“Are you looking for some cheap outdoor wedding ideas that won’t compromise the beauty and elegance of your ceremony and reception? Are you afraid that an outdoor wedding means that everyone will be in blue jeans and sneakers and will be playing volleyball for fun? Are you assuming that cheap outdoor wedding ideas will mean that your wedding will have all the grace, charm and elegance of a go-kart track? While there’s certainly nothing wrong with go-karts and if you and your groom are the fun and whimsical type who want that type of wedding, we say go for it, but for many brides they want an outdoor wedding that is still beautiful and romantic.
So what are some cheap outdoor wedding ideas? Of course if you live near an ocean you can plan a ceremony on the beach or your favorite cliff. It’s vitally important to be mindful of safety especially if children will be present, and remember that not everyone enjoys being in the sun so of course you should provide some tents or canopies for shade. Many boathouses and private docks are available for rental for such occasions and you can have a wedding on a pier or the deck of their boathouse. But for those who aren’t much for the beach or don’t live near one, there are other cheap outdoor wedding ideas you can try.
Many historical homes allow for elegant but cheap outdoor wedding ideas and many even have wedding packages available to you. They may offer a ballroom or garden area for the ceremony and a large dining hall for the reception and include catering, the cake, decorations, and so on. These places are typically very beautiful and offer a charm and elegance that you can’t find anywhere else.
Other cheap outdoor wedding ideas might include renting a boat for the ceremony and having the reception either onboard if it’s large enough or back at the dock where there is a restaurant. Of course if you know someone with a home and yard that’s large enough, then you may have your cheap outdoor wedding ideas in place already. A simple ceremony can be had under a gazebo or on a platform. Folding chairs can be rented and set up for the guests and then used with tables for the reception afterwards.
Of course sometimes cheap outdoor wedding ideas will mean sacrificing some things you expected at your wedding. They can mean having to scale down the guest list to just close friends and family. You might be limited as to what you can serve for the meal as you might not have a full kitchen accessible to you. And sometimes cheap outdoor wedding ideas will mean their own special problems such as what to do if it rains and making sure you don’t plan things during the hottest summer months. But with some extra work and planning you will find that your simple outdoor ceremony can actually be the most elegant as well.”