True love shouldn't start with debt. That's why Airbnb wedding venues are the trick to having a memorable big day and say goodbye to the expensive extra fees, fines and rules that traditional wedding venues can impose.
After all, family time is the best way to stay happy, healthy and overcome anything life throws at us.
With nearly 60% of couples choosing to get married near where they currently live, and 40% of couples choosing to say, “I do” in their hometown — according to the Wedding Wire 2021 Newlywed Report — it is no secret that backyard weddings have become increasingly popular over the last few years.
Backyard Wedding Ideas for Airbnb Wedding Venues on a Budget
Set up Spotify and a Speaker System
If the budget doesn't call for it, consider skipping the stage and live act. Create a lengthy playlist of your favorite wedding dance tunes and purchase or rent a couple of larger (and louder) speakers.
These specific speakers are under $100 and can easily be linked to your Spotify account, via Bluetooth. This saves money and space, giving your guests more room to dance and interact.
Airbnb landscaping might be one of the most important parts of crafting your dream backyard wedding at an Airbnb Wedding venue. Setting up pathway lanterns, laying out flowers, vases, statues and bohemian rugs, or even bringing a remote raised garden can bring a personalized look to the venue's yard. This will set the theme for your ceremony and show your unique personality.
One of our favorite looks this year is this simple bowl of rocks as a table topper.
Tip: Once you set your date, take a look at the variety of flowers that will be in season and flourishing and set up some remote pots with fresh soil and freshly-bloomed arrangements to really enrich the atmosphere at backyard Airbnb wedding Venues.
~Instagram-Photo Ready Ideas~
Mobile faux ivy walls
Lounge vignettes in the shade
Custom Etsy "Just Married" Yard Signs
Warm, Twinkling Lights
White outdoor lights are a must for any backyard Airbnb wedding venue. As the sun goes down, the twinkling white lights are sure to make your backyard look like a true wedding venue.
From string lights hanging above the dance floor to lights wrapped around the trees surrounding, your backyard will become a romantic oasis at night.
Backyard Fire Pit
To create more activities and entertainment for your small backyard wedding, we suggest a backyard fire pit. This one may or may not be possible depending on you venue and if they have a gas pit already set up. Typically, you won't want to do a wood-burning pit unless you're out in the country.
As the night goes on, this area of your backyard can become a spot for conversation among guests or even a place to set up a DIY S’mores bar. The intimacy of sitting around a fire pit will be a memory your guests will remember forever.
Original Backyard BBQ Style Wedding
Looking to cut down on catering costs? Pull out your smoker and have a backyard BBQ style wedding. One cool secret about this is that you can multiple meals at once, knocking out more grub for the guests! From burgers and dogs to vegetable kabobs, your options are endless and will taste delicious. If you’re planning a casual wedding, you could even request a potluck style wedding.
By inviting your friends and family to bring a dish instead of a gift, you’ll be able to spend your wedding day enjoying home cooked meals made by the people you love.
Picnic Tables and Benches
Rather than purchasing tables and chairs for each and every guest, choose picnic tables or bench style seating. Some venues will have these already and otherwise you can rent these very affordably from an equipment rental place nearby.
This will save space in your backyard, you’ll also be able to have more intimate conversations with your backyard wedding guests, and you’ll save money on furniture rentals. To create a dreamy environment, decorate the picnic tables with floral arrangements and candles.
Free Backyard Entertainment
If you’re worried about your guests being entertained, set up a variety of backyard games for under $100. From cornhole to horseshoes, and everything in between, we’ve seen and loved it all.
You can even choose these personalized, wedding day cornhole boards to add the perfect detail to your backyard wedding. This opens up opportunities for guests to spark conversation with people they may not know well, as well as give you (the bride and groom) some time to relax.
With your guests keeping themselves busy you’ll have plenty of time to take photos, eat, and chat with the rest of your wedding guests.
Best Airbnb Wedding Tips + Budget Takeaway
Airbnb wedding venues are some of the best places to set the stage for an elegant, memorable big day. Not only is it nostalgic to get married in the yard of the home you grew up in, but your family and friends will appreciate and remember how intimate your wedding day is.
Your wedding day is a day to gather and celebrate your love, so don’t break the bank. Instead, think about some of the ideas for under $100 that we’ve shared today and from there, you can create your dream backyard wedding.
Interested in hosting your wedding at an Airbnb wedding venue such as Olde House? We’d love to be a part of your big day. Book now
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