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.
For more on this wedding: Ombré Floral Chuppah at Tribeca Rooftop Wedding
#2 – Chair-end pieces work best in vessels with water, or in water tubes, for a summer ceremony.
For more on this wedding: Beautiful Barn
#3 – Add flowers as close to the ceremony time as possible, so they don’t have time to be affected by the elements.
#4 – 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)
For more on this wedding: Summer Country Club Wedding
#5 – 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)