We are having a garden wedding at my parents property in July. Even though the garden is quite private (12 feet high hedges and/or fence), they have houses backing onto their property on 3 sides. A couple of the neighbours we know quite well and it won't be a problem, but some we don't know at all.
We just want to make sure that a neighbour doesn't start mowing their lawn or some other noisy business during the ceremony. I would love to say the whole time during ceremony and reception, but I'm trying to be realistic.
Our idea was to write a nice note to 4 or 5 neighbours within earshot and personally deliver it. The note would say something along the lines of,
"Dear neighbour, our family is having a wedding this Saturday. To help us celebrate the day, we kindly ask that you try to avoid cutting your grass after 2:00pm. Thank you for your consideration.
Does this sound too stiff? I don't want to have a negative affect and annoy people. We also thought about giving them a bottle of wine or a potted flower as well.
Any ideas on better wording or delivery would be greatly appreciated.