Tips on a Successful Outdoor Wedding

Wedding PlanningThrowing an outdoor wedding this summer and not sure where to start?

Here are some tips from Action Tents on how to throw a successful and beautiful outdoor wedding.


If you’re holding the wedding ceremony outside in the sun, provide your guests with umbrellas or post your wedding program on fans, per BuzzFeed’s suggestion!

Make sure your guests are staying hydrated by having a lot of water bottles handy. You can keep them in cute buckets with ice at each aisle or offer them to your guests as they take their seats.

To create makeshift aisles, use flowers strung from the trees or petals sprinkled on the ground.

Cocktail Hour

Cool off your guests during cocktail hour with an ice cream truck or a snow-cone rental. Offer bug spray and sunscreen for daytime or evening weddings. You can make bespoke spray bottles for both options!

Casual seating can be created with blankets or tapestries flung on the grass or draped over hay bales. For something sturdier, go with lawn furniture.

If it’s going to be chilly at night, Rustic Wedding Chic says to offer your guests blankets in your wedding colors to keep them toasty and comfortable.


Dance floors, like the ones we offer for rent here at Action Tents, can make the difference when it comes to partying it up at the reception. A designated dance floor will get your guests in the mood to groove, without worrying about tripping in the grass or ruining their shoes.

Create different bar stations to keep people moving, and even have a lemonade stand for the kids.

Don’t forget the tent. A tent can make the difference between a beautiful wedding where your guests were too hot or too cold, and a beautiful wedding where everyone only noticed the beautiful décor and your beautiful dress.

Click here to view some of the tents we offer at Action Tents and call our customer service line today at 931-359-0024 for more information about how we can help perfect your big day!