In our difficult times more and more couples opt for micro weddings, elopements and at home weddings reducing guest lists and costs. Today I’d like to share some tips and ideas to host a wedding at home, which has its own benefits: a sense of familiarity, undeniable charm, and unique sentiment makes for a day that’s original and noteworthy.
Since residences are rarely suited for events and large gatherings, private homes need considerable attention when it comes to finalizing logistics like lighting, parking, and additional rentals. Depending on the size of your home—and that of your guest list—it’s important to consider factors like catering, landscape design, ceremony setup, and décor.
Adapt The Space To New Needs
Eliminate the need for transportation by organizing all of your wedding prep—as well as your wedding party’s—within rooms of your home venue. Make it easy for your guests, and yourself, by adapting your space to fit all of your event’s hosting needs. Bring in power generators, restroom trailers, additional lounge seating, etc.
Have a Weather Plan
Be flexible and ready for a plan B in case of rain or inclement weather. Depending on the formality of your event, choose a tent that’s as casual or refined as your day-of style and décor.
Get Creative With Your Surroundings
Embracing the uniqueness of your surroundings (no matter the venue) is a great way to make sure your wedding day vision comes to life. If your home’s location is as special as the home itself, make sure to embrace any one-of-a-kind views throughout your ceremony or reception. Share these spots with your photographers and guests so they, too, can take stunning photographs.
Consider a Clean-Up Crew
Consider a cleaning crew to help prep their home for a weekend of guests and events. A spotless home will guarantee that any clutter doesn’t come across in your day-of photos. Consider hiring help for clean-up after the wedding, too.
Strategize The Catering
From a catering perspective, working in someone’s home requires a few extra steps: checking for a water source, power source, and other lighting needs as well as bringing in all of the required equipment for cooking and service.
For couples who want to stay away from rentals, mixing chairs and other furnishings that are found within your home can add whimsy and charm to your design scheme and décor.
An irreplaceable perk of having a wedding in your own home is the intimacy that comes with itю Your entertainment should most definitely highlight intimacy, as well as all other elements throughout your event. I hope that we managed to inspire you to have such a wedding and enjoy it a lot having organized it right.