Whether you are looking to create a budget-friendly event or a small romantic get-together, your backyard offers endless possibilities when it comes to planning a wedding. Read on to discover three helpful tips for creating a day to remember.
Spruce up the Landscape
If you have enough time, plan your landscaping so that it is coming to life with new blooms on the trees and bushes by the time your wedding day approaches. Use what you already have and theme your wedding around it. Mother Nature has painted a beautiful canvas; you just need to accentuate it. You will want to make sure your bushes and annual vines are trimmed and add life to the yard. Greenery is the key to a magical backyard wedding. You can add potted plants to your landscape, and you can also decorate your chairs and tables with beautiful lush greenery.
Adding decorative items can make your landscape more attractive. An arch decorated with greenery and a few fresh flowers add a nice romantic touch to any outdoor wedding. There are so many fantastic DIY ideas for decorating an outdoor wedding; you just have to find what works best for you.
Determine How You Want to Use the Space
How you use the space in your backyard will depend on a couple of things. For starters, how many guests are you planning on inviting? Determine how much space is needed for each portion of the ceremony and reception if you are doing both. Are there structures in your backyard that you want to utilize, such as a pool or barbecue pit or do you want to keep them separate? Once you know what you want to do in the space, you can start planning how you will achieve it.
Go out into the backyard and visualize your wedding. This visualization should give you a pretty good understanding of what you can and can’t do with your existing space.
Have a Bad-Weather Plan
The biggest drawback possibly to outdoor weddings is the chance of rain or, worse, thunderstorms or cold, windy weather. Being prepared for the worst will save your day from potential disaster. You may want to consider a tent and plan on using it regardless of the weather. You will save yourself the added stress of putting plan B into action at the last minute. You will be glad you worked out this contingency plan in advance.
Backyard weddings can be quite beautiful. With planning, creativity, and flexibility, you can have a memorable backyard wedding enjoyed by all. Plus, you’ll likely reduce stress and expense in the process.
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