Soon-to-wed couples these days are less traditional in planning their dream wedding. Beauty Gonzalez and Norman Crisologo, for one, opted for a garden-themed wedding at Antonio’s in Tagaytay City:
While the al fresco wedding had the usual flower arrangements and greenery, Beauty and Norman veered away from using pastel colors. “They used black and white to preserve the sophistication and classy-feel of their wedding,” events planner Rae Guinto says about holding one.
Like non-conventional weddings, garden weddings are highly customizable according to what the couple wants. Though it may be risky during the rainy season, Guinto said that couples can have big tents installed just in case. “(Garden weddings) present a more insta-worthy feel to their invites,” Guinto remarks.
Garden weddings best represent the “relaxed formal” trend, and Guinto describes them as vibrant, fresh, and relaxed. Should you consider having a garden-themed wedding in the future, here are things you should put in mind.
1. Choose the best month to hold your wedding. The ideal months to hold a garden wedding? Guinto suggests to hold it between the months of January-March or October-December. Aside from less chances of rain, these suggested months have better weather. You (and your guests) want to look at their best, and you defo don’t like to be sweating throughout the ceremonies, right?
2. Be 110% prepared. No matter how well-planned your dream wedding may be, always have a plan B in mind. “You must take into consideration a lot of things, from the loudness of your sound system, to ventilation of the area, to contingency plans in case of rain,” Guinto says.
3. Make the most out of your venue. Garden weddings usually have big venues, giving soon-to-wed couples creative freedom in adding various gimmicks from photo booths to pool parties. Guinto’s suggestion? Hold your reception beside your wedding reception area. “That’s indeed achieving your dream wedding while not spending so much.”
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