(Closed) Small Backyard Wedding

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
578 posts
Busy bee

I was just married October 4th and we had it in his mom’s backyard ๐Ÿ™‚ it turned out great! We had about 50 people there (close friends and family) and catered BBQ food. Our theme was country and we decorated everything ourselves. Mason Jars, centerpieces, the arch, we rented hay, and all the tables/chairs from ABA DABA. It turned out GREAT! Everyone loved it. Our entire wedding with the dress, photographer, food, rental equipment, decorations cost us 5,000 dollars. We planned everything in a little under six months.

Post # 6
1180 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My mom remarried last summer and had a backyard wedding. She had the food catered, and hired a bartender (co-worker of my brother at the restuarant he worked at). But other than that we did it all between the 2 of us. Made fans for the guests (Since it was July in Texas). Had a cocktail hour before the ceremony with cheeses and meats and little snacks. My mom originally wanted the wedding inside in the formal living room off the entrance and was worried guests would come in late during her walk down the stairs so we moved it to the backyard.

I made some wooden signs, and we got big plants with yellow flowers, hung globe lights from the trees, rented some chairs, etc..  Here’s the ceremony space:

Edit: It was definitely a TON of work. I ran around so much that day that I honestly didn’t even enjoy the wedding like everyone else. Consider that before asking family to bartend, even if they say it’s not problem. Now that I’m the one getting married my mom and I decided we’d rather pay for convenience this time.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  TXbride2015.
Post # 7
2272 posts
Buzzing bee


Keep it simple but it should still feel like a wedding. Also don’t put too much pressure on yourself even though it’s casual you’re still the bride. Just to let you know you can hire wedding planners just for day of service, basically you plan the whole thing yourself and just hire a coodinator to put everything together the day of your wedding so you can sit backa and relax (way less expensive than a full time planner its what im doing). You could probably also find a cheap bartender so your dad and brother can also enjoy themselves. Also if you want a casual wedding dress look at bridesmaids dresses because most of thema are available in white and ivory, plus saves a lot of money. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  llussier.

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