Unique Ideas For An Outdoor Summer Ceremony

We are always on the lookout for unique ideas for your wedding!  Planning an outdoor ceremony can be a little more difficult to plan, but your possibilities to be creative are endless.  Many churches and inside ceremony locations have restrictions on decor, but outside there are a lot less rules.  Check out some of our favorite outdoor ceremony ideas!

Instead of using chairs for guests to sit on use sheets or quilts.  This creates a more casual environment for guests.  Add baskets, wooden crates, pillows, candles and flowers for a romantic environment.  As an added tip make sure guests know to dress casual for your wedding!

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If you are concerned with the heat keep them cool by offering hats, umbrellas, or fans!

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You can also offer popsicles to guests as they enter the ceremony.  Or have a fun lemonade stand for guests to sip on during the ceremony!

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I always cry at weddings so I love the idea of offering handkerchiefs to guests!

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My favorite idea for an outdoor wedding is to have kites for guests to enjoy after the ceremony!

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What is your favorite idea for an outdoor summer ceremony?

We want to know!

Happy Planning!

Aisle Runners: To have or not to have?

Aisle runners are a great way to make a bold statement at your wedding without having to spend a lot of money.  I saw these aisle runners in Inside Weddings Magazine and couldn’t wait to share them with you!  Inside Weddings featured a beautiful damask patterned aisle runner made by Original Runners that comes in six different colors and it has a shimmer sheen to it. Just gorgeous!!   If you don’t like the damask pattern, Original Runners will create a beautiful one of a kind aisle runner for your special day…just like they did for Kim Kardashian’s wedding!

If you are thinking about having an aisle runner there are a few things you need to keep in mind before you make your decision.  Make sure to purchase an aisle runner with a non slip backing. The last thing you want is for anyone to trip as they are walking!

Also, make sure to consider your ceremony space before investing in an aisle runner.  If the aisle is not straight or you have a beautiful pathway already an aisle runner is not needed.  However if you are getting married on a grassy lawn, on the beach, or you just want to dress up your ceremony location an aisle runner is the perfect solution for you! I always try and suggest them to brides getting married on a grassy lawn so your heels don’t sink!

This aisle runner (below) by Customized Wedding Creations is made of burlap!  Perfect for an outside wedding.

For all my crafty brides, custom aisle runners can be a DIY project.  With some muslin and a stencil you can make your own aisle runner.  Do It Yourself Weddings shows the step by step process on how to create your own aisle runner.  I love the idea they give to also reuse the runner by cutting it after the wedding and use it as a wall hanging…genius!

Whether you let the pros make the aisle runner or DIY, they can be the perfect inexpensive way to make your ceremony stand out.

Happy Planning!

Sources: www.insideweddings.com, www.originalrunners.com, www.do-it-yourself-weddings.com, www.customizedweddingcreations.com