You’re engaged. Congratulations! There are so many things that go into planning a wedding. You have to pick out a dress, choose the flowers, and plan the bridal shower. Wedding planning can get stressful and often expensive. One of the most expensive costs of a wedding is the reception. Fortunately, there is an awesome, personal alternative to having your wedding in a fancy country club that everyone has to drive hours to get to. Have your wedding in your backyard!
Here are some undeniably sweet reasons to have your wedding in your backyard.
Having your wedding in your backyard will save you a ton of money. The average cost of a wedding reception in 2012 was $13,106. But you don’t even have to come close to that if you have it in your backyard. Save a ton of money by using table and chair rentals to fill your yard with places for your guests to sit and enjoy. This eliminates the cost of renting a venue. You also are not restricted to using the high priced caterers that are offered through many traditional wedding reception venues.
One of the biggest benefits of having a backyard wedding is the freedom that comes with it. You can choose any wedding date that you want. You won’t have to worry about having to settle for whatever the wedding venue has available. You have the freedom to choose any wedding decor as well. Whether you want it to be casual or black tie, you have zero restrictions on your backyard wedding because no one is in charge but you.
The worries of fitting your huge list of wedding guests in one room are gone. When you have your wedding in your backyard, you have an unlimited amount of space to work with. Maybe not unlimited, but many backyards are bigger than the average wedding venue space. You can set up your table and chair rentals however you like to fit the whole family in.
If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, remember these three major benefits of backyard weddings to save yourself on money and stress.