Backyard weddings have shown that there’s beauty in simplicity. Sometimes, all you need are natural surroundings as your backdrop and the people you love, especially that person whom you’ll marry.
You can’t really take the planning out of the backyard wedding, no matter how simple you envision it to be. However, you can relax a bit knowing that no venue rental will be taking the largest slice of your wedding budget.
See what more you can do to maximize your budget and spend on what truly matters to pull off the wedding of your dreams.
Get That Dress
With the soft light and scenery, it’s easy to imagine wearing something floral, fun, and fancy. A less voluminous gown may be less expensive and more weather-appropriate, but the material and intricacy of the embroidery can cost you more. Bridal accessories add to the cost of the wedding dress.
There’s no skirting around the cost of a wedding dress because it is part of looking your best on your wedding day. Stick to a budget when shopping for dresses, look out for sample sales, and allot time finding the best one for you.
Find That Groom’s Suit
Grooms may not have much “price-related stress” over suits because of wearability or versatility. With impeccable styling and mixing or matching, no one would know it’s a wedding suit worn to a corporate meeting or another friend’s wedding. But no one would miss the fit and fine craftsmanship either.
Find modern wedding attire inspirations at Harry Rosen. Their curated selection of men’s designer clothing includes suits for weddings. If one needs advice on what to wear, they have digital advisors.
Weatherproof the Place
The weather brings a lot of uncertainties that can destroy hard-won plans at the last minute. Your comfort and that of your guests will always be a priority for an event entirely done outdoors.
So weatherproof the place and have backup plans when temperatures fluctuate.
- Consider the time of day to get married. If you want to say “I do” on a summer day, try to schedule it on a late afternoon. It may also be best to avoid the hottest day of the year; maybe go for late summer or autumn.
- Rent a tent. This outdoor shelter is for the sun, rain, humidity, and bugs, ensuring you and your guests will remain comfortable throughout the event. It may also have heaters or fans.
This colossal tent becomes the reception venue, so you’ll have to decorate, rent tables and chairs, do the table setting. The cost of a tent rental adds up with the chairs and tables, wedding dishware, catering, and accessories.
Seriously Consider the Space
Compare your wedding plans with the actual size and condition of the land. This is to make the necessary improvements and rain plans.
For example, the ground has to be level for the tent, tables and chairs, and dance floor. You may need an additional power source for the lighting, live music, and the whole outdoor-wedding setup.