You’re planning one of the biggest days of your life, and stress levels are rising faster than your guest count. Between finalizing details with vendors, managing family dynamics, and trying to enjoy this special time, relaxation often takes a backseat. Enter lavender, your new best friend and secret weapon for infusing tranquillity and aromatherapy into your big day.
Soothing benefits of lavender for your wedding day
Elevate your wedding day’s ambiance by embracing lavender’s myriad benefits. Renowned for its calming and stress-relieving properties, lavender becomes an unsung hero in orchestrating a serene and memorable celebration.
As you navigate the whirlwind of emotions and excitement, the subtle fragrance of lavender can serve as a natural remedy, instilling a sense of calm and tranquillity. Beyond its aromatic charm, lavender holds the power to create an atmosphere of relaxation, promoting a serene environment for both you and your guests.
Lavender-infused wedding decor ideas for a calming esthetic
Lavender is the quintessential calming herb, and incorporating it into your floral wedding decor is a simple way to create an ambiance of relaxation and aromatherapy for you and your guests. Here are some of our favourite ideas:
Lavender ceremony decor
Amidst the whirlwind of emotions, there’s no moment more charged with anticipation and nervousness than the wedding ceremony itself. In these pivotal minutes, the calming essence of lavender can play a transformative role.
Consider weaving lavender subtly into the ceremony decor to infuse a sense of tranquillity into this sacred occasion. Delicate lavender sprigs can adorn the aisle or be entwined with altar arrangements, releasing their calming fragrance with every step down the aisle.
A strategically placed lavender arrangement adds a visual flourish and a soothing olfactory element to the heartfelt vows. For an added touch, invite guests to toss dried lavender confetti during your joyous exit, turning a potentially nerve-wracking moment into a fragrant celebration.
By incorporating lavender into your ceremony, you’re not just creating a visually stunning setting but also curating an environment of calm, ensuring that every step down the aisle is serene and memorable.
Place bunches of fresh or dried lavender sprigs in vases on tables and at the reception entrance. The natural fragrance will waft through the space, soothing tensions and anxieties. For extra impact, combine the lavender with other aromatic herbs like rosemary.
Make lavender sachets to give as favours or place them in linen napkins, under plates or in gift bags. Simply sew small pouches from lace, burlap or patterned fabric and fill them with dried lavender buds. Your guests can then take them home to freshen drawers, closets and linen cupboards.
Adorn doors, archways, pews or walls with lavender wreaths. Use fresh or dried lavender tied with ribbon, or purchase ready-made lavender wreaths to hang in place. The natural fragrance will envelop the area, creating an oasis of calm.
Group lavender-scented candles together on tables to naturally infuse the surrounding space. The flickering candlelight and lavender aroma are ideal for an evening lakeside or garden wedding. With some simple yet thoughtful touches, lavender can work its relaxation magic and turn your floral wedding into a tranquil, memorable event for all.
Relaxing lavender aromatherapy treatments for bridal parties
Lavender essential oil is known for its calming and soothing properties. Why not treat your bridal party to relaxing lavender aromatherapy treatments before the big day?
Lavender infused salts
For a spa-like experience, create lavender-infused Epsom salts or sea salts for baths or foot soaks. Simply combine dried lavender buds or several drops of lavender essential oil with salts. The lavender scent will fill the room and relax your bridal party as they soak.
Lavender massage oil
Mix a few drops of lavender essential oil into a carrier oil like sweet almond or jojoba oil. Use the lavender massage oil to give a hand, shoulder, or full body massage to your bridesmaids and mother of the bride. The gentle massage and calming lavender aroma will melt away any pre-wedding jitters and tension.
Lavender-scented lotion bars
Make lotion bars scented with lavender essential oil to gift your bridesmaids and mothers. Melt beeswax and shea or cocoa butter, add several drops of lavender essential oil and pour into molds. The solid lotion bars can be rubbed on hands, elbows, feet and anywhere else for soft, scented skin. The lavender scent provides aromatherapy benefits while moisturizing the skin.
Floral waters, or hydrosols, contain the aromatic benefits of essential oils in a diluted form that can be used directly on the skin. Lavender hydrosol or floral water is very calming and soothing. Spray it on your bridal party’s face, hands and body for an instant refreshing pick-me-up and mood boost on your floral wedding day. The lavender hydrosol will keep your bridal party feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and smelling amazing.