4 reasons for a backyard ceremony

Bride standing under a tree with flower girls and dogA ceremony in your garden? Yes you can!

You’ve decided to plan a ceremony. And you wish you could have your ceremony in your garden?  Whether you're planning a wedding ceremony, a naming ceremony or a vow renewal, this is a MUST read. 

There are many advantages to your ceremony in your garden. I have 4 reasons why it is a great idea.

1. You (and any children and pets) are more relaxed

This is perfect for children. Having a celebration in your garden means you often worry about going to new places. This is not an issue. You are surrounded by your home comforts. Meaning you can truly relax. There is no place like home, right?!

Your children can keep to a similar nap schedule. You’re not having to fit travelling to a venue with a possible danger nap! And the best part? You can fit your ceremony around when it works for you, meaning happier children that are well rested. That's right, no time restraints! When children start to get tired later, it's a lot easier at home than when you are out.  And why should our pets miss out.

2. It's a lot cheaper!

There, I said it. It’s cheaper! We all want to be savvy with how we spend our money. This is one way to show it. You’re not having to worry about the cost of a venue and travelling there (with inflation and high fuel prices it's a bit crazy right now!) You are likely to still have costs for food, drinks and decorations, for example. However, the biggest expense is usually the venue. So, cutting that out is going to be a major saving for you.

It also means that you could then have money to spend in other areas that you had thought were out of reach. Such as having a professional photographer or videographer.

You could also then have the budget for something like an on the day coordinator or a stylist. This isn’t something that is essential, but could be something you are now able to consider.

3. You can plant a tree!

This is a much overlooked ritual. Stay with me here… As part of your ceremony, you could choose to plant a tree. Or a bush, rose, or any other plant for that matter. The beauty of having a ceremony in your garden is that the plant can be planted directly into the ground during the ceremony. You’re not having to move a big heavy pot back home, like you would if you planted a plant at a venue. Now at home, this beautiful ritual can be part of your ceremony. 

The beauty of a ritual like this is that you can watch the plant grow with you over the years of your marriage. Or if you’re having a naming ceremony, you can watch it grow with your child over the years. It really is a wonderful way to bring everything together and involve as much of the family as you like! Everyone could scoop some soil into the ground, for example.

4. You choose the date

Your gardens means no one else has booked the dates you desire. And if you need to change the date, it is still available.

Is this really possible for a wedding?

Yes! You can have a wedding celebration in your garden with a celebrant – that way you get all the benefits of my 4 reasons above. 

Okay, you’ve convinced me! What's next?

Amazing! I cannot wait to start talking about your ceremony with you. So if a ceremony in your garden is something you’re interested in knowing more about, get in touch and see what I can help create for you today!  Gabix

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