If you are lucky enough to have parents or other relatives with the space to accommodate your wedding, then you have the opportunity to create the perfect at-home wedding of your dreams. There’s nothing like an intimate wedding in the grounds of someone’s home to create a truly romantic atmosphere.
Planning a private, outdoor wedding has many benefits, but it will also take a lot more planning than hiring a wedding venue, such as a hotel. While there may be a lot of planning involved, a wedding like this does give you the perfect opportunity to create the wedding that you want, as you are starting with a blank canvas. If you are wondering where to get started with planning your dream wedding, read on to find out more…
Hire some Helpers
Project managing a wedding from scratch can be extremely stressful as there are just so many different elements to pull together. If you are concerned that you won’t have the time to take on all of the tasks involved yourself, you may want to enlist the services of a wedding planner. An experienced wedding planner will have planned many weddings like yours and is also likely to have all the contacts needed to make your day extra special with minimal hassle for you.
Plan Your Space
Think about how you would like your wedding to be set up, are you planning to hire a marquee? If so, you will need to consider how many guests you plan to invite and whether the marquee is the right size to accommodate them.
Plan the areas that you need for your ceremony, where will it take place, is there space for chairs for your guests and to create an aisle for you to walk down? Pulling together all these details at the earliest stage will help to prevent major headaches further down the line.
Don’t forget that many of the best wedding service providers will be booked up a long way in advance. Deciding on the suppliers you want to use and getting your wedding date booked in early with them should ensure that you get your first choice of businesses to supply your wedding.
Make a list of all the suppliers that you will require services from such as caterers, cake makers, wedding furniture hire companies, and marquee suppliers. Consider your choice of music for the evening too, are you planning to get everyone dancing to a disco, or would you prefer a live band? You can find out more about booking live music for your wedding here.
As your wedding venue is essentially a blank canvas, you will need to think carefully about the types of decoration you would like to use to create your perfect wedding style. Will you use floral centerpieces, or do you like the look of balloon displays? There are endless possibilities for decorating your wedding venue, which makes it one of the most exciting parts of planning an at-home wedding.