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BBQs are lovely, relaxing and are full of family and friends.  A BBQ or backyard wedding is a wonderful way to go if you want a casual wedding celebration. There are many benefits to having this style wedding ... the main reason I find BBQ and backyard weddings appealing is because they are intimate, sweet a... read more

BBQs are lovely, relaxing and are full of family and friends.  A BBQ or backyard wedding is a wonderful way to go if you want a casual wedding celebration. There are many benefits to having this style wedding … the main reason I find BBQ and backyard weddings appealing is because they are intimate, sweet and thoughtful.

These weddings tend to cater more to the guests and the overall experience rather than focusing only on the couple.  Because these weddings are normally more private than events held at large-scale venues, couples are better able to attend to and spend time with their guests. These weddings are also usually more relaxed – making guests feel comfortable and more at home.

Another reason why I’m a fan of BBQ and backyard weddings is because they are typically budget friendly! Because these weddings can normally be held at a family home or at a near by park (for a minimum permit fee), they can be a joyous wedding affair while keeping to a small wedding budget.

A BBQ or backyard wedding can be a magnificent looking event with a just few creative touches. So just remember to keep an open mind …

Here are a few great ideas …

homemade wedding
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A variety of fresh fruit and a chalkboard menu ties into the BBQ Wedding theme perfectly.

backyard wedding details
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Your guests would appreciate their very own utensil packaging!

wedding monograms
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A Wedding BBQ Monogram for your food? Genius.

backyard wedding decorations
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Paper Cranes and Balloons add to the festive charm of the BBQ wedding.

backyard wedding beverages
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These Mason jar lemonade cups, are delightful!

backyard wedding favors
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Guests can take home wedding cake and other goodies in a paper take out box. How cute!

BBQ wedding favors
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You could even DIY some BBQ themed favors!  Tutorial here.

Happy Planning :)

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