(Closed) Tux and backyard wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 18
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3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@waitingforthering2:  The live band was a huge part of that, and it cost less than we expected.  It was only $800 – the band leader arranged a fifth guy for no extra cost, but basically it was $200/musician for the night, for four hours, and they took two breaks.  Just used sattelite radio after that – you could do an iPod playlist, or just let music be done.

I would keep the decor simple, and elegant.  We hardly did anything, because the restaurant was exactly what we wanted.  But, I would do white Christmas lights and flowers on your tables… And some nice candles…honestly that would do it for me, personally.  I would really stick to clean, white.

We did not have a set cocktail hour and dinner service.  There were passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the night, as well as the same hors d’oeuvres on a buffet that was periodically replenished, and that was set up when people arrived.  We  had a custom commissioned cask of beer, house red & white wine, two cocktails, tea, coffee, sparkling water, and fountain pop that were open, and I think one person ordered something else (that they had to pay for).

In figuring out your food situation, don’t forget about plates, flatware, and glasses.  You’ll probably have to rent those, either from your caterer, or somewhere else.

Also, since your Fiance is really into the Tux, make your start time 6pm or later.  He should read The Black Tie Guide – if he does, and follows the recommendations there, he will definitely be best dressed.  That’s what I did, and I was very pleased with my results.

Post # 19
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511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I love the idea of a formal backyard wedding. It sounds so personal being at FIs parent’s house and with you in your dress and Fiance in his tux. We had neighbor’s growing up that had formal parties in their backyard every year. I remember going over as a teenager and thinking how elegant and beautiful everything looked. I think lighting will help you create a very romantic feel. 

Post # 23
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It’s your wedding– wear what you want!

Post # 24
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971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@waitingforthering2:  I am a professional photographer in the rockies. People ALWAYS mix the rustic with elegant and it totally works. Photos of people in ball gowns in front of a rustic wooden fence is great. 

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