(Closed) Are backyard weddings a trend?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

No, I don’t think so. I simply think that many brides start looking into the wedding world when they get engaged, and they discover this things that didn’t know existed and call them a trend.

Post # 5
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I’m sure people have been getting married in back yards for as long as people have been getting married outside of a church. Just do what fits you best 🙂

Post # 6
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My brother-in-law offered his yard at the time, which was a year ago, and I looked at him like he was crazy cuz I never knew a single soul who had a backyard wedding. 

Post # 7
854 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I never saw it as a trend. I think we notice various wedding styles now because of social media but backyard weddings aren’t anything new.  I would have a backyard wedding myself if I had access to a back yard and if I wasn’t getting married a volatile time of year.  October in Portland  = rain at times.

Being from the California coast where the weather is temperate, not humid, etc I’ve heard of it all the time. Its no different than having it in the park.  If you’re from NYC or Phoenix, I can see where being in a yard is not an option. 



Post # 8
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

If anything, venue weddings are the trend. Church weddings and backyard/at home weddings are the more “traditional” options. 

Post # 9
730 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t call them a “trend.” People have been doing it for a long long time, mostly because they’re more affordable. I’m sure if someone had a huge budget, they wouldn’t choose to do it in a backyard just because it’s trendy… they would just pick a venue because it’s easier that way.

Post # 10
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I didnt know it was trend.. i just thought it was cheap.. and we had a big back yard! lol 

Post # 11
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t pay much attention to trends, so i don’t know if backyard weddings would be considered one. i’ve only been to one (besides my own).

i had my wedding reception in my parents’ yard because they live out in the country, have a big yard, and have hosted many parties there, so it was always understood that i could/would have my wedding there.

i also liked the idea that that’s where i grew up, learned to ride a bike, had countless birthday parties (including my quinceanera), it’s where my husband and i had our first kiss and where he proposed, so it only made sense that i have my wedding there too.

Post # 12
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Kandiss16:  +1

Yeah, they’re a trend…for brides (like myself) who cannot afford a big reception venue. As much as it may horrify the masses, I think they’re starting to gain a bit of popularity.

I promise: what we lose in the venue beauty aspect we will make up for in the fun category 🙂

Post # 13
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Umm no. Backyard weddings have been happening since weddings began. 

Post # 14
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Not a trend.

I have been seeing a lot more intimate weddings since about 2008, when the recession hit North America hard.


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