Planning A Small Wedding at Home
Are you planning a small wedding at home? It may seem like such a simple thing to do especially if you will only have a few people coming. However, you should also keep in mind that this is a once-in-a-lifetime event that you should give much importance to. You might as well make it a very popular one.
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has the funds to have a big wedding or the desire to have one. Some people just prefer a quainter wedding setting like that at their home. It’s actually something that is becoming more and more popular these days. Those that do choose to have a wedding at home still have to plan properly to get that wedding to turn our great.
Helpful Steps to Planning a Small Wedding at Home
It won’t be as tedious or difficult to plan your small home wedding with these key steps in mind:
Create a Guestlist with Your Fiancé
One of the hardest things about planning a small wedding at home is determining who to invite. That’s because you usually do not have the space to accommodate many people. This can be a big source of tension between you and your fiancé. Both of you will be worried about not offending certain relatives and friends by not inviting them. So, the very first thing that you need to do is agree on the number of people you will invite and strictly adhere to that. Then each of you decides while alone who you will invite with your 50% of the number that you agreed on.
Properly Locate Your Wedding
You will increase the chances of having a happy and beautiful home wedding if you locate inside or outside of your home properly. If you are getting married in the warmer months, locations next to the backyard pool or under a big tree make very interesting. Of course, larger inside rooms such as formal living rooms or a formal dining area where you can remove the tables and chairs are the best choices if you are taking your wedding vows indoors. The setting has the ability to make or break any home wedding. Many people also choose to take their wedding vows in one area on the premises and have the reception in another.
Decide on Any Rental Items You Need Far in Advance
There is a good chance that you do not have enough tables, chairs, place settings, and other items stored at your home to have a successful wedding there. Most people turn to rental centers in this case. This is a very popular thing to do for people that are planning a small wedding at home. That means if you wait to close to your wedding day to reserve these items at a local rental place, you may be sadly disappointed because all their wedding rental items have already been reserved. So make sure you reserve these items well in advance once you and your significant other have decided on a date and the number of people that will be attending your wedding.
Plan the Menu
One of the most expensive parts of any wedding, whether it’s at your home or another venue, is feeding the guests that will attend. So if you are planning a small wedding at home to save money, then you will have to be careful here. By now you have already determined the number of guests that will attend your wedding; so the next step here is to determine what your food budget is for your wedding. Divide the number of guests attending into that figure and that will give you the amount of money for food that will be spent on each person. Then talk to caterers or who will prepare your wedding foods for you to see what your choices are in that price per person range.
Drinks for Your Wedding Day
Here is another big expense factor for any wedding. You can choose to not serve any alcohol at all at your wedding, but that is something very few people choose not do unless it’s along religious lines or other reasons such as a recovering alcoholic is attending. You can still cut costs in this area by limiting the amount of alcohol that you purchase or the length of time that you serve alcoholic beverages.
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