The small & intimate backyard wedding has been steadily rising in popularity.
Sadly, the COVID pandemic has made backyard weddings the #1 choice of couples who still want to celebrate, but may not have access to traditional venue spaces.
If you’re a long-time listener, you know how in love I am with a small, simple wedding celebration. Therefore, the backyard wedding venue has always been a favorite of mine!
Today I’m sharing a show that was ironically conceived prior to the COVID disaster of 2020, but the planning tips and red flags we cover are more relevant now than ever.
This episode does NOT specifically address COVID-19.
Now of course if you’re listening in 2020 or 2021, please be mindful of current COVID restrictions in your area. I don’t cover any of this in detail because restrictions and rules change by the hour, and vary greatly depending on where you plan to celebrate.
I hope you enjoy the show, and I hope you’ll share it with a friend who would love it too!
Planning a Wedding in Your Backyard?
There’s a really common misunderstanding in “wedding planning world” that doing things yourself is ALWAYS a good way to save money.
I get it. In some situations, you may have more time than money … and a cheap & easy DIY project makes perfect sense.
However, I bet if you think back, you can remember a time when “doing it yourself” was NOT the answer. Be careful in drawing the line between a few manageable, simple wedding projects that make perfect sense – and biting off more than you can chew.
Otherwise, you may find yourself in a spot of pure overwhelm and chaos months into wedding planning … and I don’t wish that upon anyone!!!
Backyard Wedding Venues | 8 Red Flags to Look Out For
Today we’re exploring 8 RED FLAGS to consider when hosting your wedding at a residential property like a backyard or a rental home.
Our conversation today is a perfect lesson in creating boundaries as you plan between:
- What you can REALISTICALLY handle yourself,
- What should be left to a PAID PROFESSIONAL,
- And how to REARRANGE YOUR PRIORITIES if you’re stuck feeling like the “cheapest” possible DIY route is your only option. (spoiler alert – it’s not!!!)
Enjoy! xo, Kara
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