Garden Wedding Tips and Ideas
What better way to start your new life than to get married in a place that carries a lot of memories? If your family or close friends have a large garden, you can safely say you’ve found your venue. But, no matter how perfect the venue is, it’s probably not quite ready for your wedding, so here are some tips and ideas you should consider for your garden ceremony.
One of the most important things for an outdoor wedding is lighting. The moon is not going to be enough, but that’s ok. One of the perks of garden weddings is that you can be in charge of lighting up the space with as many beautiful lights as you want. You can choose strings of lights, Chinese lanterns, candles at tables and torches around the venue. Thanks to lighting, your plain backyard will turn into something straight from a fairytale book.
Use that natural scenery
Because your backyard already comes decorated with some amazing natural scenery, why not make the best of it and incorporate it into your wedding décor. That means you can save a lot of money on expensive floral arrangements. You can also set the mood by stringing lights around and from trees and place tea light candles in mason jars if you’re aiming for a charming, rustic atmosphere.
Manicure your lawn
Your backyard will be where it all happens, so make sure to give it a sleek, manicured look. You can roll up your sleeves and do the landscaping yourself, or hire a pro to do all those things for you, but you’ll want your garden to look its best. It’s best if you start preparing well in advance, so you have the time to reseed, replant, sod and decorate the yard and turn it into a little oasis for your special day.
Check out hire companies
It’s not likely that you have a hundred chairs just lying around in your backyard, so make sure you contact rental companies in advance. You can rent everything from tables and chairs to catering and staff. Some companies even come to your location and set everything up for you, so one less thing to worry about. You just have to state what you want and voila!
Another thing you can and must rent is tents! Tents will not only protect you from the harsh sun and breeze but also come in handy in case of a weather problem. They will protect your guests, your food and wedding decoration, plus it provides some privacy and great decoration opportunities. If you think tents are a bit outdated, you can find contemporary shade sails in Sydney instead, that not only look unique but also offer great protection from the sun and the rain. So, no matter the season, tents or shade sails are a definite must!
Find a wedding officiant in advance
Some wedding officiants can’t perform the ceremony outside their place of worship, so do your research well in advance. If you want your wedding to be recognized by the church, you’ll want to have enough time to find an officiant who will be willing to do you the honors at your desired location.
Having a garden wedding is always a great idea and an event that everyone, especially you and your family, will always remember. Even though it can be a lot of work and s even cost a lot of money, you will certainly not regret having the happiest day of your life at the place that means so much to you. Congratulations!