Post # 1
Long time lurker, here for tips.
Fiance and I are getting married in October 2020. We have a limited budget and want to have a BBQ-with-friends-type wedding. Very laid back but nice!
We are going to rent an AirBnB with a nice big outdoor space, and we are DIYing most of it.
I made several spreadsheets, but what am I missing? I know I must be overlooking/forgetting a lot. Also, is my timeline looking good?
I forgot to add flowers, but what else??
By The Way this the atmosphere we’re going for, just less fancy. We’re going to use a lot of nature for our decorations
Post # 3
It seems that you’ll need to gather addresses (June 2020) prior to sending out the Save the Dates, not prior to invitations. A small thing I forgot until last minute was to get a card box (I just ordered one Amazon Prime). Also will you have a guest book or something similar? You have a cake topper but don’t show when you’ll order a cake. Lastly, I’d probably order bridesmaid dresses a month or so earlier; some can take 2-3 months to come in depending on what you’re doing, then may need altered. Your spreadsheet looks a lot like mine did 🙂
Post # 4
Before planning on using an Airbnb, read through the listing THOROUGHLY. Most Airbnb’s do not allow parties or events of any kind due to liability. Airbnb’s are not corporate event venues that carry their own insurance, they are typically privately owned vacation homes. You will need to budget accordingly for event and venue insurance if you go this route.
Post # 5
We had the same plan but no AirBnB’s near us (within 50km) allowed big events if they served alcohol.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
Re: the air bnb. I am renting and air bnb to get ready in the morning of the wedding. The place I rented specifically states no parties or events. However I did contact the host directly and was very upfront about my plans. Letting them know there would not be a crazy party, but I would have vendors and family there the morning of the wedding.
Some people told me no way and refused my booking. But others were very open to it and glad I was transparent about my plans with them. Thats the best thing to do and you wont encoutner any issues!
Post # 7
Also, even if the host allows a party (doubtful), your wedding may violate local laws. I would hate for it to get broken up by code enforcement or the police.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa
I see you have a ? on photographer.. but if you’re getting one that needs to be done right away along with venue. They book up early (the good ones).
Post # 9
We’re thinking about it. but are not dead set on it!
Oh right! I just realised the gaffe! Thanks for pointing that out! I’ll add those things you mentioned, good point! I didn’t put the cake down yet as I want to try to make it myself first. Or we might go for cupcakes! We’ll see! Thanks so much for your help!
We found a couple that allow events, but we’re yet to get in touch to discuss details. Thank you for that tip. We didn’t know and didn’t even think to look something like that up!
Aww I’m sorry about that! I’m still undecided on whether to do that myself. I can do my make up just fine (I like it natural), but not sure what to do with hair yet! Thank you!
Oh wow, I didn’t know they could be that strict. I might start contacting venues (airbnbs) now then, so I can come up with plan B by October of this year.
Shoot, we need to look that up too! Thanks for the info. I feel like we thought this was going to be much easier than what it looks like to be.
If we get one, it’s going to be a family friend. But yeah better give him a heads up in advance! Thank you!
Post # 10
If you do go this route, get proper event coverage. The wedding insurance packages sold online are practically scams.