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Outdoor ceremony or reception?

Clíodhna, on October 1, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 134
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If one part of your wedding day had to be outside, which do you choose?

Would you rather have your wedding ceremony outdoors, or your reception?


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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N ·
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    Ceremony for sure! I love outside ceremonies, the chance of bad weather just scares me!

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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber ·
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    Outdoor ceremony and indoor reception, exactly what we're having Smiley smile

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Outside ceremony. 30 minutes of unpredictable weather is better than hoping for the best for 4 hours.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Outside ceremony I guess. I don't trust the weather so we opted to do have both the ceremony and reception indoors.

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  • Cristy
    Rockstar May 2020
    Cristy ·
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    Ceremony outside for sure. I'm not worried about our weather at all, because......well.....California. But if that were an issue, I think I'd rather take the reception indoors, so guaranteed that weather wouldn't interfere with the party!

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  • Fenja
    Rockstar June 2020
    Fenja ·
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    Outside ceremony! I love receptions that are outside as well, but as the others already said the wheather can be a bummer!

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  • Jill
    Expert May 2020
    Jill ·
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    We are having outdoor for both!

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  • Cybill
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Cybill ·
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    Outdoor... my wedding will be outdoors
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  • E
    Dedicated October 2020
    Erin ·
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    Outdoor reception, which is what I'm having! Outdoor ceremonies are pretty but I want to get married in a church

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  • Kenyattam79
    Beginner October 2020
    Kenyattam79 ·
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    Definitely outdoor ceremony which is what we are planning for our wedding. Just hope the weather cooperates.
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  • Rachel
    Beginner August 2020
    Rachel ·
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    I am having an outdoor ceremony, so definitely that! I think it’s better to take the weather risk on the shorter event of the day!
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  • Laquanda
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Laquanda ·
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    Outside ceremony
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  • Amalia
    Beginner April 2020
    Amalia ·
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    Outdoor ceremony for sure!!
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  • Jenni
    Dedicated September 2021
    Jenni ·
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    Ceremony for sure. I'd rather be married in nature and then retreat into the nice air conditioning for the reception.

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  • Yomarie
    Savvy November 2019
    Yomarie ·
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    🤔 It all depends, I mean we all choose different time of season. Or will depend in what country also. I really dont mine, in my case I will have a bit of both because my reception has a view of the beach and we can open the entire reception if we want. 🥰
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  • Shanique
    Savvy July 2021
    Shanique ·
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    I'm having both outdoors!!! Smiley smile

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  • Shari
    Savvy March 2020
    Shari ·
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    Ceremony!!!! I want to be able to dance and eat and relax indoors, and not worry about bugs and the weather messing up plans

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  • Sara
    Expert June 2020
    Sara ·
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    Ceremony over reception. Ceremony is a shorter time being outside so a little less stress about the weather.

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  • Blair
    Expert October 2020
    Blair ·
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    I'm having my ceremony outside. Getting married under the open blue sky has always been a dream of mine. The reception will be inside. It's too hot in Alabama to spend 4 plus hours outside. We need air condition so we can dance the night away without fainting.

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  • Naomi
    Beginner June 2020
    Naomi ·
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    I guess it depends on the season but for me personally. I'm having my ceremony outside and reception in but it's in june so it should be nice weather for a ceremony outside.
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