(Closed) Planning a Backyard Wedding Party – I must be crazy!!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Backyard Wood Fire Pizza Party, yum or dumb?
    yum : (12 votes)
    75 %
    dumb : (2 votes)
    13 %
    other : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It sounds pretty good to me. I’m not sure how you would work the logistics of cooking that many pizzas? I have no idea how many you could cook at once, and who would be manning the ovens, although I’m sure you would have thought about all these things already.

    Small, friendly, informal and relaxed were exactly the things we wanted in a wedding too. We originally thought about a backyard wedding, but the cost of marquees and hiring everything just became too much.

    We ended up finding a small function room (max capacity is 80 people I think) that overlooks the water at Port Stephens. It was only $400 to hire and is not part of any clubs or anything so we can bring our own drinks and have whoever we want to do the catering, so we have been able to save truckloads of money and get exactly what we want.

    Sorry, I went off on a bit of a tangent there with something you didn’t ask.

    In conclusion, it sounds like my kind of wedding, and as long as you are aware of the extra logistics and costs involved, it sounds perfect.

    Post # 5
    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I sent you a PM so that people searching up the room don’t find me and this post.

    Post # 6
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that sound great! My FH and I are doing a kinda Back yard wedding too. Its simple yet weddingish, (not formal but still feels like a wedding) We are having it at an annex building in town and we are getting married in front of the building where you would see cars drive up!(I know sounds kinda redneckish but we are drapping the pillars with quazy fabric and doing a fabric backdrop so you can see the doors….it will look more like those fancy villas you see at beach resorts) Then we will have the reception in building. We will be serving good old fashion food like fried chicken mashpotatos, green beans, salad, dinner rolls. Very laid back because that is the way we are. We will have music and dancing.

    Really in the end its how you want to do it. If that is something you and the Fiance can agree on and it puts a lot less stress on you then go for it! Just remember if you feel like your wedding isnt fancy enough because you are going casual and back yard just turn on the tv and watch an episod of My Big Fat Redneck Wedding…and that will snap you back to reality!


    Post # 7
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Firie: Interesting

    Post # 9
    3520 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it sounds nice.  I don’t know if you’ve ever had it, but grilled pizza is really good too.  You could make both at the same time.

    Post # 11
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    It sounds fun, but as someone who cooks a lot of pizzas (actually Darling Husband does), you should probably hire someone to just man the oven and be in charge of cooking the pizzas and getting them out. Wood fired pizzas cook pretty fast, in as little as 2 minutes, depending on crust depth. 

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