Planning & Inspiration

5 Outdoor Weddings Tips & Tricks

Outdoor weddings can be a beautiful and unique setting for your special day, but these celebrations are not without their challenges — especially for flowers, which are sensitive to the elements. Read on for five tried and tested tips and tricks from the Bride and Blossom team to make your outdoor wedding a breeze.

#1 – While almost any flower *can* be used in an outdoor setting, it’s a good idea to steer clear of small, delicate flowers like ranunculus, sweet pea, and anemones for outdoor structures.

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Venue: Tribeca Rooftop
Photography: Shlomo Cohen Photography

For more on this wedding: Ombré Floral Chuppah at Tribeca Rooftop Wedding

– Chair-end pieces work best in vessels with water, or in water tubes, for a summer ceremony.

pink chair pieces

Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Photography: Ryan Brenizer

For more on this wedding: Beautiful Barn

– Add flowers as close to the ceremony time as possible, so they don’t have time to be affected by the elements.

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Venue: Bryant Park Grill
Photography: Craig Warga Photography

– If you’re having petals on the aisle, put them down *right* before the bride walks, so they won’t get trampled or blown away. (Marissa Clark, Oak Tree Country Club)

pink aisle petals

Venue: Oak Tree Country Club
Photography: Anna Lee Media

For more on this wedding: Summer Country Club Wedding

– Brides and bridesmaids, keep an extra pair of shoes on-hand so you don’t ruin your nice shoes walking around in the grass, rocks, or sand! (Shelly and Safa, Gurney’s Montauk, Flora + Fauna Photography)

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Venue: Gurney’s Montauk
Photography: Flora + Fauna