Post # 1
I really want to get married in my parents backyard with a classy rustic BBQ theme. My parents love the idea, but there are some complications. We have a large guest list (lots of cousins and we have to invite them all). We are looking at about 100 people. My folks have a largish house and a large lawn, but the lawn is sloped. It’s about 100 feet long by 20 feet wide, with a 10 % slope, then it’s about 5 feet with a steep slope at the edges. In a perfect world with no rain, I think it would work perfectly, but in reality I think we have to tent or it will be a disaster if it rains. The tent people think they can tent it though. Not cheap! They have two washrooms plus their ensuite, but I worry about their carpet getting trashed evein if we ask people to take off their shoes.
Does anyone have any advice about size/shape of tables on a slope?
Any advice on backyard weddings? I think that dancing on the grass barefoot is fine, but my FH isn’t sure. Thoughts?
Anyone know a wholesale supplier of burlap or tulle?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 2
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
Rent port a potties unless they need new carpet. Personally, I fell it best to keep the guests outside of the home.
Post # 3
I recently went to a backyard wedding, everyone used the toilets inside the house and it was fine. I went later in the evening and nobody had trashed anything or done anything stupid. There was no dance floor and only the couple danced. There was no tent, but I’ve been to another backyard wedding where only a quarter of the yard was tented (where the food was).
To me, it only makes sense to do a backyard wedding if you keep it casual and lowkey. Add in a tent, chairs for every person, portable toilets, waitstaff, fine china, napkins for everyone, you might as well pay for an indoor venue that is less dependent on the weather.
Post # 4
I would rent porta potties.. I know they aren’t the classiest of things, but you can decorate them up to look a little better.
I’d be worried about 100+ people venturing into your parents house.. I know they are family but every family has a couple of people who like to take things, or damage things.
Here’s some ideas how you can pretty them up!
Or.. if it’s in your budget, there are porta potty trailers that are actually really nice inside!
Post # 5
Thanks for the input! Gah! The only porta potties I’ve found for rent in Whistler are $1000! Now we are talking about crazy money for a casual wedding.