Garden weddings in the summer are a wonderful way to celebrate the wedding in a more casual but stylish way. The – hopefully soon completely overcome – corona crisis is certainly contributing to the fact that many bridal couples decide to have a garden party. But the backdrop that nature offers is a nice reason for this: In an environment with flowers and trees, with lush, green meadows and maybe even a garden pond, a particularly festive atmosphere is already inevitable. We have some helpful tips for planning an outdoor wedding, from choosing the right seats for a garden wedding to many loving details that will make your wedding in the country perfect!
Planning your garden wedding
Before you start with the detailed planning, first define important cornerstones:
- Do you celebrate in your own garden right next to the house or in the allotment garden?
- If you don’t have a garden, maybe you can party with friends?
- How many guests would you like to invite?
- Should the wedding be particularly festive and elegant or should it be more informal and casual?
- What kind of catering do you want to offer?
The number of guests is usually limited by the size of the garden. Nevertheless, careful planning is important. You can plan a lot in advance for a long time. You probably don’t have enough seats for a garden wedding. You can borrow or buy chairs and tables. If you decide to buy, be sure to choose seating that you will be happy to use later.
Sufficient seating is already very important for the success of a garden wedding. We women know it only too well when our feet hurt after a short time because of the chic high heels. After all, the wedding party lasts longer than a standing reception, and you certainly want your guests to feel comfortable.
Garden wedding seating: what’s trendy?
The selection of seating furniture for the garden is huge. Comfortable lounge furniture made of polyrattan is very popular. However, you have to keep in mind that you need a lot of floor space for this. Small wicker chairs and armchairs also belong in this category. If you want to save even more space, there are chic garden armchairs made of tubular steel or aluminum with plastic seats and backrests. Other materials for garden and party seating are bamboo and wood.
There are trendy plastic garden chairs for a small wedding budget. However, make sure you have a modern look with the inexpensive variant. And if you are expecting a lot of guests, the classic marquee sets, which consist of a long table and two benches, are also ideal. You can rent such marquee or beer table sets and use covers to create a festive atmosphere. Coverings are also a tried and tested way to give existing garden chairs and other seating areas a uniform look. So if you decide on long tables, you will find more than 80 wedding decoration ideas for long tables with us. Let yourself be inspired!
Another option, which has also become increasingly popular thanks to corona-related tiny weddings, is the picnic variant. The guests sit down directly on the lawn – on blankets, of course, to protect their festive clothing. Children find this solution great, as do young and young-at-heart guests. Comfortable seats should be available for the parents of the bride and groom and for other older guests.
A trendy variant is the outdoor beanbag, which you can order in several designs, colors and sizes. Perfect for a chilled garden wedding on a mild summer night. It’s best to create a wide variety of seats for your garden wedding: a blanket for children, lifestyle beanbags for those who like to take a casual posture and chic rattan furniture for guests who prefer a classic sitting posture. So you are optimally equipped.
Other important accessories for your garden wedding
Stylish and cozy seats at your garden wedding are not enough. You definitely need storage space for glasses and plates. The already mentioned marquee sets take up little space and are well suited for a larger number of guests. Alternatively, you can also opt for a finger food buffet, which goes well with a casual garden wedding anyway. In that case, smaller side tables are definitely sufficient.
Nobody likes to think about bad weather, but precaution is particularly important at a garden wedding. The festival shouldn’t literally fall into the water because it’s raining. Not only can water from above interfere, a damp lawn can also spoil the mood. Good solutions are stable tarpaulins on the lawn on which the seating furniture stands. A pretty pavilion can provide protection from both downpours and too much sun. So think of a couple of large parasols if you don’t have so many shady trees in your garden.
Ask a few good friends to help you set it up and decorate it. With the right equipment, optimal seating for the garden wedding, loving wedding decorations and delicious food, nothing stands in the way of your successful celebration.