Do you think backyard weddings are tacky?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Do you think backyard weddings are tacky?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    6 %
    No : (64 votes)
    69 %
    Depends? : (23 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 2
    Hostess
    11188 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Brickette: I think they’re great! I wish I’d had the land to have been able to do it. Go with your heart (and your head). 

    Post # 3
    Member
    8929 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Nope. If you can seat and feed everyone comfortably, it’s a nice way to have an intimate wedding.

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    Post # 4
    Member
    90 posts
    Worker bee

    Not at all.  We’re planning a backyard ceremony and it was at FI’s suggestion!  One benefit is that it’s letting us cut the guest list tactfully so now it’s just down to our absolutely nearest and dearest. 

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    8587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    As long as there is a comfortable amount of seating, food, and maybe a tent if you could get rain, I wouldn’t think bad of it at all!

    Post # 7
    Member
    44809 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Brickette:  Your yard is perfect for a wedding. It is flat and there is shelter if needed. One concern might be the number of guests vs the capacity of your bathrooms.

    Post # 8
    Member
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Hidden Acres

    I think it’s a great option, not tacky at all. You might need to perhaps rent some portable bathrooms, but even those can be really nice. I say go for it!! 

    Post # 10
    Member
    1282 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it would be lovely. 🙂 As the others pointed out, just make sure there’s enough shelter, food, ad bathrooms!

    Post # 11
    Member
    6580 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Brickette:  i wish i could have had a backyard wedding! You save a ton of money and you can hire a caterer. Having a venue (backyard) gives you room to have a nice affordable wedding!

    Post # 12
    Member
    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Brickette:  we had a backyard wedding just over 2 weeks ago and so many people told us that it was the most amazing wedding they had ever been to! So I don’t think it comes off as tacky at all. Just make sure you have a rain plan and enough seating for everyone. It’s also a good idea to rent some portable washrooms (they have some really nice ones!) and give sufficient heads up to your neighbors. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    1155 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Brickette:  A colleague of mine got married recently in his parents backyard and it was one of the most stunningly gorgeous weddings i’ve ever seen, it was so dreamy and charming and so very them! If it’s done right, it can look amaaaaazing. I say go for it!

    Post # 15
    Member
    977 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Our friends just had their wedding and reception in their backyard and while it was amazing and in no way tacky they did have to pay for a lot of logistical things that you take for granted at a venue. The did save money but it was no where close to what they thought they would save. besides the tent, table chairs, high end porta potty (you don’t want to have the basic ones when ur guests are in dresses eww), but also linens, plates,glasses, chairs, tables etc etc. My point is price it all out vs the venue you want. It’s a ton of work to set up and take down too not things you want to really be doing or having your family do on your wedding day. My friend and her bridesmaids were out setting up her tables at 6am! Gross. 

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