|If your guest list has outgrown your planned reception venue—and you can't possibly cross anyone off, then why not consider an outdoor wedding reception?
Outdoor garden receptions are also a good idea if you were already married and just want a celebratory party a few weeks after the actual wedding ceremony. It is also a popular celebration for couples remarrying who don't want a traditional wedding reception.
Outdoor garden wedding receptions don't mean you have to miss out on all the formalities of a seated wedding reception. Guests still expect wedding speeches, want to see the cake being cut, and always wish for a bridal waltz.
If you're planning an outdoor garden reception, here are some things to consider:
Allow 3-5 hours for an outdoor wedding reception. Anything shorter will seem too rushed, and anything longer may feel dragged out for your guests (who have been standing and drinking for a long time).
If you have a longer reception, make sure you cater for it with have enough food, drinks and extra chairs.
Speeches should be short, and make sure the speakers can be seen by all the guests.
The food served should reflect the season. Ask your caterers for suggestions.
Maybe have a dessert table filled with delicious or decorative desserts. As a feature you could include your wedding cake on the dessert table.
You should have enough seating for one third of your guests. Groups of chairs with tables are best at outdoor receptions.
Considered the weather? If the forecast (or season) is unpleasant hire a marquee.
Try to have a stage or elevated platform where your MC and speech makers can be seen.
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