You’ve chosen an outdoor wedding in one of the most beautiful garden wedding venues in Melbourne, and now it’s time to work out the finer details.

The little touches can add to the overall impact.  Whether you are still exploring garden wedding venues Melbourne for your big day, or you’ve picked your favourite location, let the scenery inspire your choices, from flowers to bonbonniere.

Once you’ve found your top leafy wedding spot from the plethora of garden wedding venues in Melbourne, you can start planning the rest of your wedding.  While the big things, such as cars, gowns and flowers, are usually the first things guests notice, they also love taking in the little things.  Choosing the right details can create a big impact.

Garden Wedding Venues Melbourne
Garden Wedding Venues Melbourne

Your Vows

A “wedding vow” is a set of promises you and your groom make to each other during the wedding ceremony. In Western culture, the wedding vows customarily included notions of commitment such as love, faithfulness, devotion in sickness and in health, and permanence.

During your vows, at the very least, you must have a celebrant and witnesses present. You can say them one after the other, or together in unison. Usually the couple will face each other and join hands for their vows.

Almost all wedding celebrants allow you to personalise your vows, which will be arranged when you meet with your celebrant. If you are unsure about the wording of your vows, ask your friends, family and celebrant for some examples they’ve used in the past.

Remember that you and your partner can say different vows – there are no rules about the nature of vows, and they can be humorous, solemn, or anywhere in between.

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All About the Flowers

One of the main reasons couples choose a garden wedding to begin with is to enjoy the natural surrounds while pledging their commitment to each other.  This includes the existing natural elements of the garden itself, but also the floral arrangements they choose for their day

This includes floral arches to frame the happy couple and create a beautiful backdrop, flower pails adorning the aisle, and not to mention spring or summer-inspired bouquets.

Opt for flowers that tie in with the theme of the garden itself, or go for a look that stands out.  Whatever you choose, flowers are a core element in any garden wedding, and are the base upon which you plan your décor.


Garden Wedding Venues Melbourne
Garden Wedding Venues Melbourne

The Little Details

When you plan a garden wedding, you need to allow for all of the whacky, wonderful things that nature can throw at you.  This includes making sure your guests are comfortable on the day.

There is a good chance you’ll be choosing the warmer months for your garden wedding, so having water bottles on hand is not just a nice touch, but a very practical one.  You can decorate the water bottles to match your theme, and even offer personalised labels so guests can identify their own bottle.

Other ideas for hot days are paper fans, or let your program double as a fan to help your loved ones cool down.  If you are worried about the weather raining on your parade, having umbrellas handy is a wonderful addition.

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Ceremony Highlights

There are some lovely ways to add a unique touch to your garden wedding ceremony.  Including young children or pets in your big day can add an extra element of joy and happy unpredictability that only they can bring.  They make great ring bearers or flower kids!

We’ve also seen people light memory candles to remember those loved ones who have passed – this way families have a physical reminder that they are still with them on their wedding day. 

Another great idea that is increasing in popularity is the time capsule.  Couples add some beautiful or funny mementos to a time capsule, as well as a bottle of wine to share, to be buried until a milestone anniversary in the future. 

Garden Wedding Venues Melbourne
Garden Wedding Venues Melbourne

If you have your heart set on one of the many stunning garden wedding venues Melbourne has to offer, but you’re still deciding on your favourite location, be sure to head to Ballara Receptions.  With picturesque gardens, indoor options and one of the top reception venues in Melbourne, you have everything you desire in one location.

Contact Ballara Receptions to arrange a personal tour, and check out our exceptional venue for yourself.