If you’re looking for ways to cut down on costs and crank up the intimacy on your big day, a backyard wedding may be for you! This wedding will also add a special memory to a spot you can visit over and over again.
When you start planning your backyard wedding, make sure to consider these factors before walking down the aisle:
- Consider your guest list: You may have to shorten your guest list in order to fit everyone and their plus ones. Make sure to figure out how many you can reasonably accommodate in this backyard space before you send out your save the dates.
- Budget out your rentals: Unlike a traditional wedding venue, you’ll likely have to bring in most of your furniture and set up. While it can be much more costly to have a backyard wedding, costs for furniture rentals can add up quickly. After all, you’ll likely be bringing in everything from tables, chairs, tents, speakers and more.
- Check in on your home insurance: There are added risks to hosting your wedding at home — like what if someone gets hurt? Be aware of your liability and make sure your home insurance policy will cover you in the event of an emergency. You’ll also want to check in on your city’s event and permit laws.
After you’ve reviewed these main planning tips, get to planning! Keep reading for more backyard wedding inspiration and say “I do” in a place that feels like home with these 12 tips from The Zebra: