23 Creative Outdoor Wedding Ideas to Try

Here are 23 creative outdoor wedding ideas to try, from Stay Glam: 

Planning an outdoor wedding? Then this is the blog post for you!

We know that organizing a wedding can be overwhelming but we are here to help and have found 23 creative ideas for your special day. We have decor ideas, fun activities and little ways to make the day the best it can be.

So, take a look and get inspired!


The first idea we have for an outdoor wedding is a beautiful sign. You need to welcome everyone to the best wedding of the year and a sign like this is a way to do it. It features all the important information with a rose flower arrangement. You can have a sign like this created to suit the theme of your wedding.

Outdoor Wedding Sign Idea with Fresh Flowers

Source: @dbhemingway


Next, we have a practical idea to share with you. A wedding is a long day and heels may start to hurt by the time of the reception. So, provide guests with flip flops, that way they can dance the night away pain free. Not only that, but flip flops will stop heels sinking in grass and will suit a beach wedding. Blankets have also been provided in case it gets chilly later on in the evening.

Flip Flops and Blanket Idea for an Outdoor Wedding

Source: @dbhemingway


Outdoor weddings usually have a rustic theme but you can have a very glamorous reception outside. As you can see in the image featured, the reception is green and full of sparkle. One thing we really love about this idea is the chairs, these would look amazing at any wedding. You could even turn these into a DIY project and jazz up ordinary chairs yourself.

Beautiful Bride and Groom Chairs

Source: @studioagfa


Anyone who is having an outdoor wedding or attending one is hoping for sunny weather. However, the last thing anyone needs is the sun shining in their eyes throughout the reception or ceremony. One way you could avoid this problem is with sunglasses. You can have a basket of sunglasses available for everyone to take, maybe even have personalized glasses like the ones featured. Guests can also keep these as a memory of the day.

Bride Tribe Sunglasses - Cool Wedding Idea

Source: @lukinforlove


For an outdoor reception you could have a cute and quirky bar like this one! Here we have a caravan that has been turned into a bar. It is vintage and looks amazing. Your guests will love something like this and it can be decorated to suit your theme. There are other creative bar ideas for outdoor weddings too.

Unique Vintage Bar for an Outdoor Wedding

Source: @ivylaneandco


The design ideas for the ceremony are endless. There are so many seating arrangements, decorations and more to choose from. Here is a beautiful example of an outdoor seating arrangement. The chairs match, are light in color and there are gorgeous flower bouquets on the end chairs. Something like this would suit any wedding and will look amazing.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Idea

Source: @club_ananda


One couple created this unique outdoor sign for their wedding. It is an unplugged sign that politely asks guests to turn of cellphones and cameras. Having a ceremony like this keeps it private for friends and family and makes the official wedding photos more exciting. You can use this idea for any wedding, indoor or out.

Unplugged Wedding Sign Idea

Source: @sh_experience


A seating plan is very practical. It makes it much easier for guests if they know where they are sitting. Just because it is practical, it doesn’t mean it can’t be decorative. Here is a stunning example of an outdoor seating plan. It uses clear panels with elegant white writing with a beautiful floral backdrop. Something like this would look amazing at any outdoor wedding.

Outdoor Wedding Seating Plan Idea

Source: @shindigchic


Planning to wear heels to an outdoor wedding? Then you need to check out our next idea. As many will know, there is nothing worse than your amazing new heels sinking in the grass. Well here is a solution! There are little heel protectors you can buy that fit onto the ends of heels to stop them sinking. Whether you are the bride, bridesmaid or guest, these are a must-have!

Heel Protectors for an Outdoor Wedding

Source: @thesolemates


There are many ways you can take beautiful photos outside. This couple used an amazing vintage car. You can choose any car for your wedding, but a light car like the one featured would be perfect. All your guests can have their photo taken in the car too. It is a fun idea for everyone.

Wedding Photo Idea in a Vintage Car

Source: @mallorima


Next, we have another bar idea. This one has a more rustic vibe as it is wooden with bunting. You can hire something like this for an outdoor wedding and it would suit a boho or rustic theme. All the guests will love a bar like this too and it will look great in the photos.

Outdoor Wedding Bar Idea

Source: @matterseypriory


Releasing doves is very popular at weddings and would be amazing for an outdoor ceremony. The release of the doves symbolizes the vows and love. Not only that but doves can be in memory of people who cannot be with you on the special day. There are many trained dove handlers to hire that can bring well cared for doves and release them in a safe, caring and animal friendly way.

Releasing Doves Wedding Idea

Source: @justintphoto


A lot of outdoor venues come with a beautiful lake. If you are having a reception in area with a lake then you could consider having boats! This is a fun and creative idea that everyone will love! Not only will it be a great activity, but it will create some awesome photo opportunities too.

Fun Boat Idea for an Outdoor Wedding

Source: @sally_siko


Having a beach wedding? Then consider a cute sign like this one! It suits the outdoor beach wedding perfectly because it says “aloha” and has floral decor. You can have a sign like this created or choose your own design with flowers and colors that suit your wedding.

Beach Wedding Sign Idea

Source: @aegirweddings


Looking for a more relaxed outdoor wedding reception? Then our next idea could be for you. Here we have palette tables with floor cushions and Bohemian decor. Something like this would be amazing for an outdoor wedding or wedding with a rustic or boho theme.


Photo booths are very popular at events. Our next idea is an amazing example of a photo booth for an outdoor wedding. It is a little caravan that has been painted white and decorated with plants and lights. Something like this will be fun, looks glam and will create memorable photos of the special day.

Outdoor Photo Booth Idea

Source: @nengyiyis


A creative outdoor wedding venue is a vineyard. These are beautiful locations and you can get some amazing photos like the one featured. The wedding party has had their photo taken with wine barrels. It is a fun and quirky idea that will make the day unforgettable.

Vineyard Outdoor Wedding Idea

Source: @justintphoto


If you are having an outdoor summer wedding then consider a cocktail bar at the wedding reception. Cocktails are refreshing and delicious on a sunny day which makes them perfect for a party. You can have a rustic design like one featured or choose something glam. We love this idea.


Lawn games are perfect for an outdoor wedding reception. These games will keep guests of all ages having fun and it is a good way to bring all the guests together. You can have any games available, these are great examples. Other popular ones are outdoor bowling and tin can alley.


Another animal you can have at an outdoor wedding is a horse. Horses are beautiful and will look amazing in photographs. You can have a photo taken with a horse like the couple featured below, the horse really suits the boho rustic vibe they have. You can hire healthy and happy horses for you event.


Next, we have a gorgeous outdoor wedding reception idea. It is quite simple but looks great. There are white tables with matching chairs and beautiful white lanterns in the trees. Lanterns like this are not expensive but create an elegant outdoor look. You can take inspiration from this idea and add other colors, flowers and decorations.


Our next idea is perfect for the couple who love the outdoors and cycling. Here we have wedding bicycles. The bikes have been decorated with beautiful flowers and have been used to create fun photos. You can have similar bikes at your wedding for photos and for guests to just enjoy. These also make cute and quirky decorations too.

Fun Wedding Bicycles for an Outdoor Wedding

Source: @matterseypriory


Last on our list is this rustic barn idea. You can hire a barn and have the ceremony inside and have the reception outdoors. Not only will a barn be stylish and give you an indoor and outdoor option but it also looks great in photos too.

Rustic Barn Idea for an Outdoor Wedding

Source: @justintphoto

We hope you have found lots of amazing ideas for your outdoor wedding