One of the most important questions you will have to ask yourself is should you have an indoor or outdoor wedding. Whether you have been dreaming of a beautiful garden wedding intimately nestled beneath the trees or an elegantly quaint and ornately decorated chapel, you should first take a look at the pros and cons of both indoor and outdoor weddings to see which option will be the host of your perfect day.
Outdoor weddings have always been a very popular choice for weddings. Outdoor weddings are incredibly picturesque, provide tons of natural light and can create a very intimate feel. Here are some pros and cons of an outdoor wedding.
PRO: Scenic Backdrop
There is no denying that outdoor weddings have amazing photo opportunities. The lush gardens, the sun setting in the background as you say “I do.” Outdoor weddings make for some of the most beautiful weddings.
You knew this would be coming. Unfortunately there is no way (that I know of) to control the weather. Sometimes even predicting the weather is a challenge. How many times have you seen the weatherman get it wrong? If you plan for an outdoor wedding you need to plan for a back up incase it rains. Also keep in mind that wind, cold and hot temperatures can be an issue as well.
PRO: Family Friendly
Having an outdoor wedding will allow for outdoor family fun. This is a great time to incorporate some lawn games and make your wedding super memorable!
This is Texas. We have bugs in Texas. Mosquitos and other annoying pests can make your guests feel uncomfortable. Be sure to take precautions so that these little guys do not crash your big day!
If you like to be in control of your situation and do not like surprises, maybe an indoor wedding is more your speed. Indoor wedding venues allow you to be in the driver’s seat. From weather to design, you are in control.
PRO: Design Opportunities
With an indoor venue, you are able to design it however you like, using only your colors and adding your own personal touch. Look for a wedding venue that gives you a “blank canvas” to really be able to get the look you are going for.
CON: Décor Costs
With an outdoor venue, you get natural greenery and landscape to fill in as décor. With an indoor venue however, you have to supply all of the décor yourself. Depending on where you go, décor can be quite expensive. Look for a wedding venue that offers in-house décor rentals at an affordable rate. Renting décor is much better and much more affordable than buying décor since you will most likely only use it once.
PRO: Weather Proof
The most obvious pro of an indoor wedding venue is that you you will not have to worry if the weather man gets it right or not. Rain or shine, your wedding can go on at an indoor wedding venue.
Don’t Settle, Get Both Indoor and Outdoor