Mosquito Repelling Creeping Lemon Thyme Plant -The high citronella oil content of this hardy, easy-to-grow perennial plant is more potent than any other mosquito repellent plant tested. / Could be great for the deck.
To ask someone to be your bridesmaid: give them a mason jar filled with berries (blackberries!) or something and attach a little note to it saying will you be my bridesmaid, maid of honor, etc. (for flower girl, fill with candy)