Summer is quickly approaching; this means warmer and brighter days, shorter nights, late bonfires, patriotic celebrations, and lastly (but definitely our favorite), plenty of indoor and outdoor weddings. So which is better for the summer time? An indoor, or outdoor wedding?
There is really no good answer for this question, as it depends on what you are looking for. In example. With an indoor wedding the couple does not have to worry about the weather; however, with an outdoor wedding there is ALWAYS a risk of running into the elements. When planning a wedding, it is important to consider a few things such as—the time of the year, the time of day, and one of the most important aspects: LOCATION, LOCATION, and LOCATION.
Here are a few questions you should ask yourself when trying to decide when thinking and planning an outdoor wedding:
• In what season are you thinking of having your wedding? The end of winter and beginning of spring brings the most rainfall. Therefore, if planning an outdoor wedding before the month of May has much more risk than planning an outdoor wedding in October or November.
• Would you want a daytime or evening/night-time event? In the summer months, rain tends to fall towards the end of the day; however, a wedding with a pink sky and sunset is one of the most sought-after characteristics for a wedding.
• Where are you planning to have your wedding? Choosing a venue for your wedding is much like shopping for any other kind of real estate and is very much about location. Will you be in an area with humidity such as Florida and Hawaii, or will you be in an area with dry heat such as California, Arizona, and Utah? This will also help you decide on the time of the year you wish to hold your wedding. The location may also change the predictability of the elements as humidity tends to cause a larger calculated risk.
• How many people do you plan on inviting? One of the downsides to an outdoor wedding is that space may be limited. Whereas with an indoor wedding it may be much easier to find a very spacious venue.
• What is your budget? Although having a gorgeous sunset background by the ocean on a warm evening sounds like a dream, it comes with its price. This is due to the venue insurance, the vendors, and the staff.
We feel these questions are the most important when deciding between not only an indoor outdoor wedding, but they should also help you decide what kind of wedding you want (beach front, mountain, in an old folky church, a small and charming town).