Outdoor weddings have their own charm. When you are surrounded by the bounties of Mother Nature, your wedding ceremony becomes unforgettable – not just for you but also for your guests. Tying the knot in open locations like garden weddings offer a wide scope of adding interesting perspective to the occasion. You can select a theme and plan the ceremony with unique ideas. You can also let some of your guests participate in executing it.
Do not allow the most important day of your life be lost in an array of mechanical rituals. You can make the occasion stand out by following these creative ideas:
Choose a wedding location that both of you can connect with
There is no better way to have a memorable wedding than having the ceremony at a location regarding which both your fiancé and you have special memories.
Did both of you attend the same high school or college? Choosing an outdoor wedding location near your educational institution will be perfect. Similarly, you can also select the spot where both of you met for the first time or the place where you kissed and declared your love for each other.
Give your wedding a flavor of the season
When you plan to have an outdoor wedding you should not miss the opportunity of having a touch of the season in the wedding ceremony. In case, you are getting married in the spring then have a crown made of fresh flowers for yourself and the bridesmaids.
Your friends can wear these cute-looking crowns as well. Similarly, if you are getting married in the autumn then let your bouquet be full of autumn colors.
Serve your guests something interesting
Surprise your guests with a drink that will complement your wedding venue. For instance, when you have chosen a garden as the venue, you can serve your guests tasty flower-based cocktails. Not only the guests but your fiancé and you can also walk towards the aisle sipping cocktails.
Make your guests laugh
Your wedding ceremony is certainly a sacred affair, but it need not be all somber. Display your childhood pictures that reveal your naughty sides. You can also hang your toys that you adored as a child.
Hang these items on a clothesline and as the guests walk in, let them have a good time recognizing both of you in pictures. You can mix and match images so that they have a hard time figuring out who is in the picture.
You can also create a timeline by hanging pictures in a chronological order. As guests proceed, they will be able to view how your fiancé and you have grown up.
Do not forget to include pictures that reflect the time that you spent together before getting married. It will not be less than a fairy tale with the princess and prince tying the knot for living happily ever after.
Lend A heavenly touch
Outdoor locations like lush gardens and orchards are reminiscent of The Garden of Eden. You can pretend to be Eve and Adam and dress up some of your friends as angels. As the bride, you can wear a crown made of fig leaves. Similarly, the groom can wear a Caesar-style crown. Dress the kids as cherubs.
To add fun in the ceremony, let the cherubs and angels distribute shiny bright red apples to the guests.
Make your childhood heroes come alive
You can immortalize your wedding by marrying your childhood superhero. Dress up your fiance as Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Tarzan, or any other character that you admire. Similarly, if your fiance has a special liking for Jane or Barbie then you can also dress up like her.
If both of you are great fans of history, then you can wear costumes of any historical couple like Antony and Cleopatra and solemnize your wedding.
Create your personal symbol of union
You can personalize your wedding ceremony by creating a special symbol that celebrates your love. Opt to get married on a beach as it will set the backdrop for a natural flavor in the occasion.
Now, bring a natural element like water from the lake sand or beautiful rocks and pebbles from your respective hometowns. Pour the collected element in an urn after you have taken the vows. It will become a symbol of the union and a lovely witness of the occasion to stay with you for the rest of your life.