Post # 1
Many people, family, friends and even other bees are under the impression that having a backyard wedding on someone’s private property somehow equates to a free venue and creates an opportunity to save $$. As if we should accept this location as a “favor” to us.
While it does allow you to save some by bringing in your own alcohol, it is in no way cheaper. I could have easily rented a venue closer to town for a fraction of what it costs to rent tents. Additionally we are incurring the cost of having to bus people to the location, distance for the vendors, etc.
Vent over. Thank you.
Post # 3
I hear you! Everyone’s like why don’t you just get married at his family’s lake house? Well $1,000 for the tent, then need to rent linens, dishes, having a caterer. It really adds up!
Post # 4
This is the case for us. I think we’re spending just about as much money as we would at a venue. Too late to turn back now! 🙂
Post # 5
My tent is $1660 ALONE. That does not include table/chair/lighting rentals. And if it rains, it’ll be another $500 for sides. And if it’s cold, who knows how much for heaters!!!
Post # 6
@FranksMama: WOW! We are looking at a venue that tents it’s pavillion for free. It’s a 1k rental includes tables linens, silverware. It is amazing how fast backyard turns into big money.
I sympathize with you, girl!
Post # 7
We never considered a backyard wedding, because our backyard is the size of a postage stamp. But I heard before that renting a tent, tables, chairs, linens, etc. is very expensive. I think we were pretty lucky with our wedding package. I don’t have to worry about things like napkins and plates. It’s all included. One thing less to stress about!