keep mosquitos away

Three beautiful plants that will (naturally) keep mosquitos away at your wedding

Styling // Tips + Advice // by The QB Team

It’s no secret that Queensland summers can bring with them a few pesky mosquitos. Want to keep them away without dousing your guests in bug spray? These three beautiful plants naturally repel mozzies and also look super sweet!

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Make your wedding feel, look and smell like a Mediterranean garden with masses of this favourite herb. While the fragrance reminds us of beautiful things like roast dinners and Italian villas surrounded by rosemary hedges, turns out mosquitos hate the scent.

Make your special day mozzie-free by tying sprigs to chairs as aisle decorations in your ceremony, including rosemary sprigs in your table decorations at the reception, giving away potted plants as favours for guests (have them on show somewhere at the reception), displaying table numbers in small pots of rosemary or even just including rosemary shrubs in elegant pots at your venue.

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Basil is one of the most effective natural mosquito repellants out there and it smells (and tastes) amazing too.

A fabulous way to include basil plants at your wedding is to set up a drinks station, bar or bar cart with a few potted basil plants – and be sure to include a cocktail in your drinks list that’s garnished with a basil leaf! Another idea that’s sure to be a hit with your guests (especially if you’re serving Italian fare) is to display little pots of basil on tables at the reception with a ‘pick me’ sign, encouraging loved ones to add as much or as little basil to their meals as they like. It’ll keep mozzies away from tables, add an interactive element to your reception and will make your wedding food taste delicious!

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You don’t have to tie the knot on a lavender farm to keep mozzies away (and flies, fleas and moths as well, apparently).

Include this timeless plant in your bouquet, offer wrapped bunches of lavender as gifts for guests or incorporate masses of the bloom in your styling to make sure nobody leaves your wedding itchy. Oh and don’t be afraid to play around with lavender in a floral hairpiece or in the groom’s/groomsmen’s boutonnières.

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