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Benefits of a Backyard Wedding

Having a backyard budget wedding can offer many benefits. Firstly, it’s a cost-effective option that can help you save a lot of money on venue rental fees. Secondly, it provides a more intimate and personalized setting, which can help you create a more meaningful experience for you and your guests. Finally, having your wedding at home can help you reduce stress and anxiety associated with planning a wedding, as you’ll have more control over the planning process.

Tips for Planning a Backyard Budget Wedding

First, make a list of things that matter the most to you such as, food, music, number of guests, and photo & video. Second, sit down with your spouse and figure out your absolute budget. This will help later if you are getting close to max budget. Be as realistic as possible, do some research for your area, talk to a friend about how much their wedding cost.

Here are some common costs associated with weddings:

  • Rental fees (chairs, tables, tents, dance floor)
  • Catering (food, beverage, plats, cutlery)
  • Decorations
  • Music and entertainment
  • Photography and videography
  • Wedding favors and gifts
  • Wedding attire (dresses, suits, etc.)
  • Wedding rings
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation for guests (if necessary)

To plan a successful backyard budget wedding, you’ll need to be creative and resourceful. One tip is to keep your guest list small. The fewer guests you have, the less money you’ll spend on food, drinks, and other expenses. You can also save money by DIYing your wedding decorations. Consider using natural elements like flowers, greenery, and candles to create a romantic and rustic atmosphere. Finally, you can save money on catering costs by having a potluck-style reception, where guests bring a dish to share.

Making Your Backyard Wedding Special

While a backyard wedding on a budget can be an excellent option, it’s important to remember that it’s still your wedding day, and you want it to be special. To make your backyard wedding stand out, consider adding some personalized touches. For example, you can create a DIY photo booth, or set up a cozy lounge area for guests to relax and socialize. Add a game section with connect five, have little interactive keep sakes like, thumb print tree, advice for the couple, or date ideas, this not only make the guest feel included but you also have a beautiful gift.

If you have humans in your life who you work well with, ask them to help with the wedding as their gift. This can take stress away from you and make this day even more special with the added flair of loved ones.

GET PERSONAL AND CREATIVE!!!! Are you outdoor humans, have challenges and activities . Do you love food, animals, or want a themed wedding? You can have the most traditional or new age wedding you want!

Your wedding is a day you want to look back at fondly. When planning think about what will matter a month or a year from now. If the decision wont matter a year from now try not to let it take over your day. You want this day to be memorable, special and something you smile about later. Not a day filled with stress and regrets. Have fun, smile and remember that a wedding is just the start of a marriage.


Planning a backyard budget wedding can be a fun and rewarding experience that allows you to create a personalized and intimate wedding ceremony and reception. By following these tips and tricks, you can plan your dream wedding within your means. Remember, it’s not about how much you spend, but how much love and meaning you put into your special day. Happy wedding planning!