Would you like to keep your wedding close to home? Why not tie the knot with the love of your life in your garden? Hosting your own wedding reception is becoming incredibly popular with couples looking for an intimate and modest ceremony. Indeed, your garden allows you to marry somewhere that is private and allows you to still have a special day with family and friends.
There is no doubt that you have a lot of freedom when you have your wedding in your garden. But, you also have a lot more work to do. You are going to be making all of the arrangements. So, make sure that you plan in advance. Here are some tips that are going to help you have a wedding in your garden.
Plan Food and Drinks
A big part of the wedding is the celebratory meal. This is something that everyone looks forward to. Indeed, most people that have a wedding hire a caterer to cook for them and prepare all of the dishes in advance. This is something that you can still have at your home. Alternatively, you might try to arrange the food and drinks yourself. Either way, you can still have the wedding you have dreamed about.
The number one tip we would say when it comes to planning food and drinks is thinking about refrigerator space. No matter what route you decide to go down on, your own fridge is not going to be large enough for you and all of your guests. In this case, it is best to hire a refrigerator trailer. This is going to be the most cost-effective way to have the big wedding meal and to keep it fresh. It can be delivered to your home and set up anywhere. This is going to give you access to food and beverages whenever you need it.
Have a Theme
Modern weddings often have a theme. But, this is often something that couples struggle to decide on. What we like about having a garden wedding is that you can make the most of your surroundings. You can take advantage of the natural setting you have and this means that you have fewer requirements before the big day. Alternatively, it is going to be an easy space to turn into a beach wedding or something that is a natural setting. All of the landscaping you have done previously is going to help for your wedding.
Consider a Marquee
Being outdoors when the weather is nice is wonderful. It can make the wedding even better and put everyone in a good mood. But, your guests are still going to need some shade throughout the day. The best way to enjoy an outdoor wedding and have some comforts at the same time is to hire or purchase a marquee. This is going to provide some shelter from the sun and provide some space. They are easy to put up ahead of time and you can pitch them almost anywhere.
What’s more, we all know that British weather can be unpredictable. So, providing some shelter with a marquee is going to provide some space if the weather suddenly changes. Nobody has to get wet from the rain or be chilly from the wind.
Think About Outdoor Lighting
If you want your wedding celebrations to go into the evening, you will need to consider outdoor lighting for the occasion. Thankfully, there are a lot of lovely solar lights you have can to provide some illumination. For example, you can have some solar lights on the fences and ground to light the way. If you have a power source, you can also consider hanging fair lights on the marquee or near to tables and chairs. There are a lot of options out there and you do not have to spend a lot of money either.
Have a Backup Plan
Of course, you do not want to think about something going wrong with your wedding. But, when it is outdoors, you always have to have a backup plan. This is going to give you peace of mind and you know that if the weather changes, you do not have to cancel your wedding. For example, you could consider having the wedding in your house if the weather is bad on the day. Again, British weather is unpredictable, so having a backup plan for your special day is always going to be the best thing to do.