Three Must-Have Items For Your Budget-Friendly, Backyard Wedding Reception

Before wedding planning, my spouse and I made a promise to each other: “no stress.” Sound impossible? I’m going to tell you how we did it so you can do it too!

Three Must-Have Items For Your Budget-Friendly, Backyard Wedding Reception

Three Must-Have Items For Your Budget-Friendly, Backyard Wedding Reception

13 October 2015
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Planning a budget-friendly wedding reception isn't easy. Even if you're holding the wedding reception in your backyard to save money, you need to know what items you shouldn't spend much money on, and where to splurge. You can save money by cutting down on your catering costs and the cost of your decorations, but you don't want to tighten the purse strings when it comes to these three must-have items. 

Party Tent

Any time you're having a large outdoor celebration, the party tent is one of the most important things you can get. Not only does the tent provide protection from the rain, but it also gives your guests a place to sit that's shaded if it's sunny out. You don't have to overspend on the party tent; you can rent one from a party rental store. However, you don't want to rent the cheapest tent available either. You need to make sure your party tent fits all of your guests comfortably. So, the bigger, the better.

Dance Floor

You don't want your heels sinking into your yard during your first dance as a married couple; you need a dance floor. Fortunately, dance floor can be rented at party rental stores. They come in various sizes, so be sure to choose a dance floor that is roomy enough for your guests to dance, but small enough to fit under your tent.

Portable Restrooms

Renting portable bathrooms isn't something that everyone remembers to do when they are planning a backyard wedding reception. However, even if you don't particularly like the idea of port-a-potties lining your driveway, renting a few is definitely worth it. Not only does renting portable bathrooms for your wedding reception keep guests that you don't know really well out of your house, but it keeps long bathroom lines from forming. So, unless you don't mind all of your reception guests going in and out of your home, and you have multiple bathrooms, renting several portable restrooms is something that you should splurge on.

In order to plan a budget-friendly, backyard wedding reception, you need to be able to cut costs where you can. So, don't feel like you have to rent the largest dance floor, a lot of portable restrooms, and the biggest tent from your local party rental store, but don't be afraid to splurge a bit on these three items either. Your guests will thank you for the added comfort later. Contact a local outlet, such as Ken Rent​, for further assistance.

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Having Fun Planning Your Own Wedding

My name's Melissa. Welcome you to my website. I’m so excited to share about my wedding. My husband Jack and I got married five months ago. We planned our entire wedding by ourselves. It wasn’t that we didn’t have parents, family, or friends that wanted to help. In fact, they were all begging to help but we wanted to do this on our own. Before embarking on the wedding planning, we made one promise to each other. That promise was simply, "no stress." Sound impossible? We thought it might be because we had heard numerous times how stressful planning a wedding can be. We had a blast! If something started to get a bit touchy, we found a way to turn it around and make it a fun adventure. I’m going to tell you how we did it, and I hope you will be able to do the same. Enjoy!