Outdoor Decorations For Fall and Winter Weddings

The decorations you select for the outside spaces of your wedding are the ones which will create the first impression of your wedding. Whether your guests will view them only briefly as they scurry into a warm church on a frigid December day or will spend the entire celebration surrounded by them at an early autumn outdoor wedding, the exterior decorations are very important. Create a beautiful welcoming design with these ideas for outdoor decorations for fall and winter weddings.

In the autumn, outdoor decorations often take on a rustic flavor. This is great for the diy bride, as they are often easy to assemble. Grand stalks of wheat tied to the columns of a country inn with a russet colored ribbon would be a great way to set the tone for a charming country wedding on an early October afternoon. Line the front steps with baskets of mums in seasonal colors for a gorgeous burst of color. The baskets of flowers can be re-purposed as table decorations for the post-wedding brunch the following day, or simply transport them to your home to decorate your own porch or yard after the wedding. These decorations would be very much in keeping with the taste of a bride who likes a simple silk shantung gown and handmade wedding jewelry.

Wreaths are stunning decorations for doors, trees, even the broad side of a barn. The marvelous thing about a wreath is that you can create a nearly infinite variety of styles using the same basic form. For an elegant wedding during the Christmas season, adorn the church doors with a pair of square wreaths made from boxwood. Tie on wide white satin bows with extra long streamers for a minimalist chic effect. For a fall celebration, create a rustic wreath from grapevine and berries to hang on the door of a restored barn reception. Add a bow in a cranberry or pine green burlap for a festive touch. Wreaths can also be very feminine, such as a classic round pine wreath decorated with dried white hydrangeas or preserved white magnolia blossoms. Or add seashells and starfish to a pine wreath for a nautical winter wedding by the sea.

Lighting is an easy way to add drama to the exterior spaces of your wedding. Classic tiny white lights can be used to great effect when hundreds are strung through trees flanking a front door. Or hang small clear glass globes over an entry way filled with flickering white candles. On a snowy day, covered lanterns with ivory candles planted in the snow alongside a walkway would be a beautiful way to brighten up a gray day or icy evening. If your ceremony and reception will take place outdoors before the fall weather turns too cold, hang candle filled lanterns on shepherd’s hooks to line the aisle or around the perimeter of the reception space.

Great wedding designs always surprise guests with at least one big “wow”. How about having hundreds of illuminated carved pumpkins set out on a stone wall beside the driveway leading up to your country club for a late October wedding? Or suspend giant illuminated snowflakes from lamp posts outside the wedding venue as did one January bride I know. (So fabulous for her Winter Wonderland wedding, which was complete with handmade wedding jewelry with crystal snowflakes.) Looking for another splashy way to decorate your outdoor space? Drape great swathes of fabric in your wedding color to frame out the door to your ceremony or reception space.

There are countless additional ways to decorate the exterior of a fall or winter wedding. String garlands of preserved autumn leaves over an arbor, hang chic wreaths made of frosted silver Christmas ornaments on the windows of your reception site, or simply carve an enormous heart in the fresh fallen snow. The special attention you give to decorating the outside of your wedding site will make an incredible first impression.

Preparing Decorations For an Outdoor Wedding

Often times when couples begin to embark up on the journey of planning their weddings they forget many of the key components and items that you need to accomplish a successful event. Decorating for a wedding is one of the areas that this can really hurt an event. For instance, are you going to be planning an outdoor wedding that will require outdoor wedding decorations? Or are you planning something more along the lines of your typical indoor wedding? Either way it is important to realize that their are some subtle differences in the type of wedding decor that you will need. Outdoor wedding decorations are going to require a little more thought when it comes to decorating for your outdoor wedding. This is typically because when you are dealing with outdoor weddings you have to account for the weather and environment.

Something that many people like to decorate their tables with are disposable camera’s. In addition to adding a touch of decorative appearance, they also provide your guests with the ability to participate in capturing those crazy moments that occur throughout the event. In relations to outdoor wedding decorations though, if you are going to be holding your reception in an environment that you stand to get a little rain in you might want to consider purchasing camera’s that are sturdy enough to handle a little moisture.

Candelabra’s and votives are also important fixtures at all weddings. There are all types of options to go with when looking for the types that you want, but again, with outdoor wedding decorations you are going to need to do a little bit of preparation and research for which ones will fit into your wedding plans. Is the environment that you are holding your event in typically windy? Are there chances that during a certain time of year it is a little more windy that at other times? You will want to choose candelabra’s and votives that are weighty and sturdy enough to handle a good gust of wind.

If you are mindful of all the subtle differences that you will have to consider when looking for outdoor wedding decorations or indoor decorations you are one step ahead of the curve. Good planning can always ensure that you have a more successful ceremony. So if you have all your wedding decoration choices down, you will then want to ensure that you have all of your travel plans down as well. Often times, outdoor weddings are held at locations that are not near your home. If this is the case make sure that you not only are looking for your travel plans, but also make it easier on your wedding party and attendees by giving them some good travel options as well.

So if you are ready to begin planning your outdoor wedding, or indoor for that matter, I encourage you to visit our site below and check out all that their is to offer. You will find all types of resources that help you in all planning stages of your wedding.