Planning a Small Backyard Wedding

February 24, 2014 at 9:05 am Leave a comment

3595800195_a975c337c0_oCelebrate your love with a backyard wedding, a great idea for couples who desire to share their special day with friends and family in an intimate familial atmosphere. Backyard weddings offer sincere meaning and a personal touch as they occur at a private residence. They may be large or small depending on the space. Read on to learn ideas for planning a backyard wedding.

Selecting a Date

The date selection process is very important for couples planning a backyard wedding. Most backyard weddings transpire during spring through the early weeks of autumn. This is when outside temperatures are comfortable and gardens appear lovely. Although, this is not to say your wedding should not be held during the rainy season or snowy winters. If so, simply ensure that the appropriate measures are taken to accommodate the inclement weather. The benefit of backyard weddings is the date you choose will not be booked, a common problem associated with typical wedding venues.

Choosing a Location

Deciding on a location for your backyard wedding may be an easy task for some homeowners. No backyard? Ask a close friend or family member if they are willing to allow use of their backyard for the occasion of your wedding. Before making your final decision, determine if the backyard is large enough for the amenities and number of guests you plan to invite.

Helpful Tips  

Make sure you have all the logistics in order for your backyard wedding including such things as the number of restrooms, parking and electrical outlets. Create a list of items you need to rent, buy or borrow. Show consideration to your neighbors by notifying them in advance that you are planning a special celebration. Do your best to keep the late night noise level respectable. Have a backup plan for your wedding in case of bad weather or unforeseen occurrences.

Decorations Ideas

Set the mood for your wedding by adding touches of your wedding colors into the surrounding area in the form of tents, ribbons and candles. Do-it-yourselfers will delight in the opportunity to create wedding decorations such as hand-stamped invitations, hand-painted watercolor programs, aisle garlands, handpicked flowers, hand-sewn seat cushions and altar embellishments.

Reception Suggestions

Many creative options abound for your back yard wedding reception. Offer an old fashioned barbeque or host a potluck buffet. For a romantic effect, string twinkling white lights above the tables and hang colorful paper lanterns from trees. Decorate tables with centerpieces composed of mason jars and wildflowers. Remember, it is your wedding, make it as special as possible.

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