(Closed) Is this tacky?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think that your way sounds like a pool party, not a wedding. I agree with your Fiance about not using the pool. I have seen backyard weddings done beautifully and casual though. So I think that would be fine. What about having somebody grill steaks and chicken on the grill and have nice salads and sides to go with it? There was a nice wedding on the WB blog today and they had steaks grilled to order and it sounded like a lot of fun and laid back. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re not having a backyard wedding but we are doing BBQ for our catering! Our wedding is about 110 (invited) and like you my fi and I both felt that fancy is just not us. I think your backyard wedding sounds wonderful, food seems perfect, but I do think I have to agree that maybe the pool isn’t such a hot idea. I’ve never been to a backyard wedding so I’m not really sure what you could do as far as music or tables, but I’d say it’s up to you and your FI!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think that sounds very "In Her Shoes" I think the pool part is a little much but the BBQ is a great idea.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

you could float candles in the pool. it would be very pretty!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think the pool should only be part of the setting.  I agree floating candles/lanterns would be very pretty in the background of your wedding photos.

 

  

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

That could be very cute, as part of the BBQ with floating candles. I think using plastic plates would be fine, real plates would be hard because its outside.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

there are also cool cheap bamboo plates they sell at world market.. they are nicer than plastic but cheaper than normal plates. might be worth checking into!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

i think a backyard wedding can be very chic.  you should watch "rachel getting married" for inspiration.  you could use mismatched china (check your local salvation army and dollar tree for good cheap finds) if you want to use real dishes, and that is something you can use forever.  i think if you want to have casual food, you should dress it up with slightly fancier dishes.  linen rentals are NOT expensive, so rent some nice linens instead of using those ugly oilcloth things.   doing it outdoors can also save you loads on decorations, since you have nature decorating for you.  i LOVE the floating candle idea and twinkle lights. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

also you could hang led lanterns in your colors from trees and make colored candle holderss with cutouts for the tables and even get those inthe ground torches and make the whole yard glow! i am totally into how pretty and special this will be! also instead of white linnens you can buy fabric from joann at 40% off with a coupon and it could be in whatever colors you pick. in my brain i see a salmon-y pink and a kelly green or turquoise- bright and summery and will look good with yellow candles in them.

also you could do a whole mason jar theme and make cool jugs of drinks like lemonade and have a whimsical yellow and white wedding theme!

also lanterns could be placed lower and hung on shephard’s hooks to create a glow from the ground look .

you could spray paint recycled cans and make designs on them and use wire to make the candle holders!

I am waay to excited about this!

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