A backyard wedding creates such an incredibly personal and intimate experience that you could never recreate anywhere else. When you invite guests to your backyard wedding — you are welcoming them into your home.
There is nothing like saying "I do" at a home you cherish. You can create the wedding of your dreams right in your own backyard! Learn more about how to plan a backyard wedding with some of Darcy's top tips:
Save money. With a backyard wedding, you gain more control over your wedding budget because you aren’t paying for a venue, security deposits and other hidden charges. You can now shift your budget dollars to what is most important to you. You can also save money on decor since you’ll have the natural elements to add visual interest. You will likely need to rent almost everything else, but those rentals typically will not outweigh the cost of a venue.
Plan the wedding you want. Venues can be very restrictive and often limit what you want to do. Planning your wedding day should be fun and exciting. A backyard wedding allows you to be creative. You make the rules and you decide any direction you want to go. It could be a simple BBQ menu or a high end themed grazing menu. Let your creativity flow! A backyard wedding also gives you the perfect excuse to include your favorite furry friends on your big day. You don’t need to clear your pet with a venue or pay a deposit. Create your wedding day exactly as you see it.
Have more flexibility on the date. Having the freedom to choose a date that works best for you is a huge benefit of a backyard wedding. If you want to get married during peak wedding season, venues often book up a year or more in advance. With a backyard wedding you don’t have to wait for a venue to have a date free.
Choose any vendors you want. No need to choose from a list of preferred vendors the venue wants you to use. Pick your favorite DJ, photographer, caterer, or decorators. It’s all up to you!
Freedom to dance the night away and let loose! Most venues have set time limits and rules on their property. With a backyard wedding you can dance the night away as late as you want and even add some nontraditional touches like lawn games.
It’s true, backyard weddings may require more planning but with a great wedding planner to help, you can create the wedding of your dreams! Some other things to keep in mind when planning your backyard wedding:
• Mother nature cannot be controlled so make sure you have a good rain plan. Tent rentals can be a great solution here.
• Other things to think about are: Do you need to have your yard sprayed to control insects? Should you install extra lighting? How is the parking situation? If it’s tight, is there somewhere to rent parking space and shuttle people?
Hosting an at-home wedding may present some logistical challenges but having the right team in place to make it happen is key. Boston Catering & Events can walk you through all the steps and provide you with a well-seasoned events and design team. For those couples who want to make a statement with their wedding and have their friends and family talk about it for years, a backyard wedding can give you the freedom to do some incredible things!
Give us a call to start planning - 781-938-9300 or email Darcy.
Now is the Time to Plan
Working with Darcy and the Boston Catering & Events Design Team can assure your backyard wedding will truly be unique! We’d be honored to help you create your special day. Contact Darcy today.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Lauren · married on 10/19/2018
As a bride planning a wedding from across the country, I couldn't have asked for a better caterer and coordinator. Darcy and the crew at BC&E were amazing to work with! From the first moment I was in contact with Darcy, she was extraordinarily helpful and friendly. She was quick to reply whenever I asked questions (about a million of them), thought of things I didn't and gave me ideas to make our wedding the best it could be with the budget we wanted. The staff who worked our wedding was also fabulous and made sure the groom and I were never without a drink or food! We got many compliments on the food as well, especially the risotto! Do yourself a favor and add this to your menu... some guests went back for a full plate of this! You will not regret choosing BC&E and Darcy for your big day!
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Randi · married on 09/21/2018
I can not even begin to express how impressed I was with the service we received from BC&E for our wedding day. My now husband and I came to BC&E with a specific vision. They were they only caterer we met with who took our idea (a medieval Viking wedding) and created a custom menu. They did research into the spices and foods native to the Scandinavian region and even found a very old recipe for Nordic stone bread! From the menu, the table layout, and even the style in which the food was served. BC&E truly cared about bringing our vision to life and we are still reeling from the amazing experience. We are so grateful to them for how passionate they were regarding our wedding. I highly recommend them for any event!