Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Some like them huge and glamorous, others like them small and intimate. If you are someone who enjoys small get-togethers with close friends and family, then read on! Here are a few things you might need or want to create for your backyard wedding.
Having a multitude of lights throughout the ceremony and reception will make your wedding appear ethereal and whimsical. In essence, lights are a great wedding decoration. Mini lamp posts can form a beautiful aisle if you are having an evening ceremony. Strands of lights hanging from the tent or beams are an easy way to illuminate the space for your guests. Globe, lantern, LED, shapes, and grapevine are some other types of light strands that would be great for wedding decor.
Another great thing about backyard weddings is that you can keep it simple with food. Of course you can still have salmon or steak if you’d like, however, the beauty of having a backyard wedding is that you can get away with any food you want! Barbecue? Go for it. Finger foods? Absolutely. If you want to pay a friend of yours to man a crepes station, then try it. A wedding is the type of event where calories don’t count!
A dance floor is a must for any type of wedding! A wood stage will be the easiest and quickest to install for the night if you don’t have a large enough patio to accommodate your guests. Photo booths are expensive to rent so try making your own! All you need is a white or black sheet, a camera with a tripod, and some costumes/accessories. Your guests will love goofing off and taking silly pictures!
Can’t afford a bartender? Not a problem, pay your friends to do one hour shifts throughout the night. This gives them the opportunity to mingle with friends and family while making a few extra bucks. If you don’t feel like having a bunch of hard liquor at your reception, then opt for wine and beer. Set aside a couple glasses of wine and a couple beers per person and you should be set!
If you’ve had a backyard wedding, please share with us and others your great ideas!