Post # 1
hey girls! im looking for those of you who are having out door weddings. im sure there are lots of you out there! well im having a lovely little ourdoor wedding. however, i need some advice. there are so many little details that i need to work out. i have a slight problem. im getting married outside of my church. it has an adorable back yard that has a huge grassy area filled with elm trees. its big enough to host the wedding and the reception for about a little less than 300 people. there is also a cute baseball park connected to it. there is a perfect little hill that has red woods on the hill. it looks like it was made to have a wedding there. However, there are a few problems. it faces the street so you can see the housed behind the trees. also there are only 3 redwoods so you can see right through them really easily. so there isnt a very pretty background. i was thinking about trying to hide it with making a backgroud of our own. such as…having a garden trelis or two or three behind us decorated with flowers. we dont want to have an arch but something that hides the back ground a little better.
what are you guys using as your background? anything at all?
Post # 3
You could possibily make trifolds using trelises. Have you checked into possible renting a large tent you could leave the flaps open on all the sides except for the one side. Also as a gift to your church you could plant a few trees to help give more coverage plus its a nice little reminder of your wedding day. Hopefully this helps:)
Post # 4
We got really lucky, and there are palm trees framing the area where we are having the ceremony, so I think we’re going to opt out of the arch that the venue provides. I would ask your florist if they have any structures or tall plants that you could borrow or rent, or if they have any suggestions. Or maybe you could get creative with fabric (but be careful if it might be windy). If you are interested in going the DIY route, you could cement tall branches (and decorate them, of course)into buckets and use that as a background. I’m sure all eyes will be on you anyway, so don’t stress too much!
Post # 5
thats some good advice! i think i will do that. plant some more trees. i already talked to my dad about it and he said that would be great!
Post # 6
If you need more coverage than planting trees will provide, you might be able to rent potted bushes or trees. My aunt did that this summer and it looked fantastic! All in all it was fairly cheap too. She used junipers, roses, potentilla and something else.
Post # 7
I sencond the potted plants/bushes. We’re having a somewhat similar setup, and we found a rental company that is renting us both an altar setup (i have no words to describe it other than sort of like a chuppah) and two large trees on either side. It completely changed the setup.
I don’t know when you’re getting married, but unless you’re planting fully grown trees, which can be pretty pricey, they’re not going to be huge in time for your wedding?
Post # 8
I’ve been trying to decide this, myself. I’m thinking of asking my dad to build some kind of arbor for us to get married under. Otherwise, I don’t know what we’ll do!
Post # 9
We ended up renting an arbor for ours — it cost us about $100.00
Here is a link to what our set-up looked like: