For couples preparing for a beach wedding, having mosquitos attend your wedding is a problem that needs to be addressed before the big day. Luckily, there are plenty of options available to curb these pesky insects from invading your venue. Choices from very simple to more complex methods can make sure your wedding day is a success.
For smaller mosquito free weddings, you can create a romantic scene by placing tiki torches and citronella candles throughout the venue. While this will not kill the bugs, they will help to keep them at bay. This can also be used with mosquito nets to cover the tables for the reception and help keep the insects away from the food and guests. Also, mosquito traps can be added throughout the area to keep the mosquito population at lower levels. These traps are portable, and they trap and kill large amounts of mosquitos.
For a personal touch, you can also hand out small bottles of bug spray to all the guests. If you are not a fan of commercial bug spray, essential oils are useful in keeping mosquitos away. There are many recipes available that you can choose from to make personal spray bottles and hand them out to each guest. The bottles can even be used as wedding favors. By adding a label featuring the couple’s names, wedding date, and ingredients, guests can remember your day and continue to make the recipe at home.
There are also many flowers and plants that repel mosquitos. This includes lavender, marigolds, lemon balm, pennyroyal, lemon thyme and basil. You can create the perfect centerpiece with these plants and repel mosquitos at the same time.
For larger mosquito free weddings, there are professionals you can hire to apply a spray to your venue. This will eliminate the mosquitos and give you peace of mind that insects will stay away throughout your day. This option is very helpful if you don’t want to bother with the ideas mentioned above to keep the mosquitos at bay. The spray would make your event insect free.
There are many ways to handle the preparations for a mosquito free wedding. Depending on the size of your party and your budget, one or a combination of these suggestions should fit your needs. Don’t let mosquitos keep you from enjoying the beach wedding of your dreams. It just comes down to good planning and prevention.