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With the warmer weather approaching, one of the places you may want to consider holding an outdoor wedding is in your garden. Hosting a garden wedding takes a lot of planning but it’s easier than you think. There is nothing like getting married outdoors in the sunshine, surrounded by loved ones. You have the choice of a formal or casual wedding. Going casual, you can reduce expenses by a large margin.

It’s a good idea to have a seperate section with a decorated archway for the vows, with an aisle covered in rose petals leading to the gazebo. This makes for beautiful photos.

Floral arrangements need not be elaborate. If the garden is pretty and in good shape, you won’t need much in the way of flowers. A simple lantern with votives can be oh so stunning as centrepieces on flowery tablecloths.

To give your wedding more of an event feel, as opposed to a normal get together, consider having caterers do the food. A spitbraai in a seperate corner is the ideal solution. Have lots of cold drinks on hand such as punch cocktails and juice.

When the sun starts to set you’ll have to have some form of lighting. Lanterns, candles in glass jars hanging from trees and fairy lights will do the trick. Be fabulous and have fun

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Leave a comment | Glass Jar Wedding Decor

  • Trinity April 29th, 2009 at 7:25 am/time

    I love the idea of using glass jars for wedding decor. The roses in jam jars always remind me of my gran.

  • Silvia May 4th, 2009 at 12:58 am/time

    ohh i love the mason jar decor! i was originally going to incorporate this on the center pieces, alas, its a no go.q

  • Jeanne October 30th, 2009 at 4:43 pm/time

    I really want to serve cocktails out of jam jars but can’t for the life of me seem to find a wholsesaler or hiring company for the jars! Any direction please?

  • Carol October 30th, 2009 at 5:20 pm/time

    Hi Jeanne

    Have you tried Consol glass otherwise Pick and Pay have them for R5.99

  • Leah March 11th, 2010 at 6:30 am/time

    i’m using various jars for my wedding and plan to visit local thrift stores for variety and low cost. of course, you probably aren’t going to find hundred(s) of the same style.

  • Leigh-Anne March 12th, 2010 at 8:45 am/time

    Im using a combination of glass jars, glasses, vases, decanters anything really. Most of which are clear glass, however I do have some blue and brown glass as well just to incorporate the wedding colours. To compliment these Ive also used a small variety of ceramic pots which are also keeping in with the colours as well as silver items (butter dishes etc). All of which I sourced in thrift shops! So a great selection of carefully placed glass and ceramic containers to add a different dimension/texture to the usual wedding centerpiece. Will send pics of the day!

  • Tatiana Teran September 16th, 2012 at 12:34 pm/time

    Love your ideas!!! : )

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