If you want to celebrate your wedding in the garden, you have to do most of the work yourself. I have summarized the most important 6 points for your planning here.
It shall be the most beautiful day of your life! For this to work, a wedding must be well prepared. There are countless things to think about so that nothing really goes wrong in the end. Before you can start planning, you have to calculate the budget. The financial framework will determine how extensive the celebration will be and where. Organised celebrations in hotels and restaurants take a lot of work off your shoulders, but cost accordingly. Many bridal couples therefore try to save first at the location. It is becoming increasingly popular to arrange the wedding in the garden – also because the green oasis is more personal and can be designed according to individual ideas.
If you have your own garden, you save a lot of money, but you also have a lot of tasks ahead of you. In this article I will deal with the most important points, but I would urge you to start planning in time so that the wedding day can be celebrated stress-free.
❶ Check space requirements exactly
A garden is not just a garden – I’m sure I won’t tell you anything new about it. If you know how many guests will come to the wedding, think about where and if tables, chairs, etc. can be accommodated. A wedding table does not necessarily have to consist of a long row of tables. Round tables with room for 6 – 8 people look more festive and also offer the possibility to have a better conversation. The corresponding furniture can usually be borrowed from local associations or rented together with a marquee. Don’t forget to plan a location for the buffet and for the music, i.e. DJ or band.
❷Persönliche Design (Garden)Invitations
Even if it’s faster, please don’t send your wedding invitations via WhatsApp! It has become fashionable to depict oneself on the invitation, i.e. to use an image of the bride and groom. This part is quickly done, because such a photo is best taken in the garden! With this you also give the hint where the wedding will take place. Those who do not dare to design the invitations themselves leave this work to professionals.
❸ Be prepared for weather caprioles
As beautiful as a wedding in the garden may be, when the weather doesn’t play along, it can quickly turn into a cloudy day. Since neither you nor I have any influence on the weather, you’ll have to think of something. As mentioned above, it is possible to rent a large marquee in which you can dance thanks to the solid floor. The food – here I recommend a buffet – should be something evacuated will be. This means that you need additional storage space and an appropriate roof. Not only rain, but also sun can damage the freshly prepared food and make it unsightly.
The easiest way to play it safe here is a pavilion. But attention, the models differ enormously, not only from the price. What you need in the wedding garden is a waterproof tent that is also stable enough to withstand a strong gust of wind. The experts at faltpavillon-wasserdicht.de recommend pavilions that can be quickly erected and dismantled, i.e. have a scissor mechanism instead of the usual plug-in connection. Thanks to the uncomplicated folding technology, the hostel can be quickly set up for the buffet, the music system or even a play corner for the youngest guests and just as quickly packed up again.
➔ Extra tip: If you order not only the food from the caterer, but also the dishes including collection in the used condition, you do not have to worry about a washing up opportunity in the garden.
❹ Power supply and lighting
Generally applies: rather plan in an extension cable more and put it ready to hand!
A point that is easily forgotten at a wedding in the garden is sufficient electricity. The best thing is to make a sketch which “places” in the garden all need to be supplied with electricity (refrigerator, music system, loudspeakers, lighting for marquee and pavilion, lantern chain).
❺ Deco and table decoration
The nice thing about a wedding in the garden is that you are sitting right in the middle of your decoration. With flower borders and potted plants a natural flower decoration is already given. Take a look around the garden to see which flowers will bloom at your appointment and you will have the matching table decoration ready. Collect glasses or tins in advance, decorate them beautifully (proposal in pastel colours on creativlive.at) and save money for vases and expensive arrangements. Those who celebrate their wedding in the garden are better off with the motto “less is more” when it comes to decoration. Tealights are the simplest form to create romantic flair. Also here there are countless possibilities to make decorative tea light holders yourself – an ingenious idea with instructions can be found on handmadekultur.de.
Conclusion: A wedding in the garden doesn’t have to look like a “low flame”. On the contrary, if you take enough time for planning and consider these 6 points, your most beautiful day will also be the most unforgettable you have ever experienced in the garden.
I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide. I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.