Who says you can’t throw a kick ass backyard engagement party or wedding? Personally, backyard parties are one of my favorite events to plan. There’s nothing better than throwing an intimate party with all of your close friends and family. The perks? SO MANY! You can cut down on SO many costs. All you have to worry about is decor, rentals, food, and the booze! (If you’re into that kind of thing.) I find everything you use to incorporate into the event becomes that much more personal.
So while the possibilities are endless, here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your backyard extravaganza:
- Start with the guest count and evaluate the size of your backyard (or front yard) It’s imperative that you make sure that your guests will be comfortable during the event. Think about whether or not you want to have a tent if it’s going to be too cold or unbearably hot.
- Make sure you can place your vendors at appropriate locations without causing too much clutter. It’s important to consider that you have adequate space for your vendors to set up. This could be the DJ, or the caterer. Yes, it’s important to make everyone feel comfortable, but in an emergency situation everyone should be able to evacuate the area without any issues.
- Create a diagram of your backyard. It’s a great help for your wedding planner and your vendors so they have a visual aid of where everything needs to go.
- When picking out your decor, use the components that are at your disposal in your own backyard. (i.e. trees, poolside seating, swings) you can amp up the use of items to make it extra festive! You can even use parts of your backyard as a perfect place for photos. (Think scenic, and breathtaking)
Comment below and let us know some of your favorite ideas for backyard parties. We’ll see you next time!