Location is Everything: Backyard Parties

Who hasn't seen Father of the Bride and wished their wedding was in a backyard?

There is something about backyard weddings and parties that ooze charm and intimacy. 

If you're thinking of hosting a party in your backyard or one of your lovely family members or friend's yards there are a few things to consider.

The pros of a backyard function is that you are not paying a venue fee, however, renting tables, chairs, linens, tents, etc can set you back just as much, if you're not careful.

Re-using items you already have inside and outside of the home such as a dresser as a dessert table can create a fun and eclectic vibe. Laying down blankets or bales of hay as seating is cost effective and unique!

Another thing to consider is your town's ordinances and by that I mean noise complaints! It may be worth it to get a permit for the few extra hundred dollars so you don't run into any issues with law enforcement and you keep your neighbor's happy :)

The nice thing about a backyard function is you can dress it up or down any way you'd like. It's a natural space to make your own.