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Pros and Cons of an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Ohio

Renee Lemaire Photography

An outdoor wedding ceremony can be a beautiful and unique way to celebrate your special day. However, as with any decision, there are pros and cons to consider before committing to an outdoor ceremony.


  • Natural beauty: Outdoor ceremonies take place in the midst of nature, providing a stunning and natural backdrop for your special day. This can add an extra level of romance and elegance to your ceremony.

  • Space: Outdoor venues often have more space than indoor venues, allowing for larger guest lists and more room for activities such as a dance floor or photo booth.

  • Weather: Weather permitting, an outdoor ceremony allows you to take advantage of the natural light and beautiful scenery that comes with having your ceremony outside.


  • Weather: Unfortunately, the weather can also be unpredictable and not ideal for an outdoor ceremony. Rain, extreme heat or cold, and high winds can all disrupt an outdoor ceremony and make it uncomfortable for you and your guests.

  • Planning: Outdoor ceremonies require more planning and preparation than indoor ceremonies. You will need to think about things like seating, lighting, and sound, as well as how to handle inclement weather.

  • Bugs and other pests: Outdoor ceremonies can attract bugs and other pests, which can be a nuisance for you and your guests.

In conclusion, an outdoor wedding ceremony can be a beautiful and unique way to celebrate your special day, but it also comes with some potential challenges. It's important to weigh the pros and cons and to be prepared for any

unforeseen issues that may arise. Consider hiring a wedding planner to help you navigate the planning process and ensure that your outdoor ceremony goes off without a hitch. Ultimately, the decision to have an outdoor wedding ceremony is a personal one, and should be based on your preferences and the type of experience you want to create for yourself and your guests.

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