Planning A Backyard Wedding On A Tight Budget
If you have always imagined having an outdoor wedding, but your budget for the festivities is low, you can still create an unforgettable and beautiful event. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on flowers and decorations that people will enjoy for a few hours. More importantly, the day is about you and not décor.
You can have a wedding in the yard of a family member or friend, at a local park that offers free rental, or somewhere that has property to rent at a low rate. When planning your reception, consider the following:
Rent The Big Stuff
There are some items that are easiest to rent, so you don’t have to deal with the set up and take down. All your need for your reception—or even for the ceremony itself—is a tent, tables, and chairs. The rental companies are going to do all of the heavy lifting, configuration and the take-down at the end of the event. You don’t have to worry about a thing. For more information, contact a company like Joliet Tent Co.
Use Shabby Chic Décor
You can get decorations for the event on a very tight budget, without having to sacrifice elegance. You can get floating lanterns to hang from the ceiling in packages at discount stores, along with crepe paper and balloons. You can also get candles at these stores, with a decorative mirror to place underneath—use these as the centerpieces with prepackaged flower petals.
Add Christmas lights around the interior of the tent, place some fresh flower bouquets throughout the space, and you’ll have a complete look that is very low cost.
Catering Is Easier Than You Think
Do you ever sit at a wedding and feel like you are eating a bulk food store’s vegetables, salad or coleslaw? You probably are, because it’s easy for catering companies to purchase some of these items already prepped in bulk. You can get family members to help contribute or make a dish for the big day. You don’t need to have catered food to have a good time.
Your budget wedding could be everything that you have ever dreamed of, if you think that you can manage to do the majority of the work on your own. You can get create and use ideas from pictures online to create your own decor and wedding theme, and you can save your money for the more important things that will come in your life.