- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
FI and I have always wanted to have our wedding on his family’s beach property in Rhode Island. Now that we’re actually engaged and starting to plan the wedding, I realize how freaking stressful this is probably going to be. Since it’s not a traditional venue, we’ll have to buy, rent or make just about everything – from silverware and plates to hanging lighting and finding parking for all of our guests.
We plan to have a fairly large wedding, too. About 125 people. So this complicates things as well, but it’s important to us to have all of our family and friends there. In fact, that’s probably the most important thing.
I know that backyard weddings aren’t always cheaper – of course budget is a concern, but that’s not why we want to do it this way. We want to do it because we love the spot and we love the idea of having total freedom to do our wedding our way.
So Bees, am I crazy for trying to do this? I don’t intend on hiring a wedding planner, although I am considering a Day of Coordinator.
And for those Bees who have had a backyard wedding – what was the best part? What was the worst? What stressed you out the most? What do you wish you had done differently? And most of all..if you could do it again, would you?