Garden Themed Wedding Favors & Ideas
The garden wedding is inspired by the English tradition of the "wedding breakfast". The wedding breakfast was held in a garden and traditionally not in the morning, but at two o’clock. Planning a garden wedding can be lots of fun. A garden setting offers one of the most romantic and sensual locations for celebrating your wedding day. Remember to keep it simple and elegant. For a garden wedding an outdoor location is ideal. A lakeside location is incredibly romantic for a garden wedding. You can try church grounds or mansion grounds with elaborate gardens. A city park or botanical garden is inexpensive and where the setting is most of the décor. Select a location with an abundance of flowers and foliage to eliminate your expense for flowers.
White is an essential color for a garden wedding. White brings out the freshness of a garden wedding. Use varying shades of one color accented with white or cream to create a very visual and striking combination. Vivid spring colors can be incorporated into a garden wedding. The colors of all the spring flowers, such as gardenias, tulips, and hydrangeas will be romantic alongside white, cream or ivory. Use these colors in all the décor including wedding favors.
Garden wedding decorations should exuberate with soft elegance. A white lattice arch decorated with lots of white tulle and greenery makes a beautiful place to stand while exchanging your vows. A trellis decorated with ivy, Spanish moss and fresh flowers is the perfect focal point for your ceremony. If possible, use the trellis for the reception by placing the cake table underneath it. Place garlands of roses along the center of reception tables for garden wedding decorations. Use white linen tablecloths, white plates, white napkins and utensils. Sprinkle lightly scented rose petals on the tables. You can also use silk rose petals, which will last longer. Large mason jars filled with sand and tea lights make great additions to tables or pathways. These can later be taken home by your guests as favors. They can even be wrapped in heavy wire and hung from trees. Use lots of delicate fabrics. Solid table linens with vintage overlays can make an unforgettable statement. Decorate tall trees with lights. Hand-write place cards then tie them with a ribbon and hang from the trees for the guests to pick. A romantic idea is to set up a birdbath. Have guests make special wishes for you and your spouse by throwing pennies or flower petals into the birdbath.
Butterflies, Dragonfly, Lightning Bug, Lady Bug, etc… are all part of garden weddings. Use butterfly embellishments to decorate tables and wedding favors. Organza beaded pouches with a dragonfly or butterfly make very elegant wedding favor packaging. Fill the favor pouches with lavender buds, flower seeds, or the traditional Jordan Almonds. Wedding favors for a garden wedding can be either whimsical or classy. Small painted terracotta pots with seedlings make great favors. For a romantic and unique idea, give terracotta pots with candle votives as wedding favors for your garden wedding. Personalized garden wedding favors can be personalized seed packets. Flower bulbs in muslin pouches are elegant yet practical garden wedding favors. Cone shaped bags with potpourri make cute favors. Hang them from the arms of chairs for a festive look. Be creative and elegant with your wedding favors. These and many more garden wedding favors can be found and www.ChicWeddingFavors.com
A garden wedding can be an elegant and romantic affair with lots of creativity and classic ideas put together. Use wedding favors and decorations to bring out the romance of the occasion. Don’t forget that the location of the event can create the entire atmosphere of the wedding.
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