case it rains. A tent or a marquee can provide shelter and still allow you to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere. As you know, The UK has a temperate climate with a lot of rain, which makes planning an outdoor wedding a bit of a challenge. The best season for an outdoor wedding in the UK is usually from May to September when the weather is mild and sunny. This is also the peak wedding season, so be prepared to book your venue and suppliers well in advance. Even though the summer months are the driest, it can still rains! On average, July and August have about 11 days of rain each. If you're planning an outdoor wedding during these months, make sure you have a backup plan in case it rains. An outdoor wedding in the spring or autumn can be just as beautiful, but you will need also need to be prepared for rain. On average, April and September have about 14 days of rain each.
Planning an outdoor wedding in the UK can be a bit of a challenge, but with careful consideration and preparation, it can be a truly magical experience. Choose the best season for your wedding, and make sure you have a backup plan in case of rain. And don't forget, with a good wedding photographer like you can rest assured that your day will be captured in all its beauty, rain or shine!
Finding the right venue can be a challenge. There are many beautiful gardens, parks and country estates that offer outdoor wedding spaces in the UK. Make sure to visit the venue in advance and consider the logistics of your wedding, such as the distance from the nearest road, the availability of toilets and parking, and the presence of one who may find the noise a bit much... like grumpy neighbours! When it comes to choosing the right venue, there are many options to consider in the UK. From stunning gardens and parks to picturesque country estates, there is no shortage of beautiful outdoor wedding venues to choose from. One of the most popular venues near me for outside weddings is Eastington Park, located in Gloucestershire, It's a perfect venue for an outdoor wedding. With its stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere, Eastington Park is the perfect place to exchange your vows and celebrate with your loved ones under their Pergola.
An outdoor wedding provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. Look for a wedding photographer who is experienced in capturing the natural beauty of your surroundings. Stu Tucker Photography is a wedding photographer who specialises in capturing the essence of your day, from the intimate moments to the grandest details inside or outside. ( Damn I hate speaking about myself in the 3rd person! ... on with the blog! ) Having an experienced wedding photographer is crucial for capturing the memories of your special day. When planning an outdoor wedding, it's especially important to choose a photographer who can handle a variety of lighting conditions, from bright and sunny to dull and overcast situations!
Outdoor weddings can be less expensive than traditional weddings, but don't be fooled, there are still costs to consider. If you are planning on doing your own DIY wedding in a field or on farm land, you wont have the luxury of having a venues resources. Renting tents, chairs, tables and lighting can add up, so make sure to factor these costs into a budget. The cost of decorations will depend on the theme of your wedding of course and the type of decorations you choose. If you're planning a more elaborate wedding, you can expect to spend more on decorations. On the other hand, if you're planning a more simple, rustic wedding, you may be able to save money on decorations! Bonus! Then there's the cost of catering, the same as above if your doing your own set up, it will depend on the type of food you choose and the size of your wedding party and finding a caterer that can provide a good variety of options for outside weddings. However, there are many affordable catering options available, so make sure to compare prices and find the best deal.
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