You’re planning your wedding, and you decided to have it right in your backyard. Backyard weddings have incredible advantages over traditional chapel/banquet hall weddings, but they do come with their challenges. Here are some tips to help you throw the best backyard wedding ever.
Safety first with ceramic cookware
If you have a backyard wedding, then you probably are cooking your food in your backyard, too. You rented a huge grill from the caterers, and Uncle Dave is ready to cook the chicken breasts to perfection. You should invest in some heavy duty ceramic cookware so you don’t have to worry about fires. Ceramic is incredibly heat resistant and can withstand temperature of 2,000 degrees Celsius (3,800 degrees Fahrenheit). ITC ceramic coatings can withstand temp up to 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit, so those are even better.
Provide outdoor games
While dancing all night is incredibly fun, it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Plus, there will be some downtime when you aren’t dancing, and your guests are going to want something to do. Put out some yard games for your guests to play. Tennis participation actually rose 1% to 17.9 million players, according to the latest research by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), so it’s safe to say your guests would like a tennis match. If you don’t have access to a full-size tennis court, table tennis, bocce, or Can Jam are perfectly acceptable outdoor games too.
Plan for the weather
Mother Nature is unpredictable, so you want to plan for a variety of weather possibilities. If you hot and sunny days, provide your guests with some shade and even electric fans to keep them cool. Also have things like sunscreen, water bottles, umbrellas, and even extra blankets on hand just in case the weather decides to put a damper on the day.
Provide the basics
When you’re outside, you don’t have the same access to amenities like plumbing and electricity. While this is true, you still want to provide those things for your guests. Rent a generator and a portable toilet to accommodate your guests. Nothing has to be super fancy, but your guests should feel comfortable.
Repell the bugs
Finally, you want to keep the trend of comfort for your guests going by helping them keep the bugs away. Roughly a week or a few days before the wedding, have a professional company come in a spray the backyard for mosquitos. If you live in a particularly moist and buggy area, provide extra bug spray for your guests and burn citronella candles just in case.
Every weekend, an average of 44,230 weddings take place, and yours is soon to be one of them. Try out some of these tips, and have a great time at your backyard wedding!