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outdoor wedding tips

Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Tips + Venues


Having an outdoor wedding has so many perks. Beautiful scenery, cool breezes, and fresh air to enjoy your event. These are all captured in some of the best photos of the day. We’re all in for outdoor weddings, but we also have some things to keep in mind if you’re throwing one in Minneapolis. Here are our favorite outdoor wedding tips for you to consider.

Think About Your Theme

When you go on your venue tours, keep your theme in mind. If you’re going for blues, maybe an open-air or wedding by a waterfront will be best for you. If you’re looking for a moody theme, consider a wedding in a forested area. Even if you don’t have a wedding theme, really look at the space. Some venues are breathtaking enough on their own, that it might actually save you on decorating and floral costs.

Wear The Right Shoes + Attire

Here’s the thing, when you think about your wedding attire, you have your attire, accessories, and shoes in mind. But, when choosing your shoes, make sure you have the venue in mind. Especially what you’ll be walking down the aisle on. For example, a wedding taking place on some sand really isn’t a great place for some high heel shoes. Choose wisely. A way to keep it cute is to buy two pairs of shoes for the big day. One for pics, and one for when you’re ready to let loose!

Have A Backup Plan

As much as we love an outdoor wedding, the weather can sometimes have its own plans. Our advice is to be prepared for anything when it comes to the weather. Keep the season your wedding will be taking place in mind. Plan your wedding as it would be a perfect day, but also create a backup plan in case it rains, snows, or is just unbearably hot.

Ask your venue for their plans if any of those naturally occurring weather events happen. The last thing you would ever want is being stuck in a downpour as you’re saying your vows.

Minneapolis’s Best Outdoor Venues

Now that you’ve learned all the outdoor wedding tips, we have some local venues for you to consider. Here are some of our favorite outdoor venues in Minneapolis.

Visit our vendors page for more venues and other Minneapolis wedding vendor recommendations!

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