(Closed) Backyard Weddings

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

haven’t done it myself, but check out younghouselove.com for how they held their own backyard wedding. it’s charming and beautiful, and I love that they were married in the place where they’re starting their lives together. I don’t think it’s silly at all — I’d do it myself if it were an option.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I think it’s a beautiful idea.  Miss. Scissors is doing something similar, I believe. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i haven’t done it, but i think it’s a great idea. you’ll have to get a lot of rentals, and think about the weather, but it should still be less expensive then a normal venue.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Sounds goregous but not sure about the logistics. PICS! πŸ˜€

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m having a backyard wedding by the pool, in the evening. 2 weeks away. (:

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am having a backyard wedding! My parents house in the suburbs of L.A. has a pretty big and open backyard. Lots of DIY, and we are getting it catered and hope to have a nice little ceremony, dinner, and drinks. About 50 guests. I love the intimacy of it. I haven’t seen my friends and family in a long time (we live abroad) and I can’t wait to have them all at our family home!

I use a backyard wedding, younghouselove.com, and this wedding on greenweddingshoes as motivation!

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Absolutely check out YoungHouseLove! They’re such a lovely couple and they a beautiful wedding in their own backyard.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Definitely crunch people numbers to space available. Run mock trials [decor etc], maintenance, maintenance, maintenance is key.[if you buy].

My FH & I are currently restoring/landscaping a 75yr old home on 3/4acres, and the thought definitely crossed our minds..and continues to cross it. Since we have the space, but the amount of time/money/effort to get everything ship shape by next summer is a bit uncertain. Even if all we had to do was mow the lawn & weed the gardens, I’d still be worried about the added work.

One benefit of a venue is that they handle all the upkeep.

Benefit of doing it at home is intimacy and possible cost savings.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

It’s not silly, we had the reception in my IL backyard, granted they live in a really nice house.  It did limit how many people we could have and we rented tents so it was cheaper in some ways but not inexpensive.  I loved having it there because there just seemed like so many rules and things to have to do for other places. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We were going to do it in our backyard too (our first home together) but our guest list did not allow us to make it comfortable for all (at least 75 invited) and also we wanted a good dance floor so it got voted out….BUT the idea was wonderful u can make it SOOO personal.  One of my friends did the same having her wedding at their home it was BEAUTIFUL and so much fun still talked about 3 years and 1 kid later πŸ™‚  she also later had her baby shower there just soo many beautiful memories right in her backyard

so i say if you r sure your guest list allows u go for it..but do not do what we did we spend over a year planning it in our backyard thinking no way we will want more than 50 ppl well we were wrong πŸ™‚  and i even had a lovely white prom dress as what i was going to wear.now it is there in my closet..however  I ADORE my wedding dress now πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I think it’s a great idea, especially pre-furniture!  You’ll have lots of space to make it event-friendly before you move in!

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Young House of Love was a total inspiration for my wedding…they helped me keep costs around $4k..that was awesome.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@rebecca.barter:  I checked out your blog post. Your wedding is absolutely gorgeous!! πŸ™‚

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