Every couple wants their wedding day to be a memorable occasion. A wedding is the beginning of a new journey for them. Such a special event should not be spoiled by the stress of booking halls months in advance.
Make your wedding an intimate occasion by hosting the reception at your home.
A home reception involves planning and preparation as your house is probably not equipped to take in large crowds. Certain points are to be kept in mind while planning a home wedding reception.
Clean home, happy home
You can’t transform your house into a five-star reception area overnight. Therefore present what you own in a grand fashion. The house and its surrounding area require to be cleaned thoroughly.
If you have a garden, make sure the grass is mowed and stray leaves and weeds are cleared. If necessary, apply a fresh coat of paint on the interiors and exteriors of the house.
The house should be large enough to accommodate your entire guest list. In addition, there should be enough room for the band, tables and chairs etc. Enquire about parking on the street rules and make sure that there are enough parking spaces for all your guests.
Obtain the required permits for partying in the neighborhood; you wouldn’t want to run into trouble with the cops on your wedding day.
Avoid crowding your home with too many decorations and ornaments. Save all the space for the people. Use the walls to hang paintings and flower arrangements.
Cover the furniture with clean covers and add lace and flowers for adornment. The table for the cake can be covered with a decorative tablecloth and sprinkled with flower petals.
Food arrangements need to be discussed with your caterer. If you’re preparing the food yourself, ensure that it can be made in advance. This way you can mingle with the guests during the reception.
A wedding in your home will be cherished by your family forever. So plan well for an unforgettable day!