In the Garden
Getting married in your own backyard can be a touching tribute to your parents (if you're getting married at the family homestead) and an homage to the gardener in your family. The size of the wedding and potential weather problems are always considerations when dealing with limited outdoor spaces, though. Having to add structural elements, like tents, tables, lighting, chairs and a platform to the property could destroy some of the existing landscaping too. You should also consider issues like parking (you may be able to ask the local police department to block the street for the duration for a nominal fee), and the inconvenience a big gathering may cause the neighbors.