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HOW TO PLAN A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN WEDDING

HOW TO PLAN A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN WEDDING
13/01/2021

A garden is the perfect wedding venue, whether you use your own garden, the garden of a close friend or even your local park. With an outdoor venue, you will have more flexibility in terms of decorating and can give the space a personal touch that really reflects your unique relationship. Not to mention, a natural environment of trees and flowers is really romantic and more often than not, it’s cheaper too!

A garden is the perfect wedding venue, whether you use your own garden, the garden of a close friend or even your local park. With an outdoor venue, you will have more flexibility in terms of decorating and can give the space a personal touch that really reflects your unique relationship. Not to mention, a natural environment of trees and flowers is really romantic and more often than not, it’s cheaper too! In this guide, we’ve provided our advice for creating a magical wedding venue in your back garden. From creating the perfect reception area, decorating the garden, creating a guest list and transforming the space from day to night, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover how you can have the memorable wedding of your dreams in your garden!

Planning the Essentials

Choose the Right Season

Choosing a time of year to get married is arguably the most important decision when planning an outdoor wedding, especially when living in the UK! According to Statista, August is the most popular month for weddings in England and Wales, with an average of 37 thousand marriages taking place during this month. This decision is a matter of personal opinion, however, and some couples like to choose a date for it’s meaning such as an anniversary instead of for the weather.

Remember, a garden wedding means that you will be outdoors for both the entire day and evening too, so ideally it will be warm enough for your guests to remain comfortable. July and August are normally the warmest months in the UK. Not only are you more likely to nice weather for the day during these months, but most schools are also on summer break which means more guests are likely to be free.

Plan for Rain

The weather in the UK is very unpredictable, so it’s best to plan for rain - just in case! Make sure you have a large marquee or tarpaulin to cover the seating area and keep your guests dry both through the ceremony and party. Marquees are your best option because they can be heated and cooled throughout the night to ensure that your guests are comfortable. A marquee with open sides gives you the best of both world, as it opens up the seating area but provides overhead coverage in case of rainfall.

Have a basket of umbrellas at the ready too that you can hand out to your guests. You might want to consider getting a floor covering too, to keep your wedding dress protected from wet grass. If it’s raining heavily, maybe consider ditching the heels too. It’s best to stay flexible in your plans and not let the rain ruin your day.

Writing the Guest List

When writing the guestlist for your wedding, make sure that you assess the amount of space you have in your garden to ensure that you will have ample room for everyone. You’ll need to be practical which might mean cutting your guest list down to ensure everyone will be comfortable. You’ll also need to think about where your guests can park if they will be driving to the venue.

Let Your Neighbours Know

Before the wedding, remember to let your neighbours know. It’s only polite to make them aware of the event, especially if you’ll be playing loud music or have a live band performing. If you’re on good terms, you could even invite them over to enjoy the party and in exchange, they might let you use their house for parking.

Plan Well in Advance

A wedding takes a lot of planning, with lots of things to consider, from the guest list, decorations, catering, entertainment, etc. On average, couples spend 13 to 18 months planning their wedding before the big day. Of course, you might not need all this time if you want something more low-key, however, don’t underestimate the amount of work there is to do. The further ahead you start planning the less stressful the process should be for you.

Get a Gardener to Visit Before the Wedding

You will have enough to do in the weeks leading up to the wedding without worrying about the gardening as well. It might be a good idea to book a professional gardener to visit in the weeks leading up to the big day, to take care of the lawn and flower beds.

Decorating Ideas

A garden wedding where you can customise everything yourself is a great way to create a truly unique wedding that showcases the unique style and taste of yourself and your partner. People will remember the day for its uniqueness and creativity, a truly special way to say I do.

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