Whether your dream wedding will take place in a garden, beach, or religious setting, your reception, dinner rehearsal, and bridal shower need to be equally spectacular. Some couples prefer these other parties to follow the wedding’s theme. Although it is supposed to be a grandiose moment for the couple, and lavish is customary, the wallet can only stretch so far. The following are ideas for hosting receptions, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers that fit your budget.
You already have your garden of choice reserved for the special occasion. Now, what to do with the rest of the traditional celebratory parties? It is usually economically sensible to host the reception in a house with a large yard. You will be saving a substantial amount on hall rental fees. If you have a relative who has a house with a large yard, ask them if they can do you the favor. This welcoming setting is ideal for receptions (if the place where you plan on getting married is too small to host one). Wedding receptions on nice yards are perfect after a fragrant garden wedding ceremony. Obvious maintenance prior to the reception is required such as trimming shrubs and adding additional flowers. All you need to rent are tables and chairs.
Choose a color scheme. Once you have chosen your favorite hue combination, apply the same scheme to the reception, rehearsal dinner, and bridal shower. The table cloth, napkins, and floral arrangements should follow the particular scheme. Use lanterns (which are part of the decorating rage at the moment) to accompany flower arrangements as center pieces. Choose a lantern that accommodates your color scheme; yet, white lanterns add a special touch to a garden wedding. The lantern should resemble a bird cage in shape (most do) and should be of a moderate size (about 8-10 inches tall). Place an origami crane inside the birdcage in a color that matches the color scheme to incorporate a unique touch (this option can instead be applied to a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower, depending on your preference). View the link below to learn how to create your own origami crane. Hang a wreath made from the wedding’s flower of choice on the front door that displays the couple’s monogram. Use fabric-covered small boxes tied with a ribbon in the wedding’s color scheme for holding candy mints or candy almonds. Engrave the couple’s names and wedding date on each ribbon. You can place these by each guest’s plate. Place a single flower on the corner of each plate to add a delicate touch. Create a buffet table, aside from the formal dinner, for snacks and treats that will last the night. Place silver or white tiered serving trays and elegant platters. For a more rustic outdoor look, place a chalkboard over the table that shows the menu.
Hosting a wedding ceremony in your relative’s yard is simple. Once you have decided the location where the “I do’s” will be uttered, you must create an aisle that leads to a focal point. If you have a plain lawn, simply line up flower pots to create an aisle that leads to a gazebo. It is not a cliché. Gazebos are spectacular for garden weddings because they can display beautiful flowers and serve as a perfect picture spot for after the ceremony. You can also create an aisle with rose petals leading up to the gazebo.
Where to find it in Gainesville?
Visit Michael’s on Southwest Archer Road for basic supplies such as satin boxes, favors, and artificial flowers that can serve as fillers to lessen the costs of purchasing the real thing. However, place real fresh flowers where it counts (on the altar and as centerpieces); it looks tacky otherwise. For tables, chairs, flooring, and tents visit Party Time Rentals located on SouthGate Centre on Southwest 34th Street. Visit The Plant Shoppe Florist on Northwest 8th Avenue for your floral arrangements.
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