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Are you planning a big event this season? Do you need to find some kind of entertainment for your guests? If so, maybe now is the time to look into getting a DJ for the party. But, how do you choose from the long lists of DJs available today? Is one DJ a better choice than another? My website is filled with tips that can help you choose the DJ that will fulfill your wishes perfectly. You can learn about the different equipment that different DJs use to entertain the crowds and how to learn what types of music the DJ will play.

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5 Ways To Make Flowers The Stars Of Your Garden Wedding

by Heidi Wheeler

More couples than ever are opting for nontraditional wedding venues. And one of the most beautiful and romantic are outdoor gardens. While a garden venue may have many great features, its primary draw is usually the flowers and lush greenery that will serve as a stunning backdrop to your wedding. But how can you make the most of the flowers in your garden venue? Here are a few things to do. 

1. Mind Your Seasons

First, determine which flowers in the immediate venue location you want to look their best. For instance, daffodils and hyacinths start early in the spring, while roses and lilacs bloom much closer to summer. Want gardenias or camellias? Wait for midwinter for new blooms. By doing your bloom research, you'll find the right timing for your favorites. 

2. Start Earlier in the Day

The sun will eventually set and transform your garden into a different space at night. This can be a great ambiance, but it will obscure the landscape and flowers. So if you want to make more of the blooms, consider a brunch or early afternoon wedding instead of a ceremony at a later hour.

3. Enjoy Cocktail Hour 

Cocktail hour is typically used by couples to change or fix their outfits and transition the ceremony space into a reception space. But it's also a time for your guests to mingle and enjoy the garden. Give them the time to do this by setting up the cocktail hour so that it highlights the best garden features. 

4. Make It Instagrammable

Share this amazing wedding venue with more people and in more pictures by encouraging people to take their own pictures. Set up social media-friendly photo spots. Create a wedding hashtag, website, or social media account for guests to post their pictures. And find out from the venue where and when your guests can wander to take pictures. 

5. Get On the Move

Don't limit yourself to just one spot for the entire event. Gardens provide nearly endless variety in flowers, landscaping, water features, hardscape, and views. Take advantage of as many of these as you can by moving around for your wedding photos. This includes photos of individuals, couples, the wedding party, and even family pictures. 

Ready to start making your favorite flowers a centerpiece of your wedding? Begin by touring outdoor wedding garden venues in your area today. No matter what your goals, wedding plans, or budget, you're sure to find the perfect spot to say "I do." 

Contact a local wedding garden venue to learn more.