Blooming flowers, lush greenery, and the warm sun on your shoulders, who would not want to exchange vows amidst a magical garden setting? If you are planning to hire an outdoor venue that is frequently used for the weddings, the staff should already have a lot of facilities in place for your big day. On the other hand, if you are lucky enough to have a gorgeous garden of your own, and are considering it as your wedding venue, there are certain practical aspects you cannot overlook. We point you some tips for planning your own garden wedding successfully.
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Consider the Season
You are in love with the springtime show of cherry blossoms, but you are getting married in fall. Be sure that you are not getting carried away by the visual display that won’t be there on your big day.
Protection Against Unwanted Guests
A garden looks its best in full bloom, but not just to you and your loved ones. Uninvited guests such as mosquitoes, bees, and ants will all be attracted to open flowers, and can be a bit of nuisance. Make sure to take precautions well in advance-everything from citronella candles to pre-event spraying. Also, keep the odds in your favor, and have an emergency kit on hand.
When you are surrounded by the natural beauty, extra decor is not really necessary. But adding some personal touches can really go a long way in making your big day memorable. It can be as simple as hanging clusters of festive paper lanterns in your wedding color from the tree branches and twinkling lights to the tent poles. Or, maybe your grandma’s own wedding china would be an emotional addition to your head table place settings.
Be Weather Wise
Canopies, umbrellas, pop-up tents, portable fire pits, and even personalized parasols that can double as wedding favors can provide shade and shelter, if needed. Consider hiring a local banquet hall as a back up just in case.
Prepare Your Garden for the Big Day
Make sure that your wedding venue-the garden is well-manicured, prepared, and presentable. If it looks tired, give it a trim, then bring it into shape by scarifying, aerating, feeding, and repairing dead patches if any. If required, hire a professional gardener to bring it back to life or have a look here. Now is not the time to skimp.