Best Tips to help your Outdoor Wedding

Blake Hogge

Blake Hogge

Today on the blog we are sharing tips about how to plan a smooth outdoor wedding. We like to think we are expert in this topic as 98% of our ceremonies are outside and 60% of our receptions are too. We know that weather can be one of the biggest stresses for an outdoor wedding, but it does’’t have to be. Keep reading below to learn more;

Have A Backup Ceremony And Reception Space Plan

An outdoor wedding can be one of the most beautiful types of weddings out there. Being able to say your vows as you are surrounded by the beauty of nature just adds that extra level of romance to the day. Obviously when you picture the day in your mind, you think of gorgeous sunny weather that is warm and comfortable, but unfortunately, no-one can control that aspect of the wedding. That is why it’s imperative you have a backup plan for outdoor weddings.

  1. Look at the weather patterns from years pass - We know February can have odd showers but in Arizona late March and April have perfect sunshine. So pick a date with better karma!

  2. When choosing the venue or location, think about a backup plan with indoor space or at least sheltered space in case of bad weather. This could mean renting a tent or moving to an indoor space at the location. Key thing is have a plan!

  3. Is is too cold or too hot? Have space in your budget to add heaters or portable A/C units to the location.

  4. Wind? Yes, sometimes the wind can effect your beautiful guest tables set up for a reception. Plan on having staff prep tables right before guest transition from wedding to reception. Also, consider LED candles instead of real ones. Also, think about having a sturdy center piece that can deal with a little wind.

Think About The Facilities Offered For Guests

Depending on how rustic the outdoor venue is, there may not be proper, or enough, washroom facilities on-site. If that’s the case you can actually rent portable restroom trailers that feel every bit as luxurious and spacious as an indoor washroom. Also, think about other accommodations that would be nice to offer your guest sitting outside.

  1. A basket full of blankets are nice for guest to grab as they take their seats outside.

  2. Bug spray in the bathrooms can help with any mosquitoes issues.

  3. Make sure to have plenty of water accessible and easy to find for guest as they wait for the ceremony to begin.

  4. Provided lots of shaded areas to sit for guest who do not want to be exposed to the sun during ceremony or reception. Or purchase in advance white paper umbrellas for guest to take.

  5. A hand folding fan passed out with programs can go a long way on a warm sunny afternoon.

Make Use Of Natural Decor Plus Additional Elements

While the surrounding nature will obviously act as the main decor, it’s also wise to think about additional items that you can use. With just a couple of simply added touches such as potted plants, lanterns, strings of lights, etc. it will look truly spectacular.

At The Wright House we like to keep it simple for our brides since our outside gardens are breath taking. We suggest minor decor to help bring out the theme or personal touch of the bride and groom.

  1. A ceremony program with touches of green and floral goes well with a garden wedding, plus it helps keep your guest informed of the evening plans.

  2. When thinking about a “sign-in book” consider using wood heart pieces, where guest sign and insert into a shadow box. The heart shape wood pieces, will help bring in the natural elements into the wedding decor. Another favorite is the thumb stamp onto a canvas tree.

  3. We love the feel of wood rounds, and lot of greenery to be used on guest tables as center pieces or used on the buffet table as decor.

Give Guests A Heads-Up Regarding Footwear

Because the outdoors isn’t really known for level terrain, it’s a good idea to give your guests a heads-up regarding footwear. Suggest that people opt for flats so that they get a better footing as they walk around. You can word it as, Lawn friendly footwear. One thing we love when our brides provided flip flops for guest to use as the night progresses.

Blake Hogge

Blake Hogge

Yes weather is the probably the largest concern for any out door wedding but consider adding any or all of the other tips to help make the night perfect for your guest.


Blake Hogge

Blake Hogge

Center Piece Trends

The wedding scene is constantly changing with new trends and even bringing back the old and making it new again! One thing we know every bride loves and a easy way to stay on the trend is picking the right Center Piece! The Wright House has over 40 center pieces for you to build the perfect tablescape while staying on trend! Today on the blog we are sharing our top seven 2019 trending center piece from The Wright House venue.


3 Round Cylinders

Were keeping it simple and embracing the greenery trend. A little candle light with a lot of greenery over a clean white linen is our number one pick!


Square Vase

Let your flowers doing the talking. The clear square vase with the gold accents is right on with the mercury glass trend.



It is our most versatile center piece of our collection. It can be rustic, charming, storybook, vintage, garden and so many other themes.


Small Ellen

Looking for something tall? This towering clear vase practically gives the look of floating flowers. It is elegant and chic and can be used for any reception.


Gold Bowl

Keeping with the metal theme, this center piece can be used tall or short. It’s perfect to display half the tables with short and half the tables with tall to give your reception hall some variety.


The DJ

This center piece is all about the romance, with 8 votive candles surrounding the clear floating vase it is perfect for adding ambiance lighting to the reception.


Black Lantern

This new spin to the lantern is all about the gushing florals spilling on to the table for a garden feel wedding.

If you’re looking for a unique wedding detail idea, make sure you take the time to design your center piece to match the wedding feel. Some of my favorite ways to styling centers is incorporating flowers, succulents, candles and string lights. Be creative!



Sweet Disney Inspired Wedding


If you love everything about fairy tale endings, from swoon-worthy ballgowns to enchanting carriage rides into the sunset, you’ll want to continue reading. There are subtle ways to tie the magic you love about your favorite Disney movies into your wedding day without going over the top—or being too cliché. 

 Here are 5 easy ways to elevate sweet Disney details into wedding-worthy decor. 

1. Before the big day make sure you take time to add a little of Disney LOVE in your engagement photos. Simple but fun our Bride and Groom wanted a fairy tale backdrop to their photos that would be displayed on wedding day.

Badgers Photography

Badgers Photography

Badgers Photography

Badgers Photography

2. On wedding day you will want to look like a Disney princess from your favorite fairy tale. We propose you reflect the style and beauty of the main heroines such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Aurora, Ariel, or Belle when picking out the perfect dress. Each dress is wonderful and unique, so make sure you look for those charming details of gem accents, swoon-worthy ballgown and long tulle trains for your fairy tale inspiration.


3. Small details in the place cards or cake help provided a Disney feeling for your guest. We loved the “Fast Pass” idea for the place cards that number each table with a favorite Disneyland ride. Also, the theme inspired Disneyland park food will be a guest favorite as they visit the buffet line.


4. One of my favorite parts of the Disney wedding is the first dance in the candle lite gazebo. Hello, romantic scene from every Disney prince and princess movie. To make it even more romantic make sure you dance to your favorite Disney movie song.


5. Like any great day at Disneyland you end it with FIREWORKS. This dreamy sparklers send off is magical, especially spending time taking few extra photos of the Bride and Groom under the moon.


Our little secret here at The Wright House - - - We all are huge Disneyland Fans!