Planning a wedding is a big task to undertake and while you will want to ensure that everything from the flowers to the reception meal planning is perfect, it doesn’t mean that you must adhere to a traditional, indoor wedding venue that many people stick to. Weddings today have many wonderful choices for the perfect touches, and no two weddings ever need to be alike.
You have the perfect tux, a beautiful gown and the best photographer in town, but now you need to decide on your wedding reception plans. Today, a backyard BBQ isn’t just a little fun on a Saturday night, it’s also a great, as well as trendy, way to bring wedding guests together to celebrate the start of your new life together as a married couple.
The perfect backyard wedding is a great way to kick things off in the right direction on your special day and when you include barbecue, you can’t go wrong. From red and white checkered table cloths to great music and entertainment, a little rustic style and the perfect guest list, here are a few tips on making sure you’re your wedding day, and your barbecue food and décor, is perfect.
No, you don’t need to hire a three-piece jug band or play country music all night just because you serve barbecue at the wedding, but hiring a DJ is a great idea to provide a wide array of music and not have Uncle John stuck changing the radio station all throughout the reception. Keep in mind that not everyone is a fan of R&B love songs, so be sure to have the DJ play a good mix of different musical genres throughout the wedding reception.
Keeping your wedding décor simple is a good idea not only to assist with less cleanup after the reception but also because a simplistic look is nice. Choose flowers wisely including daisies and wildflowers for a truly rustic, and down to earth vibe at the reception.
Spread traditional red and white checkered linens over the tables, and you can even plan lawn games including corn hole or life size tic-tac-toe for a true southern BBQ feeling. If that is not enough, be sure to include Mason jars to drink the wine and keep some sunscreen on hand for your guests if your planning a midday wedding.