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Sarasota 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 by a Sarasota wedding photographer in some of the best photos of the day. We’re all in for outdoor weddings in Sarasota. However, we also have some things to keep in mind if you’re throwing an outdoor wedding in Sarasota. Here are our favorite outdoor wedding tips.

Think About Your Theme

When you go on wedding 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 and your fiance. If you’re looking for a moody wedding theme, consider a wedding venue in a forested area.

Even if you don’t have a wedding theme, really look at the space and envision your big day there. 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, you will want to make sure you have the wedding venue in mind as well. Especially what shoes you’ll be walking down the aisle in.

For example, a wedding taking place on 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 pair of shoes 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. 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 wedding venue for their plans if any of those naturally occurring events happen. The last thing you would ever want is being stuck in a downpour as you’re saying your vows.

Sarasota’s Best Outdoor Wedding Venues

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

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

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