Outdoor wedding and mosquitos

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
284 posts
Helper bee

The bonfire should help with mosquitos some. At my outdoor wedding we left little baskets with bug spray around the venue and guests were able to use bug spray as they pleased.

Could you get some large citronella torches to put around the yard? 

Post # 3
289 posts
Helper bee

I think in May it should be fine bug-wise – what’s it like now? Will likely be pretty similar. That said, I did attend an outdoor Canadian wedding that was just ruined by the mosquitoes because the couple didn’t want to fog. They had a big bonfire where most of us ended up hiding out by, but the event was definitely ruined by the bugs. So if you’re looking at a date later in the summer, beware!

Post # 4
111 posts
Blushing bee

I’d talk to an extermintator. A friend has yearly BBQ’s and his property is on the edge of a wooded area. Right before his party, he has an exterminator come out to treat the yard, and part of the wooded area, for mosquitoes. I’m a magnet for mosquitoes, and have never been bit during one of his parties. 


Post # 5
32 posts

Thank you so much for posting this– I juat realized this will be a problem for me in a month too!

My immediate thoughr is to buy some citronella candles to put at strategic points (my venue has a river going through the middle, somewhere near that would be good) and provide a basket of bug spray.

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