Planning a garden-themed wedding allows for the feel of an outdoor wedding any time of the year. Careful selection of plants and flowers, coupled with items such as garden statues and water features, creates the illusion of being outdoors. These common items are easy to find and inexpensive, as well, making a garden theme a good choice for a budget wedding.
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Potted Flowering Plants
Rather than using traditional cut flowers in your wedding decorations, consider using potted plants. The full greenery surrounding the flowers gives a gardenlike atmosphere. Use pots in colours that match your wedding scheme, or wrap inexpensive pots in fabric for a custom look. After the ceremony and reception are complete, the potted plants double as wonderful appreciation gifts for friends and family who helped orchestrate your big day.
Using a water fountain or other water feature as part of your wedding decoration is visually pleasing, but also adds an auditory element that will make your guests feel like they are outdoors. Some rental facilities offer them, and small fountains are also available in the lawn and garden departments of most retail outlets. For a custom look, a simple, inexpensive pump combined with a water reservoir makes a basic fountain or waterfall. Use stones, bricks or similar materials to create a wall down which the water will cascade.
Use common lawn and garden ornaments and other decorations to further emphasise your garden theme. Use a wishing well to collect cards, tiki torches in place of candles and small lawn statues as centrepieces. Search the garden departments of different stores to find accessories that fit your personal style, and remember that shopping for these items in the off season has the potential to save a lot of money.
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