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There is no other day in your life that can match the sentimental value of a wedding day. You have grown up, dreaming about the day you will walk down the aisle with a beautiful bouquet of wedding flowers in your hand. When you will stand right in front of the love of your life and finally utter the words, “I do!”

Just thinking about it gives you the butterfly-feeling in your stomach! Now that the day is just around the corner, you need to ensure that you make it special and memorable! Have you made up your mind about the type of wedding you want? A Cinderella wedding or a unique one? A wedding day is sentimental, and there is not much you can do about it, but it does not have to be simple! 

Going traditionally trendy for your big day is the perfect option for you. Nothing can beat a backyard wedding when it comes to choosing a traditional and trendy wedding style!

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Well, if you have finally decided that you want a backyard wedding, it is time to gear up and begin your wedding planning in full swing!

Things to Avoid When Planning a Backyard wedding

Planning a wedding in your backyard might sound simple, but it is not. Thinking that it is simple is one of the biggest mistakes couples can make. If you do things right, you will be able to plan the perfect wedding by adding a personal touch to it. However, there are a lot of things that can go wrong.

Want to plan the perfect wedding? Make sure you avoid these making these mistakes as these can ruin your special day!

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Ignoring Permits and Insurance

Couples who opt for a wedding in a backyard, forget about permits, licenses, and insurance. These are some legal matters which can create problems for the couple. Moreover, the couple must consider the local ordinances and property restrictions about noise, parking, and lighting.

Not Investing in a Generator

Having a backyard wedding means all the wedding vendors will be using your home’s power sources. The music system, lighting, and other electrical arrangements for a wedding can put a strain on your home’s power sources. Therefore, during the wedding week, it is best to invest in a generator.  

Forgetting About Parking Plans

Parking is a major issue at a wedding venue. While wedding venues have proper parking arrangements, your neighborhood might not have the parking space that you need to accommodate the rides of your guests.

Make sure you address all these matters because these can ruin the best day of your life.

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Execution of the Plan

Now that you know what to avoid, it is time to focus on your wedding day preparations. Here is a complete guide to help you execute your wedding planning with utmost perfection and make it the best day of your life!

Step 1: Assess

Before you begin the execution, you need to fully explore your backyard and highlight the ways that you can improve it and make it wedding-ready. Assessing the space in your backyard the first step.

By now, you must have a guest-list as you will have to assess the space according to the number of guests you are planning to invite. Start by measuring the space in your backyard to make sure that you have ample space to accommodate all your guests. After measuring the backyard-space, you will have to decide whether you need extra space or not.

Assessing the space will help you place the orders for the tables, chairs, tents, the dance floor, the food services, and remote restrooms.

Besides space, other things need your attention. If the floor of your backyard is uneven, you might have to change your venue. You need to identify any safety concerns around the area.

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Step 2: Preparations and Vendor Visits

After assessing the space in your backyard, you need to visit several vendors, such as decorators, caterers, and photographers. It is essential that all the vendors who will be working on your wedding can take a look at the space.

The decorators need to analyze the available space and plan how they are going to turn your backyard into a glamorous wedding venue. The existence of trees, sprawling lawns, and the views are what a decorator has to observe to design a wedding décor that will work perfectly with your backyard.

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The photographers must take a look at the venue before the wedding day. The photos are a significant part of the wedding, and you do not want your photos to come out bad. It is for this reason you need your photographer to take a look at the venue and decide the possible locations which will be perfect for your wedding shoot!

Step 3: Hiring Help

The next step after you have chosen the vendors and brought them to the site is to start grooming your house. You may start by hiring a cleaning crew to make your home wedding-ready. In addition to this, you will have to beautify the garden and prepare it for the decorators so that they do not have to spend time to enhance the look of your garden.

For the wedding day, you will have to hire waitstaff, bar staff, and other helpers. A smart option is to contact the caterers and decorators about their team. Ask them if they need extra help as you will have to hire the staff prior to the big day!

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You might also want to hire a stylist for your family members. The wedding day gets so chaotic that your family members might not get the time to dress-up properly. Appoint a stylist that is in your budget and offers the services you need!

Step 4: Arrange Transport for the Guests

The transport of the guests is essential for a backyard wedding. As the parking space is scarce in a residential neighborhood, it is best to set a pickup point and rent transport services for all your guests. It is a smart option, and it will even help you address the parking issues!

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All set? Now the last and the most important step is for you to walk down the aisle in that perfect fairy-tale dress, hold the hand of the love of your life, and say “I Do!”

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