Simple surroundings like trimmed hedging, ornamental plants, blossoming rose bushes, and freshly cut grass aromas make garden weddings seem fantastic. However, there are many factors to consider while arranging a garden wedding. 

Think about the optimum time of year to celebrate, additional guests who aren’t on the official guest list (gardens are habitats to bees), unforeseen weather changes, and much more. 

However, one of the top queries for each engaged couple is regarding the styling and preparation of a backyard wedding. You want a picture-perfect memory of your outdoor wedding, and these ideas will make sure that happens.

Plan and think seasonally

Start preparing your landscape for a backyard wedding a year (or even more) in advance. Remember that you should plant what thrives in your specific region; flowers that do well in the deep south may not do well in cooler climates. 

Seasonality should also be taken into account. Don’t plan an October wedding if your ideal wedding location is a field of vibrant tulips. The spring bloom tulips will be long gone by the time September arrives.

Plant quick-growing perennials

Limelight Hydrangea is always recommended as a fast-growing, beautiful perennial that thrives in most climes. Just behind the event’s location, plant them in a row reasonably close together.

 Limelights bloom in the early summer and linger through the fall in practically all growing zones. They will have plenty of time to mature and make a beautiful ceremony background if you plant them at least a year beforehand.

Work on the lawn

The lawn needs to be worked on first because it will be subjected to far more foot traffic than usual, not to mention the garden chairs and tables. Preparing it as far as you can is best; nevertheless, even a few weeks’ worth of preparation is preferable to none at all. 

The essential task is feeding the grass to make it greener, stronger, and more resilient. Use a high-nitrogen spring and summer feed if the wedding is approaching. 

As long as the soil under the lawn is moist and the growing circumstances are favorable, you can apply the feed in granular form. Due to the increased growth rate, the grass will last longer despite heavy use, and the impact lasts for six months.

Get rid of pests

When it comes to being outside, pests and bugs are perhaps one of the main worries. That’s right, bees, mosquitos, and other swarming insects are all present. Just like you, they all adore flowers and greenery. And nobody likes to cope with guests continually terrified and swatting at the air.

You could always go the party favor route and distribute festive spray repellents to all of your guests if you want to make sure they can watch the event without worrying about some unauthorized pests invading their space. 

Try burning candles at each table to provide added protection and fight off insects. Additionally to aiding in the exclusion of unwelcome eight-legged visitors, they’ll create a pleasant atmosphere for the wedding.

Prepare the ornamental plants

Your garden will be bursting with color, interest, and natural beauty if the ornamental beds and borders are attractively planted. Remove any weeds and prune out sick, damaged, or dead growth on existing plants. 

Seasonal bedding can be planted liberally in gaps to quickly fill them in and provide an appealing fusion of color, form, and texture. More significant gaps can be filled with attractive focus points like statues or intriguing specimen plants in pots.

When decorating seating areas, consider using scented plants like jasmine, lavender, or honeysuckle so that guests can take in their fragrance. To ensure that your plants look their best on the big day, keep up with their feeding, watering, and deadheading needs.

Plan for the weather

Prepare a backup strategy in case of unforeseen wind or rain. Tenting the reception area is a common DIY wedding practice in backyards to address this problem. Tents offer not only shelter but also ambiance and more area for decoration.

Consider lighting options

Consider other things like lighting as you prepare your garden for your big day, consider other things like lighting. Your wedding will be splendid by day, but if there will not be adequate light as the dark falls in, your visitors will be disappointed.

Make sure the ambiance is just as magical as it was during the day if your garden wedding will last into the night. You’ll need enough light so individuals can comfortably navigate without being blinded by the lights.


The use of amenities like restrooms significantly impacts visitors’ experiences and, consequently, the mood of the day. Find out if there are enough restrooms on the property to handle your audience; if not, bring in portable ones. Modern porta toilets may be found or dressed up so they don’t block the view.