Everyone knows that their wedding should be one of the most joyful and intimate occasions of their lives. Some people take this to mean that it should involve spending a lot of money and holding your reception in some swanky hotel. However, you can turn your wedding into one of your greatest backyard adventures yet. If you’ve got a nice backyard large enough to accommodate all your guests, then it could just be the ideal spot to hold your reception and even the ceremony. Holding either one in your backyard has a lot of advantages to consider.
First of all, it will be a more personal experience. Most hotels or rentable event venues often place lots of limitations with regard to how you decorate or arrange things in their space. The result is that most wedding parties that are held in the same places tend to look the same. In your own space, you can let your creativity run wild. For night time parties you can string lights among the trees and festoon the area with hanging lanterns in order to bathe your party with a nice, soft, glow. If you’ve got a patio, then you might consider using it as a stage for any entertainment or program you may have planned. If you’re worried about the elements possibly spoiling the occasion, you can easily rent some canopies or coverings to provide you and your guests with some shelter. You also have the freedom to select exactly how many and where each set of table and chairs for you and your guests should be set up. If you hold your reception in a hotel, chances are you’ll have to select your menu from a set list of items. You don’t have to deal with such a limitation when you’re in control. You can choose your favorite restaurant or caterer to supply your food without any hassle. Alternatively, you could even have your favorite dishes of your family or friends added to your personal menu. If you have amenities like a bbq pit installed in your backyard, you can also take advantage of it. Even other smaller details of the party such as floral arrangements and table décor will be yours to select and customize. A backyard wedding party opens up a whole world of possibilities.
A second advantage of throwing your wedding party in your own backyard is that it helps make the experience much more personal and memorable. Most of the time, having it held in some hotel ballroom or banquet hall that anyone else can rent for any other occasion can make such places feel cold and impersonal, which is definitely something most couples won’t want their wedding to be. It is a celebration of life and commitment, and it deserves to be held in a space that you can call your own. It will also mean something extra special and meaningful if it is done in the backyard of the home that the newlyweds will move into.
Holding the event in your own backyard means that you’ll not only have complete control and intimacy while designing your dream wedding day, you’ll also be able to save lots of money while doing so. Since your location is absolutely free, you’ll be able to spend more on other things for the wedding, such as buying or making a better wedding dress, adding more flowers and decorations, hiring a band, or just being able to afford a larger guest list, or maybe affording a nice get away honeymoon. The savings could also go a long way towards helping the happy couple start a brand new life together.
If you use your backyard as a venue for your wedding celebration, you can have a ceremony and reception that is intimate, elegant, personal, and memorable that you can look back on for years to come at a fraction of the price of having it held somewhere else. It liberates your creativity and imagination and goes to show that you don’t need some fancy location to pull off a grand wedding