If you've got a small wedding budget, or you're after something intimate, a backyard wedding could be a perfect idea.

This post will run through all the things to consider when planning a backyard wedding and includes a FREE backyard wedding checklist.

Just because it's going to be your wedding, it doesn't mean it has to be your backyard. If your yard isn't suitable, but the yard of a friend or a family member is, ask them!

Once you've sorted the backyard, it's time to delve into the budget.

The budget needs to cover - – Food – Wedding attire – The celebrant – Photography and videography – Stationery and flowers

– Decor – Hiring of marquees, furniture, linens, plates, cutlery and glasswear – Music and lighting – Beauty appointments, gifts and other miscellaneous costs

The Guest List A small guest list can mean making some hard decisions when it comes to deciding who to invite. Firstly, find out how many people can be hosted at the wedding. Secondly, decide for yourselves, who is it that you most want at your wedding.

Save money by sending out only digital RSVPS and wedding invitations. Be patient and understand that in the world's current climate, not everyone will be able to come or sometimes they'll need to pull out close to the day. ay.

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