Are you thinking about having your wedding in your or a friend's beautiful backyard? Backyard weddings are often thought of as a cheaper more carefree version of the alternative large church wedding. However, the reality is that although it may be more convenient, it takes more preparation than you think. There are a lot more factors than adding a few chairs. But don’t worry! We have laid out for you our top three tips to planning a backyard wedding that no one will ever forget.
One of the perks of a backyard wedding is that you can light it up any way you want. According to B&H, one of the things that should be taken into consideration is the type of lighting you use. Unlike an indoor venue, natural light will play a huge part in how you prepare your lighting. One should consider bright afternoon sunlight, twilight, and of course, the night. The daylight provides all the natural light you need. Come twilight things like tree lighting might be the best route to take as it can help fill up some of the darker areas of your yard. The nighttime is when you can incorporate artificial light within tents or other areas where pictures will be taken. Candles can also be utilized to light up dinner tables or areas of gathering.
Properly Frame the Event
One of the most challenging aspects of a backyard wedding is framing the event itself. What does this mean? It means creating a landscape that lends itself to be photographed and navigated properly by your guest. You don't want to end up with photographs featuring your neighbor's trampoline in the background. Utilizing properly placed artificial flowers in the background can greatly improve the overall surroundings of your wedding. Another area that should be examined is the grass itself. Opting in to replacing it for artificial grass can be very beneficial for your wedding and the homeowner. According to Celebrity Greens, artificial grass is long-lasting and environmentally friendly. It also requires very little maintenance for it to remain lush and green through every season and all weather conditions.
The majority of weddings occur during a weekend in order to accommodate people's work schedule. However, that also means all your neighbors will be home too. House Method suggests considering the parking situation before your guests arrive. Do you need a valet? Are there enough spots to accommodate large vehicles? Preparing ahead of time for these situations can keep the event running on time and will no doubt keep your neighbors happy.
We hope that these few tips can help you begin to understand some of the basic logistics of a backyard wedding. Although they might be easier than traditional venues, some work will still need to be implemented into them. So, what are you waiting for? Take the tips laid out and go plan the backyard wedding of your dreams.
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