Garden weddings always appear very elegant and classy and the nature around gives a really fresh and beautiful look. From Seth Rogens to Molly Sims, everyone is going for a garden wedding. Memory of your wedding is something you always cherish and so every possible thing should be done to make it the most beautiful memory of your life.
A garden wedding can be on a large scale or on a small scale, depending how grand you want it to be and how much money you are willing to spend on it. The scale of garden wedding also depends on the location you decide to choose for it. The original beauty of the garden decides how much additional work you will have to do on it. Some gardens require less artificial arrangements than the others, while others may require a lot of work before you can even think about choosing it as your wedding location. It should be taken care in a garden wedding that the garden is well mowed and trimmed. Professional gardeners should be hired to neatly mow the garden and it should be well maintained till the time of the wedding. In some garden, water is clogged in some areas. This can spoil the whole event, if it is not taken care of. It should also be checked that the surrounding is neat and clean and totally free of insects, and insect traps should be used to minimize them. Different kinds of garlands, lanterns and lights can be used in a garden wedding.
Following are 10 ideas for garden wedding decorations that you can use to make your wedding a beautiful experience:
1. Decorative lanterns
Different kinds of lantern can be used to decorate the garden. Market is full of these decorative lanterns and there are a lot of options to choose from. Chinese are believed to have started the concept of paper lanterns and a wide variety of Chinese lanterns are available in the market. Candle lanterns can also be used but these might be a bit heavier on your pocket.
2. Fairy lights, spotlights and peg lights
Other kinds of lights like fairy lights, spotlights and peg lights also contribute to the beauty of the garden. They are most effective in evening or night weddings. Fairy lights are very small and are available in different colors. They can be used on top of all the bushes and can also be spread all around the garden. A spotlight can be used to highlight areas like trees, or other prominent parts in the garden. Peg lights are very cheap and work on solar energy. These lights are very famous for garden decoration.
3. Matching furniture
All the furniture, benches and arches should match with the theme of the wedding. They should be of the same color or even matching color and should add to the beauty of the garden. Different furniture designs are available and you can choose the one best for your wedding theme.
4. Wedding altar decor
The wedding altar is one of the most important things to be considered while decorating a garden. Wedding arbor or pergola can be used for the purpose of alter decoration. Candles and lamps can be used to decorate the altar as they bring a warm and soothing touch. The front can be decorated with flowers and may be some photos of the bride and groom.
5. Wedding entrance
The entrance is very important because it gives the first impression of the wedding and sets the mood for the evening too. If well planned and decorated, the entrance can give an elegant look to the whole occasion. Flowers can be used to decorate it and people should be at the entrance to greet the guests, help them park cars, etc.
6. Using fountains
Fountains can be placed in the garden to add to the beauty. These water fountains come in many designs and types and are corded or battery operated ones. Fountains have the quality of making even the most dull occasions look very delightful. It also creates a very soothing and peaceful environment.
7. Bowls and flower decoration
Reception can be decorated with colored bowls and fresh flowers. Bowls filled with water and different designs of silk can be used to decorate the reception. It is one of the important parts that people notice and so it should not be ignored while planning the decoration.
8. Table accessories
The table cloth and covers can become very useful in the decoration process. These can be of different colors and designs but white will suit the wedding occasion the best. White table cloth also matches with the bride’s dress color and appears very elegant.
9. Seating arrangement for wedding guests
The seating area should be really open and the guests should be able to view the whole wedding comfortably without having to stretch their neck. The seats can be arranged in some particular design.
10. Neat and trimmed garden
All the flowers, bushes and the grass should be neatly mowed and trimmed and a little quick trim should be given a day before the wedding.