By Whitney Johnson

Turns out she is the marrying kind! After years of sharing her distaste for marriage, Cameron Diaz settled down with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden. The couple, who began dating this past summer, tied the knot at her Beverly Hills home on Monday, Jan. 5, according to UsMagazine.com. It’s no surprise that their big day was a star-studded affair: Guests included bridesmaids Nicole Richie and Drew Barrymore, Joel Madden, Reese Witherspoon, and Gwyneth Paltrow. We wish the newlyweds nothing but the best!

What are some perks of having your wedding at home?

Cupid’s Advice:

If a big wedding at a fancy venue isn’t your style, why not consider getting hitched in your own backyard? Here are some perks of having your wedding at home:

1. It’s easy to plan: Getting married at your house eliminates the need to search for the perfect spot to say your vows. Sure, you’ll still need to find a caterer and other vendors, but securing the location is always step one! Plus, you don’t have to worry about your favorite locale being booked on the date you want.

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2. You can get hitched quickly: Diaz and Madden’s engagement was confirmed on Dec. 19, and less than three weeks later, they’re husband and wife! If you want to make things official sooner rather than later, follow the actress’s lead and plan a wedding at home.

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3. There are no restrictions: A lot of venues will put a cap on the number of guests you can invite or force the party to end by midnight. Getting hitched at your house means the sky is the limit!

Would you get married at home? Share with us in the comments below!