How to Throw a Wedding at Home

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a simple and understated wedding.

Maybe you just don’t like to make a big fuss of things or maybe this is your second wedding and you don’t feel like repeating the huge gala event that you already went through. No matter your reasons for wanting a small home wedding, you are probably still looking for some guidance in planning your soiree. But, with all of the wedding-centric resources focusing on large catered affairs, it might seem like a losing battle when you’re trying to plan a nice wedding at home. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re planning a wedding at your home or a friend or relative’s home.


How To: Plan an Outdoor Wedding

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“If you want to get married in your home consider the space . . . You might also consider using the fabulous home of a close friend or family member (if they’re open to the idea). I have some friends that got married in their parent’s gorgeous backyard. But as always, have an indoor alternative in case weather gets crazy.

The great thing about getting married in your own home is the flexibility you have to get things ready in advance. However, that didn’t keep me from procrastinating down to the very last minute. Learn from my mistakes, people!”

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A home wedding shouldn’t be taken lightly.

When you choose to have your wedding at a venue, most of the grunt work is done for you. For example, you don’t have to clean prior to the event and you don’t have to pick up after your guests when it’s all said and done. They’ll also handle all of the particulars, like having adequate lighting, setting up tables and chairs, and the like.

By having your wedding at home, you’ll have to handle everything, including turning your home into a festive place by decorating it to your style. This doesn’t mean that you have to hang streamers everywhere and create a balloon arch in your backyard. It could simply mean placing some cheap vases around your home and filling them with flowers. You can also use some of the My Lovely Wedding DIY decoration ideas, like the DIY foam letters, to decorate your home for the big day.

If all of this planning and leg work doesn’t phase you, then have at it!

However, if you’re not willing or able to do the work that goes into a home wedding (whether using your own home or a friend or relative’s home), this option might not be the best for you. You still have plenty of options for a small, understated event, though, so don’t fret!

Are you considering a home wedding? Have you attended one in the past?

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