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Outdoor Weddings | Charlotte Wedding Planner Tips

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If you’ve decided to have an outdoor wedding- great pick! There are so many romantic and beautiful options for an outdoor wedding in the Charlotte area you are sure to find one you’ll fall in love with. While outdoor weddings are full of amazing landscapes and swoon-worthy backdrops, there are also a few things to consider if this is how you have decided to celebrate your union.  Today I am going to share with you a few insider tricks, to make your outdoor wedding the wedding of your dreams!


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Photography by Lindsey Pleyvak


Consider Your Guests

Depending on the time of year, there are several small things you can do to make your guests comfortable. Think about the weather possibilities. July wedding?-consider printing your programs on a fan or having a water table at the back of the ceremony. Chilly October wedding?-portable heaters or lap blankets are a great option to have around the seated areas. These details may be small, but making sure your guests are comfortable is a worthwhile effort!


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Photography by Alivia Photography

Have a Backup Plan

Rain, rain go away, don’t be here on my wedding day! There aren’t any tips on how to stop the rain, but there are a few considerations to help prepare for the worst. The ideal outdoor venue has a rain backup location. For a light or moderate rain, a reception tent can do the trick– just make sure the tent can stand up with gusty winds and has sturdy sides.

Bride and groom recess out of their ceremony at Vesuvius Vineyards coordination by Magnificent Moments Weddings

Photography by Almond Leaf Studios

Don’t Forget About Sound!

Just as much as you want your guests to hear what you’re saying, they want to hear you too. Renting a sound system and having clip mics for the officiant, bride, and groom is extremely helpful for this issue, especially if you are outside where it will be windy. Your DJ or band may even be able to help with this!


Outdoor fall ceremony captured by Samantha Laffoon Photography at the Peninsula Yacht Club

Photography by Samantha Laffoon Photography


If you’ve chosen to have your wedding outdoors, you have probably already had the opportunity to take in all of the natural beauty around you. Don’t lose this wonder when you’re planning decorations! Less is more when you are able to be outside. Think about simple touches to add to the scene. Consider having simple flowers, greenery, an arch or other backdrop, or string lights to make the venue unique to your wedding.


So, are the great outdoors calling you? We at Magnificent Moments Weddings have had the privilege of helping to create some amazing outdoor weddings for our brides.  Some of our favorites include Caitie and Basil who were married at Morning Glory Farm., Lauren and Eric who were married at The Dairy Barn,  and Andrea and Jarvis who were married at Vesuvius Vineyards.

Need help making your outdoor wedding dreams come true?  Contact us today!  We would love to help in any way!


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