In 2012, the average cost of a wedding reception was $13,106. And that doesn’t even cover the ceremony! In fact, with the ceremony, the average 2012 wedding cost an average of $26,951. If those figures are making you sweat so hard that your engagement ring is just about to slip off of your trembling finger, it’s time to relax and start planning the outdoor wedding of your dreams.
The truth is, weddings don’t have to be terribly expensive. With the right mindset, careful planning, and a whole lot of creativity, you can keep your wedding costs low while still having the beautiful and elegant soiree that you always dreamed of — without sacrificing any of the beautiful details or personality that your event deserves to have. When you have an outdoor wedding, all of this and more is possible. Outdoor/backyard weddings are one of the best ways to have a low-cost wedding of your dreams. Here are a few tips to make those dreams a reality:
The Small Details Matter
Wedding planning is stressful, as it requires the coordination and execution of hundreds of details. That being said, it’s not always easy to keep all of the small details in mind. However, one cannot begin to stress their importance! For example, an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception requires specific planning when it comes to attire. High heels don’t mix with soft terrain. If you are getting married on grass or similar turf, ask your guests to bring flat shoes, or provide slippers as favors. Also, remember your Aunt Suzie who can’t be around any shellfish? You might want to rethink that shrimp cocktail, lest you want Suzie’s hospital trip to end up ruining your big day.
Wedding Tent Rentals Are the Way to Go for an Outdoor Wedding
A backyard party can save you a great deal of money on your wedding day — but the weather does not always cater to your convenience. That being said, getting a tent rental and tent accessories such as heaters, a dance floor or tent flaps are a great way to ensure that guests enjoy your outdoor wedding — no matter what. Backyard party rentals such as tents and tent accessories are often available from the same companies!