Regardless, if you are having an outdoor wedding then it’s paramount that you pay some attention to the lighting that you’re incorporating into your decor. Providing sufficient illumination allows the party to continue once the light starts to fade as well as a sense of ambience and heat once the warmth of the day is over.

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Trees are your ally – they are nature’s answer to man-made support structures. Try looping strands of fairy lights around tree trunks or suspending lanterns and candles from their branches.

Such touches are reminiscent of A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream – apt really given that you’ll be experiencing your own real-life fairytale.

Exterior lighting doesn’t have to be expensive. Spend the months running up to the big day collecting jam jars and equivalent glasses for an economical alternative to traditional hanging lanterns. Just pop in a tea-light and string up the vessel with some ribbon and you’re away!