In these times of crisis, many couples cannot afford a huge and expensive wedding reception. If you are in the same situation – you want to get married but you have only a tight budget – we can assure you that great and unforgettable weddings don’t have to be expensive.
Amazing weddings can be affordable; you just have to know what to do. It is not necessary to book an expensive location, to buy the most expensive decorations and to hire a wedding planner. If you have a “do – it – yourself” wedding you can save money.
If you want to have an outdoor summer wedding, but you do not want to spend lots of money on a location, we recommend you to organize a backyard wedding reception. With the right ideas for decorations, a backyard wedding reception can be an unforgettable and elegant event.
Backyard wedding reception ideas are many and diverse. Even if you are planning a backyard wedding you can still have your dream wedding. First of all it is important to make sure that you have enough space to say “I do”. If you only have a small backyard in which do not fit 200 guests and 20 tables, you should start thinking which persons are really important to you, the rest should be cut off.
A backyard wedding is usually more informal, but informal doesn’t mean it can’t be elegant. When it comes to decoration it’s always a good idea to keep it simple. Decorating your backyard with beautiful flowers, candles and lights, white bows and other pieces could create a beautiful and elegant atmosphere that will make you forget that it’s just your backyard. It’s not necessary to have a five course menu; a buffet will do just fine. It’s only important for the food that is being served to be delicious.
Backyard wedding reception can be very elegant, but what if you want to have a very casual, fun and memorable event? In this case it’s a cool idea if your backyard wedding reception would be a backyard wedding barbecue. If you are an unconventional couple that doesn’t need a formal, black – tie wedding, but just wants to have fun when celebrating the love for one another or if you believe that wedding is just an unnecessary formality, a backyard barbecue party is a great, amazing and unique idea.
Ask your friends to wear casual clothes (T – shirts, short pants, cute casual dresses), decorate your backyard with nice lanterns, candles, balloons and other pieces of decoration, prepare the barbecue and start a great party with good music, excellent food, an exuberant atmosphere and guests that feel relaxed and enjoy themselves. As it is your wedding day and you do not want to smell like food you should ask your parents or a good friend to prepare the food.
No matter how you want to organize it (if you want a fancy elegant wedding or a more casual one), backyard wedding receptions are a great money saving alternative to weddings at the restaurant or at another venue.11