Sometimes an indoor, formal wedding just is not you or the way that you want to go. So, what do you do? Well, you plan a laid-back, outdoor wedding for your big day. But, how do you do that?

Here are some ideas to help your outdoor wedding be a fun day for everyone.

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Keep the wedding party small.

If you are trying to stay away from the large, formal wedding, then you don’t need to go with too many bridesmaids or groomsmen. The smaller the wedding party, the more laid-back the feel of the wedding ceremony itself.

Keep the formal attire to a minimum.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t wear the long, white gown, just pick one that isn’t huge or hot or too formal. Also, your groom will love picking out a nice suit or other non-formal attire to wear. This goes for anyone in your wedding party as well, if you can go non-formal, even better!

Keep the menu laid-back as well.

When you are planning an outdoor wedding that is to have a laid-back feel, then a three-course meal probably isn’t the best way to go. Instead, try for something easier, such as grilled hamburgers and hot dogs or barbecue, foods that you would normally find at a picnic or outdoor gathering. These types of picnic foods can also save you a lot of money if you find a family member to man the grill during the reception for you.

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Keep the flowers and decorations to a minimum.

If you are renting an area outside to get married, you won’t want to worry about decorating and flowers before, during, or after the wedding. Keeping your flowers down to just you and the wedding party will also cut down on your costs since you won’t be worried about centerpieces and other flower arrangements at the ceremony. Decorations are not really necessary for an outdoor wedding either, so you will save money here as well.

Keep the rental furniture to a minimum as well.

If you have to rent furniture, you don’t want to be worried about moving it after your wedding. So, keep the chairs and tables to a small amount if possible. It is also a good idea to try and find a couple of family members to help you put these up and take them where they need to go after the wedding and reception.

Have fun with it.

When you are planning an outdoor wedding, especially if you want a laid-back affair, have fun. Planning the event should be as much fun as the wedding itself, so have a good time planning the party, food, and wedding.

Any good laid-back, outdoor wedding should almost feel like a family reunion. Outdoor weddings can be a lot of fun if they are planned right! Good luck!

We hope this article help!

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