Budgeting for a Backyard BBQ Wedding
Couples who are planning on getting married can consider hosting their wedding in their or a love one’s backyard when on a budget. Backyard weddings are charming and can be affordable if you want to forego the high cost of a luxury venue.
When you’re planning on walking down the aisle, there are a few backyard BBQ wedding ideas to consider to make for an intimate, casual, and memorable event!
Buy Your Linens
You don’t have to pay full price for high-quality table linens when setting up each table for your backyard wedding. Consider purchasing wholesale tablecloths, napkins, and satin chair sashes that will create an elegant setting still perfect for the outdoors. You can purchase beautiful wedding linens like gingham tablecloths that will work within the theme and style of your wedding for a fraction of the cost and worry of a rental.
Shop for Discounts for Your Decor
When it comes to decorating your backyard for your wedding day, you don’t have to go overboard to furnish the setting! Scour local flea markets, antique stores, and garage sales to pay low prices for accent decor that is perfect for your casual setting. You can look for vintage bird cases to hold cards, large hurricane vases for centerpieces, and gold accents to enhance the design of your tablescapes. You can also find wicker baskets to hold programs or garden hooks for flowers that are hung next to the aisle.
Cut Down the Guest List
Probably the golden rule of planning a small wedding, and for good reason: cut down on your guest list to avoid spending more on food, drinks, and decor. Inviting fewer guests to your wedding will not only allow you to save money but can free up space in the backyard and make it feel less cramped. Cutting down on the guest list can also allow you to save money with the amount of chairs and tables that you rent, as well as the amount of linens you’ll need to purchase. Just because you’re downsizing doesn’t mean you’ll have less fun! Make sure everyone that’s important receives an invitation and you’ll still have a wonderful time.
Create a Dessert Buffet
Instead of cutting into your wedding budget for an extravagant cake, opt for creating a dessert table where you provide a variety of treats. Your guests can enjoy indulging in cookies, cupcakes, pies, and lemon bars where they can choose from a variety of foods instead of being served a slice of cake. Not only are baked goods inexpensive, but this way you’ll also ensure everyone has something sweet that they like! The best part of a backyard BBQ wedding is that the atmosphere allows for a more casual style of dining.
Make Your Own Centerpieces
You can host a beautiful outdoor wedding that fits within your budget by making your own centerpieces. Consider using floating candles and flowers in a clear bowl, which will look romantic and elegant. You can also make your own flower basket centerpieces by using baskets found while thrifting or at the flea market and filling them with in-season blooms. A popular centerpiece route is to use baby breath bouquets to cute down on cost of flowers instead of splurging on out of season florals.
Mock Up Details
Set up difficulty: ★★☆☆☆
Set up time: Approximately 30 minutes
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