Planning an At-Home Wedding

Planning an At-Home Wedding

One of the trends that have been taking place with weddings recently is hosting them at the home of the parent’s of the bride or groom. There are a lot of advantages to doing this.

Making Your Own

One advantage of this type of wedding is that some extra savings can be realised by making a lot of the wedding items instead of purchasing them. The following are some examples:

  • Table arrangements:

Usually, there is quite an expense when it comes to the flowers that are often used as décor for the tables. There are a lot of ways this can be cut down if the bride and groom make their own. Even cheap dollar store items can be purchased and turned into some beautiful creative table arrangements.

  • Giveaways:

Most wedding couples like to give a gift to their wedding guests. These again are something that can be homemade quite easily. Some couples have given little plants to their guests so that as they watch them grow, they will remember the celebration of the wedding.

Following the Trends

Every year there are new trends that apply to upcoming weddings. The couple can check out these trends and determine how they can incorporate them into their home wedding plans.

The Home Décor

There may be some furnishings in the home that have seen better days and these need to be spruced up for the big day. If the item happens to be a sofa, then it can be given a new look with an ikea ektorp sofa cover.

Carpets can be cleaned to give them a new look, and heavy drapery can be replaced with sheer curtains that can be bought inexpensively.

The Garden Wedding

Usually, when the wedding is planned to be held at home, it is with the thought of it being a garden wedding. Planning for the weather is the most critical aspect of this wedding setting. It means having a good shelter in case it rains. Wedding tents can be rented at reasonable prices, which will take care of any weather concerns.

The Food

With a home wedding, there are lots of options when it comes to food. It can either be a sit down catered event, or an option is to have a barbecue. Either way, the costs are usually less than what they would be for a traditional wedding that was being held at a banquet hall.

There are plenty of ways that the cost of an at-home wedding can be reduced. When compared to a traditional wedding that is held in a church, followed by a reception at a wedding hall, the prices are substantially less and is really not much more work.