10 things you need to have the perfect garden wedding

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Have you always dreamed of a garden wedding? Saying "I do" among the beauty of nature is a magical experience and with the right decorations, you can create the perfect fairytale wedding. An outdoor space means you can add your own personal touch to the space through a number of different decoration ideas. If you need help planning and decorating your garden wedding, look no further.

Whether it be a colourful and seasonal flower arch or hanging magical fairy lights from the treetops, these are the best and most effective ways to transform your space into the garden wedding of your dreams.

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The inspiration ideas you need for a fairytale garden wedding

1. Hanging drapes

An outdoor wedding means you can choose the exact location of your nuptials. Decorate the area where you say "I do" with hanging drapes that sweep across the area. We recommend choosing something white and sheer to help make the space look fairy-like.

2. Arch of flowers

Saying your vows under a cascade of florals is the ideal background for any outdoor garden wedding. An arch of flowers makes a statement and you can personalise it with your flower choice. If you're into the fairytale vibe, we recommend choosing baby's breath. Prefer the rustic barnyard aesthetic? Go for native flowers with plenty of colour.

3. String around fairy lights

Info: If you're looking for extra lighting for when the sun goes down, you need fairy lights. Not only do they help the space feel cozy, they add a touch of magic in the air. You may choose to string a few here and there or cover the space with flirty and fun fairy lights.

4. Sit on wooden chairs

If you're looking to really amplify the rustic aesthetic of your space, seating your guests on pretty wooden chairs will do just that. It's the ultimate barnyard chic look. Decorate the chairs with flowers and your wedding will be looking like a garden fantasy in no time.

5. Or, use haystacks instead

Not into your typical chairs? Haystacks may not have been your first thought, but they can create the ultimate farmhouse vibe. They help make the space look vintage and rustic, perfect for your outdoor wedding. We recommend putting down a padded cover to make your guests feel relaxed and comfortable.

6. Embrace nature in your decorations

An outdoor wedding would feel incomplete without fabulous flowers and plants. Tailor your arrangement to your personal style and what will suit the vibe of your wedding. These decorations will help bring life to your space and when paired with lights will create a fairytale wedding.

7. Let the lanterns hang

Info: For a touch of barnyard chic, lanterns are your best friend. You can fill them with flowers, fake plants or fairy lights. Hang them over the treetops and the space will look absolutely magical. If you're on a budget, you can also do this with mason jars. Either way, you can purchase these items in bulk from places like eBay and Amazon Australia.

8. Have a naked flower cake

Trying to decide on the cake for your special day? Your garden venue will look fabulous with an exposed or naked cake as it can really contribute to the rustic aesthetic. Adorn it with flowers and plants to make it stand out and really look unique to your wedding.

9. Include a self-serve beverage bar

If you're looking to add your own unique touch, a beverage bar is a great idea. You can tailor your choice of drinks – maybe some fruit-infused water or if you have something alcoholic it can also help your guests feel comfortable and relaxed. Being able to grab a drink as you please and mingle with others is arguably one of the best parts about a wedding.

10. Decorate with dreamcatchers

Wondering what else you can hang from the treetops? Dreamcatchers will send out positive vibes on your special day and they really help elevate the outdoor space into a magical fairytale dream.

Our top picks to help you design the perfect outdoor wedding

Vintage Candle Lantern with LED Flickering Flameless Candle
Vintage Candle Lantern with LED Flickering Flameless Candle


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