5 Tips For Planning A Backyard Wedding

If you are getting married and are having the wedding in your backyard, it is a great way to save money. Below are some ideas to help you plan your wedding so you can make it a special day for you and your spouse and everyone else that is involved.

Plan It

The first thing you have to do is to plan where you are having the wedding in the backyard. Sit down and draw a design of where you and your spouse will be standing when taking your vows, and where the bride will be walking down the aisle. Plan where the guests will be sitting.

Decorate with Flowers

If you are not going to get married immediately and are having your wedding in the summer, then you have time to use nature to help decorate your wedding. Plant flower gardens full of beautiful flowers that are the right colors to go with your wedding. Consider where you place your flowers as you do not want them to grow in the wrong place. Plant cut flowers and you can use them to put flower vases on each table. This is not only beautiful, but will add a nice fragrance.


You cannot predict the weather, so make sure you set everything up under a large tent. This also provides people with shelter from the wind and bright sun. Contact a tent company to see the different types of tents they have available.


Hire a company like Lemeta Pumping & Thawing to bring in portable restrooms so everyone will not have to go into the house. There are different types of restrooms you can rent. For example, some have climate control and even a sink so your guests can wash their hands.  Decorate the inside of the restrooms with flowers, potpourri, pictures, and more.  

There are also bathroom trailers, which are much larger. Many of these come with CD players, LED lighting and taller ceilings. Decorate the outside of the portable bathrooms with ribbons or streamers in colors that match your wedding.


Add some landscape lighting if you are having your wedding at night. Hang beautiful strands of light around the tent and on bushes. Wrap lights around tree trunks. You can also purchase Chinese lanterns and candles to place on tables. There are outdoor chandeliers that will sparkle over the tables.

Following these tips will ensure you have a beautiful backyard wedding that you or your spouse will never forget.