5 Tips For Making Your Backyard The Site Of A True Destination Wedding


Whether it's your own nuptials or the big day for someone you love, hosting a backyard wedding is a beautiful way to honor the romance and personality of the bridal couple's new love. But, it does require some additional planning and preparation to make the best day.

Here are 5 key steps to making your backyard wedding-ready.

Make Repairs. Go around the house, both exterior and interior, and look for repairs that need completed. Not only can unsightly things like unfinished walls, broken doors, or cracked hardscaping take attention away from the festivities, but it could also be dangerous when you have guests roaming about.

Fix the Lawn. The lawn will likely be a centerpiece on the big day, so start getting it ready early. If you have a great lawn already, you may just be able to level any uneven spots and add fertilizer to green it up. If your lawn is less-than-desirable, it might be best to just have a landscaper deliver and install sod for an instant pick-me-up. A fresh layer of sod will mean less maintenance and repair work, and it will give the wedding area a brilliant touch of vibrant green. In addition, your landscape service can use the opportunity to tighten the edges of the lawn and give it a fresh shape. 

Add Color. Weddings love color, and you can spice up the yard a lot just by adding some color pots and planting flowers. It's the most inexpensive way to decorate even the blandest yard for a wedding. Find out the color scheme of the wedding so that you can complement that style with flowers in the right color palette, the right sizes, and the right tone of formality. Container flower gardens are a great choice, since they can be moved around as the ceremony or reception decor calls for.

Add Power. Whether it's large or small, the wedding festivities will generally call for some extra utility access. At the very least, you'll probably want to determine where the outdoor electrical outlets are and run some additional -- but safe -- extension cords for things like the food preparation areas, music base, and outdoor lighting. You may even want to extend the reach of your electrical abilities by renting a generator for the weekend. 

Make a Backup Plan. Outdoor weddings can be subject to changes in weather, so it's a good idea to have 1 or 2 backup plans in case mother nature doesn't cooperate. This could include hiring a tent in case of rain, renting outdoor heaters in case of cold, or adding more umbrellas and awnings in case of too much sun.

Following these few guidelines when planning your backyard wedding venue will help ensure that you have a great day and that the happy couple ends up with nothing but great memories for a lifetime. 

For more information, you will want to contact a company such as Metro Sod & Seeding Inc.


9 May 2017

Beautiful Landscaping Can Transform the Look of Any Home

When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we thought it would be our "starter" home and we would move in a few years. We soon had two children, and we then decided against moving since we live in a great school district and we love our neighbors. However, I was growing very tired of the appearance of our home. We painted it a different color, and it still seemed like the "same old house" that we were tired of. We finally deciding that maybe good landscaping would "do the trick" and make our home more enjoyable to use again. We were right, and I now love our home! I now love spending time in our yard and just enjoying the scenery. I have such a passion for landscaping now I decided to create a blog about it. I plan to share many landscaping tips, so come back!