(Closed) Wedding in my parents backyard but……

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@rachels7683:  There’s nothing tacky about this. It’s your wedding, that means you get to do whatever you and your Fiance want to do! That said, if there’s no fences, you may want to prepare for some party crashers lol. And this isn’t even something exclusive to developments, there are tons of neighborhoods that just lack fences. Have fun!

Post # 4
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @rachels7683:  first and foremost… as this is your first post… a BIG Welcome to “The Hive”

Let me assure you… Not tacky at all

NOT EVERY Wedding has to be a big elaborate affair (despite that the “Wedding Industry” wants us to think that there is ALL there is)

Your Wedding ideas sound lovely.

Let me recommend you look at Blogging Bee Mrs Dragon’s past posts for inspiration…


Hope this helps,


Post # 5
9198 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I think it sounds wonderful.  You may have some curious onlookers, but whenever people see a party with a lady in a white dress, they’re super enthusiastic and congratulatory – which is pretty cool, really.  Congrats on your cancer remission!

Post # 6
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That’s what I’m doing too! We just wanted something nice and relaxed with as little stress as possible. Most friends and family are pretty understanding of what we have planned, but I think it’s normal to feel worried that people will judge you for not having a “real” wedding. I’m freaking out about how fiance’s family will view our wedding!

But, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. We figure we’ll be married whether it’s in a fancy church, in a courthouse, on a beach or mum and dad’s backyard, and we’re still just as married if we have a big three course meal, or if we have a BBQ off of paper plates.

Post # 7
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sounds amazing, and not tacky at all. I think it sounds like fun and will be perfect!!! Welcome to the bee!!!

Post # 8
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@rachels7683:  Definitely not tacky.

If you want to define the area, you could hang some bunting. If there are no trees you could insert a pole into a patio table base and use that as a support for the bunting. I would do multiple strands.

Post # 9
2295 posts
Buzzing bee

@rachels7683:  Nope not tacky at all. I actually read somewhere(forgot where) that a lot of people are doing this since its cheaper and people can’t afford weddings these days due to the finacial crisis.


I think it sounds nice to have those you really love surround you. The people you want will be there and not the “Oh I have to invite xyz because I invited my boss.”


Enjoy your day!

Post # 10
7219 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@rachels7683:  It sounds a lot like one of my options! I love a backyard wedding. I feel like it focuses on the people more than the pomp. 

Post # 11
34 posts

I think it sounds lovely. 🙂 Congrats and best wishes!!

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