A backyard wedding ceremony is a great idea and if you’re on the fence about it, let us explain why. Ideal for couples who don’t want to make a huge deal, but still want to have an amazing wedding experience, the backyard wedding is becoming a more and more popular choice, especially during times like these.
A backyard wedding ceremony offers a lot of perks without breaking the bank. In fact, it’s a great way to save money! From complete freedom in the guest list department, absolute control over the decor and setup, to total flexibility in terms of dates and planning, it’s a perfect mix between your traditional, big wedding and an intimate, smaller one.
Here are some of the perks that await if you choose a backyard wedding ceremony:
Since you’re not renting a venue no restrictions are in place, except the ones you and your partner decide on. Depending on the size of your backyard you can have as few or as many guests as you’d like. If you decide to invite more people last minute or if you’d like to include pets in your wedding, for example, there will be no extra fees to pay.
The backyard wedding ceremony allows you to say your “I do” in a place that’s familiar to you, a place that nobody else has ever gotten married before, a place that’s completely yours. There is a certain charm and a special kind of magic in this, unlike using a venue that’s popular with couples.
No matter if you decide to keep the guest list short or want to invite a lot of people, the intimate wedding won’t be affected and that’s just one of the many benefits these weddings have to offer.
The fact that you’re not paying for a venue opens a world of possibilities. You can take the budget that was originally planned for a venue and use it toward turning your backyard into the perfect wedding space you’ve always dreamed of.
You’re basically starting with a clean slate and can really mix, match and play around until you get to something you and your partner both love. There are a lot of rental companies out there that you can rent items from. These items vary, and can be as small as plates and cutlery to stuff like chairs, tables, lights, and even a dance floor!
If you’re worried about the weather you can always rent a tent and have a beautiful backyard tent wedding. There are a lot of backyard wedding ideas online, so you can always look something up, or you can hire a decorator. Venues usually take up the biggest chunk of the budget, so you can really splurge on other things with no worries by eliminating this expense.
Since you decide who’s invited, when they’ll arrive, what you serve, how you’ll have your backyard wedding decorated etc, you are practically in control of everything.
You’re not going to be bound by availability, so you can pick any date you want and have your wedding then. Many couples have special dates in mind when they first start planning a wedding, but later find out that they’ll have to compromise since the venue is already booked for their date. With a backyard wedding you won’t have this issue!
Also, if something comes up you can always reschedule and not pay any fees or be forced to wait months until another slot opens up.
Another great thing about the backyard wedding is the fact that you can have both your ceremony and reception at the same place. This way your guests won’t have to rush from one spot to another and everything will be much easier and more relaxed. What’s more, getting ready will be more fun as you’re already in your home, a space you know and love, so the pre-wedding edge will be significantly smaller.
To Sum Up
By deciding to hold your wedding ceremony and reception in your backyard you’re setting yourself up for a lot of excitement and an amazing, unique safe wedding experience everyone attending will never forget.
You’re going to be the one who holds all the strings and you’ll be able to set everything up just the way you vlike it. By renting out furniture, premium tableware, lighting, a tent, or other necessary items you can transform your backyard into a stunning venue and all that at a fraction of the cost.
For couples who love intimacy, are creative, aren’t afraid of a little challenge, and absolutely love the outdoors, the backyard wedding ceremony is all kinds of perfect.