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Outdoor vs. Indoor Weddings

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Making sure your wedding is perfect means choosing the best location for you and your partner. Both indoor and outdoor weddings are beautiful, so it’s your job to decide which one best suits you!

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Benefits of Indoor Weddings

Indoor weddings, like outdoor, have many benefits that can work with your plan for a perfect day. Not being weather dependent is a big advantage…especially in Ohio. Choosing to have your wedding inside means you don’t have to worry about the rain or heat. You can have air conditioning or heat to keep you and your loved ones at the perfect temperature.

Another benefit of an indoor wedding is the freedom to decorate however you want. You don’t have to worry about linens blowing away, flowers attracting bugs, or renting a bunch of tables and chairs. Plus, summer and fall colors don’t have to apply!

Being in a closed space also brings a more intimate feeling to the wedding. If you’re wondering how to make your guests feel as though they are part of the ceremony, an inside wedding may be for you.

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Genevieve Nisly Photography

Benefits of Outdoor Weddings

Outdoor weddings offer many advantages to make your wedding unforgettable, too. By keeping the ceremony outside, you will have more space to work with for themes. You can spread the decorations out or keep them close depending on what you want. The view of nature can also add natural beauty to your wedding with its vibrant colors.

Not only will the outdoors add to your wedding, but a tent can, too. Tents are a blank canvas, allowing you to decorate as you like and you can rent heaters or AC. They have roofs and walls, and chandeliers or bistro lights go perfectly with them. There are also many beautiful uplighting setups you can display in a tent for a beautiful atmosphere.

An outdoor wedding can produce perfect pictures to cherish in the future. Natural lighting makes for flawless pictures, so your photographer might thank you!

Be sure to have a backup plan if you choose to have an Outdoor Wedding!

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Balsam & Blush Photography

Disadvantages of Indoor and Outdoor Weddings

As with most things, both types of weddings have their upsides and downsides. It all depends on what you want on your big day.

An indoor wedding can prove to be tricky when picking a venue.  It probably already has its own style that may or may not fit your vision. You will also have limited space to work with for decorations. Plan accordingly to avoid overusing the theme.

Outdoor weddings have disadvantages, too, with it being mostly weather dependent. Rain on your wedding day may be good luck, but not when you’re outside. Having inadequate restrooms may bring some problems if they are placed poorly, too.


Deciding on where you want your wedding can be stressful. Be sure to discuss with your partner on what best suits your interests and choose accordingly. Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor wedding, it’s sure to be a hit!

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