Last week I talked about backyard weddings in Tahiti.
Did you miss it? I shared my first three recommendations for your Tahiti backyard wedding for when your party (and let’s say it, your budget) is not quite big enough to privatize an event space or restaurant, and/or when you consider turning to a more casual event and have a backyard wedding in a vacation rental villa in Moorea. There are lots and lots of amazing vacation rental properties around Moorea, all beach front and/or with a pool, but be wary, there are a few things to consider and that you probably have not thought of. Nelly to the rescue !
We discussed the fact that weddings / events may not be tolerated in your vacation rental in Moorea, backyard wedding space, and backyard wedding lightight + music.
Here are a few more tips:
1. Rentals For Your Backyard Event
As listed last week, you’ll maybe need to rent out tables and chairs, as well as a tent, but you may also need to rent out tablecloths and napkins, and possibly china + silverware if these are not in sufficient quantity in your vacation rental for the number of guests you expect. Most of these are only available on the capital island of Tahiti and will need to be transported over if you’re having your event in Moorea or in one of the outer islands.
You may also want to hire a Moorea local decorator for your custom-made beach wedding arch or wedding altar or to rent specialty decor such as vases, candle holders or charger plates.
Photo Credit: Digit Studio Moorea
2. Breaking Down After The Event
In a resort or at a local restaurant, the onsite staff will break down, clean and clear all trashes after the event is over. When you’re having a backyard event, this means that you’ll be waking up the next morning to the incredible
event mess you and your guests left the previous night. This is where a professional planner will come in handy, as this can be added to your service contract so that all will be taken care of while you sleep and will look lovely in the morning 🙂 .
Extra consideration if you’re having a large guests list:
3. Parking At Your Location
You certainly don’t want to run into a parking situation as your guests arrive at the location, so it is important that there is a parking space for your guests’ rental cars. Plus if you know of guests who may be drinking too much to safe drive back to their place, consider hiring a bus to pick them up and drive them back safely after the event is over. Very few – well, none – taxi drivers are available at night so this must be planed ahead.
Want to read more from other pros? Indoor vs. Outdoor Wedding here. Read what other pros say.