Choosing a wedding venue can be difficult and expensive, especially if you are considering banquet halls or country clubs. Thankfully, your backyard can offer a great solution to this problem without having to compromise on any of your dream wedding features. If you’re interested in hosting a backyard wedding or reception, here are the top five tips for making it dreamy.
1. Set the Mood for Your Dream Wedding
When it comes to backyard weddings and receptions, wedding rentals are invaluable. From linens and tables to chairs and decorative glassware, you can find many essentials available for rent. The most important thing to consider before choosing a rental is the colors, styles, and patterns that you’re looking for.
2. Landscape Your Yard
Another thing that you can consider doing is having a professional landscaping company spruce up your backyard before the wedding. You should have any weeds and dead plants removed and replaced with florals or greenery that help bring in the feeling that you want your wedding to include. The great part about this is that you can continue to enjoy the landscaping and the fond memories even years after the wedding.
3. Consider Parking
Consider how much space is available for parking near your home to see if you have ample space for guests. If you don’t, you could consider having them meet at a hotel and hire a limo or luxury bus service to bring them to and from. This also has the added benefit of keeping everyone together and ensuring they all arrive on time.
4. Hire a Caterer
Consider what type of food you want to be providing and have your caterer booked ahead of time. By doing this you can ensure that there won’t be any hiccups on your big day. If you’re going for a more laid-back theme you might even consider bringing in a chef for some BBQ or a food truck.
5. Bring in a Coordinator
Bringing in a coordinator can also help your dream wedding run smoother and give you the added bonus of insider knowledge. Coordinators can also help you find the best setup for your yard.
Backyard weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and if you’re considering using your yard as your venue, keep these tips in mind. While it may not be a country club, you’ll be surprised at how incredible your backyard dream wedding can be.