Backyard Wedding Ideas Budget-Wise Tips

Backyard wedding ideas budget-smart (decorations, catering, etc.) look like they are well-kept secrets. If you have been to a wedding fair in your city lately you probably found that a wedding cost an arm and a leg, so to speak.

While I think it’s better to invest money on long-term projects, I really can’t deny the importance of having a beautiful wedding that meets your expectations.

Elegant wedding reception table decorations


The good news is that you will save a lot of money by having a backyard wedding.

In fact, the venue is one of the highest expense along with catering due to the number of guests (among other things).

If you have space, helping friends with crafts and cooking skills, chances are you will have an amazing backyard wedding.

Here are a few backyard wedding ideas budget friendly that will sure help you plan a perfect family and friends gathering.

Rent or buy

Renting may seem like the best option for many aspects of a backyard wedding.Rustic outdoor decoration for wedding arch

However, it may turn out to be much more expensive than buying for certain things.

It’s true for anything that has to do with decorations and reception tableware.

There are different options for an outdoor or backyard wedding that can really help you keep your budget low without beeing stuck with 150 utensils, chargers, plates, glasses, paid full price.





Why not use eco-friendly cutlery for a fraction of the price.

They’re made of wood or leaves and don’t contain Disposable and eco-friendly forksunhealthy dyes or bleach and are 100% compostable.



Here’s an interesting link on what to keep in mind when deciding whether to buy or rent.



Buy from another bride

Use Facebook to find other brides who live nearby and wanting to sell their wedding accessories once their wedding is over.

These private groups were set up by people like you and me who want to share and benefit from other brides experience. You can join for free and ask for references and see what people are selling.

Bride and groom seat decoration

At the end of summer, many brides post pictures of the items they want to share and how much they ask for it. There are big savings to be done so keep an eye open.



Seasonal dealsWedding chair simple drape decoration

Big stores like Bed Bath and Beyond and Macy’s have good deals for tableware around Thanksgiving.


If you have the storage space this is a great saving strategy.


I suggest not to wait for after Christmas sales to make sure you’ll find as many units as you need.

Backyard wedding ideas budget tips and more

You may want to have a look at these affordable ideas. Some are small DIY projects that you can make easily:


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