How To Plan The Perfect Backyard Wedding

Planning a backyard wedding can create a charming and intimate feel for your big day. Here are some tips for planning the perfect one!

What You Need For A Backyard Wedding

Outdoor Decorations

While every backyard has its own charm whether that be a lovely garden, a cosy firepit, a quaint patio, or other details, outdoor decorations are what’ll pull your backyard theme together.

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In terms of decorations, you may want to hang strings of fairy lights up for a magical atmosphere. You can also decorate the outdoors with a rustic wedding arch to serve as the centre point of your ceremony and reception. Hanging up fun signs and having an outdoor photo booth can also enhance your area.

The possibilities are endless for creative and crafty minds who enjoy DIY wedding decorations. Just think about the wedding style you’re looking to achieve and transform your backyard into the wedding wonderland of your dreams.

Plan Ahead & Consider Rentals

When hosting a group of people, you should plan ahead for any needs your guests may have. Since this isn’t a traditional venue, you may need to rent bathrooms.

For the reception, you may also need to rent items such as chairs, tables, or a large tent to cover the backyard. When planning an outdoor event, you must plan ahead for all types of weather. Should it rain, a tent can be a nice option for seeking shelter and staying dry. It can also be equally as helpful for offering shade on a sunny afternoon.

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Inform Your Neighbors & Plan Parking

In planning an important event in your own neighbourhood, it’d be courteous to talk with your neighbours in advance and let them know what’s happening when.

This will give them time to also plan ahead and be understanding when the time comes around when guests are parked all along the neighbourhood or music and partying can be heard late at night. If you’re friendly with your neighbours, inviting them to celebrate with you is also a good idea.

Then in terms of parking, this will differ depending upon your neighbourhood. Try planning ahead by thoroughly checking where street parking is allowed. Perhaps some kind neighbours have some extra space in their driveway that they’d be willing to lend to your guests. Or encourage your party-goers to carpool from a communal location.

Prepare Power & Electricity Sources

In order to plan a seamless backyard wedding, you’ll also need to be cognizant of where vendors can connect for power and electricity. Your caterers, food trucks, DJs, and other vendors all may need power sources.


Plus, if you have additional lighting decorations, those, too, will need electricity. Ask your vendors what sources they need then plan ahead with any outdoor extension cords or generators you may need to pull it all off.

Enjoy The Great Outdoors!

With these tips in mind, we hope your backyard wedding is the magical and intimate atmosphere that you yearn to achieve. As they say, there’s no place like home. A backyard wedding can be a memorable experience as you tie the knot in a place that means so much to you with the family and friends who’ve supported you over the years.

By embracing the outdoors and pushing through with your wedding ideas, adding some decorations, being mindful of the weather, and planning ahead with vendors and power sources, your backyard wedding is bound to come together perfectly!