Scottsdale Private Estate Wedding Planner

Scottsdale Private Estate Wedding Planner

Tips from a Top Arizona Wedding Planner

Does a simple backyard wedding appeal to you?  Are you looking for a Scottsdale private estate wedding planner?  As a top Arizona wedding planner, here are some things that you might want to consider.

Contact a local rental company who can provide tables, chairs and linens.  They can assist you in determining the number of tables you might need and help with the layout for your event.  Basic tables and chairs are not expensive but if you’re looking for a more unique look, those costs can add up.

I am a big fan of nice linens.  Which of course means, not the standard polyester.  If you can afford a lamour or textured linen, I think they make a big difference.  For larger weddings, consider using up to three different linens to add to the overall design.

And while we’re discussing design, let’s not forget about lighting.  Most homes do not have adequate lighting for evening and spotlights are blinding and unattractive.  Ask your rental company to provide some suggestions.  String lighting is a great way to enhance the look of your event—if the lighting is over the dance floor, be sure to have a dimmer switch as guests prefer softer lighting for dancing.  What I’ve found planning private estate weddings in Scottsdale and being a Scottsdale Private Estate Wedding Planner, is that what looks amazing for your backyard BBQ isn’t the same as your wedding day.

Portable restrooms are another consideration.  They are a must if the home is on a septic system!  Modern portables are very nice and have hardwood floors and granite countertops.

Where will they park?  Does your neighborhood/city allow parking on the street and is there ample parking available?  Providing valet parking service might be nice for your guests.

Be sure to inquire with your electrician to ensure there is enough power onsite for the music, lighting and catering companies.  Check with your insurance agent to add additional coverage for your event as well.

Different cities have different ordinances regarding noise.  Find out what your city regulations are.  Where we work, some cities require that all loud music end by 10 pm.

If all of these details sound overwhelming, then reach out to an expert.  As a top Arizona Wedding Planner, we have planned and coordinated numerous backyard weddings and are well versed at all the details that are necessary to create a well-run event.  With a seasoned wedding planner working with you, you can relax and enjoy your special day!



Meet Sally:


Sally Arnold grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing. She has planned and executed numerous corporate, weddings and social events over the past 18 years.

Celebrations by Sally is an award winning, event planning and design company, specializing in corporate, wedding and milestone events.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, we have executed numerous successful events throughout Arizona and the Southwest. Starting with a personal consultation, we get to know you—your style, your stories. Then through meticulous planning and impeccable attention to detail, we plan the celebration of your dreams.

We are known for award-winning Signature Tablescapes. Creating a unique, one-of-a-kind table(s), personalizes your event, making for an unforgettable celebration. We look forward to working with you!


Telephone: +1 (602) 315-0119


7800 E Journey Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85255