Post # 1
I have been looking into posts and other blogs about having a wedding in a home since we have such a small budget but also because when I first thought about a wedding when I was little it was in a home with the most important people I loved and held near. After looking at probably a dozen or so sites it seems that everyone is saying that its a trend and even people say that “before this trend of backyard weddings its something I always wanted”, like they have to make a point that they were unique before this whole thing take off. I know rustic and DIY weddings are picking up but never thought that backyard weddings were a trend. We are a very practical couple so this is perfect for us and our budget but what do you bees think, Are backyard weddings a trend?
Post # 3
No, I don’t think so. I simply think that many brides start looking into the wedding world when they get engaged, and they discover this things that didn’t know existed and call them a trend.
Post # 4
@bebero: I’ve never been to a backyard wedding and never considered them a trend I was just shocked that everyone acts like it. I do know of somethings that are definite trends that a few gals and I bet on to appear at weddings but I guess im just shocked that each post says it like its the new banquet hall or hotel ballroom
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
I’m sure people have been getting married in back yards for as long as people have been getting married outside of a church. Just do what fits you best 🙂
Post # 6
My brother-in-law offered his yard at the time, which was a year ago, and I looked at him like he was crazy cuz I never knew a single soul who had a backyard wedding.
Post # 7
I never saw it as a trend. I think we notice various wedding styles now because of social media but backyard weddings aren’t anything new. I would have a backyard wedding myself if I had access to a back yard and if I wasn’t getting married a volatile time of year. October in Portland = rain at times.
Being from the California coast where the weather is temperate, not humid, etc I’ve heard of it all the time. Its no different than having it in the park. If you’re from NYC or Phoenix, I can see where being in a yard is not an option.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands
If anything, venue weddings are the trend. Church weddings and backyard/at home weddings are the more “traditional” options.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t call them a “trend.” People have been doing it for a long long time, mostly because they’re more affordable. I’m sure if someone had a huge budget, they wouldn’t choose to do it in a backyard just because it’s trendy… they would just pick a venue because it’s easier that way.
Post # 10
I didnt know it was trend.. i just thought it was cheap.. and we had a big back yard! lol
Post # 11
i don’t pay much attention to trends, so i don’t know if backyard weddings would be considered one. i’ve only been to one (besides my own).
i had my wedding reception in my parents’ yard because they live out in the country, have a big yard, and have hosted many parties there, so it was always understood that i could/would have my wedding there.
i also liked the idea that that’s where i grew up, learned to ride a bike, had countless birthday parties (including my quinceanera), it’s where my husband and i had our first kiss and where he proposed, so it only made sense that i have my wedding there too.
Post # 12
Yeah, they’re a trend…for brides (like myself) who cannot afford a big reception venue. As much as it may horrify the masses, I think they’re starting to gain a bit of popularity.
I promise: what we lose in the venue beauty aspect we will make up for in the fun category 🙂
Post # 13
Umm no. Backyard weddings have been happening since weddings began.
Post # 14
Not a trend.
I have been seeing a lot more intimate weddings since about 2008, when the recession hit North America hard.