Pros and Cons – Outdoor Vs Indoor Wedding Ceremony

June 11 2018 by convey

The great outdoors or an indoor dream? There’s no wrong setting for your wedding, but the decision to have a ceremony outside or inside can be a tough choice! As with anything, there are pros and cons to each, so take a look and see which points matter most to you.

Outdoor Pros

The setting is, of course, gorgeous! Open skies? Check. Lush flora? Check. Maybe some water features? Check.

The atmosphere naturally encourages happy, relaxed and at ease guests.

The natural lighting will do wonders for your wedding photos!

Outdoor Cons

You’re at the mercy of the weather. You can do all the research you want into what you hope will be the perfect day, but Mother Nature can always throw you a rainstorm or a heat wave or a mess of wind.

Bugs. Enough said.

Tough competition for prime venues and prime dates. Since the number of dates that are amenable to great weather is limited, the best outdoor venues will be booked early on.

Indoor Pros

Right off the bat, no weather worries. It can rain, it can pour – you don’t have to care!

The design possibilities are almost endless. You have more ability to select your theme and decorate to your heart’s content.

Access to electricity. Outlets galore! If you want fairy lights, fans, AC, a playlist playing – you got it!

Indoor Cons

You are limited by size. Keep in mind the square footage of your wedding venue – you won’t be able to exceed a set maximum number of guests.

Your photography angles and lighting may be more limited than in a wide-open space.

Depending on party size and venue, guests – and yourself – may feel cramped or shoved together.

When it comes down to it, there’s no one right or wrong choice, and both indoor and outdoor settings can offer up some amazing, memorable wedding days.



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Sesha Smith
Owner & Photographer of Convey Studios

Sesha has been photographing weddings since 1998. She has so many favorite things from photographing weddings that she can’t pick just one: the bride’s mom helping her daughter get her wedding dress on, the first time a groom sees the bride and he tries to hold back tears.


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