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Rustic Wedding Appeal

Barn Weddings Pros and Cons

Can we make that barn on our farm or on a neighbours land, into the perfect wedding venue or would we be much more sensible choosing from the magnificent array of “ready made” barns?
A lovely rustic charm...

If you have a Pintrest account and are looking at ideas for your big day then no doubt numerous amazing barn options have popped up.

Barns that would house the whole of Noah’s Ark complete with chandeliers and Persian rugs can fuel our imagination, our romantic ideals and tick many boxes; but are they actually realistic?

Can we make that barn on our farm or on a neighbours land, into the perfect wedding venue or would we be much more sensible choosing from the magnificent array of “ready made” barns , that tick the boxes without the work?

If we look carefully then there are factors to consider that whilst they may not be insurmountable, may certainly change your idea of your rustic day being cost effective if some of the issues on a basic comfort level are not tackled effectively.

D.I.Y Barn Weddings

Pros

• The area where it’s located is beautiful, there are cows in a nearby field, and the barn itself has a lovely rustic charm.
• It has been part of your growing up.
• You don’t have to pay to hire it.
• You can make it as quirky as you want.
• If the sun shines and it is the middle of summer it will be beautiful.
• You can arrange everything yourself.

Cons

• The area where it’s located is beautiful, there are cows in a nearby field, and the barn itself has a lovely rustic charm.

Make sure that you consider how much walking for your guests, how noise and vehicles will affect your neighbours and their livestock. Your idea of rustic charm may easily be your guests worse nightmare.

• It has been part of your growing up.

Does this affect your judgement. Is the building just too rundown/ impracticable/far away from a road/ no electricity.

• You don’t have to pay to hire it.

Magnificent. Every penny counts. But will the lack of infrastructure mean that the initial attraction of a free venue will quickly become a white elephant.

• You can make it as quirky as you want.

Have you the time, resources or support network to make this happen or will it end up as someone else’s nightmare!

• If the sun shines and it is the middle of summer it will be beautiful.

If it is torrential rain, no matter what time of year – or it is unseasonably cold; the actual reality could be very different.

• You can arrange everything yourself.

Of course you can but you can be very sensible and get the professionals involved – after all an expert is an expert. However, they will not only be able to provide you with what you want but may also be able to give you ideas and options that you hadn’t even thought of.

Of course – if it a barn without the pain that you are looking for, the stunning examples that are available in or around our immediate area will allow you to tick all of your boxes.

 

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