A minimalistic bouquet can make a bold statement. For instance, a single magnificent protea or beautiful lily on a long stem.
2. Something Blue
Instead of the traditional blue garter a flower girl in a blue dress will make a statement.
If music is your thing and you have a music theme for your décor, consider having old long-playing records as plate chargers.
4. Local Food
Welcome your overseas guests with a taste of traditional food from your home country. Biltong, Boerewors snacks and little milk tarts will give them a taste of South Africa while you have your photos taken.
Have customized wine and water bottle labels made with your names or initials on.
If the weather is hot, rent an ice cream van to serve ice cream cones to your guests while you are having your photographs taken.
A garden wedding is an opportunity to try a different seating arrangement. For instance, a circular arrangement with the dais in the centre, will enable guests to see you from all different angles.
Make your guests feel special by inviting them to suggest their favourite song or music, so that you can compile a list beforehand for the DJ or band.
9. Wedding Favours
Instead of wedding favours, send guests home with a midnight snack box. A small box of shoestring fries or cocktail sausages would be welcome on the drive home.
Write a hand written personalized note to each guest to show how much you appreciate them as a friend and for being present at your wedding. Although it is your special day, you will be loved and appreciated more for making each guest feel special and valued.