This is a beautiful time of year for weddings. Hosting a backyard wedding is a very personal experience. A backyard wedding can also provide cost less than a traditional wedding. One thing to keep in mind when hosting a backyard wedding is you still need execute on all the details to make sure your event goes off without a hitch.
First, you need to make sure you house is ready to host a backyard wedding. Do you have the appropriate facilities like bathrooms for the number of guests you will host? Do you have a solid surface or walkway to prevent lawn damage? Are your trees and scrubs trimmed to avoid any dropping branches or leaves? Do you need to add additional flowers for additional color to create a beautiful look to a backyard wedding? You may also need to add lighting to set an ambiance or to light up the dark sky should your wedding go into the evening.
Once your house and backyard are in order, it is time to plan your backyard wedding. Depending on your setup, you will need a ceremony area with seats for your guests, food preparation areas and food display areas along with dinner seating for your guests. You will also want to incorporate your own personal touches with wedding decorations, lighting and music. If you are incorporating dancing, a hard surface might be nice for your guests along with the appropriate electricity to make sure a band or DJ will be heard.
Some great ideas have been leveraged when planning backyard weddings and some allow you to take the indoors outside with the pictures we have included. For those getting married in their backyard, we wish you the best and many happy years together!