Throwing an amazing wedding to celebrate that love you two cherish is only a part of the overall celebration you are looking at. And, it’s only understandable you’d love to celebrate your big day in your home – it’s a budget-friendly solution, plus it has a bigger importance than having a ceremony in some random venue. But, even though it may seem and sound simple, throwing a wedding in your home should be approached with much consideration and planning. Here are some tips you should pay attention to in order to have a successful, blissful wedding.
- Organization is the key
The key to throwing any good event, especially a wedding is being properly organized. Don’t leave everything for the last minute. Plan everything on time, and start after you’ve been engaged. Take your time to think about what all you want, how you want it and whether it’s feasible to pull it off. Write everything down and start planning.
- Be realistic
No matter what you’ve had in mind back when you were a kid and played with your girlfriends wedding, you now need to be realistic about what’s possible and what not. Before you make any decisions, ask yourself questions like:
- Is there enough space in our home and yard for all the guests?
- Can we stay within the planned budget?
- Will guests have enough space to park?
- What type of food will we serve?
- How much help are we going to get?
- Are we making a small or a big wedding?
- What if it rains?
… and similar. It’s important you have these and other similar things defined so you can actually start doing the work.
Even though the forecast said it would be a lovely day with no cloud in the sky, you need to be prepared for the unpredictable situations. For instance, if you are throwing your wedding party in the yard, what will happen if the rain starts? Will you play ‘it-was-adorable-when-everyone-got-wet’ card or will you actually make sure your guests get inside in their dry clothes? Here, you’ve got two options – one, get a tent for outdoors and have it set up anyway (these come in various colors, patterns and can be decorated really lovely) or set up tables inside the house, just in case.
it’s okay if you have a big family and a lot of friends and you want them all to be there. But, since you are throwing a wedding on your home property, it’s probable that the issue of space may come up (unless you live in a villa). So, be realistic about the actual space you’ve got and don’t get carried away thinking overcrowded can be mistaken for “cozy and intimate”. If you see your guests will have a problem to sit comfortably, dance and move around – you’ll have to shorten that guest list.
It’s your wedding day and therefore one of the happiest days in your life. You surely want everything to look perfect. We’d suggest a lot of your favorite flowers, scented candles and balloons. You can also have each table decorated with a love message for your guests or something personal that will make your guests feel special. If you think any of that would be too much, be free to take out or add anything you like so you make it a heart-pleasing ambiance.
You’d think that living in your home gives you advantage in planning, as you’ve lived there for a long time and you know your way around it. But that’s where you are wrong. You’ll be too busy thinking about your dress, hair, makeup, invitations, etc. so you definitely need to hire a wedding consultant/coordinator to help. He/she will have amazing ideas on how to decorate your home, arrange seating, organize food and plenty of other things you don’t have time to deal with. Naturally, don’t forget about capturing this wonderful experience on photographs – wedding photography Melbourne has a track record of coming up with amazing wedding ideas, you may want to look into it.
Weddings are absolutely wonderful! Really, is there anything as great as saying your I-dos in front of all the people you love? There’s probably nothing so romantic as standing in your white gown in front of your gorgeous man, looking forward to your life together as married couple. And, if the wedding is wonderful (just like yours will be) – there’s even more to be happy about!