Weddings do not necessarily have to be gigantic elaborate affairs. Many wonderful weddings happen in people’s backyards all the time. There are many things you can do to make your backyard wedding a special and memorable event. This article will give you tips for making the most out of your backyard wedding.
Even if you have hired a wedding planner, having a close friend inspect all the details of your big day will help to avoid unforeseen problems. From a food allergy to seating arrangements, the littlest things can sometimes cause the biggest scene so make sure to have a trusted adviser examine every aspect of your wedding long before you finalize anything!
Make sure that the groom has appropriate socks for the wedding! Socks are such a small item that they may seem insignificant, but when he realizes that all his good socks are in the wash he may end up scrambling to buy a new pair at the last minute. Save him the hassle by picking him up a pair of “wedding socks” and keeping them aside for the big day.
Skip having guests throw confetti at your wedding as it makes a mess and isn’t good for the environment, nor will you like picking it out of your hair. Instead, give your guests a noisemaker with the date of your wedding and your names on it to take home as an inexpensive keepsake.
It is important for brides-to-be to stay calm during the wedding planning process. Many women get stressed out when planning their wedding, and end up taking their frustrations out on those around them. Take a deep breath and remember that this is one of the most important events of your life, so you should be happy.
I was at a wedding last year which seemed more like a circus. Not only did they have the typical events like bouquet tossing and garter removal, but they insisted on playing games throughout the night. Many guests won’t be expecting to have to compete at your reception, nor will they welcome the opportunity. Try to keep entertainment such as this to a minimum.
Try to arrange transportation from the airport to the hotel or resort for guests arriving for your destination wedding. At worst, have your guests meet up and form groups so they can share the limo or cab costs. It’s already costing them a lot to be there; try to help them as much as possible!
Start your wedding guest list off huge, and then cross people off as you think of excuses for not inviting them. Soon enough you should have a manageable list which you can afford to invite, and good reasons for not inviting the people you have removed from the list, reducing your guilt.
If you are not having a church wedding, consider targeting an outdoor venue. Beaches and parks may offer an environment that makes your wedding day perfect and at a reduced cost. Another benefit to this type of venue is the ability to offer ample room for guests. Consider outside venues that offer indoor facilities in the case of inclement weather.
Send out save the date cards in advance of your formal invitation. Save the date cards can be sent out several months in advance, giving your guests time to find and book the best travel arrangements. In addition, you get your wedding on your guests’ calendar early, so that other events don’t interfere with them being able to make it on your special day.
As stated at the beginning of the article, not all weddings need to be gigantic elaborate affairs. Some of the best weddings have happened right in someone’s plain old backyard. There are many different things you can use to make your backyard wedding unique and special. Hopefully you can apply the tips from this article to help make your backyard wedding a memorable one.