It seems like there is always a negative reaction when someone says "backyard wedding." Backyard weddings are a great way to save money and don't have to be a negative. I'm not saying to have everyone in t-shirts and shorts with Dad standing at the grill making hotdogs. It is easy to plan a backyard wedding, save money, and still have a beautiful celebration.
First make sure that there is enough room and that the house looks pretty. If your house is not the most attractive, or if you don't have a large yard you can always ask a family member if you can use theirs. Make sure the grounds are maintained before the big day. Set up the tables and chairs the day before and put out all the decorations the morning of.
Written by Michelle Della Giovanna, Creative Director of Della Giovanna Bridal