Did you know that a country garden wedding is actually a good way of making your budget go further on your wedding day?
How A Country Garden Wedding Can Save You Money
Firstly, this style of wedding is essentially rustic, so you're not looking at hiring an expensive, lush venue. You could hold your wedding in:
- A pretty garden (with a marquee as a weather back-up)
- A rural village hall you've prettied up yourself
- A barn - with hay bales to sit on around the dance floor!
This is one style of wedding where DIY ideas really come into their own
Rather than having a sit down dinner, you could have a hog roast
You could just hold your wedding in the afternoon and serve sandwiches, afternoon tea and cakes. With champagne or Prosecco or even homemade wine for the toasts!
If you don't want to have a formal wedding cake, then have a sweetie table with a selection of informal cakes - brownies, cupcakes, sponges. If you've got some baking friends, ask them to make something for you as a wedding present.
Flowers should be simply arranged. You could put jam jars with cottage garden favourites on the tables and arrange them yourself. Just tie a ribbon around the neck to add a special touch.
Make some floral alphabet letters to decorate gates and the chairs of the bride and groom.
Floral bunting is a classic country-style way to decorate your wedding venue.
This lemon cake would look wonderful on an afternoon tea table and it's easy to make - recipe by Delia Smith via BBC Food. You could also serve up dainty afternoon tea sandwiches and rolls (recipe and image via BBC Food again).
Dessy flowergirl dresses in florals will match your theme perfectly.
Photography credits: Featured top image of flowers via Style Me Pretty; Chairback leaf letter as top featured image; Image of chairback bouquets and birdcages via Rock My Wedding, couple of bridge via Pearl Pictures; Blackboard bucket via The Wedding of My Dreams.