Forget the idea that you have to rent a massive ballroom or stunning (yet expensive) outdoor space for a special day. It’s entirely possible to make a small backyard wedding truly memorable, too!
With that in mind, take a look at a few ideas that will definitely help you achieve that feeling without spending tremendous amounts of money on decorations you are never going to use again. Remember, what matters most is to have an amazing time on the best day of your life.
Rent a Wedding Arch
An outdoor wedding arch makes a powerful statement, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, you can usually rent them! While beautiful all on their own- especially for a rustic wedding- they look beyond stunning with just a few simple additions. Add your own flowers, beautiful twinkle lights, a little bit of gauzy material- the options are endless AND budget-friendly.
One of the biggest problems brides-to-be face are the decorations. In reality, there are a lot of options for you to choose from. You can even create your own decorations from paper, lanterns and a lot of beautiful lights to give it a fairy-tale-like appearance. The great thing about a backyard wedding is that it’s a blank canvas, so you’re free to really decorate it however you want. One tip, though- consider buying or renting real tableware. The last thing you want is for your guests to chase around their wind-blown paper plates all night.
Replace the DJ
In reality, you don’t need a DJ. As long as you create an amazing playlist and grab some really great speakers (rent or borrow them) you are set. This can work fantastic especially if your music tastes lean away from the mainstream hits towards the more obscure because you have the power to have it exactly as you want.
This can be a very sensitive subject, as most people will want a great photo album after the wedding. The good part though is that nowadays, our phones can take incredible pictures. Plus, if you’re having a daytime backyard wedding, you’ll have amazing natural light! You can make a wedding game and ask your guests to submit their best wedding shots. This is one way of getting as many pictures as you want, which you can add yourself to an album later on.
Make your own invitations
Yes, that is possible and if you are only inviting your families and closest friends, it can be a pleasure to make them. You can either design them in a software like Canva.com and print them, or make and design them from scratch. Another option is to send invitation emails since we live in a very modern world.
Involve your friends and family – you can always ask your friends and family for help in organizing your wedding. They will be very happy to help in the process, helping you cook, create and organize everything.
A wedding doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. It just has to be as beautiful as you want it to and incredibly fulfilling. After all, when you think back on it, you will only remember how amazing you felt during these times, without considering anything else.
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