Charming & Intimate: Home Wedding Ideas
Every home wedding is special and unique. They can turn into anything the newlyweds-to-be want and give a more intimate atmosphere and personalized setting. Not to mention that the familiar space will make your wedding more emotionally packed and precious.
The great think about home weddings is that they don’t only include your own home. It can be your parent’s house in the country or family cottage by the lake. Since a home is far from ready for a wedding, you, someone else or a professional you hired will have to make sure that everything is ready for the big day. In addition, here are some home wedding ideas which will surely help.
1. The “I Do” spot
Exchanging vows and saying “I Do” is the crucial part so of course, you want to have a special spot for that. You can build an arch or pergola where you will get married, or do it somewhere else and have the party at home.
The former is easier and your guests won’t have to travel from the wedding venue to your home for the party. There are amazing ways to make your wedding spot special. For example, you can decorate the arch with colourful flowers all around. Hang lightweight and see-through fabric from it to create a romantic and dreamy entrance to your marriage.
It’s hard to imagine a wedding without the decorations, even subtle and minimalist ones. Don’t worry about your modest budget since that is not an obstacle for some charming and simple solutions that will make the event magical.
Hang paper lanterns around the yard so in the evening they will give a fairytale glow to the event. You can use small LED lights too instead and decorate the bushes or trees. Replace the real flower arrangements for the table with the paper ones, which is something you can do as a DIY project. It will also help to lower the stress and nervousness for the big day.
Go to the store and buy the kind of material you want to make tablecloths and napkins. You can take those to the tailor to do the job and ask her to embroider your names on the napkins. Order dwarf flower trees in the pots to place around the venue. The great thing about these types of flowers is they will remain yours and alive afterwards as a perfect addition to the garden.
As a big part of the wedding, music is always the toughest choice to make. But having a band makes the whole event more personal and intimate, and you can even have a few special song requests. Try to choose the song list and band that will be okay for everyone’s taste, which is a bit challenging sometimes.
You can use one band for the wedding ceremony, like a quartet for example. And have another band for the rest of the evening playing all the hits of the previous decades. That should satisfy everyone and keep the dance floor full.
4. Food and drinks
Food and drinks may sound like something problematic for a wedding at home, especially for those with small places. However, it doesn’t have to be so with just some easy solutions. Hire kombi van to serve drinks and use a buffet instead of serving the food at the tables. This will make more room for the dance floor and the ceremony.
Have several persons serving the food to your guests at the buffet table. They can also bring out the cake in the end and cut it for everyone, in order to avoid the chaos. Consider hiring a cocktail master and waiters to serve the drinks and bite-sized snacks around all the time. This is also a nice way to make sure your guest have everything nearby and are taken care of.
5. Create a playroom for kids
Kids can get bored in weddings after the vows are exchanged and the food is served. This is hard on the parents so if you want to help your friends and family members out, create an entertaining area for the kids. You can hire entertainers to keep them occupied for the day and even prepare special food that kids would love. A babysitter or two are also a great idea beside the entertainers since they will make sure everything is okay all the time.
All in all
“There is no place like home,” said Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, and truly, there isn’t. Having a wedding at the place where you grew up or build your life is full of meaning, sentiment and intimacy. That is certainly something everyone would appreciate to have on their wedding day.