All those who plan a small budget wedding and who live in a house that benefits of a beautiful garden can choose to celebrate their wedding in that garden of theirs. Why spend thousands of dollars on the services that you might receive from a fancy restaurant, when you can ask your siblings to be waiters at your wedding, your cousins to be your decorators, and your work colleagues, your photographers and videographers? Not only that you will save a lot of money, but you will also involve a lot of people in organizing your wedding, people that you care about.
Of course, it also depends on them, if they are willing to help you in this task of organizing a backyard wedding. Fortunately, those who are asked to perform such tasks usually say yes, because they feel that they actually do something useful for their friends/relatives, which are the bride and groom. Because of this, not only that they do not charge money for this, but they feel even more connected to the bride/groom than before.
In case of a backyard wedding, the marrying couple has to deal with their own tasks as well, and these are to order their wedding attire, to send wedding invitations, to make their wedding cake (if they do not want to order it as well), and to make sure that overall, their wedding reception party will be memorable. It is hard to be your own wedding planner, but with a little bit of luck and a nice behavior towards all those who help you, any marrying couple can succeed this and deliver a perfect wedding. A wedding costs around $10,000, if the marrying couple uses the services provided by a wedding planner, but it can be much cheaper, if the couple organizes their wedding in their own backyard, and uses as assistants many family members and friends.