Garden weddings are definitely more beautiful and romantic. However there is a list of disadvantages that goes with it as well. Wedding happens once in a lifetime and I strongly believe it should be how you envision it to be. Do not mind what others think or worry about. It’s your day and your say.
Always hope for the best and prepare for the worst. So take note of the items you should get ready for instance air coolers, fan, mosquito repellant (preferably odorless/ natural one), or have the venue fogged before the event, canopy, plan B: alternative place to move the wedding if it rains, platform for guests to walk on if the ground gets too muddy.
Positive Remark: For buffet reception, guests are given the choice to leave early, esp old ppl, guests with kids who don’t fancy staying up too late. Traditional wedding is just too boring, everyone is expected to sit down looking pretty, then toasting session and so on..garden weddings will be more fun, people get to mingle around. Overall atmosphere is more relaxed. Very romantic and cozy.
Negative Remark: Super hot weather, everyone will be sweating and uncomfortable, make-up will smear. Irritating mosquitoes. Unpredictable weather, rain, strong wind, soggy and muddy walkway, might trip and fall due to slippery walkway, garden is drenched if it rains. Air pollution.
i think it’s no problem as long as u come prepared and get the guests to do so too. i have a few guests from the Europe who will be visiting M’sia and definitely the 1st thing they love is our weather (in fact the only people whom i see love to complain are none other than Malaysians). Secondly with buffet style guests are given choices to leave early too, esp old ppl & guests with kids who don’t fancy staying up too late for obvious reasons. Finally … traditional wedding is just too boring for us as we’re expected to sit down looking pretty and called to yam seng to every single table to some of the guests whom we hardly ever know.
Passion Road. Photographer: John Poh
Here are a couple of options that I have posted: