Beautiful Weddings: Four Tips to Having a Perfect Garden Wedding

“The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It is a choice you make—not just on your wedding day, but over and over again—and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.” –Barbara De Angelis .

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One of the rudimental aspects that contributes to a beautiful wedding is the location it is being held. The venue does not only serve as a place where you can hold your guests but plays a pivotal role in giving you the perfect wedding background as well.

But, what does it take to have a beautiful wedding location? Well, for some it can be in historic and gothic churches, for others it can be the calming and serene view of the beach. However, there is a certain allure in having a garden wedding—particularly during the springtime.  Lush garden landscapes, blooming flowers, a verdant scenery—a few fountains here and there, interesting topiaries, quaint, charming bridges and beautiful statuary…these are just a few elements and aspects of what makes a garden wedding so ideal. Just imagine the picturesque imagery it would paint on your wedding day with flowers in full bloom—all it would need is just you and your spouse to make the entire place all the sweeter and more romantic. A garden wedding would not only allow both spouses to connect with nature but to have a natural canvass for their day itself as well. So, if you are thinking of having a garden wedding—perhaps a nice venue for rent in the blue garden or elsewhere, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1.)    Know what your venue includes and excludes

More often than not, garden venues include only the usage of their premises to their clients and have little to nothing else to offer. It is rather rare for a garden location to come all-inclusive with amenities unless it is specifically designated in their brochure. Furthermore, you should check if the venue you have selected has adequate parking spots for your guests, electricity, and restrooms. If any of these things are severely lacking, you might have to factor these expenses into your wedding budget.

2.)    Have a backup plan

Much like any outdoor wedding, you would have to plan two events. Regardless of the weather forecast, no one can really tell if on your wedding day it would rain. In this regard, it would be best to come prepared and have a contingency plan. In case of inclement weather, your venue should have an indoor area or have a tent reserved specifically for that purpose. However, know that a tent would not be proof in the most extreme weather conditions, so it is best to have an indoor venue backup. Furthermore, setting up a tent would require time so it is best to make a rain call days before the wedding. Check the forecast and see the kind of weather you will be expecting.

3.)    Be prepared for the temperature

Temperature would naturally fluctuate throughout the day—so expect bouts of heat to grip you and your guests. In this regard, have your guests and yourself properly attired in a manner that what they are wearing would not be too stifling in case it would be scorching hot outside. Similarly, keep them hydrated by providing them with juice coolers or water close at bay. Apart from this, you can also keep them cool by handing out fans, sunglasses, and parasols to protect them from the sun which could double as cute wedding favors.

4.)    Check the venue’s schedule

You want your wedding to be intimate and the gathering to be special. In line with this, you would not want to experience having it at the same time as a raucous party in another area—especially during the ceremony. Check the venue’s schedule and assure that there is no else booked for the day but you.