When planning for a wedding, keep the Mother of the Bride in mind and give due attention to the Mother of the Groom, but prepare for Mother Nature. Being swarmed by bugs during a wedding ceremony bites. CBE has some great tips to keep the bugs away.
Before the Wedding:
If you have the time and money, have a professional exterminator treat the area 1-2 weeks before your ceremony. There are less expensive ways to address these pests as well.
Putting fans around the venue is one option; this will keep the air moving and help keep the bugs away. You can also set up repellant candles or torches beforehand and light them at night; these are made specifically to help keep the flying nuisances at bay.
For You and Your Guests:
When getting ready for the big day, don’t use scented body wash or hair spray. Also, stay away from sweet perfumes; the sweeter the smell, the more the mosquitos will love you. To prevent gnats or mosquitos from coming after you and your guests, provide mini bug-spray bottles or towelettes. To go with your theme, you can put them in colorful packaging and hand them out as favors. You could also give out hand-held fans that match your wedding colors.