Backyard weddings don’t mean what they used to! Gone are the days of low-class gatherings in suburban backyards with barbecued hamburgers as the wedding feast. Backyard no longer necessarily has to mean your very own backyard – if you’re seriously considering a backyard wedding, you’ve probably got a place in mind. Whether it’s the rose garden at a friend’s estate or just the grassy field of a family member with a multi-acre country setup, backyard weddings can be beautiful and classy, and so can the accompanying wedding invitations!
If your backyard wedding is more like a garden wedding, get guests in the spirit with pretty hydrangea wedding invitations. Planning for a different sort of garden? A spring wedding is set perfectly amid cherry blossom season, so try these cherry blossom wedding invitations.
Another idea is to bring all the colors of the outdoors together simply with invitations like our Sara wedding invitations. Try pairing sky blue with grass green, and varying the third color according to the setting or just your personal taste. Chocolate brown works well if you’re getting married in a heavily wooded location, whereas the unexpected brightness of red might bring to mind a beautiful rose garden.
Be sure to include a note with your wedding invitations that the event will take place outdoors. This will allow your guests to dress appropriately, so that those who get cold easily can bring an extra wrap in case of adverse weather conditions, and avoid stilettos if soft ground might be an issue. If there’s any worry at all of rain, you may want to consider having tents over the food selection and tables, so things can be shifted around enough to accommodate an impromptu aisle and reshuffling of chairs if necessary.