Here are 5 tips for planning a backyard micro wedding!!
Whether a backyard micro wedding or intimate ceremony is something you’ve been planning from the start or you are readjusting your initial plans due to Covid, the tips are all the same!!
1. Bring in your style!
Brittany and Tom initially planned a boho chic desert wedding. Though Covid forced them to drop their initial large wedding in Arizona, they still incorporated elements of their initial wedding to their family only one (for example pampas grass and boho accessories)!
2. Work with the space you have to create a theme!
Tom’s parents’ backyard already had a vine arch that would be perfect for the ceremony, so they kept a few details from their original wedding but also changed their vision. For example they both wore their cowboy boots, but changed the overall theme. She described her new design inspiration for the day as “ethereal, like a Midsummer’s night dream.” It’s not what they had planned for, but they added dreamy details (like flowers in the arch) to make the most of the change!
3. Enlist your friends and family in attendance to help set up!
One of the bride’s good friends has experience as an assistant for a wedding coordinator friend. She helped arrange the flowers and made sure all of the details were in order! The groom’s sister is extremely organized and kept everyone on time all day so the bride and groom didn’t have to worry about it.
4. Order food to be delivered or have a caterer onsite!
This is probably one of the most consuming parts of the day (pun not not intended). Though it can absolutely be done by friends or family, I recommend outsourcing this so no one ends up spending all day in the kitchen cooking and then cleaning!
5. This day is all about you!
At the end of the day, you two are getting married and it’s going to be the best day ever!!! This is your opportunity to make the day uniquely you!!
Photos by Rachel Christopherson, Sacramento Wedding Photographer