Planning the Perfect Garden Engagement Party
Celebrate Your Engagement with a Beautiful Backyard or Garden Party
Your engagement is a significant moment in your life. It represents a transition between two of life’s stages, and it is an important event that calls for a celebration.
An engagement party is meant to be intimate. It is a time to surround yourself with those closest to you, who are genuinely thrilled to know you are determined to take this big step in your life. Although many couples choose to book a place like a restaurant to celebrate this moment, there is something special about having it in the comfort of your own home. Or, the home of a close family member, especially if there is a beautiful backyard or garden you can take advantage of for your party.
Here are some tips for planning a beautiful open-air party to celebrate your engagement:
Analyze Your Surroundings
Before you start planning, take a long, hard look at the landscape that surrounds your space. Trees, bushes, flowers, you can certainly make use of all of that to plan your layout and use it as a backdrop, too.
Say Yes to the Tent
Resorting to tenting can make your life much more comfortable. Tent rentals will provide shelter from the weather. But it will also be great for hanging lighting, flowers, and help to create the perfect space for your intimate gathering.
The trick about planning an engagement party is to understand just how to balance things to create a beautiful setting. One that is perfect for your celebration, but doesn’t quite feel like the wedding yet. Although, you can plan it so that it feels like an introduction to what the big day will be. The use of simple and elegant elements, such as candles and string lights, will help create the perfect, romantic-yet-laid-back mood.
Provide Plenty of Seating
Sure, it’s a garden party, but that doesn’t mean your guests have to stand or walk around the entire time, except during the meal. Providing ample seating along with spaces to walk and mingle will allow your guests to feel comfortable throughout the event.
Have Fun with the Decor
You can take advantage of the outdoor setting and bring a little bit of it into your tent or whichever space you’re using to host your event. Combining lighting and tablescapes with some greenery will give your engagement party a cohesive, inviting look.