Setting the Stage for an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
When we’re talking about weddings, we often end up talking about all the rental equipment you need for the reception and the party. Our selection of wedding rentals goes far beyond the wedding reception. Our wedding specialists can also help you set the stage for the wedding ceremony, making sure your wedding vision comes true from start to finish. If you’re getting married outside, be aware of the challenges of an outdoor wedding ceremony.
Challenges of an outdoor wedding ceremony
The ceremony and the decorations are going to set the tone for the rest of the wedding. You also need to think about the location of the ceremony. An outdoor ceremony will have its challenges, but it will also give you great opportunity to add natural beauty and a wedding worthy backdrop that you can’t recreate inside.
Find solid ground
Outdoor wedding ceremony challenges begin with the ground you’re standing on. You have to think about the type of footwear you’ll be wearing as you walk down the aisle, and you need to think about the surface you’ll be walking on. Make sure you don’t choose a spot that isn’t too uneven, soft, or on too much of an incline, not just for walking purposes, but for your guests to sit without tilting the chairs. If you have guests that are using a cane or a wheelchair, you’re going to have to think about adding some flooring for a more solid surface.
The wedding ceremony arch
Once you’ve found the perfect backdrop for your ceremony, it’s time to choose a wedding arch. Depending on the style of your wedding, we have a number of arches, from canopy arches to white satin chuppahs, white lattice arches, and wooden arbors. There’s nothing more dreamy and romantic than white satin or sheer draping flowing in the wind. However, if the wind picks up, make sure you have a way to tie down the draping so it doesn’t flap around too much and overshadow the ceremony.
Chairs for guests
Next, you’ll need seating for all of your guests. Depending on the size of your wedding and the length of the ceremony, you can opt to have your guests standing. However, our inventory of wedding rentals is so large that we can easily find enough chairs for all of your guests, no matter the size of your invite list. You can also go a little more casual but still have romantic wooden benches. Benches are also a great option if the ground is a little soft, but we recommend you find solid, level ground to set up the ceremony seating.
Wedding aisle and runners
You can create a natural aisle when you set up the seating, but the final touch is to find an aisle runner that matches your wedding aesthetics. We can also find a runner that flows with the outdoor scenery that will surround your entire wedding ceremony.
We have many decorative pieces to put the finishing touches on the ceremony. We’ve got heart-shaped candelabras for soft, natural, and romantic lighting. Again, before you count on live candles lining the aisle, make sure you’ve picked a wind still day, or include tenting to block the wind for the ceremony.
Wedding ceremony rentals
We’ve got everything you need to set the stage for your outdoor wedding ceremony. We’ve got the chairs, the aisle runner, the arches and arbors, and romantic decorative pieces. Talk to our wedding specialists about your dream wedding, and we’ll make your wedding dreams come true.