On May 19, 2012, I married Mark Zuckerberg. Well, at least according to the couple dozen congratulations I received on Twitter and Facebook. As most of the world knows, the Zuck married his long-time girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, in a reportedly casual but intimate backyard wedding. In fact, guests didn’t even know they were attending a wedding until they got there!
Backyard weddings have long been heralded as a sentimental, romantic and budget-friendly way of getting hitched and I suspect that we’ll see a higher number of them in the near future (thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Zuckerberg). But they do take a lot more work and meticulous planning so it may not be for everyone. Here are my 5 secrets to planning an unforgettable backyard wedding.