Have had to change our wedding venue due to costs

posted 2 years ago in Venue
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Wannabee

Mistress_K:  You should check out the blog. Younghouselove.com, they did a whole backyard wedding. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Tarp Chapel

I am all for backyard weddings/parties! Just one reccomendation, if you are doing music outside make sure to see if you can get a noice permit, and let all the neighbors know well in advance. But you still have to make sure the music is at a reasonable level. My mom hired a DJ for my 18th birthday party that was at h and she was able to get it all cleared.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it is a great idea.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mistress_K:  In addition to the noise the PP mentioned, I would also make sure that there is enough parking and bathrooms. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I love backyard weddings! I’d also add to make sure you’re house can handle everything electricity-wise. I had a client last Summer who didn’t heed that warning and kept losing power because of too much load on her home’s circuitry. Maybe look into renting a generator. They’re noisy, but you’ll be able to keep everything on. You can also get quieter ones in some areas if you’re willing to pay a bit more.

ETA: Huge plus of an at-home wedding – you don’t have to do all the clean-up that night. You can wait until the next day and let people party as long as you want. Huge win!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I love at home weddings. Sadly, they are comparitively rare over here where a backyard is not quite the same as it is in the US!

I’d second other pp’s comments about enough bathroom facilities though. Especially since while you may well trust all the guests, do you want them traipsing around the whole house? Instead, I’d be inclined to restrict access to some areas (if possible) so that you don’t end up realising you have to sleep in the remains of a party!

Also, you will have to check out noise disturbance – and get a permit if necessary – since the last thing you want is the cops rolling up to shut things down. 

Be prepared to put quite a lot of work into it though and recruit a team of willing helpers. The absolutely last thing you need to be doing on your wedding day is trying to get ready AND set up.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just remember: It will be cheaper, but it will not necessarily be easier! I understand that a professional planner might not be in the budget, but please do not underestimate the prep work and enlist plenty of help if you need it. 

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