2 Reasons Why You Should Consider Having A Backyard Wedding

Backyard weddings are an increasingly popular choice for many couples. While celebrating your nuptials in your own garden or the more attractive and spacious garden of a friend or family member might not be the dream venue you always envisioned, it's still a worthwhile consideration. Here are two reasons why it could be the perfect wedding venue for your upcoming wedding.

1. You'll save a small fortune

The average wedding in Australia now costs around $30,000, and many couples spend even more than this. If this figure gives you the cold sweats, then the money you'll save by having a backyard wedding will sound very attractive.

You'll still need to hire certain items from a party hire company, such as tables, chairs, a dance floor and a marquee, but this will cost a fraction of the amount charged for traditional venue hire. This can save you thousands of dollars and allow you to spend a little extra on things like your dress or your honeymoon if you like.

Backyard weddings also mean that you can provide your guests with food and drinks without paying for the profit margin that's included in the cost of a catered venue. The cost of hiring cutlery, crockery and table linen will be minimal in comparison to catered venue prices.

2. You'll get total freedom of choice

Most weddings in Australia take place in spring to take advantage of the warm and sunny weather at that time of year. Unfortunately, this can make it very difficult to secure the date that you want, unless you're prepared to book well in advance, and it also leaves you at the mercy of cancelled bookings or inadvertent double bookings that will mean you need to reschedule.

Having a backyard wedding gives you the total freedom to choose a date that is perfect for your wedding. It also gives you the freedom to set up the garden at your leisure instead of on a schedule set by the venue, and you can decorate it in any style you choose and celebrate well past the time when a regular venue would require you to vacate the premises.

A backyard wedding can still be the nuptial celebration of your dreams with the right planning and preparation. Knowing that your big day hasn't put you into a mountain of debt will also help to make the day a more relaxing and enjoyable occasion for you and your spouse-to-be.