Wedding at Your Home

There really is no place like home. Whether it’s your childhood backyard, your parents’ lake house or your grandparents’ country cottage, planning an at-home wedding may seem like a good idea in theory, but the reality is, it’s not an actual “wedding venue” (yet). Basically, the average home isn’t quite prepared for 150 wedding guests, 75 cars, and 20 tables.

While it may be more work (and more expensive) than you probably thought, you won’t regret saying your vows in a place that means a lot to you. It’s all about being prepared for what it takes to throw a wedding in your very own backyard (or a loved one’s).

For starters, you can’t do it all yourself. Hiring a wedding consultant will give you a fresh perspective on the property and what you can and can’t do. You’ll also need professionals to cover all the basics: setting up, cooking, serving, parking cars, and cleaning up. And don’t forget flowers, bathrooms, lighting, music, seating charts, and so on.

It’ll all be worth it. Having a wedding at home is an amazing idea, and an event your family and friends will always remember. The best thing about having your wedding at home is how personal it can be. Nothing compares to getting ready in your childhood room and coming down the staircase in your gown. Find the right people to help, and you’ll walk down your homespun aisle stress-free.