We're planning to have our wedding in a friend's backyard in Las Sendas in Mesa. If the weather is nice, it will be gorgeous! I'm concerned about what to do if it rains, though. The backyard is huge, and renting tents to cover it all will cost us $2,000! Plus, there are several trees, and I don't know that a standard tent would be tall enough to go over them. FI wants to custom build a tent, but that will be expensive, too, and a lot of work. I'm thinking about moving the wedding to a different venue, or trying to book one "just in case" that wouldn't penalize us too much to cancel a week before if the weather forecast calls for clear skies. If we move to a different venue entirely, I'd love to book a place that has pretty outside grounds as well as an inside option, so we're covered no matter what the weather does. The problem is that a venue has so far not been part of our budget, and they all seem so expensive! Does anybody have any suggestions or advice about tents or venues? I'd appreciate any words of wisdom anyone has to offer. :-) Thanks!