Are you thinking of having a garden wedding? With a backdrop of colourful flowers or lush foliage, it's no wonder romantic garden weddings are becoming so popular. A garden wedding is ideal if you want to have a more relaxed feel to your wedding day. However, just because they are slightly less formal, it doesn't mean you can't have a stylish and creative wedding! Here are some ideas for your romantic garden wedding.
Think about the time of year you want to get married, and what's in flower in the garden. Spring is amazing for blossom and spring flowers, whereas most gardens reach their peak in summer. Autumnal colour is amazing but autumn days can be chilly, so it might be something to consider! If you are planning a garden wedding a year or so in advance, you could consider growing specific flowers, perhaps for your bouquet or as decorations.
Be mindful of the weather and have a plan B! If you have space for a marquee or tipi, this could be the perfect option. You can leave the sides open if the day is warm, but it will provide shelter if the weather turns. Think about providing parasols or umbrellas for your guests, and blankets if the temperature drops.
Define the space. Consider creating various outdoor rooms - perhaps a bar area, somewhere for your guests to sit and chat, somewhere to dance, a food station, somewhere for the kids to play - the list goes on. By defining the space you can create all these different zones.
When it comes to styling a garden wedding, a beautiful garden often does most of the hard work for you! You can add in extra touches, such as a ceremony backdrop, or flower wall, or garden archway. A romantic rose covered arch makes for a beautiful ceremony backdrop. If you have a wooded area, you could use this as a backdrop and decorate the trees with bunting or lights (or mirror balls!).
A beautiful garden is a haven for wildlife, but along with the pretty butterflies and ladybirds come things like wasps, ants and mosquitos. Be sure to take precautions against things that could spoil the party - burn citronella candles and provide bug spray to keep the bugs at bay.
If you are planning to have your wedding reception in your own garden, consider your neighbours. Maybe have a word with them beforehand and let them know your plans. You don't want to end up in a row with the neighbours over noise on your wedding day!
Garden weddings are perfect for a small intimate wedding. With the world of weddings having been so shaken over the past year, many couples are choosing to opt for smaller more intimate weddings ceremonies, and romantic back garden wedding receptions offer a perfect solution. Would you choose a romantic garden wedding?
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