Backyard weddings have become more popular than ever. Venues are postponing events due to the pandemic, travel restrictions are in place, and safety requirements for small gatherings create challenges. So, brides who are still eager to tie the knot are taking things right into their very own backyard. If you are considering a wedding at home, here are some tips to get you started.
Organize your rental supply checklist.
While wedding venues have reception halls set up and ready to entertain, it may be a challenge to know exactly what you need to order to create the same atmosphere. Here is a checklist to get you started:
- Tablecloths and linens
- Chairs – for the ceremony and meal
- Chair draperies
- Table décor – centerpieces
- Plates, cutlery, glassware
- Bars tables to serve food
- Beverage station supplies – beverages and pitchers, ice bucket, beverage glasses
- Floral arrangements and greenery
- Guest book
- Arch for the ceremony
- Trash bins
- Serving utensils
- Extension cords, power strips
Order appropriate food conducive to a backyard gathering.
Perhaps you had dreamed of a formal sit-down dinner indoors. You can still enjoy your favorite dishes; just modify how you serve them to suit your ambiance. When people think backyard wedding, comfort food typically comes to mind. So, include your upscale finger foods and side dishes while mixing them with your classic backyard selections. If you had your heart set on lobster as an entrée, consider serving it in a pastry or handheld appetizer instead. Pig roasts, hamburgers, and easy to serve buffet options have historically been a hit.
Create a unique beverage station.
Stock your bar with the typical favorites, but also include a specialty cocktail exclusive to your event. Think seasonal and original. If you have an innovation cocktail creation, this is the best time to share it with your favorite people. Ordering a keg from a local brewery or cidery to serve is a also great way to make your ceremony intimate. Anything that makes your wedding memorable is key.
Add a place for games and entertainment.
Backyard games such as cornhole, tetherball, horseshoes, Canjam, and so on are perfect entertainment to mix with the DJ and wedding festivities. It also creates a casual, fun, and intimate setting that fits the ambiance of an outdoor wedding.
Have easily accessible restrooms.
It is essential to have clean restrooms onsite and easy to access for your guests. Allowing everyone inside to use your powder room can get overwhelming and will create unnecessary traffic for your caterer when preparing food indoors. Consider any of these upscale options instead: Luxury Restroom Trailers – Edmunds Waste Removal.